Canadian Science Policy Centre

Canadian Science Policy Centre

October 11, 2012 10:34 ET

CSPC 2012-Early Bird Registration Deadline this Friday, October 12th

Calgary, Alberta November 5th - 7th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - This Friday is the last day for early bird registration. Please go to to register now.

Conference highlights include:

The Opening address on Monday, November 5th by the Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology)

The Keynote discussion at 5:30 PM, moderated by the Hon. Jim Edwards:

Pulling Together: "What is the appropriate division of labour between business, government, and the academy in advancing science-based innovation in Canada?" a dialogue with the three Honourary Co-Chairs:

  • The Hon. Preston Manning C.C., President & CEO, Manning Centre for Building Democracy
  • Dr. Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Former Chair and CEO, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • M. Elizabeth Cannon, PhD, FCAE, FRSC, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary

A luncheon address on Tuesday, November 6th by the Hon. Stephen Khan, Alberta Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education

A Keynote speech on the morning of Wednesday, November 7th by Ian Gillespie, PhD, former Head - Science and Technology Policy Division Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

An impressive list of more than 90 speakers in 21 panel sessions will be on hand over 2 1/2 days to discuss the pressing issues of science policy today under four themes:

  • Innovating on energy supply and demand for more sustainable resource management: a critical test for the integration of science, technology and policy
  • Re-imagining Canadian Healthcare: How innovation in science and policy can contribute to a more sustainable system?
  • Food, Fuel and Farmers: Agriculture at the convergence of multi-disciplinary science policy issues
  • Science-Technology-Society-Nexus

For the complete agenda please go to

Don't miss Canada's premiere science policy conference as it brings a spotlight to Western Canada science and innovation!

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