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2011 08-30 rural policy events calendar - future events
2011 08-30 rural policy events calendar - future events
2011 08-30 rural policy events calendar - future events
2011 08-30 rural policy events calendar - future events
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  • 1. Rural Policy Events Calendar / Calendrier des événements sur la politique rurale August 30, 2011 / 30 août 2011SEPTEMBER / SEPTEMBRE Agricultural Biotechnology for Economic Development: 11th Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference September 6-9 – Johannesburg, South Africa http://www.abic2011.co.za/ The theme for ABIC 2011 will be "Agricultural Biotechnology for Economic Development". Agricultural Biotechnology is no longer viewed as just part of the agricultural sector. It is now recognized that agricultural biotechnology can play a significant role in economic development at the community, provincial, national and international levels. Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators Association 2011 Conference September 7-9 – Grande Prairie, AB http://www.armaa.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:2010-09-11-23-25-30 More information to come Co-operative Solutions: A Forum on Housing Co-ops September 9 – Saskatoon, SK http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/node/10220 The Co-operative Solutions: A Forum on Housing Co-ops event will focus on bringing housing stakeholders together to learn more about housing co-operatives. Forum attendees will receive practical information & make the contacts necessary to develop housing co-ops in their communities. The forum will be a great opportunity for community groups, government staff, economic developers, housing providers, developers and other housing stakeholders togather together to network and encourage partnership in order to collaborate in the development of housing co-ops throughout Saskatchewan. Université rurale québecoise 2011 12 au 16 septembre – Baie-des-Chaleurs / Les Plateaux (Québec) http://www.urq2011.com/ La mission de l’Université rurale québécoise est de contribuer au développement des territoires ruraux du Québec en initiant des activités de formation continue pour les acteurs et agents de développement du monde rural selon une approche de « croisement des savoirs » qui favorise des actions réfléchies et des réflexions plus agissantes. Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations 2011 Annual General Meeting and Conference September 14-16 – Charlottetown, PEI http://www.cbdc.ca/agm More information to come « Nos municipalités, une destination » : Conférence AFMO (L’Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario) / “Our municipalities, one destination”: Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO) Conference 14 au 16 septembre – Casselman (Ontario) / September 14-16 – Casselman, ON http://www.afmo.on.ca/conference.php?id=58 http://www.afmo.on.ca/en/conference.php?id=58 Dans l’optique de partager l’expertise dans les domaines du tourisme, du développement économique et social,
  • 2. rural et durable, cet événement mettra à l’avant-plan l’importance de rallier nos communautés, les partenariatsentre différents intervenants de notre collectivité ainsi que l’interaction entre les différentes municipalités au sein denotre collectivité franco-ontarienne, et au-delà de nos frontières.This conference will allow participants to share their experiences and expertise on subthemes such as tourism,rural, durable, social and economical development. It will also emphasize the importance of rallying communities,create partnerships amongst the different interveners and promote interactions between municipalities within andbeyond our borders.Focus On The Future: The Ontario East Municipal ConferenceSeptember 14-16 – Kingston, ONhttp://www.oemc.ca/OEMC continues to provide a program featuring current topics relating to provincial legislation and its impact on themunicipal sector, economic development issues, agriculture and tourism activities which will be presentedthroughout this three-day event. Along with plenary sessions and mobile tours, numerous workshops featurespeakers with hands-on, practical experience of interest to small, medium and urban communities.Colloque 2011 du Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé : La force de l’intelligence collectivelocale15 au 16 septembre – Sherbrooke (Québec)http://www.rqvvs.qc.ca/colloque/colloque_2011.aspLe colloque 2011 mettra en lumière la richesse de l’intelligence collective locale. On y traitera de participation, dedéveloppement durable, d’écoles citoyennes, d’urbanisme, de stratégies de mobilisation, de bénévolat, de médiassociaux, entre autres sujets, avec comme toile de fond ce postulat : ensemble on peut faire plus et aller plus loin.Nous espérons que vous vous joindrez à nous pour cet important colloque.Connect Locally, Succeed Globally: The International Economic Development Councils 2011 AnnualConferenceSeptember 18-21 – Charlotte, NChttp://www.iedconline.org/AnnualConference/index.htmlThis conference will discuss how economic developers are adapting to the new normal and rewriting the rules foreconomic development.Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism ConferenceSeptember 19-21 – Hilton Head Island, NChttp://www.ecotourismconference.org/With over 25 inspiring sessions, 50 leading industry partners and impactful and engaging keynote presentations,the ESTC 2011 has set the platform for ongoing dialogue promoting innovative ideas and practical solutions to helpgreen the tourism industry.International Plowing Match and Rural Expo /Concours international de labour et Exposition ruraleSeptember 20-24 – Prescott/Russell, ON / 20 au 24 septembre – Prescott/Russell (Ontario)http://www.ipm2011.net/English Side/English Start.htmlhttp://www.ipm2011.net/French Side/French Start.htmlThe International Plowing Match and Rural Exhibition is an event organized yearly by the Ontarios Plowmenassociation. It has many facets including mechanized and horse drawn plowing contests, artisans displays, quiltingbees and many more.Le Concours international de labour et Exposition rurale est un événement organisé tous les ans par lAssociationOntarienne des Laboureurs (OPA). Il comprend toute sorte dévénements incluant des concours de labour avecchevaux et tracteurs, des kiosques dartisanat, concours de courtepointe et plus encore.2011 George Morris Centre Annual General MeetingSeptember 21 – TBAhttp://www.georgemorris.org/More information to come
  • 3. From Data to Decision-making – Statistics Canada Socio-Economic Conference / Les données appuyant la prise de décisions – Conférence socioéconomique de Statistique Canada September 26-27 – Gatineau, QC / 26 au 27 septembre – Gatineau (Québec) http://www.statcan.gc.ca/conferences/socioecon2011/index-eng.htm http://www.statcan.gc.ca/conferences/socioecon2011/index-fra.htm Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: innovation; productivity; international trade; agriculture; environment- economy linkages; natural resources and energy; transportation; industrial development; urban and rural development; health; justice; education; families; income and wealth and their distribution; immigration; and labour markets. Les sujets abordés peuvent comprendre les suivants, sans toutefois s’y limiter : l’innovation; la productivité; le commerce international; l’agriculture; les interactions environnement-économie; les ressources naturelles et l’énergie; les transports; le développement industriel; le développement urbain et rural; la santé; la justice; l’éducation; les familles; le revenu et le patrimoine et leur répartition; l’immigration; les marchés du travail. Vivre sa ville lhiver ! Colloque annuel de la Fondation Rues principales 28 septembre – Québec (Québec) http://www.fondationruesprincipales.qc.ca/fr/colloques/ Le colloque annuel de la Fondation Rues principales se veut une occasion d’échanges privilégiés. Les conférenciers invités, issus de différents organismes, partagent leurs expériences professionnelles et font naître des discussions profitables à tous les participants. Les thèmes abordés sont toujours au cœur des préoccupations des gens du milieu, intéressés par les problématiques du développement durable et concerté. Rendez-Vous Acadie-Québec 2011 29 au 30 septembre – Charlevoix (Québec) http://www.rvaq.org/ Sous le thème « Entreprendre en région, avoir les moyens de ses ambitions », le RVAQ est un événement bisannuel en alternance entre le Québec et le Nouveau-Brunswick qui permet aux entrepreneurs du Québec et de l’Acadie de se rencontrer et d’échanger sur de nouvelles opportunités d’affaires et d’établir des partenariats. Congrès 2011 de la Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités 29 septembre au 1 octobre – Québec (Québec) http://congres.fqm.ca/ Le plus grand rassemblement municipal au Québec se tiendra cette année sous le thème Des élus à l’oeuvre. Cette thématique témoigne parfaitement de ce qu’est le Congrès, soit un lieu d’information, d’échanges et d’enrichissement pour les élus à l’œuvre qui travaillent à bâtir leur communauté. Nous vous avons concocté une programmation riche et diversifiée comprenant, notamment, un grand forum qui promet de rééditer le succès de l’an dernier ainsi que pas moins d’une douzaine d’ateliers portant sur les