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Benefits of Attending

Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors (CIE 2021) is Canada’s definitive rural development event where public, private, and civil society sectors share best practices and discover new opportunities.

As Canada’s economy begins to recover from the pandemic, these conversations are more important than ever to ensure the well-being of individuals and businesses in rural Canada.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in enhancing the economic and social well-being of rural citizens should attend this conference. CIE 2021 is the meeting place for organizations to come together to highlight best practices and discuss what opportunities exist to support and encourage economic development in rural communities across Canada. This conference will be of particular interest to community or non-governmental organizations; the private sector (business); academics; local, regional, provincial, territorial, and/or federal governments; Indigenous governments and/or organizations; and other policymakers.

Learning objectives

Conference attendees will be better prepared to:

  • Identify economic development opportunities in their communities.

  • Implement best practices of collaborative economic development.

  • Leverage evidence-based programs, practices, and processes to build economic development collaborations among public, private and civil society sectors in their communities.

Benefits of a virtual program

A virtual conference allows you to:

  • Take advantage of greatly reduced conference fees.

  • Access concurrent sessions at a later date since they will all be recorded.

  • Avoid paying travel costs.

  • Get comfortable and learn in your personal workspace.

  • Engage with speakers via Q&As during panel sessions.

  • And still have an opportunity to network with other attendees during the virtual Social sessions at the end of each day.

**Note that we will host an in-person component of this conference in May 2022. Stay tuned to this website, the #InclusiveEconomies2021 hashtag, or sign up for email updates here.


Important dates

  • Registration is now open – Register here

  • Preliminary Program launch: June 16, 2021

  • Early Bird registration deadline: September 15, 2021

  • Conference registration deadline: September 27, 2021

  • Conference day 1: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • Conference day 2: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • In-person conference: May 2022 – Sign up here for email updates

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Follow CEDEC and CRRF on Twitter and/or the #InclusiveEconomies2021 hashtag across social media to share conference updates and follow live on Twitter during the conference.

You can also share the following the posts on your social media channels:

  • I’m excited to learn about building bridges between public, private and civil society sectors to identify & build on collaborative economic development opportunities – and you can too at #InclusiveEconomies2021! Early bird registration open until Sept. 15:

  • Rural development is a diverse, complex, and evolving process. Learn best practices and network with public, private, civil society sector economic development stakeholders at #InclusiveEconomies2021:

  • Learn how to identify collaborative economic development opportunities in your community and how to implement best practices at the Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors conference September 28-29, 2021. Register here before September 15 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing.

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