James Comey, Ronan Farrow, Liz Plank headline 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference
Canada 2020’s annual event mirrors G7 Themes days before summit
Annotated Agenda below
4 June 2018 (Ottawa) – The 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference will take place on June 5th, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The event, happening the same week as the G7 Meeting in Charlevoix, mirrors the main summit’s themes.
Canada 2020’s annual event, now in its fifth year, brings together Canada’s policy community for smart, insightful, forward-looking discussions about Canada’s future. Panels and keynotes this year will focus on inclusive growth, gender equality, the future of work, peace and security, and climate, energy and oceans.
- James Comey, FBI Director (2013 – 2017)
- Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker
- Liz Plank, Vox Media
- Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change
- Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business & Tourism
- Dr. Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba
- Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan
- Emily Chang, Bloomberg TV
Pool coverage is being offered by CPAC. To coordinate, please contact Daniel Perras, [email protected], 613-364-1153 / 613-769-5222.
Media are invited to attend all sessions. Please see annotated agenda below for specific for broadcast and recording instructions.
For more information, please contact: Alex Paterson, Director, Communications & Operations, Canada 2020, (613) 793-8234, [email protected]
June 5 2018
8:00 AM Opening Remarks, The Hon. Andrew Leslie, PC, MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada – U.S. Relations)
8:15 AM Panel: The Future of Work Belongs to Entrepreneurs, The Hon. Bardish Chagger, PC, MP, Minister of Small Business & Tourism, Chloe Ferguson, Martin Family Initiative, Michael Denham, BDC, Moderated by Jodi Butts
9:15 AM Live Link from San Francisco, Emily Chang, Author of Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicone Valley *Note: this is a live Skype chat, not suitable for broadcast
9:45 AM Morning Break, presented by CCUA
10:15 AM Morning Keynote: Income, Happiness & Growth Gatineau Salon, Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan
10:45 AM Panel: Growth that Works for Everyone, Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan, Heather Boushey, Washington Centre for Equitable Growth, Jennifer Robson, Carleton University, Moderated by Mike Moffatt, Canada 2020
11:40 AM Presentation: Cybersecurity & Democracy, Marlene Floyd, Microsoft Canada
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM Afternoon Keynote: The Ethical Leader Gatineau Salon, James Comey, Director, FBI (2013 – 2017) in conversation with Evan Solomon, CTV News *Not for broadcast*
2:00 PM #WorldEnvironmentDay: Our Oceans, Our Climate, The Hon. Catherine McKenna, PC, MP, Minister of Environment & Climate Change in conversation with Bruce Heyman, U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2014 – 2017)
2:35 PM Presentation: Energy Evolution or Revolution?, Dr. Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba, Moderated by Shannon Joseph, CAPP
3:15 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 PM Conversation: Globalism v. Populism Gatineau Salon, Matt Browne, Global Progress, Roland Paris, University of Ottawa, Moderated by Désirée McGraw, Pearson College
4:00 PM Closing Keynote: The War on Peace, Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, in conversation with Liz Plank, Vox Media