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Creative Rural Economy

From Theory to Practice Conference

June 14, 2011  Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

June 15, 2011 The Crystal Palace, Picton, ON

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TUESDAY JUNE 14 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m - Registration

Queen’s University

9:30 a.m. Conference Opening

Keynote Address: People, Places and Ideas
Stuart MacDonald, Emeritus Professor of Creative Industries, Aberdeen, Scotland

11:15 a.m. Concurrent Panel Sessions – Changing Perspective: New Paradigms… New Parternships

Creative Rural Economy Sector Analysis: Practical Tool for Community Action
The Role of Universities and Community Colleges
Clustering and Regional Economic Development
Challenges and Solutions for Creative Economy Businesses

2:15 p.m. Plenary Sessions

The Creative Rural Economy: Experiences for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Peter Kenyon, President, Bank of Ideas, Perth, Australia
The Creative Food Economy – Terroir, Taste and Talent
Dr. Betsy Donald, Associate professor, Queen’s University

Evening Session

5:15 p.m. Reception

Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Queen’s University

7:00 p.m.

‘Kingston Localicious’

WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – Registration

The Crystal Palace, Main Street, Picton

9:30 a.m. Plenary Panel Session

The Creative Economy in Rural Ontario – Studies in Opportunity and Challenge

10:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

A.   ABCD Workshop – Peter Kenyon (Pre-paid registration required) – The Crystal Palace, Picton

1.   Mobile Campus Workshop –  Hillier Creek Estates - Hillier, PEC

2.   Mobile Campus Workshop – Regent Theatre, Main Street, Picton – WhistleStop Productions

3.   Mobile Campus Session – Books and Company

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Panel Session

A. Youth and the Creative Economy

B. Creating Opportunities for New Canadians Within the Creative Rural Economy

C. Traditional Heritage Assets in the Creative Rural Economy

D. “Crayons, mappers and somewhere, oh my!” – Cultural Mapping in Georgian Bay

Evening Session

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception, Cash Bar

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Dinner and Entertainment

Keynote Address: Re-Thinking the Creative Rural Economy; a rural community perspective

Ian Hunter, Project Director and Lead Artist, Littoral/Projects Environment, United Kingdom

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Evening Networking Session

Creative Rural Economy X PechaKucha

Conference Concludes

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