2019 Sustainable Communities Conference

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1 October, 2019 to 4 October, 2019

North Atlantic Forum & Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference

Memorial University and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and its North Atlantic partners are planning for the 2019 North Atlantic Forum and CRRF Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in October 2019.

Save the date and plan your participation in the Sustainable Communities Forum.  Join rural practitioners, researchers, government, business and non-profit representatives for inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, and interactive discussions on the stresses and solutions of sustainable communities.

Conference registration is now open. Early bird prices are in effect until June 30, 2019.  

Regsiter for the 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference


The organizers are excited to present a program filled with a strong mix of community experience, relevant research knowledge, lively discussion and memorable local social activity.

October 1, 2019 – Registration, Opening Reception, Keynote Address.

October 2, 2019 – Labour market and Labour Mobility, The Future of Rural Work – Keynote Address and Parallel Sessions, with Knowledge Mobilization Sessions – Podcasting, Webinars, e-Newsletters, and different presentation formats

October 3, 2019 – Food Security (agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture) and Drinking Water in Rural and Remote Communities – Keynote Address, Panel Sessions and New Researchers World Cafe

October 4, 2019 – Cultural and Heritage Industries and Rural Identity, Tourism, Social Enterprise  – Keynote Address, Presentations, Rural Policy Maker’s Round Table and Banquet

October 5, 2019 – Rural Engagement Tour

Additional programs details will be posted as they are finalized.

Memorial University and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation
St. John’s  Newfoundland and Labrador
Regional Development
Rural CED
Social Economy & Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development