The ABCD Festival drew people from all over the world. 180 people from 21 countries gathered to learn, celebrate and connect with fellow ABCD practitioners. The June 2015 ABCD Festival was held in Blackpool, UK.
The Festival presented those who attended with an opportunity to hear from practitioners, local residents and fellow ABCD enthusiasts from around the world about their community building efforts.
Coady International Institute
ABCD in Action
ABCD Asia Pacific
Bank of I.D.E.A.S
Links to a few of the highlights:
Video: Keynote speech,"'Looking Inside Out: Our Way Is the Community Way," by ABCD faculty member and head of ABCD Europe, Cormac Russell
Video: John McKnight's keynote speech "What I Have Learned So Far," the history, practice and future of ABCD
Audio: Jody Kretzmann on "Reading the Tea Leaves"
Video: Cormac Russell book Launch of "Looking Back to Looking Forward: in conversation with John McKnight," the heritage of ABCD and its place in the world today.
Video: Faculty member Peter Kenyon’s talk "Rural Development around the World Through the Lens of ABCD"
For more ABCD Festival audio presentations and interviews, click here for the Coady International website.