Canadian Science Policy Centre

Canadian Science Policy Centre

September 12, 2011 11:05 ET

Dr. Mehrdad Hariri in Ottawa Sept 14-16 to promote Canadian Science Policy Conference (Nov. 16-18 2011)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - For its third edition, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) is at the Ottawa Convention Centre on November 16-18, 2011! CSPC brings together over 500 delegates, including leaders in science, industry, government, and the non profit sector, to share ideas on key challenges in Canadian science, technology and innovation.

CSPC 2011 themes are:

  • Enabling Private Sector Innovation
  • Science, Politics and Culture in Canada
  • Exploring the True North: Reflections on Northern Science Policy
  • 2011: International Year of Chemistry
  • Full day Workshop on "The Nuts and Bolts of Science Policy"

Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) has been confirmed as a keynote speaker.

Our full speakers list will be released soon!

Dr. Mehrdad Hariri, chairman of the event, will be in Ottawa between September 14 and 16. He will be available for interviews or meetings with Ottawa media.*

Please see the preliminary program at:

*To reserve a slot for an interview with Dr. Hariri, please contact Jon Boyle at 613.226.8317 or

Press passes for the November conference are also available.

Contact Information

  • Verney Conference Management
    P. Jon Boyle
    Marketing Coordinator
    613.722.7725 (FAX)