Sunday, 6 September 2015

Ballyhoura Development Local Development Forum in Ballyhoura

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Ballyhoura Development Local Development Forum in Ballyhoura
Ballyhoura Development has planned a Local Development Forum on SOCIAL INNOVATION: DESIGNING PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITIES for the 7th to 9th October 2015
It will be celebrating social innovation, providing insights through examples and opening minds to future opportunities.

The conference will run over a 2 day period with a pre-conference evening on October 7th, please note that spaces for evening 1 will be limited.
Pre Forum event on the evening of Wednesday October 7th:
Participants will hear from presenters and later be a ‘fly on the wall’ at a participative Community Planning session.

Day 1 of the Forum, Thursday October 8th:
Participants & Delegates will:- 
Session1: Hear from a keynote speaker and a panel discussion on the potential of Social Innovation from European, National and Local perspectives;
Session 2: Engage in concurrent workshops on themed SMART, SUSTAINABLE and INCLUSIVE innovations across Enterprise, Environment & Social Inclusion, each with a panel sharing their experiences;
Session 3: Exchange views in interactive cafe conversations led by topic specific menus;
Session 4: Be hosted on themed site visits  CREATIVE SECTOR, WELLBEING & HERITAGE, hear from hosts and key project leaders.

Day 2 of the Forum, Friday October 9th:
Session 1: Hear a discussion by panellists on FINANCING SOCIAL INNOVATION
Session 2: Visit stands and have an EXCHANGE NETWORK with a range of projects;
Session 3: Hear an expert on measuring social change and impact.
Post Forum event in the afternoon will focus concurrently on heritage trails and mountain biking – hear the development story and an opportunity to partake in walking trails or on bike trails.

This is a wonderful opportunity for delegates to network in social innovative spaces based in Croom, County Limerick.

If you would like to be sent a programme of the conference to book your place please indicate by return email to

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Ballyhoura Country to engage in this inaugural conference
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