Taking the Next Steps: Sustainability Planning, Policy and Participation for Rural Canadian Communities Conference

The "Taking the Next Steps: Sustainability Planning, Policy and Participation for Rural Canadian Communities" conference brought together approximately 70 academic researchers and community organizations from across Canada from October 21-23, 2010 to University of Alberta - Augustana Campus, to explore the practices, implications, lessons and issues emerging from both the steps taken toward developing Integrated Community Sustainability Plans, as well as the implication for implementation, policy development and analysis, evaluation and long-term policy, social and political action in rural Canadian communities.

This conference provided multiple venues and opportunities for knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange through a combination of key-note presentations, round tables, plenary sessions with academic/community panels, and break-out panels.