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May 2019

Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Best Western Pembrooke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 international drive
Pembrooke, Ontario Canada
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This unique event is designed for small urban leaders, municipal staff and sector influencers. Attend to gain vital practical tools, ideas, and best practices to take back to your community.

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3rd Biennial GDO Akiiminaan Ganawendandaan Symposium (Taking Care of Our Land)

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and the Department of Geography & Geology at Algoma University will be hosting the 3rd. Biennial Symposium on Gdo Akiiminaan Ganawendandaa n (Taking Care of Our Land), May 6–9, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The purpose of the Symposium is to explore, through research and best practices, cultural and traditional aspects of land management, planning, and use for Aboriginal communities in Canada. Both established and emerging researchers (including all levels of post-secondary students) and community…

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BC Rural Health Conference

May 24 - May 26
vancouver island convention centre nanaimo, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

The 2019 BC Rural Health Conference is going to be held May 24-26 in Nanaimo, BC! Save the date on your calendars and book your time off early so that you can join us for great CME/CPD, and meet up with rural healthcare providers from across the province. ● Interactive group sessions and interprofessional learning opportunities ● Hands-on skills workshops ● Add-on courses and events: HOUSE, The CARE Course, the Rural Locum Forum, and more ● Complimentary childcare available during conference hours ●…

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June 2019

Nordic Geographers Meeting

June 16 - June 19
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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Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
NTNU’s campus at Gløshaugen Trondheim, Norway + Google Map

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 - June 28
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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August 2019

2019 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society

August 7 - August 10
Richmond Marriott Richmond, Virginia United States + Google Map

Theme: Justice and Tyranny: Mobilizing Rural Sociological Imaginations  

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October 2019

2019 Sustainable Communities Conference

October 1 - October 4
Memorial University of Newfoundland St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada + Google Map

Memorial University and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and its North Atlantic partners are planning for the 2019 North Atlantic Forum and CRRF Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in October 2019. Save the date and plan your participation in the Sustainable Communities Forum.  Join rural practitioners, researchers, government, business and non-profit representatives for inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, and interactive discussions on the stresses and solutions of sustainable communities.

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