The 2017 Concordia Forum - Montréal, Québec, Canada
The 2017 Concordia Forum is scheduled to take place in October 2017 near Montréal, Quebec, Canada for alumni and new participants from around the world. As with all Concordia Forum retreats, participation is invitation-only, though those interested in attending can apply now through our website. Delegates are invited on the basis of their proven track record of innovative work, leadership potential, and passion to give something back to their communities. Financial assistance is available for those who have demonstrated such leadership, but have limited means.
Having sold out two months in advance last year, we have increased the number of participants this year to 200. As with all Concordia Forum retreats, we start with an exclusive semi-rural venue, located away from the distractions of modern life and surrounded by natural beauty. There are opportunities to clear the mind and revitalise the spirit among new friends. The heart of the Forum consists of strategic networking sessions, workshops, and discussions on issues including political changes and conflicts in the Muslim world, social justice issues, grassroots organising, and media narratives with keynote speeches from international leaders.
There are also opportunities to to collaborate on delegate driven projects for the common good, leveraging the resources provided by the Forum’s network. You can also present your own projects seeking advice and support. The Concordia Forum has directly facilitated hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial and in-kind support between its members.
Additionally. the retreat will also include various types of entertainment and team-building activities as well as nights of performance, music, poetry, and dance with special attention to the culture of the area where the Forum is held. Short trips to nearby sites of interest are also provided.
All discussions at the Concordia Forum retreat are held under the Chatham House Rule, which allows people to express independent views and encourages free discussion. Social media use during the event is prohibited to protect privacy and minimise security risks.