sujets qui vous intéressent comme l’occupation du territoire, la gestion des matières résiduelles, les gaz de schiste, la révision de la Loi sur l’aménagement et l’urbanisme (LAU), la forêt, l’agriculture et les schémas de sécurité incendie. British Columbia Farm Womens Network Seminar and Annual General Meeting September 30-October 2 – Fort St. John, BC http://www.bcfwn.100mile.com/events.html This years annual BCFWN Seminar and AGM will be an exciting one. The theme will be: "Diversified, Value Added, and Alternative Farming in the North."OCTOBER / OCTOBRE Economic Developers Association of Canada – Annual Conference October 1-4 – Peterborough, ON http://www.edac.ca/events-conferences-and-awards/conferences More information to come CanWEA 2011 – 27th Annual Conference and Exhibition October 3-6 – Vancouver, BC http://canwea2011.ca/
  • 4. This premier wind energy event will bring together over 2,500 experts from all over the world to discuss theopportunities and latest developments in the Canadian wind energy industry. The exhibition hall will feature over250 exhibiting companies and will provide companies with an exclusive opportunity to network and generate newbusiness leads.2011 Communities Collaborating Institute: Leadership That Transforms CommunitiesOctober 3-7 – Calgary, ABhttp://tamarackcommunity.ca/cci.htmlThe Communities Collaborating Institute (CCI) provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic learning communityof practitioners from across Canada and beyond who are committed to deepening their capacity to lead communitycollaborations. The 2011 Communities Collaborating Institute: Leadership That Transforms Communities is gearedspecifically for those wanting to rejuvenate and grow their collaborative leadership capacity.2011 Communities Collaborating Institute: Leadership That Transforms CommunitiesOctober 3-7 – Calgary, ABhttp://tamarackcommunity.ca/cci.htmlThe Communities Collaborating Institute (CCI) provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic learning communityof practitioners from across Canada and beyond who are committed to deepening their capacity to lead communitycollaborations. The 2011 Communities Collaborating Institute: Leadership That Transforms Communities is gearedspecifically for those wanting to rejuvenate and grow their collaborative leadership capacity.Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference /Congrès sur la transmission dentreprises aux employésOctober 11-13 – Québec, QC / 11 au 13 octobre – Québec (Québec)http://www.cooperation2011.coop/11-12-13/en/a-propos.phphttp://www.cooperation2011.coop/11-12-13/fr/a-propos.phpBusiness transfer to employees using the co-operative model appears increasingly to be a very promising option tomaintain and develop locally owned businesses and employment in many places. This bilingual event (English-French) is aimed at all consultants, professionals and other stakeholders working in economic and socialdevelopment.La transmission d’entreprises aux employés par la formule de la coopérative apparaît de plus en plus comme unesolution porteuse pour assurer le maintien et le développement des entreprises et des emplois dans les différenteslocalités. De très belles réussites de transmission d’entreprises ont déjà eu lieu, en France, en Italie, en Espagne,en Argentine, aux États-Unis, dans les provinces canadiennes hors Québec et au Québec.Bioenergy – Driver of Socioeconomic Growth: Canadian Bioenergy Association Conference and TradeShowOctober 12-13 – Toronto, ONhttp://www.canbio.ca/events/toronto11/toronto11announcement.phpEconomical, dispatchable and sustainable, bioenergy is on the upswing. People are realizing that bioenergy, morethan any other renewable energy, can fuel economic growth in beleaguered regions across the country whileproviding renewable and dependable heat and power for homes and businesses, and fuel for transportation. At theCanBio National Conference and Trade Show, we will take the next step to rolling out bioenergy across the country.Conférence intercontinentale en intelligence territoriale12 au 14 octobre – Gatineau (Québec)http://labmit.org/itgatineau2011/?page_id=5IT-Gatineau 2011 s’inscrit dans les préoccupations de l’épistémologie contemporaine et questionnera les modalitésd’interaction des compétences disciplinaires, ainsi que les échelles de recherche pertinentes à la compréhensiondes dynamiques de changement pour l’action sur les territoires.14th International Conference of National Trusts (Co-hosted by Heritage Canada Foundation and The LandConservancy of British Columbia)October 12-15 – Victoria, BChttp://www.heritagecanada.org/eng/conference.htmlIn 2011, the Heritage Canada Foundation’s 38th annual national conference will join forces with the firstInternational Conference of National Trusts held in Canada. The 14th International Conference of National Trusts
