Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

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10 July, 2019 to 12 July, 2019

Cape Breton University, Shannon School of BusinessCape Breton University, Student and Heritage Centre 
1250 Grand Lake Rd

Community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for more than a century and recent innovative practices have made the social enterprise sector a hot topic in national and international vistas.  The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship, economic development and community livelihoods.  

Register for Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

Directors of community organizations, social entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy makers,and people interested in community-based development, innovation, and entrepreneurship attend this popular biennial conference. As a conference attendee, you will hear from and interact with practitioners and researchers on community innovation, social enterprise, place-based development, and their effect on community health and economic development.

We have had excellent feedback on our previous four biennial conferences, with more than 200 people attending every time: people commented on the high impact speakers, informative sessions, great food, and live music. The 2019 conference will be another memorable event, with insightful keynote speakers, and  sessions and presentations by more than 30 thought leaders. 

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

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Cape Breton University, Shannon School of Business
Sydney  Nova Scotia
Community Capacity Building
First Nations, Inuit and Métis
Social Economy & Social Enterprise