Meeting Points Conference: Imagination and Spaces for Social Change

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August 26, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Public Policy, Social Sciences

We invite you to Ottawa, ON, Canada on August 26th and 27th 2019 for the conference Meeting Points: Imagination and Spaces for Social Change.

Join us for this two-day interactive event that will consider what creative solutions we can imagine to nurture inclusive communities, and what spaces we can shape to encourage positive social change.

Through keynote panels, paper presentations and participatory workshops, the conference addresses, amongst others, the following questions:

  • Education: What pedagogies facilitate imagination and resilience in youth? How can schools support inclusive spaces for diverse student populations? How can education improvise solutions to address environmental and social challenges?

  • Arts: How can experiences of dance, music or songwriting build socially-engaged individuals? How does embodiment and improvisation nurture community welfare?

  • Community: What creative strategies sustain community development? How does decolonization help to reimagine Canadian communities? How can faiths create spaces for meaningful encounters?

  • Socio-economic realities: How can institutions enact sustainable solutions to social and economic exclusion? How does moral imagination trigger new discourses on public engagement?

Open to researchers, community leaders and activists, and/or educators interested in bridging reflection and action for constructive social change. A unique opportunity for exchange, networking and professional development!

How do I register?

Registration open until Monday 12th August, follow the link: Academic conferences
Registration fees include two full days of programming, lunches and coffee breaks, as well as the conference dinner.
Regular rate CAD230 (+tax)
Student rate CAD120 (+tax)

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Conference hosted by the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa ON K1S 1C4, Canada.


Contact Info: 

For more information, please email the conference organizers (Dr. Cécile Rozuel and Dr. Lauren Michelle Levesque) at

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