On Wednesday, November 1st, Irene Sterian contributed to, “Riding the Wave: Energy and Environment” from 3:00-4:30pm. On Thursday, November 2nd, Irene Sterian joined the “Technology Convergence” panel from 3:30-5:00pm.
From November 1st-3rd in Ottawa, at the 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference, professionals from industry, academia, and science-based governmental departments met to address current & emerging issues.
Wednesday, November 1st
Irene Sterian contributed to the, “Riding the Wave: Energy and Environment” discussion to address the nexus between energy, water, health and food, and a transition from a resource-based to a knowledge-driven economy. In this session, speakers discussed their vision and strategic directions, policy and planning initiatives for disruptive innovations and transformative challenges for Canada. Together, they analyzed trends and ability of Canadian science and technology to harness the power of collaboration in a global leadership role for ‘enabling our future with sustainable energy’ – a golden thread that connects rapid economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that promotes global development and prosperity.
Thursday, November 2nd
Irene Sterian joined the “Technology Convergence” discussion panel from 3:30-5:00 pm. Convergences in areas like Artificial Intelligence, genomics, and quantum computing can unlock solutions to some of our biggest challenges, from improving services in remote communities to predicting and even curing diseases. This panel brought together great minds to discuss their experiences, ideas and emerging best practices from around the world.
Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor and Mehrdad Hariri, CSPC, President & CEO answered questions from the audience.
The Honourable, Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Science Minister talked about the newly formed, Canada Research Coordinating Committee
About Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC)
Seeing the need for national dialogue on science, technology and innovation policy, the CSPC was established in 2009. The CSPC brings together individuals from Canada’s diverse scientific enterprises and policymakers, both federally and provincially, to bridge the matrix between them. The CSPC attracts 700+ participants with 200+ speakers and 30 panel sessions.
About Canadian Science Policy Centre
Founded in 2009 by a group of young passionate professionals from industry, academia, and science-based governmental departments, the Canadian Science Policy Centre hosts the annual Canadian Science Policy Conference. It serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy. The event has expanded in the last 7 years, growing to more than 1,400 attendees annually.
Date: November 1-3, 2017
Venue: SHAW Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2