Program

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Registration

5 hours 30 minutes

Victoria Conference Centre, Pre-Function Hall

Opening Ceremony

Songhees and Esquimalt Nations Welcome
O'Canada
Youth Message
Victoria Forum Message

30 minutes

Victoria Conference Centre, Lecture Hall

RIGHT HONOURABLE PAUL MARTIN

Opening Plenary

Keynote Speakers: RH Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister RH Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister Chief Perry Bellegarde, National Chief Assembly of First Nations Moderator: More details to come...

1 hour 30 minutes

Victoria Conference Centre, Lecture Hall

Gala Reception in Collaboration with Pearson College

Speakers & Master of Ceremonies
More details to be announced soon

1 hour 15 minutes

The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Palm Court and Ballroom

Gala Dinner: Diversity and Inclusion at Home and Abroad

Welcome Speeches
More details to come

Keynote Speakers
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Master of Ceremonies
More details to come

2 hours

Convention Centre/Cristal Garden (Downtown)

Arrivals and Light Breakfast

30 minutes

University of Victoria, University Centre

Plenary Session: Defining ‘Nation to Nation’ Paradigm

Keynote Speakers
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Moderators
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1 hour 5 minutes

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Break and Networking

40 minutes

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Plenary Session: Canada’s Global and Inclusive Agenda

Keynote Speakers
LORD JOHN ALDERDICE, Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College (University of Oxford) and Chairman of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (Belfast)

Moderators
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1 hour

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Break and Networking

20 minutes

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Lunch and Plenary Session

Keynote Speakers
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Moderators
Mayor Lisa Helps, City of Victoria

Master of Ceremonies
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1 hour 30 minutes

University of Victoria, Michele Pujol

Plenary Session: New Partnerships for Inclusion and Development

Keynote Speakers
DR DONALD KABERUKA, Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, L.P., Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Centum Investment Company Limited, and currently the African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund, former President of the African Development Bank
HILARY PEARSON, President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
PAUL LACERTE, OBC, Executive Director of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
KEVIN MCCORT, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Foundation

Moderators
HILARY PEARSON, President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada

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1 hour

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Break and Networking

40 minutes

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Plenary Session: Who Tells the Story About Climate Justice?

Keynote Speakers
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Moderators
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1 hour

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Break and Networking

30 minutes

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Plenary Session: Global Trade and Promotion of Inclusive Economies

Keynote Speakers
JALOUL AYED, President of MED Confederation and Vice President of Euromed Capital Forum and former Minister of Finance of Tunisia
DR JUAN-JOSE DABOUB, Chairman and CEO of the Daboub Partnership, Vice-Chairman of Dorado Group, and Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute, former Managing Director at the World Bank and former Minister of Finance of El Salvador

Moderators
DR DANIEL MUZYKA, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada, and the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business

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1 hour

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Wrap-up of Day 1

35 minutes

Cultural Program

More details to come

Moderators
DR MARCUS MILWRIGHT, Professor, Islamic Art & Archaeology
ZEN THARANI, Senior Consulting, and Chair - World Partnership Walk Victoria

1 hour 30 minutes

TBC

Arrivals and Light Breakfast

30 minutes

University of Victoria, University Centre

Plenary Session: Inclusive Socio-Economic Progress

Keynote Speakers
DR KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE, Associate Professor of Journalism Ryerson University
DR BESSMA MOMANI, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Moderators
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1 hour 5 minutes

University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium

Break and Networking

30 minutes

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Bloc 1: Think Tank Sessions

Theme: Diversity and Economic Prosperity
Session: Can Canada Export the Idea of Pluralism?

Theme: Economics of Indigenous Inclusiveness
Session: First Nations Leadership and Governance

Theme: Geopolitics of Diversity
Session: More details to come

Theme: Defining Climate Justice
Session: Who Tells the Story About Climate Justice?

Theme: Private Philanthropy, Civil Society and Inclusive Development
Session: Philanthropy, Diversity & Inclusion

Theme: Global Trade and the Economics of Diversity
Session: Global Trade and Economic Growth: TPP, CETA, NAFTA and the Backlash Against Globalization; How to Address Trade Differently

1 hour 30 minutes

University of Victoria

Lunch and Networking

45 minutes

University of Victoria, Mystic Market

Bloc 2: Think Tank Sessions

Theme: Diversity and Economic Prosperity
Session: Is Canadian Diversity a Myth or Reality?

Theme: Economics of Indigenous Inclusiveness
Session: Defining 'Nation to Nation' Relationships

Theme: Geopolitics of Diversity
Session: More details to come

Theme: Defining Climate Justice
Session: Just Solutions for Communities Threatened by Less Predictable Environments

Theme: Private Philanthropy, Civil Society and Inclusive Development
Session: Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Theme: Global Trade and the Economics of Diversity
Session: Local Trade and the Economics of Diversity

1 hour 15 minutes

University of Victoria

Break and Networking

15 mintues

University of Victoria, Exhibition Halls

Bloc 3: Think Tank Sessions

Theme: Diversity and Economic Prosperity
Session: How can we Make Canada a More Welcoming Place?

Theme: Economics of Indigenous Inclusiveness
Session: Action Initiatives: Entrepreneurship, First Nations Law, and Economy of Affection

Theme: Geopolitics of Diversity
Session: More details to come

Theme: Defining Climate Justice
Session: Climate Justice for Ecosystems

Theme: Private Philanthropy, Civil Society and Inclusive Development
Session: Philanthropy and Sustainable Development

Theme: Global Trade and the Economics of Diversity
Session: Capacity Building for Diversity and Inclusion

1 hour 15 minutes

University of Victoria

Transfers to Downtown

45 minutes

Closing Reception

Details to be announced

1 hour 30 minutes

TBC