2019-04-11 17:00:00 2019-04-11 21:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Testimonial Dinner and Awards 2019 Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Toronto,255 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9

Thursday April 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Toronto
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9

Lisa LaFlamme hosted our night as we honoured Rona Ambrose, George Cope, Farah Mohamed, Alan Bernstein and Pierre-Marc Johnson in Toronto on April 11. Yoshua Bengio, artificial intelligence pioneer and newly minted Turing Award winner, was our keynote speaker. Watch all the acceptance speeches!
About the Event

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Highlights of the 2019 #PPFawards: Inspiring speeches from our honourees

Watch the Testimonial Dinner and Awards 2019

Lisa LaFlamme of CTV News hosted our celebration of great leadership with more than 1,200 others at our annual can’t-miss dinner.

This year, we honoured Rona Ambrose, Alan Bernstein, George Cope, Pierre-Marc Johnson and Farah Mohamed. We also recognized emerging leader Maayan Ziv and the winner of the Hyman Solomon Award for Public Policy Journalism, Karyn PuglieseRead more about these great Canadians.

Keynote: Turing Award winner Dr. Yoshua Bengio

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Yoshua Bengio, artificial intelligence pioneer and director of Mila, the machine learning lab at University of Montreal gave a keynote. He just won this year’s Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of computing.

He also appeared on our AI panel at Canada Growth Summit 2019, also on April 11.

About the event

Each year at the Public Policy Forum’s Testimonial Dinner in Toronto, people from all sectors of Canadian society gather to pay tribute to distinguished leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of public policy and good governance. More than 110 outstanding Canadians have been honoured since 1988.

The official after-party: Wonk Prom

Lisa LaFlamme
Yoshua Bengio