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Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

Cape Breton University, Shannon School of Business

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Early Registration (before May 15) $195 plus HST May 15, 2019 CA$195.00 CA$0.00 CA$29.25
Spouse/Companion meals ticket $50 plus HST Jul 9, 2019 CA$50.00 CA$0.00 CA$7.50
Student / Retiree $99 plus HST   more info Jul 9, 2019 CA$99.00 CA$0.00 CA$14.85
CBU MBA in CED student taking courses in July   more info Jul 9, 2019 Free CA$0.00 CA$0.00

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Community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for more than a century and recent innovative practices have made the social enterprise sector a hot topic in national and international vistas.  The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship, economic development and community livelihoods.  

Directors of community organizations, social entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy makers, and people interested in community-based development, innovation, and entrepreneurship attend this popular biennial conference. As a conference attendee, you will hear from and interact with practitioners and researchers on community innovation, social enterprise, place-based development, and their effect on community health and economic development.


We have had excellent feedback on our previous four biennial conferences, with more than 200 people attending every time: people commented on the high impact speakers, informative sessions, great food, and live music. The 2019 conference will be another memorable event, with insightful keynote speakers, and  sessions and presentations by more than 30 thought leaders. 


The conference includes the following themes:

·     Community-based development

·     Social Enterprises and Innovation

·     Co-operatives and sustainable business models

·     Place-based business

·     Indigenous Enterprise

·     Entrepreneurship Ecosystems


Conference Schedule at a glance:


Wednesday July 10

Thursday July 11

Friday July 12


 9:00 - 10:15 am  Plenary Session

  9:00 -10:15 am  Plenary Session


10:30 -12:00        Concurrent   Sessions

10:30 -12:00         Concurrent Sessions

1:00-7:00pm  Registration

12:00 -  1:30 pm  Networking lunch

12:00 -  1:30 pm  Lunch – Closing

1:45 -   4:30         Concurrent Sessions


7:00-9:00      Opening Reception

7:00  pm              Surf & Turf  event





A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the host hotels listed below.   Availability is tight this summer:  when booking hotel rooms please quote "Cape Breton University, MBA, Community Economic Development Conference".  The Host Hotels are:


 Hampton Inn, Sydney, NS



Cambridge Suites Hotel, NS



Holiday Inn Sydney, NS




Also, the CBU Student Residence has a few dormitory rooms available:  call (902) 563-1792 or email at to make your reserrvations.



























































































































































































































































































































Have questions about Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019? Contact Cape Breton University, Shannon School of Business

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Cape Breton University, Student and Heritage Centre
1250 Grand Lake Rd
Sydney, NS B1M 1A2

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM

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