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Thank you for attending EDAC’s 47th Annual Conference!

September 19-22, 2015 – Whitehorse, Yukon
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Adria Collins, Yukon UpStarts Youth Panel

Aileen Murray, Ec.D.(F.) President, Mellor Murray Consulting“The Future of Work & Economic Development”

Amanda Parkinson – Workshop ‘Community Asset Mapping: Identifying Community Assets & Resources’

Catherine Oosterbaan, Ec.D. Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural AffairsBuilding a New One-Stop Shop Regional Employment Website”

Chris Fields, Senior Brand Strategist, Twist Marketing – ‘Dare to be Different’

Flo Frank -Workshop: ‘Using Nature & Heritage as a Community Builder and Economic Engine’

Helen Patterson, CEDI Program Manager, FCM, and Morgan Bamford, CEDI Coordinator, CANDO – A Toolkit for First Nations- Municipal Community Economic Development Partnerships

Jennifer Donnelly, FCM International – WorkshopMunicipal Professionals Improving Lives Around the World’

Mike Lewis, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, Adjunct Professor, Athabasca University – ‘REFRAMING Economic Development’

Mark Jensen, Director of Community & Development Services, The City of Timmins – “A Strategy to Capture Hidden Property Taxes – Case Study: City of Timmins, Ontario”

Stephani Roy McCallum, CPF Growing WITH Your Community – Managing Diverse Views Through Public Engagement’

Helene Dobrowolsky – Community in Transistion Tour


Does your community stand out? At EDAC 2015 we’ll be exploring the importance of being different and doing things differently, from leveraging your community’s unique culture, history, or environment, to working with First Nations, to examining different approaches to economic development. Expect this conference to be a little bit different, too.

Follow and Tweet with us @E_D_A_C for updates about Whitehorse #EDAC15 #BeDifferent

Conference Agenda          |          Speaker Bios          |          Tour Descriptions

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Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
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Yukon Brewing
Yukon Sourdough Festival


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Conference Hotel Facilities:

Coast High Country Inn www.highcountryinn.yk.ca
Reservations: 1-867-667-4471 Or Toll Free: 1-800-554-4471
EDAC Group code: #627

Comfort Rooms: $145.00/night + GST
Superior Guest Rooms: $165.00/night + GST
Premium Guest Rooms: $185.00/night + GST

Edgewater Hotel www.edgewaterhotelwhitehorse.com
Reservations: 1-867-667-2572 Or Toll Free: 1-800-484-3334
EDAC Group code: #13

Deluxe Guest Rooms: $145.00/night + GST
Queen Suite OR King Suite: $225.00/night + GST
Executive Site: $245.00/night + GST


Best Western Gold Rush Inn www.highcountryinn.yk.ca
Reservations: 1-867-668-4500 Or Toll Free: 1-800-661-0539
EDAC Group code: #1766

Deluxe Rooms: $145.00/night + GST
Executive Guest Rooms: $165.00/night + GST


The Westmark Hotel www.westmarkhotels.com
Reservations: 1-800-544-0970
EDAC Group Code # ECON091615

Room with 2 doubles or King Standard:  $145.00 net per night /15.00 extra per person (over 2)

Location of: Pre-conference Seminar


Other Facilities:

Yukon Convention Centre/Coast High Country Inn
Location of: Ec.D. Exam, AGM, Plenary/Breakout Sessions, and President’s Dinner

Our quiet downtown location is a few steps away from the Famous Yukon River, Rotary Peace Park and the Historic S.S Klondike. It is also within walking distance to the restaurants, bars, and boutiques on Main Street. Our onsite restaurant ‘The Deck’ is appropriately named for having one of the largest outdoor patios in the city.

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Location of: Opening reception, Fun Night

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is Whitehorse’s newest conference facility. Housed in a stunning facility, the Centre features cultural exhibits and displays about the Yukon’s First Nations people.

Flights to Whitehorse

Download the Booking Instructions! Fly from one of Air North’s gateway cities: Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife or Ottawa. As a partner of EDAC’s you can book your ticket now with Air North to get a complimentary discount off your airfare at www.flyairnorth.com or call our call centre at 1-800-661-0407.

Working on your Ec.D.? Register for the EDAC pre-conference seminar – Building Sustainable Communities: Growing the Green Economy