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Registration for 2024 Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC): Empowering Society… in November 20 – 22, 2024

After celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023 with an eye-watering price increase of over 20% for most categories (e.g., a standard registration rose from $990 to $1200 for the conference and gala dinner at the super saver rate; see my July 28, 2023 posting for more details), the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) has increased its prices by a little over 4% this year (e.g., $1250 for the conference and gala dinner at the super saver rate)..Of course, the inflation rate in Canada, according to the latest statistics (Statistics Canada June 25, 2024 news release) was 2.9% in May 2024.

Here are the currently available details about the 2024 conference, from the What To Expect webpage (apparently the conference is going be ‘spectacular’),

This year’s conference is in person from Nov 20th to 22nd [2024] with spectacular panels and programs.

CSPC 2024 features a spectacular program in different formats:

Wednesday, Nov 20th

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Symposiums (5 themes)
(In Person Only)

Include 15+ sessions:

• Brain Strategy
• Braiding Knowledges Canada
• Equity,  Diversity and Inclusion
• Innovation Policy
• Youth Entrepreneurship

Thursday, Nov 21st – Friday, Nov 22nd

Main Conference
(In-Person Only)

• 50+ Concurrent Sessions
• 5 Plenary Sessions
• Three Luncheon Talks
• Three Breakfast Sessions
• Networking
• Gala Dinner

CSPC 2024 is expecting over 1000 participants, and 300+ speakers from across the globe, presenting in 50+ panel sessions covering a wide range of topics grouped in six tracks.

The conference will include a spectacular [emphasis mine] Gala Dinner featuring the Award Ceremony, which has become a signature annual event to celebrate Canadian science and innovation policy achievements.

CSPC 2024 attracts current and future leaders from all sectors and communities of science, innovation, technology, and policy across the country and internationally to discuss the challenges and solutions of our time.

Regarding Day 1, I can guess but really don’t know what ‘brain strategy’ or ‘braiding knowledges’ mean. Innovation is usually code for ‘business’, i.e., how can money be made? The other two seem self-explanatory.

Regarding Days 2 & 3, you can find our about the themes for the five conference tracks for the 50+ sessions on the CSPC 2024 Themes webpage.

Pricing

From the CSPC 2024 registration webpage,

Registration Rates

All rates are subject to 13% HST tax.

Conference and Symposiums: 3 Lunches, 3 breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and one reception. Gala Dinner is included in the Standard registration category.

SuperSaver
All summer – Sept 1st
Conference OnlyConference + Symposiums
Special SuperSaver Deal:
Symposium is Free up to $300 savings
Standard (Gala dinner included)$1250
Academic/Non-Profit/Diplomat/Retired$750
Student/Post Doctoral$250
Early Bird
Sept. 2nd – Oct. 5th
Conference OnlyConference + Symposiums
$200 savings
Standard (Gala dinner included)$1250$1350
Academic/Non-Profit/Diplomat/Retired$750$850
Student/Post Doctoral$300$350
Regular Rate
Oct 6th – Nov 16th
Conference OnlyConference + Symposiums
$200 savings
Standard (Gala dinner included)$1400$1500
Academic/Non-Profit/Diplomat/Retired$850$950
Student/Post Doctoral$350$400
Other (Conference Only)Cost
Speaker One Day (Day of presentation)$250
Speaker full conference (Conference + Symposiums)$500
Exhibitor Booth Staff$800
Symposiums Only (Wednesday, November 20th)Cost
Standard$300
Academic/Non-Profit/Diplomat/Retired$200
Student/Post Doctoral$100
Gala Dinner Tickets Only (Wednesday, November 20th)Cost
Conference Delegates (Students)$99
Conference Delegates (Academic / Non-profits)$150
Other (not registered for conference)$300
Table (10)$2750

Register Now!

Register Here (English)

Register Here (French)

To sum up, the 16th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) is being held November 20th-22nd, 2024, at the Westin Ottawa hotel. This is the second posting about the conference here, the first was my April 1, 2024 posting (scroll down to the “2024 Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC): call for proposals” subhead.

