Call For Papers: Community Development Conference

Date: 
2 September 1997

July 25, 1997

Attached is a Call for Papers for "Community Development From The Inside
Out" a conference sponsored by the Northern Planning and Development
Studies Theme School, Arctic Institute of North America.
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Call For Papers
Northern Planning and Development Studies Theme School
The Arctic Institute of North America

Community Development From The Inside Out

a conference exploring the incorporation of traditional knowledge into
community development

Conference Date: November 7 and 8, 1997

This conference is designed to bring interested parties together in an
atmosphere of equality to share ideas on community development and to
explore new solutions that fit with today's social, political and economic
climate. Participants and speakers will include members of small
communities, the keepers of traditional knowledge and representatives from
government, industry and the academic world. The conference will provide a
balanced forum for discussing the practical and ethical issues involved in
the incorporation of traditional knowledge into community development.

POTENTIAL TOPICS

Practical Issues:
Discussion of case studies which present the advantages and disadvantages
of this approach; which methodologies have or have not worked; what kinds
of development projects lend themselves well to the incorporation of
traditional knowledge; what are some potential development projects.

Ethical Issues:
Intellectual property rights; how 'sacred' knowledge may or may not be
used; how is traditional knowledge to be protected, patented or copyrighted

Send two copies of your paper and abstract by October 1, 1997 to:

Northern Planning and Development Studies 400
The Arctic Institute of North America
The University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

We will be sending information about registration, hotel reservations and
related matters to those responding this call.

For more information, contact Heidi Hoernig at the following address:

Heidi Hoernig
Northern Planning and Development Studies 400
The Arctic Institute of North America
The University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4
Telephone (403) 220-4051
Facsimile (403) 282-4609
E-mail hjhoerni@acs.ucalgary.ca