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|August 2016|
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12th edition of the World Social Forum

In less than a week, from August 9 to 14, the city of Montreal will welcome the 12th edition of the World Social Forum. Tens of thousands of participants are expected for this international event, all willing to build a just and sustainable world, in which every person and every people has a place and enough space to make their voices heard. In order to enjoy this great event, the Esplanade team has selected a few activities and places that you will not want to miss!

  • Find us at the Institut du Nouveau Monde’s Summer School from August 8 to 12. We will co-facilitate the “Entrepreneurship” profile with Percolab. (Check out the schedule & program).
  • Enjoy the beautiful space of the SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques) and participate in Place to B Canada, the participatory newsroom of the WSF. You’ll have access to a coworking space as well as different collaborative expriences and workshops that aim to bring people together and foster the co-creation of a new narrative around social and environmental change. (Program & schedule).
  • Go up to Jarry Park to visit Eco2Fest, an innovation camp that celebrates collaborative and ecological conception for a zero-waste society. Organised by OuiShare Quebec, this event provides different opportunities to meet eco-entrepreneurs, attend collaborative workshops as well as conferences every afternoon.

And because we really want to make you happy, here is a selection of conferences and workshops that you might be interested in:

Diane's talks
On August 23rd, from 6 to 8pm, the Esplanade is happy to welcome Diane Bérard, columnist at Les Affaires, as part of the Diane’s talks series. On that day, Diane will facilitate a conversation with the economist Ianik Marcil about the market ‘moods’.
Nouveau Projet #10
August 25th is an important date for Nouveau Projet! It is the celebration of its 10th issue! And we couldn’t be happier because they chose Esplanade as their space to celebrate this moment! This collaboration is the first of a long series between our two communities who share common interests and a strong desire to advance social innovation in Quebec by working together! We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Grants just for you!
The Esplanade team is always on the lookout for new funding opportunities for your projects. Here is a short update on the grants available at the moment:
- The VIVA MTL contest aims to reward the commitment of those who make their neighbourhood shine and who are a source of pride to their fellow citizens.
- Apply to the the PRAM-EST program for a chance to receive up to $250,000 that will support your project that supports economic development in Montreal East.

New residents
Our team is always happy to share the names of the organizations and/or individuals who have decided to set up their working space at Esplanade: Benoit Courcelles, professor at Polytechnique Montreal and founder of Culturelivy.
 
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