Building Vibrant Rural Futures: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing Policy

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Date: 
12 October, 2016 to 15 October, 2016

 Building Vibrant Rural Futures: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing PolicyThe Building Vibrant Rural Futures: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing Policy conference invites presentations on how community organizations, policymakers, and researchers are mobilizing knowledge to inform policy and build vibrant rural futures.

The Building Vibrant Rural Futures: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing Policy conference will serve as a critical platform to explore a number of subthemes including:

Conference Themes

  • The Building Vibrant Rural Futures
  • Local and regional economic development
  • Labour force development and training
  • Climate change and the impacts on rural communities infrastructure, economies, and lifestyles
  • Rural data, information, and harnessing digital data
  • Aboriginal transformations/issues

Within each subtheme, we encourage presenters to discuss opportunities for knowledge mobilization and how their ideas can inform rural policy and practice.

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Keynote Speakers

Erlend Moster Knudsen
Deputy Director, Pole to Paris
Keynote Presentation Title: Climate Scientists: Searching the Golden Mean Between Pencil Pushers and Activists

Andrée Cazabon
Filmmaker, Cazabon Productions
Keynote Presentation Title: Lessons Learned in a Remote First Nation Community During a Unique Reconciliation Trip in Their Homes

Keith Roulston
Journalist, Newspaper Owner, Theatre General Manager
Keynote Presentation: Talking to ourselves: Why rural people need to communicate within and between their communities and how the system is breaking down

Region: 
Location: 
Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, Rural Policy Learning Commons, Rural Ontario Institute
Guelph  Ontario
Canada
Categories: 
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
First Nations, Inuit and Métis
Policy Development & Advocacy
Rural CED