ABCD Festival

The ABCD Institute, Coady International Institute, ABCD in Action, ABCD Asia Pacific and Bank of I.D.E.A.S have come together to host the 'ABCD Festival'.

The festival, from the 15th-19th June 2015 will be an opporutunity to reflect on what's been learned over the past four years about asset-based community development (ABCD). Participants will hear from practitioners, local residents, and fellow ABCD enthusiasts from around the world about their community building efforts.

Commenting on the festival, Cormac Russell, Co-director of ABCD Europe, said: "This is an opportunity to celebrate our efforts to ensure local action continues to proliferate and flourish. We are proud to host this conference alongside our friends and colleagues from around the world."

The organisers are expecting the founders of the ABCD Institute John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann, the leaders at the Coady International Instutite, and many of the ABCD Institute Faculty. They will also be joined by fellow ABCDers from ABCD Asia Pacific and ABCD Europe. And they are inviting people fromother citizen-led movements to share their learnings.

It will be held at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, Blackpool and it will be £480 per person inclusive of accommodation for four evenings, food, entertainment and festival fee.

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Last Updated : 19 December 2014. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.