Culture, Place & Identity at the Heart of Regional Development Conference

November 19, 2010

A Three-Day International Conference Organized by The North Atlantic Forum, in partnership with The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and The Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) – October 2011

This conference will examine the relationship between the arts, cultural heritage and regional development in islands and in rural and remote regions. It will examine global trends in tourism, technology and demographics, and will feature global best practices in cultural tourism and cultural industries. The themes of the conference are:

  • The role of culture, place and identity in regional development
  • The role of cultural entrepreneurship in economic diversification
  • Tangible and intangible heritage as engines of cultural tourism
  • The arts and cultural heritage as tools for community building

For complete details and a review of the Call for papers and presentations, please visit the conference website – http://www.naf2011.com

This conference will be of interest to representatives from:

  • the arts community
  • the cultural heritage community
  • the knowledge economy
  • the tourism industry
  • organizations dealing with regional development
  • academia and
  • government.



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