This year's conference theme is,

Bringing people together

The Policy Community Conference is the Policy Community's gathering of the year! It is an opportunity for policy practitioners from across the federal public service and beyond to connect, be inspired, learn and practice, together.

You can expect a mix of dynamic learning opportunities offered through international speakers, interactive workshops and unexpected activities.

The 2020 Conference is trying something new: due to overwhelming demand from previous years, we are offering a ONE-DAY program, twice on back-to-back dates (March 4th or 5th). This will allow almost twice as many participants to attend the 2020 Conference in-person compared to 2019. The program for the two dates will be identical. There is no cost to register.

The Conference will be held in Ottawa at 111 Sussex Drive and available virtually no matter where you are.

Come prepared to engage and be engaged!

Integrated Policy: Let’s Dance!

The theme of this year's Policy Community Conference is "Integrated Policy: Let's Dance!" It will explore the rich relationships, mindsets and practices at the heart of integrated policy… whether it is integration:

  • between policy practitioners across the policy cycle (e.g., bringing policy development and delivery together),

  • between departments within the federal government, and

  • between the federal government and the broader policy ecosystem (e.g., other levels of government, academic institutions, and citizens).

Come make connections, be inspired, learn and practice at the Policy Community’s gathering of the year - let’s dance!

How to Attend

There are many different ways to attend, such as designated tickets via federal departments, joining our waitlist, or participating virtually.

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The 2020 Policy Community Conference will be a ONE-DAY program (offered twice on back-to-back dates). Check out our speakers, workshops and activities.

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Do you have any more questions about the Conference? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions list to find the answers you need.

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The Conference will be held in Ottawa at 111 Sussex Drive and available virtually no matter where you are.