About the Event

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

When

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Where

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
Contact Name: 
Sydney Hagen
Contact Phone: 
1-800-665-3558 ext. 525

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

Associate Fellow of Technology Policy, R Street Institute
Presentation Title: The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity... more

Presentation Title: The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity in the IoT

The scale and scope of connected devices that make up the "internet of things" present a unique cybersecurity challenge, as one device’s vulnerability can be a problem for the entire network. With incidents of ransomware, data breaches, and distributed denial-of-service attacks on the rise, cyberspace is now an active war zone. What role can policymakers and other stakeholders play in addressing the consequences of device insecurity in the internet of things?

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Executive Vice- President and Chief Strategic Officer, CFIB
Presentation Title: But Why?Excessive rulemaking is costly, makes us less safe and quashes the... more

Presentation Title: But Why?

Excessive rulemaking is costly, makes us less safe and quashes the entrepreneurial spirit. But why aren’t we doing more about it? Learn more about the hidden costs and consequences of red tape and how to challenge it.

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Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: Soaking the Rich—A Simple but Counterproductive “Solution” to... more

Presentation Title: Soaking the Rich—A Simple but Counterproductive “Solution” to Inequality

You hear it on campuses and from governments: fight inequality by raising taxes on the so-called “rich.” But are upper income earners in Canada really getting away without paying their fair share of taxes? What are the negative consequences of raising taxes on the rich? In the end, taxing the rich may seem like a simple solution to inequality, but it could very well do more harm than good.

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Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Presentation Title: The $100 Billion Question: Canada’s Hidden Internal Trade Costs, and How... more

Presentation Title: The $100 Billion Question: Canada’s Hidden Internal Trade Costs, and How to Deal with Them

While international trade gets plenty of attention, trade between provinces within Canada is no less important for our economy. But it is neither as free nor as open as it could be. Countless thousands of regulatory differences between the provinces distort trade, make goods and services artificially expensive, and cost Canada's economy. Prof. Tombe will present research estimating the size and consequences of internal trade costs—and argue that governments should embrace free trade within Canada.

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CEO and Founder, SKINISSKIN
The Moral Impact of EntrepreneurshipSenegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade explains how the only way... more

The Moral Impact of Entrepreneurship

Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade explains how the only way to create prosperity in Africa is through entrepreneurship and free markets. She describes the heavy regulatory obstacles to launching and managing a business across Africa and shows step-by-step how entrepreneurs change lives by generating jobs by creating value for customers.

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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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