The conference theme, 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.
The 2014 annual rural conference will be held in Prince George, British Columbia! The conference will take place from September 25-28, 2014 and will be co-hosted with the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columba.
Early bird discount rates are available until August 1, 2014.