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September 2017

CRRF Annual General Meeting/l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la FCRR

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Prestige Lakeside Hotel Nelson, British Columbia Canada

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) to be held on Thursday, September 21 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Prestige Lakeside Hotel in Nelson, British Columbia. Everyone is welcome. CRRF was founded in 1987 as a non-partisan voluntary network to foster the welfare of rural Canada through collaborative research on policy, development trends and patterns, and rural problems and opportunities. Further details on CRRF can be found at: Vous…

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State of the North

September 27 - September 28
Ramada Timmins, 1800 Riverside Dr
Timmins, 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. Each year, Northern Policy Institute will provide an annual update on the State of the North by offering updates on a set of environmental, social and economic indicators that we will define and select in partnership with our communities. It’s time to take what we have learned and…

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RAIL Commons 2017

September 29 - October 1
Olds College Olds, Alberta Canada

RAIL Commons is a a three-day learning commons focused on rural economic and community development.  It is a great opportunity for councilors, mayors, CAOs, EDOs, community development professionals, and students from across the province to engage in various rurally focused topics such as: community and economic development, sustainability planning, social policy, water, continuing care, recruitment and retention, business succession, aboriginal relations and the changing agricultural landscape.

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Workshop on Economics of Migration by CReAM/RWI

September 29 - September 30
Essen, Germany Essen, Germany + Google Map

Event date: Friday 29th September 2017 - Saturday 30th September 2017 CReAM and RWI are pleased to announce their first joint workshop on the 'Economics of Migration' to take place on September 29-30, 2017 in Essen, Germany. The keynote speech will be given by Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University). The deadline for submission of full papers or extended abstracts to is July 1, 2017. For further information, please see the call for papers.

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October 2017

Nordic Geographers Meeting – Geographies of Inequalities

October 18 - October 21
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden

Understanding spatial differences lies at the heart of geographical research. Inherit to this is the analytical focus of spatial and social injustices – and the ways in which inequality take place at global and local levels of analysis. These have been important research questions regardless of scientific traditions and paradigms since the birth of modern geography. The topic for the 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting is: Where are we now? What are the important challenges we have to deal with today? What kinds…

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October 19 - October 21
University Salento Lecce, Italy + Google Map

Aim The 2017 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance, organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, will be held in Lecce, Italy, 19-21 October 2017. The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities confronting local governance in the context of the new urban paradigm associated with the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda, a 20 year strategy for sustainable urbanization.

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Thriving Together: Building our Shared Future

October 20
St.John’s High School, 401 Church Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Looking at the present challenges we face, we know that the only way to move forward is to build our shared future together. To do this well, we need to understand our shared history and how it has produced the systemic injustices of the present. We must put the voices of those most affected by injustice at the centre of efforts toward justice, and make space for having difficult conversations and critical self-reflection. Understanding that social change is a long-term project, we…

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24th Annual CANDO National Conference & Annual General Meeting

October 23 - October 26
Fredricton Convention Centre Fredricton, New Brunswick Canada + Google Map

"A New Dawn in Indigenous Economies" Economic Development Officers (EDOs) need to be thoroughly trained, highly skilled and committed to building economic capacity in order to provide professional support and technical advice to their communities and organizations. In 1990, EDOs from across Canada founded and mandated the Cando to provide a national body to focus on the training, education and networking opportunities necessary to serve their communities and/or organizations as professionals. Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers)…

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Advancing Women in Agriculture

October 30 - October 31
Hilton Fallsview, 6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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WC EAST 2017 Wine Tour – October 29, 2017 ( New Feature! ) AWC EAST 2017 Conference – October 30 & 31, 2017, Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario Whether you are in a career path with an organization, are a producer, rancher, entrepreneur, greenhouse, nursery or vineyard owner or work in corporate agri-business, Advancing Women Conference is where women like you can join a community to listen, learn, network and grow.  This is one of the first and largest one-of-a-kind…

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November 2017

Charting a Career Path: Sharing the Learning and Lessons

November 2 - November 3
Newcastle University New Castle Upon Tyne, Ne17ru United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 - £216

The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Student and Early Career conference to be held in Newcastle, UK, in November 2017. This conference aims to provide PhD students and early career researchers opportunities to present their work, receive feedback, network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. The conference will bring together a range of international participants from different disciplines to present and debate their work in a welcoming, supportive and…

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November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

TO REGISTER CLICK: ABSTRACT - FROM BLACK HORSES TO WHITE STEEDS: BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE The recent book From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience elebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place. This webinar will explore three of the case studies from the book that focuses on the strengths of local initiatives, the impacts of collective power, and re-envisioning of local assets. Join this webinar to learn more about how communities are building community resilience. SPEAKERS Dr.…

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Gender Summit North America

November 6 - November 8

From November 6 to 8, 2017, close to 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. It is a great honour for Canada to welcome the Summit and all of its participants for the first time. Those present will not only have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values…

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November 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

CREATING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR ECOSYSTEMS AND WATERSHEDS Tuesday, November 15, 2017, 11:30 am Central CST TO REGISTER CLICK:    ABSTRACT- CREATING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR ECOSYSTEMS AND WATERSHEDS Rural communities are challenged to bring together sustainable funding for conservation and watershed  protection. These efforts have been perceived as ‘environmental’ work, and not necessarily linked to community basic needs. The first part of this webinar explores linking watershed protection to basic policy values of quality of life, infrastructure, and basic needs to change the way…

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Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice

November 16 - November 17
Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St W
Toronto, Canada
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As you have likely heard, the Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference will take place on November 16-17, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto, with a full-day Preconference Workshop for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on November 15. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. The conference will address both new and persistent issues, including building bridges between aboriginal and immigrant communities; understanding…

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November 16 - November 17
Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S Orme St
Arlington, VA United States
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OVERVIEW Migration has profoundly shaped the economic and social condition of North Americans and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Governments in all three North American countries are responding to such challenges as the ongoing humanitarian crises in Syria and Central America, while at the same time seeking to realize their own proactive policy priorities on migration. And in all three countries, public opinion on the issues is in flux. Geographic boundaries have shaped critical aspects in…

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