September 25, 2014 - 8:00am to September 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
The 2014 rural conference, New Relationships, New Realities,
reflects the changing relationships across industry, local and senior levels of government, and community organizations. Changes in policy and service environments, as well as changes in funding support, have reshaped expectations and operations while producing new realities for stakeholders in small communities. These changes call for new capacities and understandings. The 2014 conference will provide opportunities to explore how new labour arrangements, development opportunities, and policies are reshaping community and economic development practices. In addition to sharing lessons and best practices, there will also be opportunities to build new skills and tools in order to strengthen the capacity of rural practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders.
Conference participants are also invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster on one of the following key conference themes
(i) restructuring of rural relationships,
(ii) building capacity for organizations and governance,
(iii) building economic resilience, and
(iv) pursuing a high quality of life for rural communities.
The draft program for the New Realities, New Relationships conference has been released! The draft program can be downloaded here. The program outlines the keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, panels, and field trips. The program is shaping up to be a fantastic event. BCHC is will be presenting on MAP!
The early bird registration deadline is quickly approach – August 1, 2014! Do not miss the opportunity to join leading rural development leaders from across the country. To register for the conference click here.