The Canadian Science Policy Conference is the largest multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy issues in Canada, and a major global forum.
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Participants represent the “who’s who” of science and innovation policy from both the current leadership cadre and the next generation and from various disciplines and sectors including academia, governments, and private and non-profit sectors from all regions of the country as well as internationally.

13th Science Policy Conference

The 13th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) will be held virtually from November 22nd to 26th, 2021, with two weeks of preconference sessions from November 8 to 19th. Under the overarching theme ‘Building Forward Better’, CSPC 2021 decodes the post COVID-19 world and the crucial role of science in policymaking and rebuilding society on all fronts; social fabric, economic development, healthcare, climate, and other areas.

Attendees will have full access to 3 weeks of programming, 80+ plus panels, 2 symposia, 350+ speakers, and 40+ on demand video sessions. There will also be a spectacular Awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the CSPC 2021 Awards of Excellence, including the Youth, Trailblazer, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The CSPC 2020, hosted 1700+ participants, more than 450 speakers, 73 panel sessions, and pre-conference symposia. In particular, the conference had the honour of hosting senior international delegations from around the globe, including the UK, EU, Japan, South Korea, China, India, South and Central America and Africa. All CSPC 2020 panels recordings, takeaway messages, interviews can be found at CSPC 2020 Proceedings page.

Below is the series of statistics about the last year’s conference attendance.

  • 23% Senior management

  • 14% Executive

  • 16% Scientists or researchers
  • 19% Student or Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 28% Other

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