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Date/Location Event/Organization
Sep 3/2014
to Sep 7/2014
SEJ 2014 Annual Conference
It’s been 11 years since SEJ first came to New Orleans, and I’m inviting you back for an unexpurgated return visit to see for yourself what’s happened in the aftermath of two of the nation’s most historic disasters.

This is the city I’ve fallen in love with during the past 30 years despite its flaws, including those that led to both the flooding in the aftermath of Katrina and the oiling after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On our full-day bus tours and in our panels, meet our residents, both those who survived Katrina and those who moved to New Orleans to help it rebuild. Learn about the struggles of our fishers, many of whom saw their boats destroyed during the hurricane and then found their new boats forced to lay at anchor for an entire fishing season by the oil spill.

Venue:  New Orleans, Louisiana
Website:  http://www.sej.org/initiatives/sej-annual-conferences/AC2014-main
Categories:   Environment; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 4/2014
Oshawa
Oshawa: Health Care Town Hall with Maude Barlow and Paul Moist
Protect, Strengthen and Expand Health Care: Why we need a new Health Accord

Time:  19:00 to 21:00
Venue:  Oshawa Curling Club
Location:  226 Bond St E, Oshawa
Website:  http://saveourhealthcare.ca/events/
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Sep 4/2014
to Sep 5/2014
Istanbul
Internet Ungovernance Forum
Internet Ungovernance Forum is for those of us who demand free, secure, and open internet for the people!
We're organizing the Internet Ungovernance Forum on September 4-5, for people who demand that fundamental freedoms, openness, unity and net neutrality remain the building blocks of the Internet. Our ambition is to talk about the real problems of the internet, how we can solve these and to chart a path for action.
Our forum will be in parallel to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 which will also be held in Istanbul between September 2-5. Interested parties all around the world will join and follow this important event. We see that at IGF the most urgent problems of the Internet do not get the right attention. Due to the "multi-stakeholderism" format, the main perpetrators of many of the Internet's problems, governments and corporations, are getting representation in IGF they don’t deserve. Given these circumstances, we decided to take initiative to defend the Internet as we know it and to create a space to raise the voices of civil society initiatives, activists and common people.
For us, the most vital problems today are censorship and freedom of speech; surveillance and privacy; excessive commercialization and super-monopolies; protective, prohibitionist and conservative governance approaches; awful governance examples as in the case of Turkey and the list goes on.

Venue:  Istanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus
Location:  Istanbul
Website:  http://iuf.alternatifbilisim.org/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; Computers; International
Sep 5/2014
to Sep 7/2014
Loving More’s 28th Annual Polyamory
oin Loving More for a magical weekend away from the ordinary. Loving More Retreats are an immersion in intimate polyamory community; a weekend of personal sharing and exploration of love and relationships. A place to learn, grow and really get to know other people of like mind. The weekend offers in depth workshops and playshops to support healthy polyamorous relationships and meet individual needs all in a beautiful and relaxing setting.
Our weekends together are always a wonderful mix of workshops, discussions, support, play, relaxation, and shared meals. A place to learn about polyamory and what it takes to make multi-partnered relationships work. Immersed in our own diverse culture of Loving More, each retreat brings a unique experience filled with the promise of new ideas, new insights, new friends — new connections of all kinds. The many experienced workshop presenters offer a varied perspective on love, relationships and communication.

Venue:  Update New York
Website:  http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/polyamory-retreat/
Categories:   Sexuality; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 9/2014
Miramichi, NB
Miramichi Forum: Great Resource Giveaway
Charles Theriailt, Don Bowser, and Rod Cumberland question the management of the greatest natural wealth we New-Brunswickers possess, our Crown Land Forest.

Time:  19:00
Venue:  Miramichi Exhibition Pavillion
Location:  24 Church Street, Miramichi, NB
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/event/miramichi-forum-great-resource-giveaway
Categories:   Economic Development; Forestry, Lumber, Paper; Environment
Sep 11/2014
to Sep 15/2014
Eden Mills, ON
Eden Mills Writers Festival
For 25 years the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival has been engaging writers with their readers, the industry and emerging talent. This year they are celebrating their 26th Anniversary festival, from September 11th to 15th. In addition to readings, the Festival also features Publishers’ Way, where publishers, booksellers, magazine producers, and non-profit groups showcase their wares. This is also where authors sign their books. Live music entertains between reading sets, and delicious refreshments can be enjoyed in the tented food court.

