It's not too late to submit an abstract for the First World CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy! Hosted by the Canadian Social Economy Hub, the conference will take place from October 22-24, 2007 in Victoria, BC, Canada. The title of the conference is "Strengthening and Building Communities: The Social Economy in a Changing World" and it will highlight the position of co-operatives, foundations, credit unions, non-profit organizations, and social economy enterprises in building and strengthening communities in a variety of contexts and cultures. The Call for Papers guidelines are available on the conference website, as PDF downloads in English, French and Spanish. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to February 7th, 2007 .
In addition, CSEHub is currently looking into obtaining bursaries to facilitate conference attendance by participants/presenters from Latin America, Asia and the Pacific and Africa.
For more information, please see the conference website.