Tuesday, September 05, 2006


The 2007 National Community Economic Development Conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 18-21, 2007, and is being organized by the Canadian CED Network in partnership with local host Futures In Newfoundland and Labrador’s Youth! (FINALY!).

The conference title is "Bring It Home: Building Communities from a Rock Foundation" and the event will offer keynote speakers, site visits, workshops, plenary sessions, networking and social events to the 500 expected participants.

This year, conference organizers are inviting proposals specifically for four conference streams, as well as other topics of interest. The four streams are: Technology and CED, Youth and CED, Aboriginal CED, and Building Bridges.

Sessions must be one of four formats: introductory level sessions (2.5 hours), cracker barrel presentations (30 minutes), successful & innovative experiences (2.5 hours), and in-depth learning/practitioner development (5 hours). Workshops utilizing innovative, inclusive and participatory approaches will be given special consideration.

Your responses will be used to design the final program, which will be published when registration gets underway in January 2007.

For the full text of the call for proposals and to easily submit a proposal via an on-line form, visit the Canadian CED Network website at:


The deadline for submitting proposals is September 22, 2006.
We hope to see you in St. John’s!

Jaie Skalin,
Conference Coordinator
Canadian CED Network
Telephone: 250.386.9980 or 877.202.2268 (ext.109)

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