Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Co-operating To Build a Better Nova Scotia

Co-operating To Build a Better Nova Scotia is a provincial conference being held Nov. 22nd - 24th, 2012 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, N.S to mark the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives in Nova Scotia.  The conference aims to bring together co-operatives, credit unions, social enterprise, researchers, academics, government, students, youth, and business service providers.

Three core themes animate Co-operating to Build a Better Nova Scotia, a dynamic, informative, and forward looking event in Halifax November 22 – 24:

  • Living the Co-operative Principles – Preserving and strengthening the co-op difference 
  • NS Co-operatives and the Global Context- International Year of Co-op and beyond
  • Policy - Co-operation to foster a healthy and diverse co-operative eco-system contributing to well-being, innovation and development 
These themes will be addressed via four parallel streams:
  • Conference Workshops – Plenaries, paper sessions, and interactive workshops
  • Visioning – Action framework and commitments for the NS co-op sector 
  • Co-op Radio - Programming, webcast, & social media conversations 
  • Co-op Fair and Poster Presentations - NS co-ops showcasing community connections; social, economic, environmental impacts; products & services 
To connect this conference to provincial NS Co-op members, the larger Canadian Co-op community, and citizens at large, Ryakuga will be broadcasting LIVE from Mount Saint Vincent University, locally on 106.9FM in Halifax, with a simultaneous webcast at 

The broadcast will begin Thursday, November 22 at 12pm and run for 49 hours straight until Saturday, November 24 at 1 pm.  Programming will come from the conference floor as it is happening, with additional cultural and community content focused around the theme of “Co-operating to Build a Better Nova Scotia”

Ryakuga’s temporary community radio station will be set up in the mezzanine of the Rosaria Student Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University and all are invited to participate in this unique participatory communications project. – Broadcast info page where the webcast will be hosted - the Ryakuga blog - the Ryakuga Facebook Page - the NS Co-op Council Facebook page Coop Radio Facebook Group
@ryakuga - to communicate with Ryakuga on Twitter
@NSCoopCouncil - to communicate with the NS Coop Council on Twitter
#coopradio #NSCoop

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