Thursday September 25, 2014 | 8:30am – 4:30pm, Opening Banquet at 6:00pm | Everyone Welcome | $$$
Friday September 26, 2014 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Everyone Welcome | $$$
Saturday September 27, 2014 | 8:30am – 4:30pm, Closing Banquet at 6:00pm | Everyone Welcome | $$$
Opening Banquet: UNBC Administration Building Atrium
Conference: Coast Inn of the North, Prince George
The Community Development Institute (CDI) at UNBC is co-hosting the annual Canadian Rural Revitalization (CRRF) foundation conference in Prince George, BC. Rural and industry leaders, community and economic development practitioners, government policy-makers, researchers, and students will gather at the conference to discuss issues at the heart of rural and resource sector development in BC and Canada.
The agenda includes two days of plenary sessions and workshops featuring national experts in rural and resource sector development, along with local and regional presenters. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to embark on local and regional tours exploring the innovative ways that rural BC is adapting to a changing reality.
Presentations will focus on the restructuring of rural relationships, building capacity for organizations and governance, building economic resilience, and pursuing a high quality of life for rural communities.
Dr. Keith Storey is an Honorary Research Professor in the geography department at Memorial University. His research interests are focused on three key areas: social and economic consequences of resource development, social and economic impact assessment and management, and regional and community development. His work examines the process and practice of social and economic impact assessment, the implications of growth and closure in resource-dependent communities and impact management of large-scale resource projects. In recent years much of his efforts have been concentrated in the oil and gas, mining, hydro and construction sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador, northern and western Canada, Western Australia and the Gulf of Mexico.
Full Registration – CRFF Member - $350 before August 1, $400 thereafter
Full Registration – Non-Member - $400 before August 1, $450 thereafter
Full Registration – Student - $200
Single Day – September 26 Only - $200 before August 1, $250 thereafter
Single Day – September 27 Only - $200 before August 1, $250 thereafter