  • 5. will focus on building connections and sharing experiences to help organizations, communities and individualscharged with caring for special places meet the new challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Conferencesessions will explore new approaches to the protection of special places as well as the stories, traditions,languages and cultures that give them meaning. A key conference goal will be to identify innovative ways tosuccessfully engage people and communities in this work.North American Worker Co-operative Conference 2011 /Congrès nord-américain de la coopération du travail 2011October 13-15 – Québec, QC / 13 au 15 octobre – Québec (Québec)http://www.cooperation2011.coop/13-14-15/en/a-propos.phphttp://www.cooperation2011.coop/13-14-15/fr/a-propos.phpFor the first time, members of worker co-operatives from all regions of North America are invited to meet togetherand share their experiences. This event will bring together members of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops, theCanadian Worker Co-op Federation, and several worker co-op federations in Quebec.Pour la première fois, des membres de coopératives de travail en provenance de toutes les régions de l’Amériquedu Nord sont invités à se rencontrer et partager ensemble leurs expertises et leurs expériences de gestiondémocratique.North Atlantic Forum and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation ConferenceOctober 13-15 – St. Johns, NLhttp://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/policy/conferencesworkshops/naf/2011.phpThis event is a collaborative effort between the North Atlantic Forum, the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation,and the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative. The North Atlantic Forum is a “collegial assembly” which buildson the network established by the North Atlantic Islands Program, based at the Institute of Island Studies at theUniversity of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada.Growing Saskatchewan 2011October 17-19 – Saskatoon, SKhttp://www.growingsask.ca/The premier event for economic development leaders and practitioners.2011 Rural TeleCon Conference – Broadband: Enabling Prosperity in a 21st Century EconomyOctober 18-19 – Raleigh, NChttp://www.ruraltelecon.org/pages/Home.aspxRural TeleCon 2011 is a two-day event that attracts several hundred people internationally and domestically todiscuss what they have done in each of their states and communities to bring about the deployment and utilizationof broadband services in rural areas.Ocean Innovation 2011: Sustainable OceansOctober 18-21 – Iqaluit, NUhttp://www.oceaninnovation.ca/Themes/2011/Content/index.phpOcean Innovation 2011 will bring together representatives from Northern communities, scientists, policy makers,and business people to discuss challenges and opportunities pertaining to development of ocean resources,sovereignty, climate change, and maritime infrastructure. The event will be held in Iqaluit, Nunavut and will involverepresentatives from all parts of the circum-polar region.10th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research SocietyOctober 20-22 – Richmond, BChttp://crhrs-scrsr.usask.ca/conferences/current.phpThis conference will provide opportunities for researchers, decision makers, practitioners, policy makers, graduatestudents, community members and other stakeholders interested in the health and well being of rural and Northernresidents and communities. This conference will discuss current findings on rural and Northern health issues andexplore means for enhancing communication between researchers and policy makers.Assemblée générale annuelle 2011 de la Fédération des agricultrices du Québec21 au 22 octobre – Drummondville (Québec)http://www.agricultrices.com/
  • 6. À venir. BIOFIBE 2011: Realizing the Benefits October 24-26 – Winnipeg, MB http://www.biofibe.com/ In one short decade, Manitoba has experienced nothing short of a bio revolution. BIOFIBE 2011, the event for bioproducts, is the place to see it, experience it, and then take it away. Join us at this innovative, hands-on event.NOVEMBER / NOVEMBRE Outlook 2011: Atlantic Canadas Common Energy Future – Atlantic Canadas Business Outlook Conference November 1 – Halifax, NS November 2 – St. Johns, NL November 4 – Saint John, NB November 5 – Charlottetown, PE http://www.apec-econ.ca/eventoverview.asp?parentID=100 APEC’s 16th annual Business Outlook Conference provides essential economic intelligence to guide your strategic