What makes a thriving economy that builds connections between people and the places they live?

Please join us for an engaging and interactive evening with economist, attorney, and award-winning author Michael H. Shuman. Mr. Shuman will share his thoughts on economic development as practiced today, and will set out an alternative set of principles and practices involving a local living economies approach that focuses on local business and an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them.

After the presentation, The Design Nerds will lead the audience through a nerd jam! The audience will breaks into teams of 6 – 8 people and tackle ten different economic design challenges. A Design Nerd Jam is a tried tested and true method for collaborative brainstorming and innovation. The cornerstone of the process is Collaborative Rapid Idea Generation, Participant Empowerment and Fun!

Event entry is by donation, but registration is required. There will be tapas and a cash bar. All proceeds support the bursary program for SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development.


Space is limited- register today!



Location: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street Victoria BC V8W 2B2

Date: Tuesday October 1st, 2013

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Cost: By donation, all proceeds create adult student bursaries. Suggested $10-$50.

Contact: Nicole Chaland — certced@sfu.ca