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Nova Scotia, Conference Co-Chair

Tim Merry has been supporting diverse stakeholders to come together to launch, sustain and grow innovative initiatives for over 15 years. He has extensive experience, ranging from major international businesses and government agencies to local communities and regional collaboratives. All of his work is rooted in the belief that if we create the right conditions people will organize together and solve their own problems. Tim designs, delivers and trains tailor made processes where stakeholder voice is key to creating the systems, structures and services that meet the needs of all involved.

Tim founded the Split Rock Learning Centre, a youth drop in centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and is a co-founder of the Hub South Shore in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. He is on the core team of NOW Lunenburg County, a citizen lead initiative to build a more integrated economy in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Internationally, he is one of the co-founders of the Art of Hosting, has been a supporter and board member of the Berkana Institute and was one of the founders of Engage! InterAct in the Netherlands. He initiated and continues to deliver the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics training in Canada and internationally.