2020 VIRTUAL FORUM
Adapt, Innovate and Act
December 2, 2020
There are times when it might be better to adopt a business-as-usual mind-set but this is not one of them. Community and business leaders along with non-profit and sector organizations must take the initiative to redefine and reset a collective future. Join us on December 2 and ready your communities for 2021.
Our virtual forum features a day of interactive plenaries and concurrent sessions. In addition to the live program, a number of “access on demand” pre-recorded sessions will be available to delegates on the post-event web portal. All forum sessions will be available to delegates for 90 days after the event.
Opening Plenary: Shifting into Possible
Opening Plenary: Shifting into Possible. Change happens quickly in the 21st century, and the leader (or business or community) who can think creatively — on demand! — will have a competitive advantage.
Multiple Emmy Award winning writer and executive producer and keynote speaker Bill Stainton will ready us for the choices ahead.
Plenary: A Bottom Up Approach to Community Prosperity
Plenary: A Bottom Up Approach to Community Prosperity with John Reuter, co-founder of the Strong Towns movement in the United States, will explain why communities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals a new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem.
Plenary: The Future of Agriculture
Plenary: The Future of Agriculture with David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ, a global foresight research and consulting firm, will discuss the key drivers shaping the future of the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based sector, and how the sector can thrive now and in the decade ahead.
Plenary: Intersections for Growth
Brent Fitzpatrick, Twila Walkeden, Jackie Wall,
and Judith Veresuk
Rural and small urban centers struggle with capacity. Our panel will discuss the intersection of organizations representing tourism, economic development, business improvement districts and chambers of commerce. Presenters: Brent Fitzpatrick, Humboldt Chamber; Twila Walkeden, City of Weyburn; Jackie Wall, Estevan Chamber of Commerce; and Judith Veresuk, Regina Downtown BID.
Concurrent Sessions include:
- The Impacts & Benefits of Rural Development Hubs. Presenter: Janet Topolsky, Aspen Institute
- Future-Proof Your Community for Increased Tourism in 2021. Presenter: Dr. Nancy Arsenault, Tourism Cafe
- Capitalizing on Film Industry Opportunities Presenter: Ken Alecxe, SMPIA
- Prioritizing Local and Regional Food Ecosystems. Presenters TBA.
- Bring Back Main Street. Presenters TBA.
- Success Stories from the Field will feature presenters from across Saskatchewan.
- Additional concurrent sessions will be announced in October.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
- Individual Member Rate prior to November 2 is $99 plus gst. Use Discount Code CHANGEMAKER at checkout.
- Use the Member Group Rate of $249 plus gst to convene staff, leaders and local businesses. Five individual email addresses are allowable under the group rate. Use Discount Code CHANGEMAKERGROUP at checkout.
Forum Participation Kits will be mailed to individuals and groups registered prior to November 2.
Use Member Discount Code CHANGEMAKER on your Individual Registration.
Use Member Discount Code CHANGEMAKERGROUP on your Group Registration.