Thursday, October 3rd
2.00 to 3.30 REGISTRATION
3.30 to 3.45. WELCOMING REMARKS. Chief Brian Francis, Abegweit First Nation; Mayor Lewis Levandier, Town of Georgetown; and Wade MacLauchlan, Georgetown Conference Co-Chair.
3.45 to 5.15 OPENING KEYNOTE RURAL COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AND SUCCESS
Zita Cobb, Founder, Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island, NL, followed by PANEL DISCUSSION.
Panellists: Zita Cobb, Donna Butt, Artistic Director, Rising Tide Theatre, Trinity NL and Gilles Lepage, Blueberry farmer and former CEO, Caisses populaires acadiennes, Caraquet, NB.
Moderator: Ray Ivany, President of Acadia University and Chair of NS Commission on New Economy
Focus: Success stories. Importance and benefits of location and sense of place. Overcoming challenges.
5.30 to 8.30: RECEPTION AND LOBSTER FEED (hosted by the Town of Georgetown) THREE RIVERS ARENA.