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3rd Annual CDLI Big Meeting

Join us on Satruday, November 5, 9am - 3pm, for a day of exploring new and creative ways of community building and working collaboratively on urgent challenges. Learn of great initiatives happening in communities and neighbourhoods across Calgary. Expect to form new connections, engage in transformative conversations and share and gain additional skills and insights to make communities in Calgary an even better place to belong.

We need your passion, creativity and courage at this gathering.

You will be challenged and encouraged to collaborate on finding creative solutions to complex issues facing Calgary communities... we look forward to seeing and hearing from you!

Day's Agenda

8:30am  – Registration

9:00am  – Welcome & CDLI Introduction

9:30am  – Keynote Speaker & Discussion on why the need to break out of siloed ways of working and thinking at the neighborhood level and right up to system's/agency/ sector levels

[Keynote Speaker Howard Lawrence is co-founder of the Asset-Based Neighbourhood Organizing Association with John McKnight. He consults on neighbourhood health across North America and is currently developing and spearheading The Abundant Community Initiative (ACI) with The City of Edmonton. Howard has a passion for grassroots neighbourhood engagement and continues to work collaboratively with McKnight, The City of Edmonton and others, to find ways to enable people to build neighbourly relationships and increase their collective capacity within their neighbourhoods.]

10:45am  – Networking Break

11:00am  –  Breaking out of Silos: Tackling Wicked Problems(session I),

12pm  –  LUNCH

12:45pm  –  Sharing Circle/ Knowledge Exchange

1:30pm  – Breaking out of Silos: Tackling Wicked Problems(session II),

2:30pm  – Plenary Wrap up

3pm  – END

(Please note we do have some spots for Child Care. Please conatct Abbas @ to arranged. First come, first serve!)

Who: Anyone interested in learning and sharing how we can collectively build and develop great communities to belong.

Price: Free. Lunch & refreshments will be served

Place: Kerby Center, 1133 - 7 Ave SW, Calgary.

Space is limited. Please register by November 2, 2016

Event contact: Abbas Mancey, Project Lead at 403-926-8624

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Earlier Event: November 3
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