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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.

Morning Brief — Taliban Redux - What’s next for Afghanistan? A Canadian law enforcement perspective
Date: September 22, 2021
Where: Online
This workshop will provide some real life perspective on what the return of the Taliban means to Afghanistan and its people.

The University of Ottawa PDI Cyber Solution Series
Date: Various Dates
Where: Online
The University of Ottawa PDI Cyber Solution Series is an opportunity for PDI participants, and others, to hear experts from within cyber security talk about real world situations and the security challenges that they faced. These “interview style” talks will focus on how they dealt with these security problems, in real terms with real solutions – told by real people who have lived it! First event in the series is scheduled on September 15, 2021: Building it Right: Zero Trust CIAM to Deliver Engaging, Secure Digital Experiences While Reducing Risk

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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