Program

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

Updated November 14, 2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

10:00    

Welcoming Remarks
Hank Intven, President, IIC Canada

10:15

Keynote Address
Erik Kruse, Networked Society Evangelist, Ericsson

10:45

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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. Telecommunications and broadcasting legislative changes that the participants would like to see will be front and centre of the discussion.

Co-Moderators
Greg O'Brien, Editor and Publisher, CARTT.CA
Catalina Briceño, Visiting Professor, École des médias, Université du Québec à Montréal

Panel 1
Jean La Rose, CEO, APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Marie-Phillipe Bouchard, President and CEO, TV5 Québec Canada
Stephen Stohn, President/Executive Producer, Skystone Media Inc./Degrassi
Shan Chandrasekar, President and CEO, Asian Television Network - ATN

11:45 Networking Break

12:00

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The Review of Canada's Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts (continued)
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

13:00 Lunch

13:30

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Keynote Address: Disruption, Trust and the Public Broadcaster
Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada
With introductions from Catherine Cano, President and General Manager, CPAC

14:15

Real InfoWars: The Weaponization of Information and Social Media
Tessa Sproule, Co-Founder and CEO, Vubble

14:30

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

14:45

Networking Break

15:00

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 over-the-top (OTT) players, imposing content quotas, and possible legislative changes necessary to deal with these major issues.

Moderator
Scott Shortliffe, Chief Consumer Officer and Executive Director, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Panellists
Wen-Chung Guo, Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan
Nathalie Sonnac, Commissioner, Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, France
Georg Serentschy, Managing Partner, Serentschy Advisory Services GmbH, Austria
Eli Noam, Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia School of Business, United States

16:00

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Keynote Panel on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Colin Robertson, Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
In conversation with Jim Patrick, Treasurer, IIC Canada

16:30

Reception
Hosted by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Thursday, November 1, 2018

09:45

Welcoming Remarks
Grant Buchanan
, Vice President, IIC Canada

09:50

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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

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

12:00

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

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Satellite Broadband - Fiber-Quality Service from Low Earth Orbit
Erwin Hudson
, Vice President, Telesat LEO, Telesat

13:45

Truth, Reconciliation and Indigenous Media
Jesse Wente, Director, Indigenous Screen Office

14:00

Feature Film: The Engine that Drives Canada's Talent
Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

14:15

Lust, Lies and Stupidity: Thirty Years of Canadian Telecom Policy
John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

14:30

Networking Break

15:00

Keynote Event
The members of the Canadian Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel will participate in a town hall discussion to hear from stakeholders on possible legislative changes that the Expert Panel might consider recommending to the federal government.

Moderator
Lawson Hunter, Senior Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel
Janet Yale (Chair)
Peter Grant
Hank Intven
Marina Pavlović
Monique Simard
Monica Song
Pierre Trudel

17:00 Closing Remarks
Grant Buchanan, Vice President, IIC Canada

Thank you to our Sustaining Sponsors

Bell

BLUE ANT Media

CBC Radio-Canada

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

COGECO

Corus

ERICSSON

Quebecor

Rogers

TekSavvy

Telesat

Telus

TV5 Quebec Canada

Media Partners

CARTT

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