Call for Workshop Proposals for EconoUs2017: Deadline February 28

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EconoUs2017: Innovating for Shared Prosperity (September 13-15, 2017, Calgary, Alberta)

The organizing partners of EconoUs2017, the national community economic development conference, are seeking proposals for workshops!

The Program Committee for EconoUs2017 loosk forward to reviewing all proposals. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly outline the relevance to community economic development by aligning with one or more of the 3 following conference themes, that adopt one or more of the suggested formats for effective engagement, and that exemplify the diversity of activity, organization type and people engaged in the social economy. Prior to making our final selection we may follow up with you for more information or to suggest collaborating with another proposed session. Following selection, successful session leaders will receive an information package to better prepare for your participation in the conference program. Only successful submissions will be contacted.

The 3 conference themes are:

    THRIVING COMMUNITIES    

    GOOD JOBS    

    DOING BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY    

Workshop Formats

Workshops should prioritize engagement with attendees, building on information and ideas shared through a formal presentation. Please share your ideas for how you would format your workshop to get everyone active and contributing to the conversation. 

  • Panel presentations comparing and contrasting approaches to community economic development (CED)
  • Training sessions that foster new forms of leadership and build capacity to activate CED
  • Dialogue in small breakout groups
  • Roundtable discussions that explore a particular issue
  • Local tours or site visits

We also welcome and encourage workshop proposals that include creative works and/or performances that can help animate the conference.

Workshop presenters will receive 50% off full registration to EconoUs2017 or a free registration for the day of their session.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Please complete the on-line proposal

For more information, visit econous.ca

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