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The following is the latest announcement from our friends at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2012.  Please register soon if you wish to attend!

CSPC 2012 – Approaching Capacity – Register Now!

November 5 – 7, 2012

Registration is nearing the capacity of the TELUS Spark Centre. Please go to https://www.verney.ca/cspc2012/registration/index.php
to register now.

For the first time, Calgary will be host to the leaders of science and innovation policy in Canada. More than 100 speakers will discuss today’s pressing issues of science and innovation policy in 21 panel sessions, such as:

  • The Need for a Uniquely Canadian Perspective on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Here there be Monsters:  Science Advice with Uncertainty or Unknowledge
  • The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese:  Turning Talk of Creativity into a Sustainable Creative Economy
  • Dissecting Canada’s Science & Technology Landscape
  • Thinking Big: Science Culture and Policy in Canada

CSPC features an exhilarating program including:

An opening keynote speech by the Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology)

Keynote discussion: 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
  • M. Elizabeth Cannon, PhD, FCAE, FRSC, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Former Chair and CEO, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Moderated by the Hon. Jim Edwards, former broadcaster, business executive and parliamentarian, Chair of the NSERC Governing Council.

Two receptions hosted by Genome Canada and the Alberta Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education on Monday, November 5th

Mel Wong, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Advanced Technologies, Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education on Tuesday, November 6th.

Movie entertainment at the TELUS Spark’s HD Digital Dome Theatre is included on Tuesday evening.

Iain Gillespie, PhD, former Head – Science and Technology Policy Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday, November 7th.

Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities, including three continental breakfasts and two lunches.

CSPC 2012 themes:

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

For the complete agenda please go to http://www.cspc2012.ca/agenda.php

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Register today at https://www.verney.ca/cspc2012/registration/index.php to avoid disappointment.

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