TC 97


Fourth Annual Telecommunities Canada Conference

August 15-18 1997 * Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Preliminary Deadline: March 28, 1997

Papers * Panels * Tutorials Workshops * Demonstrations * Posters

Sponsored by

Chebucto Community Net and Telecommunities Canada

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The Fourth Annual Conference of Telecommunities Canada will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 15-18, 1997. This conference brings together people from across Canada and around the world who are involved in Community Networking. Building on a tradition of combining pragmatism with a vision of the future, this year's conference has as its theme "PARTNERSHIPS".

Partnerships can play a crucial role in the stages of community net development from the initial community discussions, through to organizing, building and sustaining the community infrastructure. Technical, organizational and financial aspects of a community net can benefit through bilateral and multilateral partnerships among business, government and social or volunteer sectors.

The Industry Canada Community Access Program, (CAP), has provided start-up funding and the initial support for community access sites. We will be interested in success stories (and pitfalls) and will explore strategies for sustaining and further developing these sites.

This conference will be of interest to the following people:

We are interested in a variety of approaches to presentation of material including panel discussions, demonstrations, hands-on workshops and papers. This initial call for presentations allows you to influence the shape this conference will take. Your ideas on both topics and format will be considered as we map out the full form of the conference.

Possible Topics

The Site

Telecommunities 97 will be held on the campus of Dalhousie University, walking distance from Historic Properties and Halifax's exciting and vibrant harbour front. Conference sessions will be held in the spacious Student Union Building which will be dedicated to our needs. Accomodation will be available in the Dal residence at very attractive rates. If you wish to make other accomodation arrangements, we suggest you reserve early, 97 is predicted to be a busy tourist year for Halifax and space will be at a premium. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Submit a response form to this Call.


Call for Presentations:
Ruth Bailey <>
6461 Liverpool St.
Halifax, NS
B3L 1Y3
Nova Scotia

Registration and Accomodations:
Truman Layton <>