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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.

IPAC 73rd Annual Conference 2021:  Shaping Futures
Date: August 23-24, 2021
Where: Online
PDI and the Univeristy of Ottawa are very proud to sponsor the 73rd annual IPAC Annual National Conference 2021 “Shaping Futures” that convenes virtually on August 23-24, 2021. Featuring keynotes including Interim Clerk of the Privy Council, Janice Charette and former Governor General of Canada, the Rt. Hon. David Johnston amongst many other experts across all levels of government, academia, and the private sector, this 2-day conference will address timely topics!

2021 CASIS West Coast Security Conference: Critical Security
Date:  November 22-26, 2021
Where: Online 
The Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) proudly presents the fourth annual CASIS West Coast Security Conference, sponsored by PDI, on November 22-26, 2021.  The 2021 conference features practitioners and academics from around the world discussing a range of topics within the field of security including over 50 speakers from the intelligence, law enforcement and military communities of multiple countries. Speakers come from a mix of backgrounds including academics, the military, law enforcement, intelligence and policy makers, allowing for varied and engaged discussion.


Contact Us

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

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