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 2, 2019 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Where

Pantages Hotel
200 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 1V8
Contact Name: 
Ryan Hill
Contact Phone: 
416-363-6575 ext. 233

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

Assistant Professor, State University of New York-Purchase
Regulation and Technology: Finding Favourable Policies for InnovationTech entrepreneurship is the... more

Regulation and Technology: Finding Favourable Policies for Innovation

Tech entrepreneurship is the heart of innovation, but it is everywhere beset by regulations. Uber created ride-sharing; 23&Me democratized access to genetic knowledge; WeWork revolutionized work space leasing—but all have received pushback from governments. Ms. Palagashvili will address how direct and indirect regulations have affected the young startups of the next generation of disruptive technologies, and what the impact of regulation is on innovation in different industries.

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Executive Vice President, Fraser Institute
The End of the Chrétien ConsensusIn the early 1990s Canada faced a genuine public finance crisis,... more

The End of the Chrétien Consensus

In the early 1990s Canada faced a genuine public finance crisis, with big debt loads and large deficits at the federal and provincial levels threatening the economic health of the country. Fortunately, a wave of policy reform in the mid-1990s successfully addressed these challenges, eliminated the deficits, and restored the health of Canada’s public finances. Mr. Clemens will discuss this period in our history, including the challenges we faced, how we overcame them, and lessons applicable to the problems we are facing today.

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Associate Fellow, R Street Institute
The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity in the IoTThe scale... more

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's 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 warzone. What role can policymakers and other stakeholders play in addressing the consequences of device insecurity in the internet of things?

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CEO and Founder, SKINISSKIN
The Moral Impact of Entrepreneurship in AfricaSenegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade explains how the... more

The Moral Impact of Entrepreneurship in Africa

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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Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey
Organs for SaleShould we buy and sell human organs? Prof. James Stacey Taylor argues that we should... more

Organs for Sale

Should we buy and sell human organs? Prof. James Stacey Taylor argues that we should - and that concerns about the exploitation of the poor are misplaced.

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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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