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January 30, 2013

Connecting Silos: It Takes a Region

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Connecting Silos: It Takes a Region
March 8/9, 2013 in Acme, Alberta

You care about your community and would like to make it even better.

You’re already engaged as decision-maker with a community group or non-profit organization. Or, you work in the Kneehill region with local groups and organizations. Or, you’re a caring citizen who wants to work together with others as part of something that helps your community.

Whether you’re involved now or want to become involved, you’ll profit from attending this highly interactive conference that will tap the "wisdom at our roots" to get a better view of rural Alberta’s dynamic, complex and changing landscape. We’ll hear from you and others about the new ways community leaders and volunteers connect, learn about each other’s success, build relationships, work together and encourage others to lead.

Keynote Speaker Friday evening, March 8
Hon. Dave Rodney, Associate Minister of Wellness (Alberta Health)
Mr. Rodney’s mandate from Premier Redford is to enhance wellness and achieve improved health outcomes for Albertans, specifically through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including increased health promotion and disease prevention. Mr. Rodney is the first Canadian to have reached the summit of Mount Everest twice; an international keynote speaker and workshop facilitator; world-wide adventure guide; author of over 20 documentaries and books, including with National Geographic, BBC and Oprah Winfrey.

Keynote Speaker Saturday morning, March 9
Ian Hill
Humanitarian, business leader, award winning philanthropist - these are some of the words that are often used when referring to Ian Hill. Whether running a multi-million dollar business operation with over 1000 employees, or spearheading first of their kind life-changing community projects, Ian Hill has been recognized as a catalyst for positive change throughout the globe. “Progress and change are indelibly intertwined; there can be no progress without change.”

Conference Agenda
Friday evening, March 8:
Dinner 6 PM; Keynote Hon. Dave Rodney 7 PM; Interactive Session "Introductions, success stories, trends"

Saturday morning, March 9:
Network over Coffee 8 AM; Keynote Ian Hill 9 AM; Interactive Session "Issues and Opportunities for Connecting Silos"; Lunch

Saturday afternoon, March 9:

Interactive Session "Strategies for Connecting within a Region"; Interactive Session "Where to From Here"; Closing and Wrap-up with Ian Hill 3:15 PM

Go online in February for more information and registration at Or contact Kevin Edwards.

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