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September 2018

Econous: An Economy the Works for All

September 24 - September 26
Delta Hotels Beausejour, 750 Main St
Moncton, Ontario Canada
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From September 24-26 over 350 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape will gather in Moncton, New Brunswick for EconoUs2018 to: CONNECT with social innovation leaders from across Canada who share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies LEARN about strategies for generating inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity SHARE your successes, challenges and questions on how to create inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity with an economy that works for all REINVIGORATE efforts for change in your community and organization through…

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State of the North

September 26 - September 27
Best Western Conference Centre North Bay, 700 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, Ontario Canada
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State of the North is an annual conference that brings together decision makers, community leaders, experts and innovators to explore the state of Northern Ontario from an economic, social, and environmental perspective. It’s time to take what we have learned and step forward into solution based discussions. NPI’s upcoming State of the North Conference is taking place September 26-27 in North Bay, Ontario at the Best Western Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Bold Approaches: Taxing for Growth”. This two-day conference will explore how other…

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Inclusive Economic Development Council (IEDC) Conference

September 30 - October 3
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map
$145 – $1219

The theme this year is Inclusive Economic Development: Fulfilling Dreams and will focus on the policy and technical components of creating economic opportunity for all. Atlanta will provide an outstanding setting for a conference that will examine inclusive growth, with numerous best practices shared through conference sessions and tours. Our conference is built for economic developers and economic development stakeholders alike, so I encourage you to invite your elected officials, business leaders, and other community partners. I believe at the…

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October 2018

Health and Shared Prosperity

October 10 - October 13

The 30th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation annual conference will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - the site of our first conference! The 2018 conference will be co-hosted with the University of Saskatchewan. Stay tuned for more details.

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Place 18: Canadian Planning Student Conference

October 12 - October 14
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta t6g2r3 Canada + Google Map

PLACE 18 provides attendees with the opportunity to engage in professional and academic presentations, workshops, and field trips to foster learning, networking, and information sharing. Professional and academic support will also be available to help students build their knowledge base. PLACE 18 will take place at the University of Alberta’s North Campus in the heart of Edmonton October 12-14, 2018.

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Advancing Women in Agriculture

October 15 - October 16
Hilton Fallsview, 6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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Who Should Attend? AWC is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university or college student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness.  AWC is for women who want to enhance their family life, community, career, and industry through: communications through coaching, mentoring, and networking financial management and independence health and balance of life strategies career planning, and setting goals in all areas Get Involved AWC…

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Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium 2018 Call for Presenters

October 24 - October 26
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre Canmore, Alberta Canada + Google Map

The Alberta Rural Development Network in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ARCH2) is seeking presenters for the 2018 Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium. The symposium will be held in Canmore, Alberta, on October 24 – 26, 2018. CRRHHS will feature a variety of keynote speakers and presenters tackling different aspects of housing and homelessness in the context of rural and remote settings and the unique challenges that exist there. What we are…

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November 2018

Resetting the Table: Food Secure Canada

November 1 - November 4
Montreal Montreal, Ontario Canada + Google Map

CANADA’S LARGEST AND MOST VIBRANT FOOD GATHERING, RESETTING THE TABLE, WILL BE HOSTED THIS YEAR IN MONTREAL! Resetting the Table, FSC’s 10th Assembly, will bring together Canada’s brightest food thinkers and most innovative organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food - climate, equity, health and sustainability. As always, a rich program of tours, plenaries, and workshops will offer great opportunities for learning and networking. Assembly focus areas will include: agroecology; building resilient local food…

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Canadian Rural Innovation Summit

November 19 - November 20
Rural Innovation Centre, 250 Sidney Street
Belleville, Ontario k8p5l6 Canada
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$150 – $300

QuinteVation is excited to announce their first Canadian Rural Innovation Summit, which will be hosted in the Bay of Quinte Region at the Rural Innovation Centre on November 19th & 20th, 2018. The goal for the Summit is to have real discussions around rural change and to create an opportunity to showcase the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. QuinteVation is inviting entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials from the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal…

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March 2019

Island States/Island Territories: Sharing Stories of Island Life, Governance and Global Engagement

March 26, 2019 - March 29, 2019
University of Aruba Oranjestad Aruba + Google Map

The first ever conference to discuss life, governance, and global engagement on, for, and with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs). We do so by encouraging conversations and presentations that engage critically with multiple levels of ‘island living.    

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June 2019

Nordic Geographers Meeting

June 16, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-749
Trondheim, Norway
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The term ‘sustainable development’ has become part of our everyday vocabulary, especially after the World Commission on Environment and Development published its report Our Common Future in 1987. As a result of the Commission’s report, the consequences of economic reason for all living systems, was explicitly put on the agenda. Thus, through sustainable development economic growth and long term environmental concerns were configured as compatible and in fact complementary with securing a sustainable common future. While the notions of sustainable…

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European Society for Rural Sociology Conference

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway + Google Map

Rural futures in a complex world. Rural futures sit at the nexus of contemporary global challenges. Some of the challenges facing rural areas in the 21st century include climate change, migration, ageing, depopulation, technological innovations and urbanisation. Significantly, not all rural areas are alike: some lie close to urban centres and are embedded within a wider hinterland, while others are extremely remote, often struggling to survive. Many rural spaces sit in the ‘squeezed middle’ of high demand for consumption, production and protection…

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