News Release

REF NO.: 38

SUBJECT: International conference to explore links between culture and economic development

DATE: October 11, 2011

Note to editors:
Culture and tourism can be strange bedfellows. On the one hand, culture can help drive the economies of tourist-friendly regions. On the other, the influence of tourism can impact the very culture that draws visitors in.
This complexity is just one topic that will be examined at North Atlantic Forum 2011: Culture, Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development, held at the Delta Hotel, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 13-15.           The conference, organized in part by Memorial University’s Harris Centre, will include presentations from six internationally renowned keynote speakers, as well as sessions with nearly 60 presenters, both academics and practitioners, who will explore a range of topics all related to the lucrative, but sometimes tense, relationship between culture and sustainable development.
Media are welcome to attend.

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