Highlights from ECONOUS2016: A Fabulous National CED Conference

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ECONOUS2016
A CROSS-CANADA CONVERGENCE
THE STORY OF A NEW DAWN
INSPIRING AND CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS
RAVE REVIEWS FOR ECONOUS2016
JOIN US NEXT YEAR!

A Cross-Canada Convergence

MC's David Felker and Ethel Coté with conference participantsOver 230 community champions attended the return of Canada's National CED Conference, ECONOUS2016 and helped make it a successful event full of sharing and movement building. 

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The Story of a New Dawn

Rankin MacSweenRankin MacSween, Executive Director of New Dawn Enterprises in Sydney, Nova Scotia (celebrating its 40th anniversary this year!) and honorary lifetime member of the Canadian CED Network, helped to set the tone for the conference with a form of storytelling that feels unfamiliar in this age of TED Talks and elevator pitches. Rankin took participants on a journey through the valley of death, emerging with three fundamental principles for community resilience: Faith, Hope, and Freedom. 

WATCH RANKIN'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Inspiring and Challenging Conversations

ECONOUS2016 catalysed many inspiring and challenging conversations. In particular, participants were encouraged to explore the following questions together: 

Conversations - dotmocracyWhat can we celebrate and carry forward in CED?

What strategic opportunities are before us now?

What's next for CED and what stewardship is needed?


A wealth of resources were generated by the conference.  Check out the presentations from over 50 workshops, videos from the thought-provoking plenary sessions and some of the 1,500 tweets and photos. 

PROGRAM  PRESENTATIONS  VIDEOS  TWEETS  PHOTOS 
CHECK OUT MIKE TOYE'S BLOG FOR ECONOUS2016 HIGHLIGHTS

Clapping participants#econous2016 was the best #ecdev conference I have ever been to! Amazing speakers, leading edge workshops, inspiring people. ‏@Factor5Group

"The ability to connect with other like-minded individuals and organizations is incredibly re-energizing. I have walked away from Marie-Cecile Nottaway, Mike Lewis and Nadia Kidwaithe conference with tangible new skills and knowledge that can be applied to my organization. I have also learned about so many new tools that I can utilize in my organization."

While we have received lots of praise for the conference we have also received some great suggestions on what needs to improve for future events. If you have ideas for the next conference please contact us.

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Join Us Next Year!

Thrive: Calgary's Community Economic Development NetworkWe are excited to be working with Thrive to co-host next year's National CED Conference in Calgary!  Plan to join us in the fall of 2017 and watch CCEDNet newsletters for more information. 

ECONOUS2016 was presented by:

The Canadian CED Network    CEDEC

ECONOUS2016 was sponsored by: Social Enterprise Manitoba



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