Program

Sixteenth Annual Conference
Canadian Communications Policy and Legislation: Time for a Review
October 31 and November 1, 2018
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Preliminary Program Updated September 19, 2018
The agenda is subject to change. Check back often for updates!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

09:00      

Level 2 - Rideau Canal Atrium North Lobby
Registration Open for Delegate Badge Pick-Up

10:00

Welcoming Remarks
Hank Intven, President, IIC Canada

10:15

Keynote Address: To be announced (TBA)

10:45

The Review of Canada's Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts: Challenges and Opportunities
A moderated discussion by a panel of experienced players and observers of Canadian communications legislation.

Moderator: Greg O'Brien, Editor and Publisher, CARTT.CA

Panel 1

  • Jean La Rose, CEO, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
  • Marie-Phillipe Bouchard, President and CEO, TV5 Québec Canada
  • Stephen Stohn, President/Executive Producer, Skystone Media Inc./Degrassi

11:45

Panel 2

  • Alain Saulnier, Professor, Department of Communication Université de Montréal
  • Lianna McDonald, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
  • Pam Dinsmore, Vice President, Regulatory Cable, Rogers Communications Canada
  • Samer Bishay, CEO and Founder, Iristel

12:45

Lunch
Keynote Address
Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

14:00

Social Media and Fake News
Tessa Sproule, Co-Founder and CEO, Vubble

14:15

Using Blockchain to Support the Canadian Audio-Visual Sector
Glenn O'Farrell, CEO, Groupe Média TFO

14:30

Networking Break

14:45

On-the-Ground Realities of Regulation in a Global Environment
A panel of experienced international regulators and stakeholders will describe and discuss the practical realities, including unintended consequences, of implementing net neutrality rules, regulating international OTT players and imposing content quotas.

Moderator
Scott Shortliffe, Chief Consumer Officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Panellists
Wen Chung Guo, Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan
Nathalie Sonnac, Member of the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, France
Georg Serentschy, Managing Partner, Serentschy Advisory Services GmbH and former Chair of the Austrian Communications Regulator

16:00

Keynote Address (TBA)

16:30

Closing Remarks
Jim Patrick, Treasurer, IIC Canada

16:35

Reception

Thursday, November 1, 2018

08:45

Level 2 - Rideau Canal Atrium North Lobby
Registration Open for Delegate Badge Pick-Up

09:45

Opening Remarks
Grant Buchanan
, Vice President, IIC Canada

09:50

The Use of Artificial Intelligence and Possible Policy and Regulatory Responses

Moderator: Carole Piovesan, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Panellists
Doug Murphy, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment
Naomi Goldapple, Director of Industry Solutions, Element AI

11:00

Networking Break

11:30

Keynote Interview
Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
In conversation with Christine Dobby, Telecom Reporter, The Globe and Mail

12:00

Lunch
Keynote Address
Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

13:30

Erwin Hudson, Vice President, Telesat LEO, Telesat

13:45

Jesse Wente, Director, Indigenous Screen Office

14:00

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

14:15

John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

14:30

Networking Break

14:45

Keynote Event
The members of the federal panel on the review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts will participate in a town hall discussion to hear from stakeholders in the sector present at the conference.

Moderator
Lawson Hunter, Senior Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel
Janet Yale, Panel Chair
Peter Grant, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Hank Intven, University of Victoria
Marina Pavlović, University of Ottawa
Monique Simard
Monica Song, Dentons Canada LLP
Pierre Trudel, Université de Montréal

16:45 Closing Remarks
Grant Buchanan, Vice President, IIC Canada