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2018 Intersections for Growth Conference


Saskatoon Inn May 2 and 3, 2018

Hosted by SEDA in partnership with the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network(SFNEDN)

Optional Pre-conference Workshop May 1: Economic Disaster Resilience and Recovery

 Preliminary Program

Leading in Practice
  1. Making it Work: Roles & Responsibilities for Development Staff and Elected Leaders.
  2. Regional Planning as a vehicle to build Municipal and First Nation Economic Prosperity.
  3. Development from a Place of Inclusion: Little Black Bear First Nation Tim Hortons/Petro Canada Project.
  4. We are all Treaty People: Economic Development as a Bridge to Reconciliation.
Community and Economic Development Fundamentals
  1. Investment Attraction: The Secret Sauce
  2. Sharing in Practice: Leveraging the Local and Regional Potential of the Sharing Economy.
  3. There is no Place like Home: Marketing your Sense of Place  
  4. Performance Measurement: Maintaining ROI to Ratepayers.
Trending Challenges and Opportunities
  1. Legalization of Cannabis: Opportunities and Challenges for Saskatchewan Communities.
  2. Competing Globally: Filling the Gaps with Broadband
  3. Transportation Solutions for Rural and Remote Communities.
  4. Saskatchewan's Resource Sector: Current Realities, Future Possibilities.
  5. Adaptive and Cost Effective Housing: The Tiny House Movement.
  6. Making the Economics of Water work for your community.
Downtown Resilience
  1. Business Imrovement District Roundtable(open to BID staff and volunteers).
  2. How to Mitigate Absent Property Owners and Vacant Property (TBC)
  3. Return on Investment of Infilling.
  4. Placemaking on the Prairies.
Special Events
  • Tour and Food Crawl. Visit key business and community initiatives followed by an evening of food and camaraderie at one of the following Saskatoon Business Improvement Districts: BroadwayYXE, Riversdale BID or DTNYXE.
  • Newly Revamped Economic Development Awards of Excellence.

More sessions will be announced as they are confirmed.

Registration Opens November 2017.