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Canada 2020 Celebrates 7 Years: 2006 – 2013

August 15, 2013
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After a landmark season of events, research, engagement and ideas, Canada 2020 is celebrating its seventh year as an organization.

From our inaugural policy conference at Mont Tremblant in 2006 to our 2013 continuation of our signature speaker series, The Canada We Want in 2020, we have become a thriving part of the national policy conversation.

We are currently planning our fall and winter calendar, where you can look forward to more big name speakers, more leading-edge research and more of the thriving, forward-looking policy thinking you have come to expect from Canada 2020.

Check back soon for the publishing of Canada 2020′s Annual Report for 2012-2013.

Over the past seven years, Canada 2020 has grown to become a leading hub for progressive voices to meet, discuss and build a better future for Canada.

We have built a reputation for tackling the big problems, and offering bold, progressive solutions. Highlights from 2012-2013 include:

  • Hosting Dr. Lawrence H. Summers following the most recent U.S. election;
  • Continuing our marquee speaker series, The Canada We Want in 2020, by bringing leading names from government, business and the space between to Canada, including: The Hon. Jean Charest, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Mark Carney, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Bob Inglis, Melanie Aitken, Melody Barnes and more; and
  • Establishing a respected research hub, publishing regular and timely papers, briefs and other policy outputs.

There are a number of different ways to revisit the work we have done over the past seven years:

  • For photos, please  tour our Flickr library where we have collected over 3000 pictures from our various panels, events and conferences.
  • For video, please visit our Vimeo channel to rewatch our speakers series, panels and other events that we have hosted over the years.

Please also continue to engage with us as we move into our seventh year. Attend our events, sign up for our mailing list, comment on our website and get in touch in person.

 

Featured Participants

Zanny Minton Beddoes

The Economist Panelist

Alessandro Pio

Asian Development Bank Panelist

Alex Munter

President and CEO, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Panelist

Bob Inglis

Former U.S. Congressman (R), Executive Director at Energy & Enterprise Initiative Panelist

Carolyn Acker, C.M.

Founder, Pathways to Education Panelist

Charles Burton

Brock University Bio.

Diana Carney

Canada 2020 Advisory Board Bio

Don Newman

Chair, Canada 2020 Advisory Board Bio

Dr. Eric Topol

The Scripps Research Institute Bio

Elizabeth May, M.P.

Green Party Leader Panelist

Eric Newell

Chair, Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation Panelist

Geoff Cape

Evergreen Panelist.

Glenn Ives

Chair, Deloitte Canada Panelist

Hon. John Manley, P.C.

President & CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives Bio

Kathryn Harrison

Professor, UBC Panelist

Laura Dawson

Dawson Strategic Bio.

Lawrence H. Summers

Harvard University Bio.

Marcel Côté

KPMG LLP Panelist

Mark Carney

Governor of the Bank of Canada Bio

Melanie Aitken

Former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau of Canada Panelist

Melody Barnes

Vice Provost, NYU and former White House Director of Domestic Policy under President Barack Obama Panelist

Miles Corak

University of Ottawa Bio

Rana Sarkar

Canada-India Business Council Bio

Rodney Ghali

Senior Director, Public Health Agency of Canada Panelist

Ron Haskins

Brookings Institute Panelist

Sharon Christians

Bombardier Transportation Group Panelist.

The Hon. Jean Charest, P.C.

Former Premier of Quebec, partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP Panelist

Thomas D'Aquino

Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Bio.

Wenran Jiang

University of Alberta Bio.

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