Venue:  Chapel Street
Location:  Chapel Street, Eden Mills, ON
Website:  http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/web/
For information contact:  info@edenmillswritersfestival.ca
Phone:  416 888 9999
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 14/2014
Toronto, ON
Urban Fruit Trees - Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop
September is the best time to order your fruit tree for an early spring delivery, but how do you pick the best one for your sites unique conditions? Join Susan Poizner of fruit tree consulting company Orchard People as she takes you through the process of evaluating your site, exploring pollination requirements, root stock properties, harvest times, disease resistance and more.

Time:  1:00
Venue:  Evergreen Brick Works
Location:  550 Bayview Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://evergreen.ca/whats-on
For information contact:  acooper@evergreen.ca
Phone:  416-596-1495
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Sep 19/2014
to Sep 27/2014
Winnipeg, MB
Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
In September each year, Winnipeg welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events. That week of literary feasting - which reaches out into the rural areas of the province as well - is Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. With programming for adults and children, in English and French, Thin Air is an infusion of energy into the thriving literary culture of Winnipeg.

Location:  624-100 rue Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.thinairwinnipeg.ca
For information contact:  info@thinairwinnipeg.ca
Phone:  204-927-7323
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 20/2014
Woodbridge, ON
Solar And Wind Energy Electric System Introduction
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the criteria for the selection of a solar electric (photovoltaic ) or wind energy system. Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program.
The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

Time:  10:00 - 4:00
Venue:  The Living City Campus at Kortright
Location:  9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.thelivingcitycampus.com/workshop/solar-and-wind-energy-electric-system-introducti
For information contact:  adelaney@trca.on.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Sep 20/2014
Kitchener, ON
The Word on the Street (Kitchener)
The Word On The Street is an annual one-day national book and magazine family festival celebrating literacy and the written arts. Held in five cities across Canada on the same weekend in September - Kitchener, Toronto, Halifax, Saskatoon and Lethbridge - The Word on the Street promotes the importance of literacy with free performances and hands-on activities. In 2014, we’re creating a unique literary experience by incorporating downtown venues into the festival. The event takes place in and around Kitchener City Hall.

Time:  11:00am-5:00pm
Venue:  City Hall's Civic Square
Location:  200 King Street West, Kitchener, ON
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/kitchener
For information contact:  Julie Marshall
Phone:  519.741.2200 X 7386
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 20/2014
to Sep 24/2014
New York
Climate Ride NYC-DC
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation's most important cities - New York and Washington, DC - by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero's welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip - it's an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.
On the NYC-DC ride, you'll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You'll find out why they call New Jersey "The Garden State" as you cycle through the lush landscape. You'll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania's Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun.

Location:  New York
Website:  http://www.climateride.org/events/nyc-dc
For information contact:  Patrick@climateride.org
Phone:  406-322-3448
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Sep 21/2014
Halifax, NS
The Word on the Street (Halifax)
The Word on the Street Halifax Society is a registered non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which mandate is to organize and produce an annual, one-day literary festival in conjunction with other The Word on the Street host cities, to celebrate reading and writing and to promote Atlantic and Canadian writers, books, magazines and plays.

Time:  11am - 5pm
Venue:  Halifax Waterfront, around the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Location:  675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/halifax
For information contact:  halifax@thewordonthestreet.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 21/2014
Lethbridge, AB
The Word on the Street (Lethbridge)
The Word On The Street Festival is growing into a signature event in Southern Alberta, presenting established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, street performers, live music, and a bustling marketplace. The organizers strive to create a festival that represents the diversity of the community, is accessible to all ages, and most importantly is well attended, lively, and fun.

