TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2012) - The 4th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) is heading to Alberta on November 5th-7th at the Telus Spark Centre in Calgary. The conference features 3 days of expert insight on Canadian science policy issues today and into the future.
Under themes addressing health, agriculture, energy and where science policy meets government, industry and academia, this year's program features 80 Canadian and International speakers and panelists including:
- Jay Ingram, Science Journalist and Co-founder, Beakerhead
- Dr. Moira Stilwell, Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
- Dr. Richard Hawkins, University of Calgary
- Dr. Chad Gaffield, President Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- Rory McAlpine, Vice President, Maple Leaf Foods Inc
- Frank Curtis, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Limagrain Cereal Seeds
- Lorne Hepworth, President, CropLife Canada
- Dr. Henry David (Hank) Venema, Vice President, Science and Innovation at the International Institute of Sustainable Development
- Rodrigo Varela Villegas, Director Center for Entrepreneurship Development at Universidad Icesi, Columbia
- Amber Didow, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Science Centres
The full agenda for CSPC 2012 is available http://www.cspc2012.ca/agenda.php.
This year's keynote session will feature a discussion between the prestigious CSPC 2012 Honorary Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth Cannon, PhD, FCAE, FRSC, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary
The Honourable 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.
You can find complete biographical information at http://www.cspc2012.ca/hcc.php.
Registration for the conference is now open at https://www.verney.ca/cspc2012/registration/index.php. The Early Bird rate ends October 1, 2012.
Don't miss Canada's premiere science policy conference as it brings a spotlight to Western Canada!
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