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Street Level - MPA Alumni Conference
Friday, October 28, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

London Public Library, Central Branch, Citi Plaza, 251 Dundas St, London, ON

Local Government Alumni Conference 2016

Please join us for Western's Local Government Program Alumni Society 2016 annual conference. This year’s theme is Street Level: Connecting Government to Community.

Our keynote speaker will be Sam Tsemberis, the founder and executive director of Pathways to Housing, a Housing First program for individuals with serious mental illnesses, long histories of homelessness.

We also invite you to join us for Cocktails & Conversation, a networking reception taking place at YOU Made It Café, 332 Richmond Street, London, on the Thursday evening prior to the conference. The guest speaker will be Steve Cordes, BA'84, Executive Director, Youth Opportunities Unlimited. There is no additional fee to attend Cocktails & Conversation.

* Registration fees are:
for alumni
$75 for non-alumni
for full-time MPA students and recent graduates (5 years out or less)
for a workplace group of six individuals

A continental breakfast and hot lunch are included.

Sorry, no refunds - but you may send another delegate in your place.


8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 Land Acknowledgment & Smudge
8:45 Opening Remarks
Reconciliation & Local Governments with Suze Morrison
9:55 Coffee Break
10:15 Five Minute Thesis
10:50 Housing & Homelessness Done Differently with Sam Tsemberis


Lunch - Sponsored by Aird and Berlis

Local Government Alumni Society AGM


Breakout Sessions
(1) Professor Panel on Current Issues in Local Government
(2) Youth Engagement & Economic Development in Rural Municipalities with Launch Pad and OMAFRA
(3) Research as Ceremony

2:45 Dr. Sancton & Dr. Young's Last Lecture/Book List
3:15 Award of Excellence & Program Recognition
3:45 Closing Remarks

Follow us on Twitter @LocalGovAlumni and #LocalGov.

MAP - London Public Library, Central Branch (Friday Conference)

MAP - YOU Made It Café (Thursday Cocktails and Conversation)

* In addition to the networking and professional development that alumni have come to expect from the annual conference, this year's organizing committee has decided to use the conference to showcase a promote the Local Government Program to a wider audience including community organizations.  To support this goal, we have decided to offer special promotional pricing that will allow a wider range of delegates to attend.

Local Government Program Alumni 2016 Annual General Meeting Notice: 

In accordance of Article 5.09 of the Constitution of the Local Government Program Alumni Society of Western University, please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Local Government Program Alumni Society, Western University will take place on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the London Public Library, Central Branch, starting at 12:30 p.m.  All graduates of the Local Government Program, Western University are invited to attend.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.

We are sorry, the deadline for buying tickets online for this event has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 1 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you would like to attend. We will respond to let you know if tickets are still available.














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