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Events/Événements: 2012 Economic Revitalization Conference - Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Communities

Source: The Monieson Centre at Queen's School of Business.
April 11, 2012, Radisson Hotel Kingston Harbourfront. Building on the success of the Monieson Centre's 2008-2011 KIS Showcase annual conferences, the 2012 Economic Revitalization Conference is a high-impact event connecting academics, policymakers, community leaders, and business people around pressing rural economic development issues. This year's theme - Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Communities - will foster discussion of community resilience, showcasing innovative approaches to rural economic transformation.

Researchers, policymakers, business leaders and Queen's School of Business students will advance the agenda of the future of rural Canada. Presentations and interactive forums will provide strategies and best practices for how communities can build long-term sustainability through business and economic growth.

This free conference offers:

-Valuable networking opportunities with academics and community leaders engaged in rural development
-Leading-edge research and case studies in business sustainability, with key real-world applications for rural communities
-Opportunities to engage in ongoing economic revitalization research projects with The Monieson Centre at Queen's School of Business
-Access to researchers from Queen's University and partnering academic institutions
-Examples of and best-practices in community-based research

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the Monieson Centre's Research Partnerships to Revitalize Rural Economies project.

With support from:
- Leadership Team Partners: Northumberland County Economic Development; Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation; Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus; RDÉE Ontario; Rural Ontario Institute; The Monieson Centre
- Steering Committee Partners: The Ontario Association of CFDCs; Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network; Queen's Sustainable Bioeconomy Centre; City of Kawartha Lakes

For free registration and a full agenda, visit:



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