About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

When

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Where

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7
Contact Name: 
Ryan Hill
Contact Phone: 
416-363-6575 ext. 233

Bus Information

Complimentary return bus service for Hamilton based students. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate so on the registration form.

Departure
8:15 AM – Board bus in Hamilton, McMaster University
8:30 AM – Depart McMaster University 
9:45 AM – Arrive at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown

Return
5:15 PM – Depart from Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown
6:30 PM – Arrive at McMaster University, Hamilton

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register
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About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Speakers & Instructors

Senior Research Fellow with the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Presentation Title: The Five Common Fault Lines in All Emerging Technology Policy DebatesCalls to... more

Presentation Title: The Five Common Fault Lines in All Emerging Technology Policy Debates

Calls to regulate most new technologies are often based on concerns about safety, security, privacy, economic disruption, or intellectual property protection—five major fault lines in debates over this technology. Understanding how to address these concerns properly is critical to the future success of these technologies.

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Head of Global Policy and Communications, Boom Supersonic
Presentation Title: Launching the Supersonic RenaissanceThe early years of aviation were ones of... more

Presentation Title: Launching the Supersonic Renaissance

The early years of aviation were ones of frantic improvement. Then in the 1970s, something broke—airplanes stopped going faster and even slowed down. Boom is addressing both the technical and policy challenges to building the first supersonic airliner in over 40 years.

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Fred McMahon
Resident Fellow, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: The Global Impact of Economic FreedomConsiderable research has shown that... more

Presentation Title: The Global Impact of Economic Freedom

Considerable research has shown that economic freedom produces positive outcomes for people. The presentation will look at the evidence and the mechanics of economic freedom which lead to such outcomes.

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Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Presentation Title: F.A. Hayek and What He Means TodayF.A. Hayek is unquestionably one of the most... more

Presentation Title: F.A. Hayek and What He Means Today

F.A. Hayek is unquestionably one of the most influential social theorists of the 20th century--and one of the most controversial.  Prof. Boudreaux distills Hayek’s insights and explains how a core understanding of Hayek not only improves our own ability to grasp social reality but to defend the open society against those who, whether through ignorance or malfeasance, would put it at risk.

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Director, Provincial Prosperity Studies, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title:  Fighting Poverty in Ontario: The Minimal Impact of the Minimum WageOver... more

Presentation Title:  Fighting Poverty in Ontario: The Minimal Impact of the Minimum Wage

Over the next 18 months, Ontario’s provincial government plans to drastically increase the minimum wage, eventually raising it to $15 per hour. The policy is motivated by good intentions, but there are many valid reasons to worry about unintended consequences, particularly with respect to the employment opportunities available to young Ontarians. Mr. Eisen will discuss the shortcomings of the minimum wage as an anti-poverty tool and outline some of the reasons that a higher minimum wage may actually do more harm than good.

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Event Testimonials

  • Seminars like this one are a more approachable format to learning more about topics in public policy that otherwise may seem daunting, especially for a student.
    - Saskatoon
  • A thought-provoking experience that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your perspectives.
    - Ottawa
  • Amazing way to spend my Saturday. Very relevant and academic conversations inspiring students to professionally pursue these topics.
    - Calgary

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