CONFERENCE IN A BOX

A rich virtual experience, no matter where you are.

The Conference-in-a-Box (CIAB) is a treasure chest of resources that you can explore. The CIAB is designed to provide you with the materials that you need to organize a mini-conference with your colleagues.

The CIAB is designed to complement the virtual broadcast of previous Policy Community Conferences by providing materials for learning, practicing and sparking conversations.

There are two ways to engage with the conference content now:

  1. Rewatch the webcasts of the plenary sessions and speakers from the convenience of your desk, or
  2. Gather your colleagues and host your own mini-event and choose the materials you want to use from the Conference-in-a-Box!

Bringing together colleagues to learn, question and explore.

The Conference-in-a-Box, including activity kits and archived webcast videos, remains available year-round.

There is no need to register (and there is no cost) to take advantage of the virtual Conference-In-A-Box. However, if you are organizing a mini-conference, please let the Policy Community Partnership Office know: policommpli@canada.ca or Tweet @policommpoli #policomm

    2018 ACTIVITIES

    How Might We Design Public Engagement Experiences? (60-90 min)
    How Might We Co-Create Policy? (60 min)
    How Might We Rethink the Policy Cycle? (45-60 min)
    Parallel Thinking Workshop (120 min)
    TRIZ Exercise (40 min)

    2018 CONFERENCE VIDEOS

    Your Policy Community

    Rachel Wernick and Neil Bouwer

    Measurement Matters

    Jason Saul

    Building Trust in Innovating Policy Making

    Nitika Agarwal

    Being a Modern, Relevant, and Impactful Policy Practitioner

    Marta Morgan and JF Tremblay

    Discussion with the Clerk

    Michael Wernick

    AI & Disruptive Tech in Policy Making

    Gayemarie Brown

    Working as One Team

    Kit Collingwood

    2019 ACTIVITIES

    The Public Impact Fundamentals Self-assessment Tool - CPI (60-90 min)
    Reflective Practice: River of Life (15-30 min)
    Storytelling - Apolitical (60-90 min)
    Developing a Problem Statement - NouLAB (75 min)
    Reflective Practice: 10-Year-Old You (15-30 min)

    2019 CONFERENCE VIDEOS

    Teaching

    Elder Mac Saulis

    Shifting perspectives: Implementing an Inuit Nunangat policy

    Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

    "Creating Great Choices"

    Jennifer Riel, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management

    Language: Revitalizing the language of policy

    Moderator: Rachel Wernick
    Panel: Elder Mac Saulis; Georgette LeBlanc, Parliamentary Poet Laureate; Nitika Agarwal, Chief Operations Officer, Apolitical; Isabelle Mondou, Associate Deputy Minister Heritage

    The Clerk in Conversation

    Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council; Jennifer Riel, Rotman School of Management

    Welcome to Day 2

    MC Kaili Levesque

    Margins are the Majority

    Nadia Duguay, Exeko and CKX Fellow; Will Prosper, Hoodstock

    Policy Innovation

    Moderator: Kaili Levesque
    Panel: Graham Flack,Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada; Rodney Ghali, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office; Leanne Labelle, Canadian Digital Services

    Digital, ethics and inclusion: why policy practitioners should care

    Moderator: Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Canada School of Public Service
    Panel: Anna Wong, Digital Academy; Meghan Hellstern, Brookfield Institute; Brent Barron, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Serge Joly, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada

    Closing Remarks

    MC Kaili Levesque

    Trust and Legitimacy

    Nadine Smith, Centre for Public Impact

    Reflections

    Georgette LeBlanc, Parliamentary Poet Laureate

    Policy Community Champions closing remarks

    Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada; Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Canada School of Public Service

    2020 PRESENTATIONS

    Thinking through data as a social and technological system! - Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor, Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University
    Integrated Policy: A UK Perspective - Andrea Siodmok, UK Cabinet Office - Policy Lab and Open Innovation Team
    Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Policy - Canada School of Public Service
    Policy Practitioners of the Future - Nitika Agarwal, Apolitical
    Behavioural Insights - The Behavioural Insights Team
    Involving Citizens in Policy-making: Inclusive Governance and Public Trust - Laurie Drake, MASS LBP
    Visualizing Complexity in the Policy Environment - Enrique Martinez

    2020 CONFERENCE VIDEOS

    Policy Practitioners of the Future

    Nitika Agarwal, Apolitical

    Involving Citizens in Policy-making: Inclusive Governance and Public Trust

    Laurie Drake, MASS LBP

    Integrated Policy: A UK Perspective

    Andrea Siodmok, UK Cabinet Office - Policy Lab and Open Innovation Team

    Visualizing Complexity in the Policy Environment

    Enrique Martinez