3rd Annual Canada 2020 Conference: The Innovation Project

The 3rd Annual Canada 2020 Conference is happening November 2 – 4, 2016 in Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier Hotel.

Each year, the Canada 2020 Conference is the place for smart, forward-looking conversation about the future of Canadian progressive policy, politics and government. Thousands of Canadians have attended the Canada 2020 Conference, and each year our network of innovative and progressive leaders grows.

Presented in partnership with Shopify, the 3rd Annual Canada 2020 Conference will have a singular focus: Canada’s innovation agenda.


Full Agenda

The Government of Canada has made innovation a national priority.

To help shape this conversation, over three days in November, Canada 2020 will bring together some of the leading innovators, entrepreneurs and risk-takers to talk about the building blocks of Canada’s innovative future. That means a deep-diving into venture capital, talent and immigration, culture, risk and more.

Download the full conference agenda here

All other inquires can be sent to info@canada2020.ca and a member of our team will be in touch.

Launching at the conference: Brief Remarks, the new podcast from Canada 2020

Brief Remarks Podcast

Featured Participants

  • Andrew Graham
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Borrowell Twitter
  • Chris Ragan
    Chair, EcoFiscal Commission Bio
  • Colleen Johnston
    Group Head Direct Channels, Technology, Marketing and Corporate & Public Affairs, TD Bank Group Bio
  • Colonel Chris Hadfield
    Astronaut, First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013) Bio
  • Hannah Rasmussen
    Director, Projection North Twitter
  • Harley FInkelstein
    Chief Operating Officer, Shopify Bio
  • Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
    Minister of Natural Resources Member of Parliament (Edmonton Mill Woods) Bio
  • Hon. Jim Carr
    Minister of International Trade Diversification Bio
  • Michele Romanow
    Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of SnapSaves, Clearbanc and Buytopia, CBC Dragons' Den Twitter
  • Ruma Bose
    President, Chobani Ventures / Global Entrepreneur’s Council, United Nations Foundation Bio
  • Tobias Lütke
    CEO, Shopify Bio

VenueChateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 CA