For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Canadian science police scene, these conferences are organized by the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC). Yes, they use same abbreviation for the conferences and the centre.

Canadian Science Policy Centre: a 2024 Canadian federal budget event and a call for 2024 conference proposals *(deadline extension)*

2024 Canadian federal budget event

Canada’s 2024 federal budget will be presented on April 16, 2024, according to this March 4, 2024 Government of Canada media advisory. About two weeks later the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) will host their annual budget symposium (Decoding Budget 2024 for Science and Innovation). Here’s more from the March 28, 2024 CSPC announcement (received via email),

The CSPC Budget Symposium will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2024 starting at 12pm. The Symposium will feature a detailed budget analysis presented by David Watters and Omer Kaya from Global Advantage Consulting Group followed by panel discussions with leaders from across the country, representing academic, business, and non-profit sectors.

Details

Date: May 1 [2024]
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Event Category: Virtual Session
Registration Page: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zu0_hqZaRZuADWwT7y5rIw

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Canadian Science Policy Centre
Email info@sciencepolicy.ca

Mark your calendar to be part of insightful discussions around the Federal Budget 2024!

Register Now

Kaya and Watters were both scheduled to speak at last year’s (2023) federal budget symposium and both have been guest speakers in years previous to 2023. Presumably more speakers and specific topics will be identified as the May 1, 2024 budget symposium draws nearer.

2024 Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC): call for proposals

I gather the conference organizers (the Canadian Science Policy Centre) are short of ‘panel proposals’ but have enough ‘short talk proposals’ as the the March 28, 2024 CSPC announcement (received via email) highlights the panels only,

Call for Panel Proposals, Three Weeks
Left to the Deadline: April 19, 2024 *(extended to April 26, 2024)* and then **(further extended to May 1, 2024)**

The call for proposals is open with only 3 weeks left until the submission deadline of Friday, April 19, 2024. We invite you to submit proposals that revolve around any of the conference’s six tracks. The theme and topics can be viewed by clicking here, and the submission criteria and panel formats on our website at the link below.

CSPC 2024 Panel Proposal Submission

I have a few details about the 2024 conference, from the CSPC 2024 Themes webpage,

16th Canadian Science Policy Conference

November 20th-22nd, 2024, at the Westin Ottawa hotel

CSPC 2024 Theme:

Empowering Society: The Transformative Value of Science, Knowledge, and Innovation

The 16th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2024), will be held in person on November 20th – 22nd, 2024. The conference expects 1000+ participants, more than 300 speakers, in 60 panel sessions. CSPC 2024 will also include a spectacular Gala dinner featuring its award ceremony which has become a signature annual event to celebrate Canadian science and innovation policy achievements.

We invite you to submit proposals in a variety of presentation formats that revolve around any of the conference topics. …

Track One: Science, Knowledge, and Policy

*The national STI ecosystem: Strategy for the next ten years; building on strengths and opportunities; addressing weaknesses
*Managing the evolving/changing research landscape: AI, Open Science
*Evidence for policy
*Science policy futures

Track Two: Science, Knowledge, and Society


*Systemic racism, otherism

*Science, Knowledge, and Truth and Reconciliation
*Ethics of emerging technologies

*Citizen Scientist

Track Three: Innovation Policy and Economic Development

*Emerging economic opportunities
*Emerging and disruptive technologies

*Scale up and commercialization

Track Four: Science, International Affairs and Security


*Science diplomacy, research security and geopolitics
*Scientists on the move

Track Five: Science and the Next Generation


*Enabling the next generation of researchers with non-research skills
*Trainees’ well-being
*Grassroots science policy networks, opportunities and lessons learned

Track Six: Grand Challenges – Adaptation, Resilience, Canada’s Role

*Climate change
*The North
*Food, agriculture, water

For details about proposal submissions for either a short talk or a panel, go to the 2024 CSPC proposal webpage. If you’re curious about previous conferences, you can find the proceedings for the 2023 CSPC here.

*Deadline for 2024 CSPC conference proposals extended to April 26, 2024.*

**Deadline for 2024 CSPC conference proposals further extended to May 1, 2024.**