2021 Conference Program
Our 2021 program features international presenters and small discussion forums, award recognition, and networking opportunities. You don’t want to miss this year’s conference program and take advantage of hearing from leading subject matter development experts as well as your peers.
Resilient Communities • Nik Badminton
Many are talking about “bouncing back” to our pre-COVID ways of living and working. Do we segue back in to a modified system or bounce beyond to a potential flourishing future?
Find out more about Nik on our speakers page.
Big Little Legends • Gair Maxwell
The “notorious” Gair Maxwell will focus on how communities and businesses can define their difference.
Find out more about Gair on our speakers page.
The Shifting Energy Arena Doug Opseth, SaskPower
We have begun to experience a massive value shift into renewable energies — a trend that is likely to accelerate.
SaskPower’s Director of Generation Asset Management and Planning will walk us through the updated feasibility on small nuclear reactors and discuss a transformation roadmap for Saskatchewan.
Concurrent Session & Roundtable Streams
Local & Regional Economies
- Rural Communities Rock
Deb Brown, Save Your Town
- Fostering Regional Collaboration Panel
South Saskatchewan Ready; FDC Regional Development Commission and Southeast Saskatchewan Economic Partnership (invited)
- Youth Entrepreneurship Clubs
Agriculture & Agri-forestry
- Leveraging Saskatchewan Biomass
Meadow Lake Tribal Council & City of Melville
- Grow Your Community with Indoor Farming
Tourism & Visitor Economy
- Storytelling for Industry Attraction
Margaret Doyle, What’s Your Story
- Sustainable Tourism and Cluster Success
Johnathan Foster, Gros Morne Institute
- Tourism Hubs
Meredith Maywood, Oxford County Tourism
- SMART Communities of the Future
Panel Speakers TBA
- Developing a Profitable Community Broadband Network
- Transforming Organizational Culture
Alicia Buckley, Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
- Benefits of Municipal Development Corporations
Purpose Driven Development
- Linkedin: The Underutilized Industry Attraction Tool
Guillermo Mazier, Conway Data
- Starting a Reconciliation Initiative
Our speakers page includes more information about the brilliant people who will share knowledge and perspectives at the sessions.
Roundtable Discussion Suggestions Wanted
Prior to the event, delegates will have the opportunity to register for afternoon roundtable discussions (maximum of 14 participants per group). We are lining up thought leaders on topics which we feel will engage community leaders and professionals but we want to hear from you!
Send us your suggestions and we will seek out a subject expert to lead a discussion group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or give the office a call at 306-384- 5817.