Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy (Nov 2010, Kingston Ontario Canada)

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010

The Monieson Centre at Queen’s University is researching the rural creative economy and its links to regional revitalization. Creative economic activities comprising professional contributions such as art, advertising, design, film, publishing, education, R&D, software and media have the potential to contribute to the vitality of 21st century rural Canadian communities.  This innovative and interactive forum will provide academics (faculty and students), business community representatives and economic developers with opportunities to debate ideas, examine theory, present research findings and exchange experiences in order to emerge with a refined understanding of the rural creative economy.

This SSHRC-funded conference will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Queen’s University. Conference paper submissions are invited. Submissions will be adjudicated and only the best selected because space is limited.

Submission Process:
Each submission must include the following in one package:

  1. A 1000-word (maximum) description of the intended paper on the rural creative economy.
  2. Travel budget (if applicable). Applicants are required to submit a pro-forma budget of their expected travel expenses, if they wish to request a partial refund. The organizing committee will review funding applications and determine the extent to which each request can be granted.
  3. For all e-mail communications, the subject line should be “Rural Creative Economy Conference”.

Conference Submission Deadline:
Extended abstract submissions should be provided electronically no later than Monday, September 27, 2010 and be sent to:
Kate Minor
The Monieson Centre
Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

Applicants will be notified of the review decision no later than Monday, October 4, 2010. Successful applicants must provide copies of the papers to
be presented no later than Monday, November 15, 2010.  For more information, contact Kate Minor, Event Coordinator, 613.533.2350 or  Dr. Yolande Chan, Professor and Director, The Monieson Centre, 613.533.2364.

Important Dates:
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, October 4, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline:Monday, November 15, 2010

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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