We are delighted to share with you that we hosted another excellent conference this year in partnership with the Association of Co-operative Educators and the International Co-operative Alliance’s Committee on Co-operative Research. We’d like to thank the team at IRECUS for organizing this exceptional event and hosting us at the University de Sherbrooke a Longeuil!
Academics and practitioners from across Canada, United States, Puerto Rico, and as far as South Korea, Morocco, and Brazil had the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences while learning from each other. A great variety of topics were discussed, which can be explored our final program. We got the chance to listen to an engaging keynote speech by Bruno Roelants, the Director General of the International Co-operative Alliance. A definite highlight of the conference was the roundtable on young co-operative enterpreneurship, while the role of youth education in inspiring and empowering the future of co-operation has been highlighted throughout the conference. We concluded the conference with mobile learning sessions visiting local co-operatives in the Montreal area, which helped us merge the academic knowledge we gained throughout the week with practical implications.
It must also be said that this was such a fun week! We participated in excellent social events such as the opening reception at Coop Les Katacombes and the annual banquet dinner at la Releve Gourmande, which gave us a chance to make new friends and catch up with old ones.
Looking forward to seeing many of you at our annual conference in 2020!
CASC Board of Directors