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Events/Événements : International Rural Network 2012 World Forum

Source: International Rural Network.
Hosted by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Rural Health and Community Development. The forum will be held from Monday 24th – Friday 28 September 2012 at the University of South Australia’s Centre for Regional Engagement, Whyalla Campus.

Building on an initial gathering in Townsville, Australia, and on four previous conferences held in Vancouver Island, Canada; Inverness, Scotland; Abingdon, USA and Udaipur, India, the 2012 IRN World Forum in the Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia, will bring together practitioners, policy makers and scholars with an interest in regional, rural and remote communities across the world.

IRN gatherings emphasise the sharing of practical experience and the value of local knowledge in addressing local challenges. This is especially important in the areas of community and economic development, health, education, culture and environment. The theme of IRN 2012 is Rural and Remote Resilience: Making the Priorities Possible. A key aim of IRN 2012 is to attract presentations which join together community groups and practitioners with researchers / academics and or policymakers / industry.

IRN 2012 will focus on participation. There are options for academic scholarship, storytelling and themed workshops. IRN 2012 will also include a forum for PhD students with a half day colloquium and panel session planned.

Attached is a save the date flyer containing all of the information you need about this exciting international gathering, lock the date in your diary now! and feel free to forward this flyer on throughout your networks.

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Download save the date flyer: 2012 IRN Forum Save the Date Flyer.pdf



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