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At the Creating Inclusive Economies (CIE) conference, you can expect innovative features that make virtual presentations interactive, accessible, and fun! Join in to learn how public, private, and civil society sectors can collaborate and innovate to enhance the economic and social well-being of rural individuals and businesses. 

Early bird pricing available only until September 15 – get your tickets today!  


CIE Welcomes TELUS As Presenting Sponsor


Shazia Sobani, Vice President of Customer Network Implementation, TELUS


CEDEC and CRRF are pleased to announce TELUS as the presenting sponsor for the 2021 conference “Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Private, Public and Civil Society Sectors”, which will feature panel discussions, keynote presentations, over 50 research presentations, and a virtual exhibit hall. Shazia Sobani, Vice President of Customer Network Implementation, will speak about TELUS’ role in reducing the digital divide by accelerating fast and high-quality broadband connectivity to boost economic and social outcomes for people and communities.





Find out what you’ll learn at CIE + the benefits of a virtual conference.


50+ Breakout



Optimize your learning and networking at CIE: choose from more than 50 breakout sessions under eight themes.


Program & Registration


Learn more about the conference program & how to attend.


Kyle Rich, CRRF Board Member, on building equitable futures for rural communities


In the second of a three-part video series leading up to the fall 2021 portion of the Creating Inclusive Economies conference, Kyle Rich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brock University, and CRRF Board Member introduces us to the need to explore the diverse issues faced by rural dwellers from coast to coast to coast and how we can build equitable and just futures for rural communities.


Speaker Spotlight


Rémi Massé, Director General of Les Halles d'innovation et de Formation avancée, will present the keynote “Les Halles d’innovation: An Example of Regional Development Collaboration”.


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CEDEC is funded by the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities and by the Government of Canada.

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