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International Neighbourhood Houses & Settlement Conference
inspire 2014


International Federation of Settlements (IFS) Conference
A Time to Inspire and Be Inspired!
May 5th to 9th, 2014
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Submission Date: October 15, 2013

The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is an association of national, regional and local organizations working to strengthen communities around the world. Its mission is to build an inclusive global community by empowering, inspiring and connecting people who work locally for social justice. Among several key goals, IFS works with member organizations to present an international conference every two years. The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia (ANHBC) is the main partner organizing the IFS Conference: INSPIRE 2014.

Inspiration is the overarching theme for INSPIRE 2014, with 4 identified subthemes and workshop streams (see next page). The invitation to presenters is for innovation in design, with interactive presentations and facilitated discussions. The conference will include formats such as PechaKucha presentations with facilitated discussions, a Think Tank for those who want to work on "Moving the Movement", and other interactive learning opportunities. Workshops will be scheduled on Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To submit and application and for any questions, please respond to this call for presentation by October 15, 2013 and return to or fill up the online application form by visiting

Please Respond to the following questions and include a short bio of the presenter.




6.    Which conference sub-themes and / or Workshop stream does you presentation fall under:

       Place-based Approach: Integrating community development, service delivery and social justice.

       Intercultural Neighbourhood Development: Bringing diversity of people, sectors and disciplines together.

       Innovative Approaches and Tools for Community Engagement.

       Moving the Movement: Strategies to mobilize people, build power and create deep social, political and cultural change.