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Events/Événements : 2013 Economic Revitalization Conference - Building Rural Resilience Through Entrepreneruship & Innovation

Source: The Monieson Centre.
April 8, 2013. Kingston, Ontario. Hosted by The Monieson Centre at Queen's School of Business, the 2013 Economic Revitalization Conference - Building Rural Resilience through Entrepreneurship & Innovation, showcases emerging research from communities in Ontario on forward-thinking approaches to rural economic transformation.

Presentations and interactive forums will provide strategies and best practices for how communities can use creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to build economic resilience.

This one-day conference is a high-impact event connecting academics, policymakers, community leaders, and business people around this pressing rural economic development issue. Outcomes from real-world research collaborations between The Monieson Centre at Queen’s School of Business and over 40 rural Ontario partners will advance the agenda of rural Canada’s future.

This must-attend conference offers:

* Practical applications of new, leading-edge research from rural Ontario on how communities can encourage entrepreneurship, immigration, and business investment.

* A dynamic keynote address on “Building a 21st Century Economy in Small Town Canada” from Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

* Reflections from practitioners on developing rural resilience through policy and action.

* Opportunities to network with academic researchers and economic development practitioners.

* Ability to engage in ongoing economic revitalization research projects being done by The Monieson Centre at Queen's School of Business.

* 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; Queen's University Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).

Details, agenda and registration are online at:



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