About the Policy Series
Over the past 25 years, the IOG has advanced better understanding and practice of good governance in Canada, with federal, provincial, municipal and Indigenous governments, not-for-profit organizations, and in 35 other countries including most recently projects in Iraq, China and Botswana.
Explore the disruption and innovation sweeping our personal and professional lives in our free monthly speaker series.
Expert speakers. International participants. Structured interaction & free dialogue.
IOG’s Policy Crunch series engages you to crunch the important public policy issues of our time.
From energy transitions to virtual Parliament, this always-free, always-accessible series is a great way to get ahead of challenges that may impact you and your work – now and for years to come.
Our Policy Crunch events are evenings well spent with IOG staff and others who care about effective public policy-making. Each session is built with learning and networking in mind:
- 5:30-6:00 E.T. – E-Networking and engagement
- 6:00-7:00 E.T. – Panel discussion
- 7:00-7:30 E.T. – Small group discussions with panelists
Join us on Zoom or on our YouTube channel
Calling all Slack-ers: Join our Policy Crunch Community
We’ve added a Slack Workspace for Policy Crunch attendees. We will be posting updates, new events, and live-Slacking each event in case you can’t attend. We will also post the Zoom link, YouTube livestream link, and the recording there.
You can use our Slack Workspace to talk about the events, ask questions, share your ideas, give us your feedback and more! To join our IOG Policy Crunch Slack Workspace, click here. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a personalized invitation sent to your inbox.
Watch Season 3 of Policy Crunch
Disruption in the Lab: Government Science and Innovation in the New Normal
Innovation in the Arctic – April 6, 2021
Innovation Showcase – March 2nd, 2021
What’s Happening to our Legacy Technologies and Services? – February 2nd, 2021
Distraction or Disruption: The Impact of COVID-19 on Opioid use and the Overdose Crisis in Canada – December 8th, 2020
Vaccines and Bioethics: Unpacking the Blackbox – November 10th, 2020
Governance through COVID19: Lessons from Disruption – October 6th, 2020
Watch Season 2 of Policy Crunch
Governments in Transition: The COVID Effect in Canada, the US and UK – July 7, 2020
Energy Transition: Does a Sweet Spot Exist – June 2, 2020
The future of digital governance in a post-pandemic world – May 5, 2020
Navigating the “Wild West” of the Internet from Social Media to Digital Governance – March 3rd, 2020
First Nations Institutions and New Federal Machinery of Government – February 11th, 2020
Ethics in a Digital Age – January 14th, 2020
The Future of Work: Beyond the Hype – December 10th, 2019
Renegotiating the Social Contract between Science and Society – November 12th, 2019
Cybersecurity – October 15th, 2019
Watch Season 1 of Policy Crunch
The Gig Economy and the Evolving Role of Policy – June 5th, 2019
Open Government: Leadership, Learning and Government Adaptation – May 1st, 2019
The Global Race in Digital Governance – April 3rd, 2019 – this session followed Chatham House Rule
Governing AI: The Role of Industry, Transparency and Government Intervention – March 6th, 2019
Making Ottawa be a Global Leader in Gov-tech: Roles for Industry, Government and Research – January 16th, 2019
Emerging Digital Policy Issues: Augmented Reality and its Implications for Government – December 5th, 2018
Inclusive Innovation: Progress, Disruption and the Role of Government – November 6th, 2018
Agile Regulation: Embracing Disruptive Technology with Policy Leadership – September 19th, 2018 National Security and Exponential Technologies: Preparing for Disruption – October 10th, 2018