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2021 Virtual ACE Institute

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Hourly Schedule

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021

10:30 - 12:00
Keynote Discussion
Pamela Standing and Audra Krueger, moderated by Steve Dubb
1:00 - 2:00
Lunch & Learn
New Co-op Resources on Website
2:30 - 4:00
1st Concurrent Session
Dr. John Parks, Dr. Diane Friend, Dr. Matt Manley - Rebuilding Cooperative Leaders
2:30 - 4:00
2nd Concurrent Session
Marcelo Vieta, Derya Tarhan, Fiona Duguid and Claude-André Guiollotte - Building back, Building On : Pathways to Preseving and Improving Local Economies through Co-op Conversions
7:30 - 8:30
Virtual Book Talk with E.G. Nadeau

Wednesday, June 23rd 2021

11:00 - 12:30
3rd Concurrent Session
Measuring the SDGs feels out of your co-operative's reach? Not Anymore!
11:00 - 12:30
4th Concurrent Session
E.G. Nadeau - Research and Development Priorities for Strengthening the Cooperative Community in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean
1:00 - 2:30
ACE Awards and AGM
Plenary Session
Erin Hancock, Michelle Iversen, Susanna Collins, Adam Trott and Fred Medlicott - Doing a Master's in Co-op Management: Does it Affect Practice
7:00 - 8:30
ACE Youth & Young Professionals Panel
led by Canada's Emerging Co-operators Meg Ronson and Sarah Jensen

Thursday, June 24th 2021

11:00 - 12:30
Plenary Session
Doug O'Brien and John Holdsclaw - Harnessing Cooperatives to Build Better Food Systems
1:00 - 2:00
ACE Open Mic
2:30 - 3:15
7th Concurrent Session
Jean-François Parent (French) - The effects of the recession caused by the pandemic on the associative, cooperative and community sector in French Canada: Economic impacts, lessons learned and future trends
3:15 - 4:00
8th Concurrent Session
Hélène Turcotte (French) - Building back, Building On : Pathways to Preserving and Improving Local Economies through Co-op Conversions
2:30 - 4:00
9th Concurrent Session
Jaime G. Cuervas Mercado, Oscar Y. Colon Cruz, Vanessa Martinez Hernandez and Hecmarie Cruz Pizarro (Spanish) - Developing electric co-ops in Puerto Rico due to the privatization of the electricity sector.


Jun 22 - 24 2021


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Michael Norris
+1 (416) 364-4545
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