10TH ANNUAL CANADIAN AGRI-FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE
Dates: January 23-24, 2020
Theme: Canada’s Food and Agricultural Policy: Present Policy and Future Aspirations
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Venue and Accommodation: Infinity Convention Centre. Address: 2901 Gibford Drive. Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9. Phone: 613-696-1580. BOOK A ROOM >
Additional information: TAXI & RESTAURANT OPTIONS>
Formats: Workshop; Interview, Debate, Presentation, Panel Discussion SEE PROGRAM AGENDA >
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You are invited to participate in the poster competition! Abstracts are due Dec 23rd, 2019, more information here –> CALL FOR POSTERS >
Just a reminder that there will be a post-conference workshop after the policy conference:
Post Conference Workshop
Session: Business Risk Management under Review: A Study of Syntax and Mythical Changes
Description: Presentation, followed by comments and Q/A session from the audience;
Speaker: Alan Ker, OAC Research Chair in Agricultural Risk and Policy; Director and Professor, Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy, Managing Editor, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Student Policy Brief Competition
***Calling ALL Students*** Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has decided to host another Student Policy Brief competition at this year’s 10th Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference. This competition will involve writing a policy briefing note providing content and advice to the Minister of AAFC on a specific policy issue. The content and template for the briefing note are below.
UPDATED: Please submit your briefing note by January 20th ,2020 4:00 p.m. EST , to Jennifer Vignola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be eligible to win the competition, students must be registered and present at the conference to receive the prize. The winners will be informed prior to the conference.
First Prize $300.00 plus 4 months paid contract at AAFC. Second Prize $200.00 plus 4 months paid contract at AAFC.
Stay tuned! And Good Luck!
MATERIAL FOR COMPETITION (NOTE: ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED AT THE POLICY CONFERENCE CAN PARTICIPATE):
Since it was first held in 2011, the Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference (CAPC) has become a premier national policy outlook for the agri-food sector. Conference attendees and presenters consist of a blend of distinguished scholars and industry stakeholders with knowledge of critical issues and potential policy solutions facing the agri-food system in Canada today.
This conference addresses contemporary issues and potential policy solutions facing the agri-food system in Canada today. The key issues to be discussed include : (1) the risks and benefits of trade with China; (2) GM Labeling; (3) food security on First Nations; (4) African Swine Fever; (5) enhancing competitiveness in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector; and (6) cutting edge research on policy matters and more. In addition, all conference participants will have the opportunity to participate in a post-conference workshop designed to promote networking to address these challenges. Importantly, student research will be promoted throughout the conference in terms of a poster competition and presentations.
Attendees will have an opportunity to network with numerous stakeholders from the North American agri-food and environmental sectors as well as economists and government policy and program managers and regulators. Highlights include:
- One on One Interviews with a Senior Government Official
- Interactive panel Discussions
- Munk Debate
- Research posters
- Meet & Greet Reception
- Light Breakfasts, snacks and lunch
- Post conference workshop
- Time to learn and network
Conference Chair: Brady Deaton, CAES Past-President, University of Guelph
Logistics and Onsite: Jennifer Vignola