The Georgetown Conference is about harnessing the spirit that exists in every rural community and arming those local leaders – some who are elected but many who are not – with ideas that they can transfer to their own communities.
Zita Cobb, Fogo Island, NL, Shorefast Foundation followed by PANEL DISCUSSION, with Zita Cobb, Donna Butt and Gilles LePage. Moderator: Ray Ivany, President of Acadia University and Chair of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building our New Economy. Focus: Success stories. Importance and benefits of location and sense of place. What are the main challenges, and how are they overcome?Read More »
The how of rural community-based development; lessons learned. Panelists: Sheila Jans, co-author of “St. John Valley Creative Economy Project”, CultureWorth, Madawaska, ME, and Mary Beth Doucette, Associate Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, Cape Breton University Moderator: TBDRead More »
Panelists: John Bragg, co-CEO of Oxford Foods and others TBD . This session will evolve into interactive dialogue with diverse entrepreneurs, including social enterprise. Moderator – Nancy Mathis, Wallace McCain Institute.Read More »
Reports back from break-out groups, and discussion aimed at confirming ongoing work, possible future conferences, maintaining linkages, getting the word out, etc. Moderator: Wade MacLauchlan, President Emeritus, University of Prince Edward Island.Read More »