The Future Forum

2 day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • May 6, 20197:30am - 6:30pm
  • May 7, 20197:30am - 4:30pm
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The Conference

The art of government has faced few changes so existentially significant as the current wave of technological disruption. While the evolution of the state has been gradual but consistent, the development and implications of new technologies in the digital age have been both abrupt and radical. With declining public trust, changing citizen expectations, rising discontent and new threats to the existing state of affairs, the risk of government complacency is steadily increasing. As disruptive technologies shake up the status quo and for all the risks and rewards that will come with this, these technologies also provide new solutions and novel opportunities for improving and enhancing government.

With technologies advancing more quickly than ever, the future has never been closer. It remains an open question as to whether government will merely survive this period of disruption or has the capacity to thrive in emerging conditions. The IOG’s Future Forum conference continues where our Digital Governance Forum left off, bringing together thought leaders from around the world to discuss how government can mitigate risks and take advantage of the opportunities coming with the new industrial revolution.

The Future Forum will take place on May 6th and May 7th of 2019 in downtown Ottawa. The conference will feature upwards of 50 speakers from the commanding heights of industry, public administration, government and research, both in Canada and internationally. This two-day event will host decision-makers, public intellectuals, academics, and industry leaders to address important policy issues stemming from new technologies. It seeks not only to affect a paradigm-shift among participants, but to create an environment where solutions can begin to emerge. Day 1 will be composed strictly of plenary sessions and a networking event, while Day 2 will be composed on concurrent sessions, capped off by an unconference.

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Institute on Governance
60 George Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1J4

Event fee(s)

$1250 per attendee

Early-bird discount: 990

As a not-for-profit organization, the IOG does not charge HST.

Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

Main contact

Mark Robbins
613-562-0090 ext 218