The theme of "Integrated Policy" emerges quickly in light of the themes of previous conferences, but also because of the need to open the discussion on the importance of working on public policies horizontally.
The sub-theme "Let's Dance!" was not one of the first elements for this conference, although policy practitioners have always been the central focus. While at first we flirted with the idea of "behind the scenes" and the idea of tango, we turned instead to modern dance where several dancers express themselves differently to achieve a cohesive whole.
This analogy with the cycle of politics seemed to us to be fair and meaningful for our Community. The visual of the Conference, modern dancers pushing back frames and opening up possibilities, was therefore developed with these ideas in mind.
The key objectives that guided the design of the Conference were the enabling of reflection, sometimes through discomfort, through practice, or through art and play.
Offered for the first time on two consecutive days, with the same program, this marquis event allowed 1408 practitioners to participate, either in person or online.
Our speakers added to the dynamism of the day by sharing their unique perspectives about aspect of public policy in compelling ways. You can watch recordings of their sessions directly through the links below. We have also included their presentations and transcripts (some translations pending).
Data Data Everywhere! What approaches can we apply to help us think through our data systems and how can these be applied in a public policy context? Come and find out!
Let’s explore working beyond boundaries and “government as a system” toolkit to deliver change in complex policy environments.
Integrating Indigenous perspectives in Policy (by CSPS)
Failure, Balance and Experimentation (by 21Toys)
Integrating Data in Policy (by Statistics Canada)
Policy, Experimentation in Action - Going beyond the basic (by Nesta)
Behavioural Insights (by Behavioural Insights Team)
Read impressions from participants through their tweets to get a flavour for the Conference beyond the agenda.