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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.

Future Mobility Canada Series 2019

When:  October 23, 2019
Where: Bayview Yards: 7 Bayview Station Road, Ottawa

The intersection between policy and technology to plan and efficiently run cities that are integrated, technology-enabled, data-driven, responsive and sustainable. Use discount code <PDI2019>! Know more (external registration site)

How Worried Should Canadians be About Terrorism?

When:  December 03, 2019
University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12 Floor, Room 12102, Ottawa ON.

The Security Economics and Technology (SET) program is pleased to announce its first "lunch and learn" session of 2019: How Worried Should Canadians be about Terrorism?  with SET director Phil Gurski. Know more.

The Prime Ministers Series 2020 (event page to come)

When:  March 3, 2020
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario 

The Prime Ministers Series—a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service—highlights transformative policy initiatives of Canadian prime ministers. The purpose of this annual day-long event is to inform, educate and inspire policy makers and public service leaders to conceive and deliver change. The series began in 2019 with the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and the 2020 event will feature the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.

See our 2019 agenda with the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney

A Convergence of Disruptors 2020

When:  April 20, 21, 2020
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

As Canada progresses into the 21st Century its place in the world is increasingly dependent on security, economic strength and technological evolution. These issues are inseparable as Canada strives to keep pace with unfolding disruptive issues related to geopoliticssocioeconomics, the environment and cyber-information. Know more.

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