Media Advisory - Canadian Science Policy Conference, Toronto, Oct 28-30, 2009

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Science Policy Conference has brought together Canada's academic, industry, government, and non-profit sectors to discuss the most important science policy issues facing the country. In addition to the keynote addresses mentioned below, there will be 13 panel discussions featuring 58 prominent speakers (see http://sciencepolicy.ca).

    
    Conference Venues:

    Oct. 28 - Marriott Eaton Centre, Lower Level
    Oct. 29, 30 - 89 Chestnut St. Conference Centre

    Highlights:

    -   Wed. Oct. 28, 6:30 pm, Marriott Eaton Centre: Opening remarks by the
        Hon. John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and
        Universities, and Minister of Research and Innovation, followed by a
        Keynote Address from Dr. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-chief, Science
        Magazine.

    -   Thurs. Oct 29, 12 noon, 89 Chestnut St.: Keynote address by
        Preston Manning, President and CEO of the Manning Centre for Building
        Democracy.

    -   Fri. Oct 30, 9 am, 89 Chestnut St.: Keynote address by the
        Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, Science and Technology
    

There will be risers available for cameras at the keynote and plenary sessions and outputs available for audio recording.

SOURCE Canadian Science Policy Conference

For further information: For further information: All session are open to the media and you are invited to contact Pamela Gutteridge at (416) 421-0595, pamela.gutteridge@sciencepolicy.ca to be added to the media list

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