Time:  11am - 5pm
Venue:  Lethbridge Public Library
Location:  810 5th Street South, Lethbridge, AB
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/lethbridge
For information contact:  bonnie.mikalson-andron@lethlib.ca
Phone:  403-320-3026
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 21/2014
Saskatoon, SK
The Word on the Street (Saskatoon)
Each year in September, in the cities of Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the Canadian written word. Saskatoon became the fifth city to host the festival with a preview event held in 2010. The Word On The Street is Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy its author readings, storytelling, fun activities, and marketplace.

Time:  11am - 5pm
Venue:  Civic Square around City Hall
Location:  PO Box 39042, S7V 0A9, Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/saskatoon
For information contact:  saskatoon@thewordonthestreet.ca
Phone:  306.374.1011
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 21/2014
Toronto, ON
The Word on the Street (Toronto)
The Word On The Street Toronto is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading and writing, and champions literacy, primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival.

Time:  11am - 6pm
Venue:  Queen's Park Circle
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto
For information contact:  toronto@thewordonthestreet.ca
Phone:  416-504-7241
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 24/2014
to Sep 28/2014
Kingston, ON
Kingston Writers and Readers Festival
Kingston Writers Fest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and other artists for mutual inspiration, education, and the exchange of ideas that literature provokes. Through readings, performance, onstage discussion and master classes, Kingston Writers Fest fosters intellectual and emotional growth on a personal and community level and raises the profile of reading and literary expression in our community.

Venue:  Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Location:  Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/index.php
For information contact:  info@kingstonwritersfest.ca
Phone:  613.767.0513
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 24/2014
to Sep 28/2014
Vancouver, BC
Word Vancouver
Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 the festival was rebranded as Word Vancouver. The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society strives to promote literacy by bringing the literature of Canadian, and particularly British Columbian, artists to as broad an audience as possible. Their goal is to attract people of all ages and backgrounds to a festival in which each event is at once educational and entertaining.

Venue:  Different venue each day (check website)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://wordvancouver.ca/
For information contact:  info@rebuscreative.com
Phone:  604-684-8266
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Sep 25/2014
Kingston, ON
Sustainable Future (Planet Earth)
Chris Turner, international bestselling author of Planet Simpson, is one of Canada's leading writers and speakers on sustainability. Author of the Governor General's Award-nominated The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, Chris talks about How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change - Essays and Reportage, on subjects ranging from The Simpsons to the multimedia super-corridor of Malaysia, from Pepsi's failed breakfast beverages to climate crisis seen through scuba goggles, from dotcom bubbles to the Great Bear Rainforest, and invites us to meet the challenges of a sustainable future - political, ecological, economic, and cultural - and build hopeful global foundations for a sustainable future.

Time:  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Venue:  Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
Location:  2 Princess St, Kingston, ON
Website:  http://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/events.php
For information contact:  info@kingstonwritersfest.ca
Phone:  613-767-0513
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Environment; Science & Technology
Sep 26/2014
to Sep 28/2014
Wolfville, NS
Deep Roots Music Festival
Deep Roots Music Festival 2014 is just five months away.
Every September, usually the last weekend of that month, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative brings an awesome blend of up-and-coming and tried-and-true performers to our the festival stages.
The caliber of talent and the number of opportunities for audiences and performers to enjoy ‘homemade’ music has established the Deep Roots Festival as a Nova Scotia signature festival. During its 10 years, the festival has attracted thousands of enthusiastic music lovers and we're not slowing down.
For a musical and cultural experience that will leave you buzzing with good memories, plan to be in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for the next Deep Roots Music Festival

Location:  Wolfville, NS
Website:  http://deeprootsmusic.ca
Phone:  902-542-7668
Categories:   Music; Performing Arts
Sep 29/2014
to Oct 5/2014
Vancouver, BC
Artists’ Books Week
Artists’ Books Week is a city-wide celebration of artist publishing in Vancouver that takes place From Monday, September 29 to Sunday, October 5, 2014. ABW complements VA/BF, highlighting the artists, curators, collectives and institutions across the city who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium. Taking its inspiration from ABW in London, England, the “open source style” festival is an open call for events and presentations around artist publishing, and is free and open to the public.

