Wednesday Capacity Building Sessions

Wednesday Keynote Panel

English Video: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development. Presenter(s): Heather Hall, Terry Van Horn & Tjaart Van den Berg

French Video

Thursday Keynote Presentation

English Video: Brian Fry, Director,

French Video

Thursday Concurrent Sessions
10:30am – 12:00p

Climate Change & Science
Green Infrastructure Planning & Renewable Energy
New Thinking on Rural Development
Boadband, Information Services & Digital Technology

Thursday Concurrent Sessions
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Panel - Local Investment Funds & Rural Economic Revitalization
Rural Workforce Development
Engaging Rural Community Stakeholders
Rural Governance & Regional Economic Development
Rural Social Planning

Thursday Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Panel - Why Community‐Based Poverty Reduction Makes Good Sense
Panel ‐ From Soup to Nuts: Lessons from the creation of an international & intersectoral learning commons
Rural Food Security & Planning
Rural Tourism, Place & Identity
Alternative Approaches to Rural Development

Friday Keynote Presentation

Christopher Horsethief

English Video

French Video

Friday Concurrent Sessions
8:30am – 10:00am

Capacity Building Session ‐ Creating Connections Through Rural Networks
Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience Part 1
Capacity Building Session ‐ Building a Sustainable Regional Food System
New Perspectives on Rural Housing & Welcoming Communities
Panel ‐ Securing Sustainable Funding Mechanisms

Friday Concurrent Sessions
10:30am – 12:00pm

Panel ‐ Value Added: Partnerships for Prosperity
New Thinking on Food Agriculture, and Rural Places
Rural Youth Engagement
Rural Well‐Being
Panel ‐ Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience Part 2

Friday Concurrent Sessions
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Panel ‐ Exploring Rural Precarious Employment: The Case of Ontario
Panel ‐ International comparative rural policy: Learning from diversity
Co‐operatives & Rural Development
Representations of Rural
Rural Sport, Leisure & Recreation