New Government, New Horizons in Science and Innovation Policy

The 7th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2015) 
Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa Nov 25-27th

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - As the first science and innovation policy forum held after the federal election, CSPC 2015 is well positioned to lead the discussions on the priorities and directions for the new Liberal Government. Join the hundreds from government, academia, private and nonprofit sectors to shape the future of science and innovation policy in Canada under the changing political landscape.

CSPC 2015 Features:

Hon. Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Canada's newest Minister of Science

Dr. Art McDonald, recipient of 2015 Nobel Prize in physics, will deliver the opening speech at CSPC 2015.

A Keynote presentations on "Science Advice to Governments", featuring the Chief Science Adviser of New Zealand: Sir Peter Gluckman 

3 pre-conference workshops/symposiums, 22 panel sessions, 500+ participants, 100 panelists, interactive formats, a science policy photo contest, and a conference after party.

Hot Topics!

  • Science Advice to Government
  • Evidence Based Decision Making
  • Science in the Digital Age
  • Converging Technologies
  • Science Innovation & Development
  • Big Science
  • Diaspora Scientists

More than 100 leaders of science and innovation will be speaking in 3 days event, including:

Roseann Runte, The President and Vice-Chancellor Carleton University
John Knubley, Deputy Minister Industry Canada
Alan Bernstein, President & CEO, CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Wendy Cukier, Vice-President Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
Arthur Carty, Former Science Adviser to PM Paul Martin
Campbell Clark, Chief Political Writer, The Globe and Mail
Gerard Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Healthcare
Brigitte Nolet, Head of Global Public Policy, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Gilles Patry, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Maryse Lassonde, President Elect, Royal Society of Canada
Remi Quirion, Chief Scientist Officer Quebec
Ken Knox, Chair Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC)

Be Part of the Future of Science and Innovation Policy in Canada

REGISTER HERE: and be part of the 500+ science policy leaders influencing Canada's science and innovation policy. 

SOURCE Canadian Science Policy Centre

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