Rural Economic Development & Opportunities for Diversification
June 27th, 2016 10:00-4:00pm Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake
This is a workshop for local governments, industry leaders, economic development agencies, and technology innovators to create important relationships across sectors, learn about innovative solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable; and to identify innovative and value-added projects, partnerships and opportunities in the region.
Topics & Presentation Themes
- Forest Industry Innovation
- Waste as a Feedstock for New Markets
- Building Infrastructure Efficiencies & Sustainability
- Benefits of Bio-clusters & Bio-industrials
- Innovations with Energy & Transitional Market Opportunities
Invited Agencies and Organizations
- First Nations & Indigenous Organizations
- Local, Provincial Governments
- Academia and Innovation Accelerators
- Economic Development Associations
Share your story of innovation or your tools and resources with communities!
The Forum will include a handful of invited speakers and also provide the space for all participants to share stories of innovation, resources, tools, and programs; and to address challenges and to identify new opportunities.
This Rural Innovation Forum is being hosted in collaboration with the Slave Lake Region, the MD of Opportunity, and Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake.
*Note: Seating will be limited to only 60 participants.