Announcing the 6th Canadian Science Policy Conference

April 7, 2014
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Mark your calendar and save the date for the 6th Annual Canadian Science Policy Conference, to be held at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 15 - 17, 2014.

The CSPC 2014 Themes are:

  • Canadian Science and Technology Strategy: Looking Towards 2020
  • Innovation in Partnerships: A Recipe for Success
  • The Art and Science of Risk Assessment: A Global Conversation
  • Advancing Canadian Economic Development and Prosperity with S&T

CSPC 2014 is proud to have two distinguished Honourary Co-Chairs:

Frank McKenna
Deputy Chairman of Toronto Dominion Bank and Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States

John Risley
President and CEO of Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Call for Proposals: Add Your Voice to the Conversation at CSPC 2014!

CSPC 2014 is looking for dynamic, interactive, and engaging panel sessions and case studies that align with the conference themes and would appeal to a diverse, national audience. We are especially keen to see proposals that will offer new insights and direction to science policy in Canada, as well as proposals that will engage young professionals and private sector. Sessions that emphasize engagement and interaction between speakers and audience are strongly encouraged.

Presentation Streams

  • Standard Panel Format
  • Green Paper Discussions
  • Lightning/TED-type Talks
  • Interactive Learning Sessions
  • Debate Format
  • At Issue Format
  • Case Studies

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit The deadline for panel submissions is Friday June 6, 2014!

Support CSPC 2014!

CSPC 2014 in Halifax (October 15th-17th) will be an excellent opportunity for your organization to be exposed to a multitude of stakeholders from across the country. CSPC offers a range of opportunities for organizations interested in supporting science and innovation policy dialogue in Canada.

Supporters will also benefit from CSPC’s extensive national and international community networks and social media presence, as well as mainstream media coverage of the conference.

The 6th edition of the Canadian Science Policy Conference is expected to attract 400+ participants and 100+ expert panelists and speakers to Halifax’s World Trade and Conference Centre.

For more information contact us at and 647-346-8609.

Become a Community Partner

The Canadian Science Policy Conference (CPSC) invites your organization to become a Community Partner for CSPC 2014!

CSPC brings together representatives from the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors of Canada to examine key policy challenges in science and innovation. By becoming a Community Partner, you join the national science, technology and innovation policy network. Community Partners help in building a national science and innovation policy dialogue and spread the word about the upcoming CSPC conference. This would primarily involve publicizing CSPC 2014 to boost awareness and attendance. You can become a Community Partner by helping us with any of the following:

  • Include CSPC announcements in your newsletter
  • Circulate CSPC relevant news through your mailing list
  • Include a link to CSPC on your website
  • Donate advertising space to CSPC

ll Community Partners benefit from supporting CSPC by raising the profiles of their organizations among the science and innovation policy community and the public. The support of Community Partners will be acknowledged on our website and in our printed conference proceedings. In addition, becoming a CSPC Community Partner is a great way to network with other organizations with an interest and stake in science policy in Canada.

Support the development of a strong science policy conference in Canada! To find out more about how to become a Community Partner and what your organization can do to support CSPC 2014, please contact

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic individuals to help make the sixth anniversary of CSPC our best conference yet. CSPC 2014 will be held in Halifax in October, and there are lots of exciting opportunities to get involved between then and now! Do you have familiarity in engaging stakeholders? Want to get experience in hosting a national conference? Get involved with CSPC 2014 today! For more information, please visit:, or contact

Further Information

Who should attend CSPC: Industrial and academic researchers and scholars, senior representatives from industry, government policy-makers (federal, territorial, provincial, local), research granting agencies and funding bodies, NGOs, entrepreneurs, students and trainees, writers and journalists, communications and government relations professionals, CEOs, R&D managers, and heads of scientific associations, consultants, anybody with interest in science and innovation policy.

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