Venue:  Different venues (check website)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://2014.vancouverartbookfair.com/artistsbooksweek/
For information contact:  sean@vancouverartbookfair.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 1/2014
Singapore
Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports - Call for Papers
Call for papers, deadline 1 October 2014
Understood in the broadest sense, 'migration' brings into focus questions about the movement of peoples, businesses, capital, ideas, goods, diseases, technologies, diverse forms of knowledge, artistic styles, ecologies, as well as medical and scientific discoveries and practices across global borders. Ports such as Singapore's facilitated these movements, which enmeshed the globe in profound change. The 2015 AAWH Congress considers these subjects in their global, world, transregional, interdisciplinary, comparative, international, and big historical contexts, and welcomes proposals related to the Congress theme.
The Congress committee welcomes panels and papers that address Migration in Global History, and will also consider proposals related to other topics on the history of the Asia-Pacific from global and world perspectives, including (but not limited to) the interdisciplinary history of science, technology, medicine, business, and the environment. Proposals addressing the epistemology and methodology of teaching and writing global, world, transnational, and big history are also welcomed.
All proposals should be submitted to: 2015AAWH.Congress@ntu.edu.sg, with the subject line "2015 AAWH Congress Proposal." If you wish to submit by post send to:
2015 AAWH Congress Committee
History General Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
HSS-05-20/20A
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332

Location:  Singapore
For information contact:  2015AAWH.Congress@ntu.edu.sg
Categories:   Education
Oct 3/2014
to Oct 5/2014
Hamilton, ON
Forging Solidarity: The Council of Canadians Annual Conference and Business Meeting
This year, our Annual General Meeting moves to Hamilton, Ontario. We will bring together members, chapter activists, supporters and allies for a dynamic weekend event that includes a public forum, workshops, panels and more. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Venue:  Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Location:  116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/conference
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 4/2014
to Oct 5/2014
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Art Book Fair (VA/BF)
Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2014 the event is anticipated to attract over 1,500 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond. Presented by Project Space, VA/BF is a two-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Time:  12 - 5pm
Venue:  Vancouver Art Gallery
Location:  750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://2014.vancouverartbookfair.com/
For information contact:  info@vancouverartbookfair.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 10/2014
to Oct 18/2014
Cape Breton Island, NS
Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October 10-18 and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year’s Festival includes 46 concerts presented at 40 venues in 32 communities and more than 200 community cultural events in nearly 60 communities throughout Cape Breton Island.

Venue:  different venues
Location:  Cape Breton Island, NS
Website:  http://www.celtic-colours.com
For information contact:  info@celtic-colours.com
Phone:  1-877-285-2321
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Oct 14/2014
to Oct 19/2014
Calgary, AB
WordFest
Wordfest is a not-for-profit organization that brings readers and writers together to experience the power of story through accessible and engaging programming in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley. Wordfest hosts year-round literary events featuring the world’s best writers. Over 850 writers have presented at these events over the past 19 years. Festival authors have included Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, John Irving, Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Ford, Alexander McCall Smith and David Suzuki.

Location:  Eau Claire Market, 117- 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.wordfest.com/
For information contact:  info@wordfest.com
Phone:  403.237.9068
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 16/2014
to Oct 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Folk Music Ontario Conference
The Folk Music Ontario conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. The 28th annual conference will take place October 16-19, 2014, at the Westin Bristol Place, Toronto. Members Only Early Bird registration and Youth registration will begin at 10:00am on April 1, 2014.

Venue:  Westin Bristol Place
Location:  950 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/
For information contact:  info@folkmusicontario.ca
Phone:  613-560-5997
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Oct 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Seed Saving - Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop
Learn tips and techniques for harvesting, packaging and storing seeds, and discover how saving seeds is important to saving genetic diversity.
Part of Evergreen's new Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop Series, learn how to turn your outdoor space into an urban food oasis- from fruit trees to bee keeping - at this series of hands-on workshops all about growing food in the city.

