Canadian Science Policy Centre

Canadian Science Policy Centre

October 30, 2012 14:40 ET

Leaders of Science and Innovation Policy from Across Canada Will Get Together in Calgary, Alberta-Canadian Science Policy Conference 2012

Calgary, Alberta - November 5th - 7th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), the largest science and innovation policy forum in Canada, will gather 350 people; leaders of science and innovation policy from across the country, to Calgary Alberta. CSPC 2012 features 21 panel sessions and more than 100 speakers.

For the first time, CSPC 2012 will have live streaming of all keynote and plenary sessions at this year's conference.

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These include:

Opening speeches, including remarks by the Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology,

A dialogue with the three Honourary Co-Chairs moderated by the Hon. Jim Edwards, titled: Pulling Together: "What is the appropriate division of labour between business, government, and the academy in advancing science-based innovation in Canada?"

  • 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

Resolving the Canadian Paradox: The Need for a Uniquely Canadian Perspective on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy - moderated by Dr. Chad Gaffield, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Innovation, R&D and Productivity in the Oil and Gas Sector - moderated by Dr. Bev Dahlby, Fellow, Institute for Public Economics, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Fostering Growth through science, technology & innovation: (re)aligning policy and practice in the "open" age - Dr. Iain Gillespie former Head - Science and Technology Policy Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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