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Thursday March 3rd, 2011
1:00-4:00 Community Tour – Participants meet at W2 Storyeum.  Registration starts at 12:30. Refreshments included along the way
5:30-6:30 Networking Reception – Cash bar and refreshments included. Take the opportunity to meet other organizers for change doing inspiring work from across the province 

Social Enterprise Marketplace – There will be approximately 10 social enterprises showcasing their products and providing information about their initiatives

6:30-7:00 Keynote Speaker: Judith Sayers, Uvic Associate Professor Business & Law 

Introduction: Sean Markey & Melanie Conn


7:00 Vancouver Premiere of the film “The Economics of Happiness”
Friday March 4th, 2011
8:00-8:30 Registration opens. Coffee, tea and a light breakfast provided
8:30-9:30 Opening Plenary: Emcee, Art Lew 

First Nations Welcome Ceremony

9:30-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Krishna Pendakur, SFU Professor of Economics

The Economics of Poverty

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Session 1: 

  1. CED 101
  2. Get curious! A think tank exploring how municipal governments support Community Economic Development
  3. Transition Towns
  4. Rural models for rural realities


11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:00 Session 2: 

  1. Cooperatives & Immigrants
  2. Successful strategies for making your community food secure
  3. CED & Social Enterprise – the emerging issues in Policy, Practice and Research
  4. TBA
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-4:15 Session 3: Open Space 

“How can we build leadership within the CED movement to create change”

4:15-5:00 Closing Plenary

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