Canada 150: Connected Canada

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 6:00 pm to Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 5:00 pm
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As Confederation turns 150, Connected Canada examines what it means to be a digital citizen in Canada today.

Connected Canada is a two-day conference that will bring together leading experts in Internet culture and digital citizenship, including academics, government officials, policy-makers, members of think tanks, members of the private sector, and civil society groups. The conference aims to foster much-needed dialogue and to establish a research agenda across sectors and generations. Together, participants will draft a public research agenda that identifies what we need to know about digital citizens in order to inform good policy and foster strong institutions.

Plenary sessions will address cross-cutting issues of Internet culture and digital literacy, while breakout sessions explore the theme of digital citizenship through issues that are top-of-mind in 2017 for academics and practitioners alike: government service design; design news and media literacy; digital identity and privacy; and civic engagement. In addition to fostering discussion we will keep the momentum going by building a network of scholars, policy makers, and members of industry and civil society who are interested in this area.

Connected Canada is more than just a conference. It’s an opportunity to work together with experts in the field to create a unique and lasting output: a public research agenda for digital citizenship.

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This event is a Canada 150 event funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.