North Atlantic Forum

North Atlantic Forum & Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference

Memorial University and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and its North Atlantic partners are planning for the 2019 North Atlantic Forum and CRRF Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in October 2019.

Save the date and plan your participation in the Sustainable Communities Forum.  Join rural practitioners, researchers, government, business and non-profit representatives for inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, and interactive discussions on the stresses and solutions of sustainable communities.

Conference registration is now open. Early bird prices are in effect until June 30, 2019.

Register for the 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference


The organizers are excited to present a program filled with a strong mix of community experience, relevant research knowledge, lively discussion and memorable local social activity.

MNL is holding special debrief sessions for its registered members to discuss key takeaways from the conference sessions.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Pre-conference Symposium

Registration and Opening Reception

Keynote Panel – Rural-Urban Interaction

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – Food Systems, Culture and Heritage, Rural Engagement and The Future of Rural Work

Keynote Panel – Future of Rural Work

MNL Debrief session – 1:30 to 2:30 pm and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room B1013

Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Field Trips

Friday, October 4, 2019 – Food Systems, Cultural and Heritage, Future of Rural Work, Rural Engagement Industries and Rural Identity, Tourism, Social Enterprise  – Keynote Address, Presentations, Rural Policy Maker’s Round Table and Banquet

Senate Panel

MNL Debrief Session – 1:30 to 2:30 pm and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room B1013


Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Rural Engagement, Culture and Heritage, Future of Rural Work

Keynote Panel

MNL Debrief Session – 8:30 – 9:30 am and 3:00 to 4:00 pm in room B1013