Past Events

June 2018

Event Starts Thursday June 28, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 4

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice.

  • When

    Thursday June 28, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where The Wabano Centre

Event Starts Thursday June 14, 2018

Social Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Leveraging social innovation to drive Canada’s economy

A PPF Speaker's Series Event

Please join us for our Public Policy Speakers’ Series, featuring Ilse Treurnicht, Vinod Rajasekaran and Imagine Canada’s Chief Economist, Brian Emmett. While Canada has recently outperformed its G7 counterparts economically, innovation, productivity and competitiveness remain challenges, as does inclusive and sustainable growth. Meeting tomorrow’s innovation demands, now require us to rethink social policy and how...

  • When

    Thursday June 14, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Where Public Policy Forum
    1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa, Ontario

Event Starts Wednesday June 6, 2018

Defending Canadian Democracy from Cyber Attacks

As Canada prepares for the 2019 federal election, government institutions, political parties, individual politicians and media are all on the radar of adversaries, ranging in sophistication, from hacktivists to foreign governments. Understanding the potential for attack and what organizations and individuals can do to thwart these threats is key to ensuring the legitimacy of Canadian elections.

  • When

    Wednesday June 6, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 1C3

Event Starts Friday June 1, 2018

Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption: Session 4

A Public Policy Forum Seminar Series

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 keep up in the future?...

  • When

    Friday June 1, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

May 2018

Event Starts Thursday May 31, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 3

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice.

  • When

    Thursday May 31, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where The Wabano Centre

Event Starts Wednesday May 23, 2018

2018 Governor General Innovation Awards – Discussion Panel and Reception

Meet the Faces of Canadian Innovation

Watch the video of the newly minted 2018 Governor General Innovation Award laureates having a candid discussion about their challenges, their triumphs, and what Canada needs to do to grow as an innovation nation.

  • When

    Wednesday May 23, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Where Global Centre for Pluralism
    330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C7

Event Starts Monday May 14, 2018

Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

An Evening Panel Discussion

Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots and algorithms designed to keep us scrolling through the latest outrage. News organizations and social media platforms struggle to deal with these media manipulators, particularly after major tragedies or during heated political campaigns like the current one in Ontario.

  • When

    Monday May 14, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where University of Ottawa Desmarais Building Room 1160
    55 Laurier Ave. DMS Building, Room 1160

Event Starts Friday May 4, 2018

Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption: Session 3

A Public Policy Forum Seminar Series

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 keep up in the future?...

  • When

    Friday May 4, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Event Starts Thursday May 3, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 2

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice. The sessions will be facilitated by a team of experienced moderators and involve presentations by leading experts including Indigenous leaders, discussion, critical thinking and interactive learning. The...

  • When

    Thursday May 3, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where The Wabano Centre

April 2018

Event Starts Thursday April 26, 2018

Canada Next: Workshop

The Canada Next Workshop will convene experts on the economy, the future of work, and governance to confront challenges posed by emerging and disruptive technologies. The workshop will draw on the insights of experts with experience in both the machinery of government and in disruptive technologies to identify and engage in candid and creative discussions...

  • When

    Thursday April 26, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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