Community Futures North Cariboo is excited to be hosting the 2017 BC Community Futures Conference in Quesnel!

The theme for this year's conference is Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rural BC. We plan to inspire you with stories of successful and innovative rural BC entrepreneurs, and provide contexts and tools for supporting innovation for your clients and in your own organizations.

We also plan to ensure that networking is a key component of the conference, and that you have great gobs of fun getting to better know your peers and the great work they are doing in their communities.

Wednesday, September 13

1:00pm - 4:30pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Registration, Networking Activities and Poster Sessions

Opening Reception at the Quesnel Museum

Thursday, September 14

7:30am - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm

6:00pm - on


Conference Opening, Rural Innovation Showcase

Sponsors Luncheon

Rural Innovation Showcase continued

Night on the Town 

Friday, September 15

7:30am - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:45am

10:00am - 11:30am

11:30am - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:15pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm


Travel to Barkerville

CFDA AGM, Staff Training

Awards Luncheon and Conference Close

Early bus to Quesnel

Barkerville Amazing Race

Free time in Barkerville

Dinner in Barkerville

Bus to Quesnel


Wednesday - Networking and Team Building Day

Wednesday is about getting to know each other better personally and organizationally. We will engage you in some fun activities structured to stimulate engagement and team building among attendees.

Each CF will also have the opportunity to present success stories and/or obtain feedback on project ideas through informal presentations in a mini-tradeshow format. Poster sessions will allow each of us to share our best ideas with others, and to learn from other CFs.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Quesnel and District Museum Wednesday evening. Enjoy appies and cocktails surrounded by Quesnel history. if you are brave enough, share some stories with Mandy - the haunted doll.


Thursday - Rural Innovation Showcase

Through a facilitated Q&A, successful and innovative rural entrepreneurs from across BC will share their stories. Using a combination of real-life examples, workshops and tools, we will provide you with:

  • Inspiration - inspiring examples of innovative entrepreneurs who are building market-focused, scalable businesses in rural communities
  • Context - understanding the socio-economic trends that drive/support innovation
  • Ideas - examples of businesses and business models that could work in your community
  • Tools for supporting innovation - both for CF as an organization and for supporting clients


Friday - Barkerville

We will bus from Quesnel Friday morning to Barkerville, where the CFDA AGM and Awards Luncheon will be held. We will also hold workshops for staff who are not required at the AGM.

Following the luncheon, there will be an early bus for those who are anxious to get home. We hop you will choose to stay, and join us for an amazing time exploring Western North America's largest historic site.

 Thank you to our sponsors:



PNL Consulting




TruShield Insurance




CommonGoals Software



Fern Software








Granville West Group    Encon                                                                                                      Small Business BC                                                           Futurpreneur Canada 









Register for the conference here.


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