I missed the first call for the 7th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference but luckily it has been extended to either May 1, 2015 (on the website) or May 8, 2015 (in the news release). First, here are some details about where and when the conference is being held (from the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) April 10, 2015 news release),
The 7th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) is returning to the nation’s capital after four years. This year the CSPC will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 25-27th, 2015, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. The CSPC draws representatives from the business, government, academic and research, media, non-profit, and education sectors across Canada to discuss the present and future of Canadian science, technology, and innovation policy.
Should you be interested in submitting a proposal, here are the themes and formats to consider,
CSPC 2015 themes are:
The Impact of Transformative and Converging Technologies on Private Sector Innovation and Productivity
Big Science in Canada: Realizing the Benefits
Transformation of Science, Society and Research in the Digital Age: Open Science, Participation, Security and Confidentiality
Science and Innovation for Development
Evidence-Based Decision Making: The Challenge of Connecting Science and Policy Making
CSPC 2015 Panel Format (Streams)
Green Paper Discussions
Interactive Learning Session
At Issue Format
Proposals are welcome from organizations and individuals from across all sectors and disciplines. This year CSPC encourages proposals with a future oriented approach, a focus on solutions to challenges, and using interactive formats.
You can found out more about the evaluation criteria and the formats on the Canadian Science Policy Conference Call for Proposals webpage. As for the deadline, I’m making the assumption that the date on the website (May 1, 2015) is the one to work towards.