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CSPC 2020 Goes Virtual

New Decade, New Realities: Hindsight, Insight, Foresight

New Deadline for Panel Submission: June 12th, 2020

Due to the unprecedented circumstances generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12th
Canadian Science Policy Conference, CSPC 2020, will be held completely online! The conference will be held virtually through the week of November 16th - 20th, 2020.

In the time of social distancing and with abundance of caution, we are excited to bring this year’s conference right to your offices and homes! CSPC has a rich history of hosting exciting in-person conferences. Expect no less from the virtual conference experience!

What to expect from a virtual conference:

CSPC 2020 will feature a week-long variety of engaging and informative online sessions including panel discussions, workshops, live interviews, online networking opportunities, and even virtual exhibitions. Registered participants will have the opportunity to watch sessions live and on-demand. Live sessions will be held throughout the day, such that participants across time zones will be able to attend them. Lower registration fees will permit much bigger and geographically diverse participation, including many from around the globe. We look forward to bringing the Canadian and global science and innovation policy communities together in these pivotal times and continue the crucial and insightful conversation on the world post-pandemic.

In order to accommodate this new conference format and acknowledging that individuals and organizations have been adapting to new realities, the panel proposal submission deadline,
as well as the individual short-talks submission deadline has been extended further by 1 month, to Friday, June 12th, 2020.
Please review the revised criteria for panel proposal submissions and access the submission forms by clicking on the link below.

The overarching theme of the conference will be: CSPC 2020: New Decade, New Realities: Hindsight, Insight, Foresight

We encourage the submission of proposals under any of the following conference themes:

  • CSPC 2020 Special theme: Grand Challenges
  • Science and Society
  • Science and Policy
  • Science, Innovation and Economic Development
  • Science and International Affairs and Security
  • Science and the Next Generation