Nearly 300 people from communities throughout the Columbia Basin attended the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the free Symposium took place October 22 to 24, 2010, in Revelstoke. Click here to read the complete report on the 2010 Symposium.
The event sought to engage key leaders and residents active in their communities to collectively look toward the future of the Columbia Basin, while also discussing and addressing some of today's key issues. The Symposium included several facilitated sessions covering economic development, alternate energy, community engagement and building resilient organizations. Information presented at these sessions can be found in print and video format in the Presentation Section.
The Symposium introduced an innovative regional future scenario planning process as a way to begin a conversation about the Basin's future. Guided by Innovative Leadership, an organization with extensive experience in rural settings, a significant portion of the Symposium involved participants working together to craft and discuss possible future scenarios for the Basin. The process and resulting scenarios are described in the Scenario Planning Summary Report.
Click here to view photos from the weekend or see below to view a highlights video from the weekend, including the evening of Basin Culture.