Past Events

September 2019

Event Starts Friday September 27, 2019

Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption: Session 1 – The New Biology

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

We’ll be talking about CRISPR, synthetic biology, engineering: how new technologies are changing the way we interact with biological information and biological systems. PPF Fellow Rob Annan will be our keynote speaker and Dan Munro will facilitate the exciting day on Friday, Sept. 27 that runs from 9 a.m. until...

  • When

    Friday September 27, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Where Bayview Yards Innovation Centre
    7 Bayview Station Rd., Ottawa

Event Starts Wednesday September 25, 2019

Workshop on the impact of AI on the workforce, culture and social cohesion

The Public Policy Forum (PPF) is collaborating with the Banff Forum for a series of workshops with Banff Forum members across the country.  These discussions are part of the regional consultations that PPF is undertaking as part of its Brave New Work project.   This session in Montreal is our...

  • When

    Wednesday September 25, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where Montreal

Event Starts Wednesday September 18, 2019
Event Ends Friday September 20, 2019

Public Policy Leadership Program: First Ottawa in-class session

This is the first three-day in-class session of the new Public Policy Leadership Program (PPLP) offered jointly by the Public Policy Forum and the Telfer School of Management.

  • When

    Wednesday September 18, 2019 - Friday September 20, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Where Telfer School of Management Centre for Executive Leadership
    99 Bank Street, Suite 200, Ottawa

August 2019

Event Starts Monday August 19, 2019
Event Ends Sunday August 25, 2019

Action Canada 2019/2020 – Yukon Study Tour

Following tradition, Action Canada is heading North for one its study tours.

  • When

    Monday August 19, 2019 - Sunday August 25, 2019
    6:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where Yukon

Event Starts Friday August 16, 2019

Keeping Up with the Speed of Disruption: Session 1

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity for public service executives to better understand disruptive technologies and the way they are challenging policy and governance approaches. Government reactions often lag long behind technological changes; how can governments not only catch up, but reorient their organizations to reliably...

  • When

    Friday August 16, 2019
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Where Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
    7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON, K1Y2C5

June 2019

Event Starts Wednesday June 26, 2019

Brave New Work Conference

Shaping the future of work in Canada

Technology, demographics and other factors are transforming the world of work – and quickly. Push aside the dystopian scenarios and watch this discussion that helped shape policy pathways to enable Canadians to thrive in the jobs of the future.

  • When

    Wednesday June 26, 2019
    7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where MaRS Discovery District
    101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Event Starts Wednesday June 19, 2019
Event Ends Friday June 21, 2019

Public Policy Leadership Program: Second Ottawa in-class session

This is the second three-day in-class session of the new Public Policy Leadership Program (PPLP) offered jointly by the Public Policy Forum (PPF) and the Telfer School of Management.

  • When

    Wednesday June 19, 2019 - Friday June 21, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Where Telfer School of Management Centre for Executive Leadership
    99 Bank Street, Suite 200, Ottawa

Event Starts Friday June 14, 2019

Work in Progress: Why jobs are changing and where are the opportunities for all?

And why are jobs changing? Join the Indigenomics Institute's Carol Ann Hilton and Microsoft's Edoardo de Martin for a dialogue facilitated by SFU's Mark Winston on June 14 in Vancouver.

  • When

    Friday June 14, 2019
    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Where Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue
    580 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Event Starts Thursday June 13, 2019
Event Ends Sunday June 16, 2019

Action Canada 2019/2020 – First Study Tour

The newest Action Canada cohort will start their journey on June 13 in Vancouver. Follow along with them!

  • When

    Thursday June 13, 2019 - Sunday June 16, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Where Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia

May 2019

Event Starts Wednesday May 29, 2019

Jane Suiter on the Irish Citizens’ Assembly and its lessons for Canada

Three years ago, ninety-nine randomly selected citizens from across Ireland met for twelve weekends to tackle a range of issues that had deadlocked politicians: abortion, climate change, aging, and parliamentary reform. Join us on May 29 in Ottawa for a special talk with Dr. Jane Suiter about the story of the Irish Citizens' Assembly and its lessons for Canada.

  • When

    Wednesday May 29, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where Impact Hub Ottawa
    6th Floor - 123 Slater St. Ottawa

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