Call for Abstracts: Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference

December 2, 2016

Cape Breton University, Shannon School of Business

The Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University is seeking proposals for presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions for the 2017 Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference.

Building on the popularity of their 2011, 2013, and 2015 conferences, the Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference regularly attracts over 200 attendees from Canada and around the world to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.

Please submit your proposal by March 15, 2017.

The proposal should include:

  • Working title
  • The theme it fits in
  • 100-word abstract of the presentation, and a 
  • 50-word bio of presenter.

General proposals which may not fit the categories of presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions are also accepted. No formal conference proceedings will be published.

Submit your proposal as a Word file to CED_conference at

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your proposal 

The conference includes the following themes:

  • Community-based development
  • Social Enterprises and Innovation
  • Co-operatives and sustainable business models
  • Place-based business
  • Indigenous Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

For more information regarding the 2017 Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference