Learning Agenda

We will be gathering at the Chateau Lacombe located in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Chateau Lacombe Hotel is an iconic landmark hotel offering spectacular panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and is walking distance Shaw Conference Centre, Arts District, shopping and nightlife.

Each morning we will hear from two world renowned keynote speakers and panels. These panels will dive deeper into the work that residents are doing to build community. The City of Edmonton is hosting the event and Tamarack will be the learning agenda host and will bring a deep understanding of co-generative learning to the space. This will include small and large group conversations and creative design features that include a learning wall, active twitter feeds, a neighbour market and much more. 

 

Lunch and three breaks are included in your conference fee and there will be plenty of time for walks or just sitting in a garden during breaks.

Each afternoon after our inspiring keynotes and panels, we will break out into workshops.  You will have the choice of getting onto buses for the afternoon and going on an experiential learning excursion where we will combine tours and lectures from speakers who actually do the work of ABCD daily. Or you can stay at the hotel each day and join one of our 20 workshops  that will be led by Thought Leaders and your peers.  

 

Masterclasses:

Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a four part Masterclass led by faculty from around the world - each with a certificate provided by the Tamarack Institute.

  • Masterclass – Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
    This four-class series will provide you first the fundamentals of ABCD to ensure your work is deeply grounded in the core principles. Next you will be able to explore key themes for the application of ABCD in your daily work and some of the techniques like asset mapping. A special feature of this masterclass will be a focus on neighbourhood building and revitalization.
  • Masterclass – Neighbourhood Revitalization
    This four-class series will provide you with some of the latest thinking and advanced techniques used to revitalize neighbourhoods. We will consider ways to grow social capital, revitalize economic well being, strengthening citizenship and caring. An asset approach will provide a unique lens for change-makers and you will learn some of the practical skills and techniques that will strengthen your leadership and ability to revitalize neighbourhoods.

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Agenda at a Glance

 

Day One

9:00am
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12:30pm
Welcome and Opening
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Lunch and Networking
An opportunity to network while sharing a meal together
1:30pm
-
5:00pm
Masterclasses, Workshops and Experiential Tours
5:00pm
-
7:00pm
City Celebration

Day Two

9:00am
-
12:30pm
Reconvening the Learning
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30pm
-
1:30pm
Lunch
An opportunity to network while sharing a meal together
1:30pm
-
5:00pm
Masterclasses, Workshops and Experiential Tours
5:00pm
-
7:00pm
Neighbourhood Block Party
Movie, Music & Discussion

Day Three

9:00am
-
12:30pm
Reconvening the Learning
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30PM
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4:30PM
Experiential Tours
Opportunity for Masterclass participants to attend Experiential Tour.

 

Stay tuned as our agenda continues to evolve!