Keeping it Rural Conference

@ Four Points By Sheraton, 5505 Airport Way Kelowna, BC Jun. 20th $395

SIBAC is pleased to announce the 2017 Keeping It Rural  Conference, which will take place this June 20th and 21st in Kelowna.

The Keeping It Rural  event will feature outstanding presenters from Australia and across North America, delivering presentations and leading workshops on topics ranging from the arts to agriculture.

Please register now to ensure your spot by visiting the online registration portal.


Keeping it Rural Conference

Keynote Speakers include: 

  • Peter Kenyon (Australia) Peter is an internationally recognized expert in small town renewal, youth empowerment and Asset Based Community development. Over the past four decades, Peter has worked with over 2000 communities across the world. In 1991, Peter created the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. to share successful community development stories and tools. www.bankofideas.com.au 
  • Maggie Donin (Vermont) Maggie is the Beginning Farmer Specialist with the Intervale Center. Created in 1988, the Intervale Center is now a globally recognized leader in agriculture sector and local food development. Maggie will be speaking on Intervale’s amazing accomplishments in preserving farms - and developing a new generation of farmers – in Vermont. www.intervale.org 
  • John Davis (Minnesota) John is the Executive Director of Lanesboro Arts. Come learn how Lanesboro (pop. 754) economically revitalized itself into a thriving destination arts community – reversing population decline and creating local jobs www.lanesboroarts.org/about/lanesboro 
  • Nils Christofferson (Oregon) Nils is the Executive Director of Wallowa Resources. Nils will present on how Wallowa Resources is working to enhance stewardship and create greater economic development opportunities from the natural resources in Wallowa County. www.wallowaresources.org 

Be sure to visit the BC Rural Centre website, located here, for more information and updates on this event.

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