It was very important to us that people from across the country doing policy work had the opportunity to participate in our conference. Even if you were not able to join us in-person, you could have still participated in an engaging way!
All sessions from the main room were webcasted for you to watch LIVE, ask questions virtually and participate interactively. Check out the virtual agenda below to see the sessions that were offered online.
Our Conference 2020 speakers clearly struck a chord with participants. To meet the many requests for copies of their powerpoint presentations and materials from workshops, we are pleased to share them here. The webcast recordings are best watched while viewing the presentations; transcripts of these sessions will be posted in the coming weeks.
In the spirit of the "Integrated Policy" theme of the Conference, we hope you'll use these resources to spark reflections and (virtual) conversations with colleagues in your own policy domain and beyond. Feel free to write to us about it at email@example.com.
In addition to webcasting, some of our content collaborators from previous years’ conferences designed activity kits that groups can run on their own. We encouraged participants to use the Conference in a Box activities during the breaks when the webcast was not live. The Conference in a Box remains available year-round.
Democracy is under pressure and trust in public institutions is declining globally and here in Canada. If we are going to meet our democratic aspirations, we need to address growing mistrust and polarization. This means upending assumptions about the ability and willingness of citizens to play a more central role in policy-making. By involving more people in policy-making, we can create more inclusive governance and reinvigorate the democratic project —a project of personal agency, collective efficacy, and shared responsibility.
Enrique Martinez, Public Sector Leadership Consultant (@mtzenrique)
A visual language easy to learn and use by everyone--the language of diagrams--is disrupting government by making operations, management, policy-making, and civic processes more transparent and participatory. This session will explain how schematic visualization is transforming the way in which public servants and government leaders are framing problems and making decisions. This is an interactive session: all participants will engage hands-on and experience the power of diagramming and low-tech visual communication techniques to clarify complex ideas and processes in the policy environment and across government.