Time:  1:00 - 4:00
Venue:  Evergreen Brick Works
Location:  550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9610
For information contact:  acooper@evergreen.ca
Phone:  416-596-1495
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Farming
Oct 20/2014
to Oct 22/2014
Quebec City, QC
ICCE2014: International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (Oct 20-22)
This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. This highly interactive conference and exposition is designed to promote information exchange among scientists, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and exhibitors involved in Clean Energy sector.

The aim of ICCE 2014 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in the clean energy technologies. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in green energy sources and technologies and ICCE 2014 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of clean energy.

Venue:  Campus of Laval University
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://www.iaemm.com/ICCE2014
For information contact:  ICCE2014
Phone:  613 830 1760
Categories:   Science & Technology
Oct 21/2014
to Oct 26/2014
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.
For the past 25 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.
The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. For six days in October, this celebration takes place in the cultural oasis of Granville Island, and continues throughout the year with the Incite reading series at the VPL, special events with leading writers and the Spreading the Word education programs at Lower Mainland schools and in small BC communities.

Venue:  Different venues (check out website)
Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
For information contact:  info@writersfest.bc.ca
Phone:  604-681-6330
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 23/2014
to Nov 2/2014
Toronto, ON
International Festival of Authors
Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literary Award and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://ifoa.org/festival
For information contact:  info@ifoa.org and media@ifoa.org
Phone:  416-973-4760
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Oct 24/2014
to Oct 26/2014
Windsor, ON
BookFest Windsor 2014
Literary Arts Windsor is dedicated to education, understanding, and appreciation of the literary arts by providing performances of an artistic and literary nature in public places, senior citizens’ homes, performance areas, theatres, and educational institutions. We also provide seminars on topics relating to such performances. BookFest Windsor began in 2002, and in the inaugural year welcomed 450 attendees during its one-day program. In 2012, the festival was included in Canadian Geographic’s list of top literary festivals in Canada. The festival proper has grown to a three-day event, with multiple lead-up activities, presentations and workshops. Attendance at Bookfest 2013 events numbered in the thousands.

Venue:  Different venues (check out webpage)
Location:  Windsor, ON
Website:  http://bookfestwindsor.com/
For information contact:  info@bookfestwindsor.com
Phone:  c/o 519-255-6770 ext. 4603
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing
Nov 5/2014
to Nov 7/2014
Amsterdam
The 7th international Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
The seventh Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Symposium (NCGG7), will be organized 5-7 November 2014 in Amsterdam, with a focus on “Innovations for a Sustainable Future”. We invite submission of papers and sessions with respect to four themes: (1) Innovation and Integration, (2) Sources, Sinks and Inventories, (3) Atmospheric Processes and (4) Policy Implementation. We welcome participants from science, policy and economic sectors (industry, agriculture, transport)

Venue:  Casa 400
Location:  Amsterdam
Website:  http://www.ncgg.info
For information contact:  office@ncgg.info
Phone:  0-30-232-29-89
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Business & Economics
Nov 8/2014
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Small Press Faire
The fair usually contains exhibitors with poetry books, novels, cookbooks, posters, t-shirts, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, scraps of paper, gum-ball machines with poems, 2x4s with text, etc. Happens twice a year, founded in 1994 by Rob McLennan and James Spyker.

Time:  noon to 5pm
Venue:  Jack Purcell Community Centre
Location:  320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/
For information contact:  Rob McLennan: rob_mclennan@hotmail.com
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture; Publishers & Publishing
Nov 26/2014
to Nov 28/2014
Toronto, ON
Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar
The conference will focus on further wind energy market development in Canada and will offer a crucial update on cutting-edge technologies, new projects and finance.
This strictly B2B event will offer ample opportunities for business networking and promoting your company within the expo.
Located in the networking area exhibition offers 25 table-top exhibition stands where leading wind energy companies will present their technologies and solutions for the industry.
Conference objective: Over 150 top wind energy industry executives will convene in Toronto at the Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar 2014. This strictly B2B exposition and conference focuses on commercial opportunities and challenges brought about by the sustained growth of energy demand in the countries located within the Canada. Canadian Wind Energy Conference presents the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and services to top decision-makers representing the whole of the wind energy sector in the region. Whether you are launching a new product, building your brand awareness, successful targeting new customers or cementing existing relationships with clients Canadian Wind Energy Conference is ideal to assist you in successful reaching these objectives.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Nov 27/2014
to Nov 29/2014
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Folk Music Awards
The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards have a few categories that apply to folk and roots music but they offer only a restricted view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from our community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved.

