CSC2023 Agenda

(Subject to future updates)

June 2 – June 18

June 2 Arrivals at Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Regular bus shuttles to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (2 hours) and room check-in
Informal dinner at Banff Centre (Vistas Dining Room)
June 3 Final arrivals at Calgary airport (shuttles stop at 2:30 pm Mountain Time)
Study Groups meet in their break-out rooms (4:30 pm Mountain Time)
Opening Dinner (Kinnear Centre building), with blessing from Indigenous elder and welcome from HRH The Princess Royal
Opening address and discussion, led by UN Ambassador Bob Rae
June 4 Conference speakers (order TBD):
  • R.S. Sharma
  • Adil Najam
  • Ndidi Nwuneli
Group photo at Banff Centre
Travel to Lake Louise for Western barbecue and social evening
June 5 Early morning breakfast at top of Tunnel Mountain (travel up mountain by gondola)
Conference speakers and discussion
  • Alika Lafontaine
  • Beatrice Bruske
  • Speaker TBN
  • Bruce Mau
Plenary closes with Friendship Ceremony led by First Nations drummers
Study Groups meet to prepare for departure on study tours
June 6 Early morning departures for study tours
  • Study groups departing for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan leave by study tour buses
  • All other study groups travel to Calgary airport to fly to destinations in east and north of Canada
June 7-15

Study tours active in all of Canada’s provinces and territories:

British Columbia (two groups)
Northwest Territories
Alberta (two groups)
Ontario (two groups)
Québec (two groups)
New Brunswick/Nouveau Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador
June 15 Study Groups depart for closing plenary by air and land
Afternoon and evening arrivals by study groups in Montréal
Check-in to Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Study groups meet in their break-out rooms to prepare closing reports
June 16 Morning allocated to completing reports
Afternoon first two reports at Centre Mont-Royal
Evening reception with Conference alumni
June 17 Report backs
Montreal evening dine-around in study groups
June 18 Report backs from six groups
Gala closing dinner at Windsor Ballroom
June 19 Members depart Conference hotel