16 March

Call for Papers – Community Innovation and Social Enterprise

The Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business is dedicated to advancing community capacity in economic development. Building on the popularity of our 2011 and 2013 conferences, where we had over 200 attendees, we are organizing another multidisciplinary conference focused on “Community Innovation & Social Enterprise”.

Community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for more than a century and recent innovative practices have made the social enterprise sector a hot topic. The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.

Conference organizers invite the submission a proposals for a presentation, panel, or roundtable discussion.  Organizers can also accept general proposals which may not fit the categories listed below.  There will be no formal conference proceedings published. The conference includes the following themes:

  • Community-based development
  • Social Enterprises and Innovation
  • Co-operatives and sustainable business models
  • Place-based business
  • Sustainable Aboriginal economies
  • Entrepreneurial Financing

Please submit your proposal by March 31, 2015 to confer2015@cbu.ca.  The proposal should include: (i) working title, (ii) the theme it fits in, (iii) 100-word abstract of the presentation, and (iv) a 50-word bio.