Different By Design
The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference explored the unique potential and many possibilities that exists in rural places. The conference themes included: workforces of tomorrow, our changing environment, creating connections, and communities of opportunity.
The 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference was co-hosted with Selkirk College's Applied Research and Innovation Centre.
The conference took place in Nelson, British Columbia from September 20-23, 2017.
Check out the promotional video showcasing the Kootenays region.
Learn more about the community of Nelson, including travel ideas.
Click here to see the program.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development
Heather Hall, University of Waterloo
Terry Van Horn, Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation
Tjaart Van den Berg, Land Info Technologies Inc.
Born and raised in the Kootenays, Brian is a technology entrepreneur with a passion for using innovative approaches to understand and solve complex challenges.
Christopher Horsethief is a research professor and consultant focusing on the group dynamics of collectively traumatized communities.