Friday, September 28, 2007

7th annual Co-op Conference and Gala now spans two days - October 16 and 17, 2007

Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington ON

October 16-17, 2007

The 7th annual Co-op Conference and Gala now spans two days - October 16 and 17. At 9am, October 17th, join Kathy Bardswick, CEO of The Co-operators as she discusses sustainability, innovation and the co-op principles. Following a networking break, participants may choose from one of five workshops: M1 - How can your co-op do a social audit; M2 - Co-op leadership in Canada; M3 - Co-operation and innovation at the regional level; M4 - How are co-ops adapting to change?; and M5 - the Funders Forum, an invitation-only session for organizations with an interest in funding and financing CED and co-op development.

After lunch, participants will attend an interactive plenary session, and then choose from five additional workshops. A cocktail reception and the Spirit Recognition Awards ceremony completes the day. This is the third year the conference will be held at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington ON. A tour of some of the region's most interesting co-ops; and four professional development sessions, presented by CUSOURCE Knowledge Network, take place October 16. All activities support the conference theme of 'Building Up, Moving Forward.' Learn more about the conference, and register online at Sessions are quickly filling up.

Deadline to register is October 10, 2007.

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