After witnessing devastating floods, fires and other extreme events, Canadians want to know how to make their communities more resilient and sustainable. At the 2014 Sustainable Communities Conference we’ll hear how our towns and cities are getting there, from coast to coast to coast. Held in Atlantic Canada for the first time, this year’s conference theme is Sink or Swim: New Approaches to Adaptation and Resilience. The three-day learning experience is built on three content streams: building resilient, adaptive communities; optimizing our assets and infrastructure; and collaboration and innovation. The conference features in-depth training, networking, workshops, study tours and more.
Along with the region’s renowned hospitality, local examples of sustainability leadership will be on the menu for delegates looking to sharpen their skills, get started with new tools and resources, and return home with a fresh perspective. Approximately 300 to 350 conference delegates are expected, as well as more than 35 Trade Show exhibitors.
What: 2014 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show
Who: Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Where: The Prince Edward Island Convention Centre
When: February 11‒13, 2014
Photo op: February 12 at 7:45 a.m. (MacDonald Ballroom, Prince Edward Island Convention Centre)
Join FCM officials and corporate sponsors for the official trade show opening and photo-op.
• Discover Summerside: Advanced Sustainability Study Tour, February 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Redefining Rural – Stories and Lessons from the Georgetown Conference, February 12, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
• Sustainable Communities Awards and Partners for Climate Protection recognition ceremony and photo-op, February 12, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
• Moderator Pascal Raiche-Nogue, Bureau Chief-Public Affairs, Acadie Nouvelle, leads elected municipal officials from Lac-Mégantic (QC), Calgary (AB), Sackville (NB) and Fredericton (NB) in a discussion of recent crises, recovery strategies, risk assessment tolls and visions for increasing resiliency in their communities, February 12, 8:30 -10:00 a.m.
• See the full conference program.
Additional information at www.fcm.ca/scc
Twitter: Join the conversation at #SCC2014
Media access: Media should report to the media room (McDougal Room, Delta Prince Edward Mezzanine Level — the Delta adjoins the PEI Convention Centre) with identification or proof of assignment to collect a conference pass.
Media relations: Maurice Gingues, 613-907-6399, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FCM has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901. It fosters the development of sustainable communities to improve quality of life by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.