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Program & Conference Events

The Final Version of the Conference Program & Book of Abstracts is now available.

Conference Events


Student Methodology Workshop

Field Trip A: Port Mouton

Field Trip B: Digby

Conference Reception

Coastal CURA Film Premiere

Round Table on Coastal Vistas in EcoHealth

People in Places Film Festival

People in Places Poster Session

Nova Scotia Kitchen Party - Conference Banquet Dinner

Conference Events

Sunday June 26: Pre-Conference Events

Student Methodology Workshop

Field Trip A: Port Mouton, NS

Field Trip B: Digby NS

Opening Reception 6:30-7:30pm

4th Floor Lounge, Sobey Building, SMU

For conference delegates and special invitees only

The People in Places Opening Reception will take place on Sunday June 26, 2011 from 7:00-8:30pm. Food and wine will be available.

Coastal CURA Film Premiere: 7:30-8:30pm

Scotia Bank Theatre, Sobey Building, SMU

A Free Public Event!

The greater Halifax community will join conference delegates for the premier of the Coastal CURA Capstone film, ‘A Coastal Partnership: Maritime Stories of Integrated Management, a film by former Coastal CURA student Sarah Bood.

A Coastal Partnership: Maritime Stories of Integrated Management

This film is a short documentary about the community partners involved with the Coastal CURA and their collective research on participatory coastal management.  In this film, a number of different coastal groups, such as fishermen associations, First Nation communities, and conservation organizations will share their experiences on the efforts they are making to organize, address conflicts, and manage their resources in a sustainable way.  Their stories will show that we can improve upon our current methods of coastal management by building trust and meaningful relationships between coastal residents and government.

Monday June 27

Round Table on Coastal Vistas in EcoHealth

Co-chairs: Nancy Doubleday & Fikret Berkes

Please join us for 40 minutes of enthused discussion of possible directions for "ecohealth" as a field of research in the context of coastal communities. We will pose some questions to launch discussion and welcome you to bring yours. All welcome!

Monday 4:40 - 5:30 PM
Secunda Board Room, 4th Floor, Sobey Building


People in Places Film Festival 7:00-9:30pm

McNally Theatre Auditorium, McNally Building, SMU

A Free Public Event!

The People in Places Film Festival will highlight some amazing films from across the globe, with themes surrounding community efforts in managing coastal, marine, and terrestrial resources.  Conference delegates, as well as the general public, are invited to attend. Film submitters will be present at the event to answer audience questions after the viewings.

Tuesday June 28

Poster Session 4:30-6:00pm

Loyola Conference Hall, Loyola Building, SMU

Open to the Public!

The People in Places Poster Session will highlight some of the exciting work by students, communities, and universities across the globe.

 In addition to posters, we will be having a running photo stream, that will showcase images from our Delegates’ community based resource management projects.

We encourage all of our delegates to submit photos for the photo stream!

*please send any photo contributions with a short description to:

Wednesday June 29

Nova Scotia Kitchen Party - Conference Banquet 6:30-9:00pm

Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market (1209 Marginal Rd)

For paid conference delegates only

On Wednesday June 29th, we are planning an exciting Conference Banquet. The Banquet is being organized in the style of a ‘Nova Scotia Kitchen Party’ – Good food, good music, and good friends.  

The evening will start at 6:30pm at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market located on Marginal Road (Pier 20) along the historic Halifax waterfront. It will be a sit down, family style dinner catered by Local Source Market. Local ingredients and wines will be highlighted, including seafood from Nova Scotia’s first Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Off the Hook.   

The night will showcase some live music by a local Maritime fiddle band (TBA), and we invite all guests to bring any and all musical talent with you to the banquet.  The idea behind the kitchen party is to encourage an interactive and musical experience, with the music being provided by anyone who wants to play! So if you want to bring a musical instrument we highly encourage you to do so.  

In addition to dinner, light refreshments will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. The banquet is open to all delegates and their families, for a cost of $69 per person (HST included). The cost for children of 12 years or younger is $29 (including HST). 

We are excited to be working with so many great locals to make this banquet a fun and unique event!  If you have any questions or concerns (i.e. special dietary needs) please feel free to contact us at

Looking forward to seeing you all there!




Film: A Coastal Partnership

Maritime Stories of
Integrated Management

Watch it here

People in Places
Engaging Together in Integrated
Resource Management

An International Conference in
Halifax, NS, Canada
June 27-29, 2011

View our Conference Proceedings here