Canadian Science Policy Conference 2013 Call for Proposals

Help shape our country’s science and innovation policy landscape by ensuring you are a part of CSPC 2013. CSPC 2013 is inviting all individuals and organizations from across the country to design their own dynamic and innovative panel sessions.

Panels should be aligned with conference themes and should appeal to an audience with diverse backgrounds. We would also like to engage graduate students and participants in the private sector for whom science and innovation policy is highly relevant.


  • Private Sector R&D and Innovation: New Realities and New Models
  • Emerging Trends: Science & Technology in International Trade and Diplomacy
  • Science and Technology Communication
  • Graduate Studies and Research Training: Prospects in a Changing Environment
  • Emerging Issues in Canadian Science Policy


For the first time CSPC offers multiple panel formats, or streams:

  • Case studies
  • Panel discussions
  • Participatory workshops
  • Policy solutions and proposals

These themes and presentation streams aim to facilitate insightful discussion and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. For more information on criteria of panel submissions and panel streams please visit

To submit a proposal, please prepare a brief outline that includes:

  • The title and subject of your session
  • Panel format (streams listed above)
  • Details of proposed session: introduction, importance, relevance (500 words max)
  • Proposed speakers (including bios)

Proposals must be submitted online by end of day on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Forms will be available soon.
More information can be found online at

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