plans and an opportunity to join in the discussion of Atlantic Canada’s most important business issues. Aboriginal Mineral Association Annual Conference: Meeting Minds, Making Mines November 6-8 – Vancouver, BC http://www.aboriginalminerals.com/conference2011Sponsors.html “Meeting Minds, Making Mines” is an important theme for any Aboriginal community or mining company. In this decade this relationship will be vital to support the need for a growing and successful mining industry and to support a growing, vibrant and strong Aboriginal community. Nation Building Through Economic Development: Council for the Advancement of Native Economic Development Officers Annual National Conference & Annual General Meeting November 7-10 – Richmond, BC http://www.edo.ca/conference/2011 The CANDO conference is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal community economic development and speak with the people directly involved in improving the economic viability of Canada’s Aboriginal communities. Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Midterm Convention November 9-10 – Regina, SK http://www.sarm.ca/events/event_calendar.php?dispevent=37 More information to come. Manitoba Farm Womens Conference November 13-15 – Brandon, MB http://www.manitobafarmwomensconference.ca/ The Manitoba Farm Womens Conference is a non profit organization run by volunteer farm women. A conference is planned once a year in one of three cities in Manitoba. Its aim is to provide farm and rural women from around the province with an opportunity to expand knowledge, inform and communicate ideas and above all enjoy. A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium – Water: The Future of the Source November 16-18 – Alliston, ON http://www.latornell.ca/index.html The A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. It provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Ontario’s conservation field. Growing Our Energy Diversity: 8th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit November 28-30 – Calgary, AB http://www.greenfuels.org/en/industry-information/summit.aspx
  • 7. This year’s theme is Growing Our Energy Diversity and will attract participants from across North America and all corners of the ethanol and biodiesel industries, including grain and cellulose ethanol producers, biodiesel producers, Canada’s leading petroleum companies and agriculture associations. GrowCanada Conference 2011: Invested. Innovative. November 29-December 1 – Winnipeg, MB http://www.growcanadaconference.ca/2011/ This year’s GrowCanada conference will explore how innovation in agriculture drives economic growth, how it helps us adapt and thrive in the face of major change and how this ultimately benefits consumers.JANUARY / JANVIER Seeds of Co-operation: Guelph Organic Conference 2012 January 26-29 – Guelph, ON http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca/ Since 2003, the Annual Conference & Expo has been organized and promoted by a federal non-profit corporation – ‘Organic Food Conferences Canada’ – managed by representatives of 16 public sector, non-profit organic groups. First International Conference on Rural Development: Experiences and Future plans in Local Development January 31-February 2 – Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran http://seminars.usb.ac.ir/1strd/en-us/default.aspx The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders, researchers, academic experts, both internal and external professionals to meet and discuss the current issues and new ideas on rural development, and share their country‘s experience and research findings in promoting rural development. Scientific articles presented during the conference and professional plenary sessions are mainly focused on effectiveness, conclusiveness and practicality.FEBRUARY / FÉVRIER USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012 February 23-24 – TBA http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/ More information to come. Rural Ontario Municipal Association / Ontario Good Roads Association Combined Conference February 26-29 – TBA http://www.ogra.org/OneItemPage.asp?itemcode=OGRA-CONF-GENERAL More information to come. 14th National Metropolis Conference February 29-March 2 – Toronto, ON http://www.metropolis2012.net/home The 2012 National Metropolis Conference will focus on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society. The conference will include six plenary panels with distinguished speakers and workshop and roundtable sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and diversity. We anticipate over one thousand participants from Canada and abroad.

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