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Why participate?

I have ideas and solutions

Innovation and productivity are the drivers of economic growth. They thrive where diverse networks of businesses, ideas, people and organizations interact; consider the Ideas Festival as the collision of the minds that instigates change.



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I care about the future of Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada's aging demographic means young people need to increasingly take on positions of leadership in business and government. The need to collaborate has never been greater to build that critical mass required to attract foreign investment, build economies of scale and repatriate our talent.

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The world is changing rapidly everyday

The rapid pace of economic and social change, including the rise of developing countries, is forcing us to more effectively stimulate, communicate and apply new ideas. Importantly, there is no consensus around which ideas should be used.



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Survey

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey to have the chance to win!

Our grand winner will win:
Free registration to Ideas Festival
Gift certificate to Digby Pines Resort for 2014 season


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Featured sessions and activities

Wednesday, October 23rd

DREAMING

Building a project for Atlantic Canada, World café session

This world café session will be an infusion of gastronomy, arts and culture; a great catalyst to creativity!


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Wednesday, October 23rd

DREAMING

Thursday, October 24

PROTOTYPING

Challenging ourselves and the status quo
Conversations with people who rework and rethink

Example of collaborative project: Jessica Melanson presents her Tabs project
How do we cultivate a prosperous Atlantic Canada together?

Our Atlantic Premiers speak on lessons learned and their wish list on collaboration
moving forward

What circumstances are required to build collaborative transportation systems in Atlantic Canada?
A dialogue on identity, interpretation and collaboration around rural & urban issues

"Do we need more jerks in Atlantic Canada?"
A conversation around the entrepreneurial culture in our region

"Aim for the dreamers, not the bargain hunters"
A discussion on the missing links surrounding skills gap, repatriation and immigration


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Thursday, October 24

PROTOTYPING

Friday, October 25

ACTION

Striving for excellence in our region (not copying, inventing)
A conversation with innovators around examples of excellence

Building the confidence to take risks and dream big
A conversation on the global landscape

How coffee shops fuel innovation in Atlantic Canada

Community-based innovation: when citizens forge their own paths to success

Proaction cafe: Leaving our legacy


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Friday, October 25

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