Over more than two decades, an increasing number of Basin residents have been finding value in connecting with others to discuss common interests. Click on the following tabs to view summaries of the last three Symposiums.
Over 300 Basin residents connected with each other at the 2013 Columbia Basin Symposium, held October 18 to 20 in Creston at the Creston and District Community Complex. The event focused on “Community Change Through Collaborative Action.”
The event sought to engage key leaders and residents active in their communities to collectively look toward the future of the Basin. The keynote speaker was Paul Born, President and Co-founder of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, which helps people collaborate and achieve collective impact on complex community issues.
The Symposium was also an opportunity to learn more about the work the Trust was doing in the region and provide input into its current planning initiatives.
Nearly 300 people from communities throughout the Basin attended the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, “Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities.” The Symposium took place October 22 to 24 in Revelstoke.
Facilitated sessions covered topics like economic development, alternate energy, community engagement and building resilient organizations.
The 2007 Columbia Basin Symposium took place October 19 to 21 at Selkirk College in Castlegar. The event was a great opportunity for over 250 participants to share their perspectives on issues important to them, including climate change, labour force, changing demographics, effective community planning and affordable housing.