The conference began on September 20, 2017 and ended on September 23, 2017.

Detailed Conference Program and Book of Abstracts

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, September 20
8:30 am: Registration Desk Opens (Prestige Lakeside)

9:00 am: Capacity Building Session #1 (Prestige Lakeside)

1:00 pm: Capacity Building Session #2 (Prestige Lakeside)

4:00 pm: New Researcher Forum – Focus on Publishing (Capitol Theatre)

6:30 pm: Conference Opening and Keynote Panel – Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development  (Capitol Theatre)**

  • Heather Hall – Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Terry Van Horn – Economic Development Officer, Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation
  • Tjaart Van den Berg – CEO, Land Info Technologies Inc.
Thursday, September 21
7:30 am: Registration Desk opens and Breakfast

8:30 am: Keynote Speaker – Brian Fry – Director, (International Industrial IoT Innovation Center)**

10:00 am: Coffee and poster presentations

10:30 am: Concurrent presentations/panels

12:00 pm: Lunch and Launch of the State of Rural Canada 2.0

1:00 pm: Concurrent presentations, panels, and posters

2:30 pm: Coffee and poster presentations

3:00 pm: Concurrent presentations/panels

4:30 pm: Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Annual General Meeting

6:30 pm: Social – Nelson Restaurant Crawl*

Friday, September 22
7:30 am: Registration desk opens and breakfast

8:30 am: Concurrent presentations/panels

10:00 am: Coffee and poster presentations

10:30 am: Concurrent presentations/panels

12:00 pm: Lunch and Book Launch (From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience)

1:00 pm: Concurrent presentations, panels, and posters

2:30 pm: Coffee and poster presentations

3:00 pm: Keynote speaker – Christopher Horsethief**

7:00 pm: Conference banquet and entertainment

Saturday, September 23
7:30 am: Registration desk opens and breakfast

8:30 am: Field trips*

Participants will meet in the lobby at 8:30 am, buses to leave at 9:00 am.

  • Heritage in the Hinterland: Slocan – North Kootenay Lake Loop Tour
  • Food & Festivals – Ymir to Creston Tour
  • Transitioning to the New Economy – West Kootenay Tour

4:00 pm: Field trip wrap-up

* Denotes additional cost and limited availability

**All keynote panels and presentations were simultaneously translated to French thanks to the generous support of Canadian Heritage. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Tous les présentations clés seront simultanément traduits en français grâce au généreux soutien de Patrimoine canadien. Nous reconnaissons l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.

This conference was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Cette conférence a été financée par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada.