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    Featured Expert Events

Busy professionals keep their edge by regularly upgrading their knowledge, keeping up with the latest in best practices and adding new skills. To help, we are proud to offer networking events featuring national and international experts on current topics such as government, security and policy, leadership and other matters important to Canadians today.

Our featured expert events provide opportunities to build and strengthen key relationships and stay current as knowledge evolves and new trends emerge.

The Professional Development Institute (PDI), a notable convener of the best experts from government, industry and academia, is pleased to host a variety of quality events.

To register, choose event and follow the online registration process.



Digital Accessibility and Inclusion Summit 2020 

**This event is NOW ONLINE. Please register using link.**

When:  April 7, 2020
Where: Online 

The Public Sector Network is an approved partner of the Institute. As such, PDI champions many events hosted by PSN which include leaders from across the Government of Canada and Ontario. This latest conference explores how technology and innovation can build a better Canada. Read more.

Why is Peace in Yemen Important to the World?  

**The lunch and learn is postponed. A new date will be confirmed shortly.**

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the dreams of Yemeni people turned into a nightmare with a violent conflict that is entering its sixth year. The Yemeni state collapsed, leaving the ground for militant groups that turned the country into a ruin. Yemen has become a battle ground fueled by countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Qatar, Oman, and the USA; all striving to maintain and increase their influence in the region. Read more.

Disruption Series Launch: The Challenge of Disinformation 

**This event is postponed. A new date will be confirmed shortly.**

When: TBD
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor, room 12102

In a partnership that includes international experts from Washington, DC, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, among others, PDI is proud to launch a transnational initiative on disinformation and the surge in calls to violence on social media and across the internet. This inaugural session features experts in a deep dive in to the importance of the growing phenomenon of disinformation, its challenges, forecasting the risks ahead, and the necessary next steps in combatting its influence and impact.

An Evening with Ambassador Dominic Barton

**This event is postponed. A new date in the fall 2020 will be confirmed shortly.**

An evening with Dominic Barton, Canada's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. The dinner event will feature a talk by Ambassador Barton on Canada's Relationship with China: Promoting our Interests and Protecting our Values. Know more.


Contact Us

For additional information regarding upcoming events, please contact us at 613-562-5802 or at PDInstitute@uOttawa.ca.
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