Location:  508-B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://folkawards.ca/
For information contact:  info@folkawards.ca
Phone:  613-560-5833
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage
Dec 3/2014
Toronto, ON
2014 Gala of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE Press Freedom Awards)
At the CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting, we feature stories that we would never have known about if people had not risked their jobs, their freedom or even their lives to tell us. This annual event is an opportunity to hear these stories and pay tribute to some of these brave individuals. Each year CJFE honours courageous journalists and citizens who defend press freedom and free expression in Canada and internationally.

Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location:  100 Front St W, M5J 1E3, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://cjfe.org/cjfe_gala/event_info
For information contact:  cjfe@cjfe.org
Phone:  416-515-9622
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 16/2014
to Dec 17/2014
Kuala Lumpur
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Conference
ACESE 2014 - Asian Conference on Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The aim of ACESE'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. ACESE'14 will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions who will demonstrate new and exciting research in the fields.

Location:  Kuala Lumpur
Website:  http://acese.net
For information contact:  info@acese.net
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Dec 17/2014
to Dec 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Renewable Energy
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014, the country's Leading renewable energy event organized by McHewel Investment Group, will be held from the 17th - 19th December 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre under the theme "Increasing Energy Capacity with Sustainable renewable sources".
The event will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors, who will gather to debate a new energy future for Canada.
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014 takes place in partnership with Canadian Association for Renewable Energies, as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Canadian Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank from both the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 3,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Dec 31/2014
Victoria, BC
Deadline for British Columbia Historical Federation Writing Competition
Each year, the British Columbia Historical Federation invites submissions for its Annual Historical Writing Competition to authors of British Columbia history; and the winning author is awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.

Location:  Victoria, BC
Website:  http://www.bchistory.ca/awards/book/index.html
For information contact:  info@bchistory.ca
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Arts & Culture
Jan 21/2015
to Jan 24/2015
Halifax, NS
The dead of winter music festival
The In the Dead of Winter festival is an acoustic based festival that will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada annually on the last weekend of January. The goal of the festival is to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of acoustic music in the Atlantic Region, Canada, and the United States. It is of particular importance to the festival to not only celebrate the excellence of our musicians but to also provide venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience.
The In the Dead of Winter Music Festival is organized by a small group of musicians and event producers.

Venue:  Various Venues
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.inthedeadofwinter.com
For information contact:  hgibson@inthedeadofwinter.com
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Apr 4/2015
The Landsberg Award (part of CFJ Awards)
Description: The Canadian Journalism Foundation supports and rewards excellence in Canadian journalism through its annual awards program and by supporting recognition programs run by other organizations. The recipients are presented their awards at the annual CJF Awards, held in June. The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

Time:  Deadline for The Lansberg Award (parto of CFJ Awards)
Website:  http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg
For information contact:  Natalie Turvey: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca
Phone:  416-955-0394
Categories:   Awards, Scholarships, Prizes; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Women
Apr 16/2015
to Apr 19/2015
Hamilton, ON
Ontario's Science Fiction and Fantasy Music Festival
FilKONtario is a festival of music that is inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and many others. The musical influences run from trad folk to last week's chart-topper. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun.

Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.filkontario.ca/index.html
For information contact:  fkoconcom@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
May 30/2015
to Jun 4/2015
Ottawa, ON
Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 84th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  275 Bank St, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://congress2015.ca/home
For information contact:  congress@ideas-idees.ca
Phone:  613-238-6112 (dial 0)
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Education; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 3/2015
Ottawa, ON
8th Annual Conference of Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, promising to be an engaging and provocative conference.

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.anser-ares.ca/conference.php
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Social Policy; Economic Development

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