The Policy Community Conference 2020 is a ONE-DAY program, offered twice on back-to-back dates.

The agenda for March 4th and 5th will be identical.

Whether you are looking to be inspired, learn from hands-on experiences or connect with special guests and other attendees, there will be choices! You can expect a dynamic program comprised of a mix of:

  • international speakers,
  • interactive workshops, and
  • unexpected activities.


More speakers and sessions will be added as they are confirmed. Please check back here often or follow the Policy Community on Twitter to receive real-time announcements about speakers and sessions.

Certain sessions will be in plenary, others will be concurrent. There is no registration for concurrent sessions ahead of the Conference. You will choose your concurrent sessions on the day of the Conference by voting with your feet. If you have your heart set on specific sessions, you will want to ensure you get to the corresponding room early.

All sessions from the main room (there will be continuous programming) can be viewed live via webcast by virtual participants. These sessions will be clearly indicated on the agenda. Click here for more information about virtual participation. There is no need to register.

All sessions from the main room will also have simultaneous translation. In addition, many of the concurrent sessions and activities will be facilitated/offered in both official languages.

5 à 7 Social

On March 4th, there will be a social at the Metropolitain Brasserie Restaurant (700 Sussex Drive, Ottawa). This social is open to everyone, not only conference attendees. No registration needed, pop by as you please.

In partnership with Policy Ignite, this social will be a great way to keep the conversations of the conference going in a casual setting or make new connections.