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The JS Palmer Conference, “Dreams For Canada: Bringing Them Home” is being held at the University of Prince Edward Island on September 3 & 4. This bilingual Conference brings together a diverse group from across Canada to address issues of high priority to public sector leaders.

The 2015 Palmer Conference is a collaboration between UPEI and Canada 300, a ground-breaking theatre project that toured 21 cities across Canada between February 2nd and April 25th. Through an innovative use of arts and technology, Canadians were engaged in a dialogue envisioning our nation’s next 150 years.

Canada 300 will conclude with The JS Palmer Conference, where Canadian leaders in the public, private and community sectors will explore and propose road maps for achieving Canadian’s dreams for the future in anticipation of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Former Bank of Montreal Executive VP & Chief Economist Tim O’Neill will provide the keynote address and Premier of Prince Edward Island, Hon Wade McLauchlan will address delegates the premier’s luncheon, held on September 4.

The JS Palmer Conference has an impressive and diverse group of panellists. They include:

  • Dr Pamela Palmater, Mi’Kmaq lawyer, professor and activist
  • Tanya Davis, spoken word poet
  • Dr Andrew Light, Former Senior Climate Change Adviser, U.S. State Department
  • Dr Teo Dagi, Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist
  • Nora Young, CBC Spark Host and author
  • Todd MacLean, writer, actor and musician
  • Dr Joe Velaidum, Director for the Centre for Christianity and Culture
  • Jeremy Webber, Dean of Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Nobel Peace Prize nominee

This unique collaboration between theatre, arts, business and academia will invite and encourage diverse ideas, thoughts and opinions to emerge, inspiring delegates to return to their home communities ready to take action.

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Canada 300 actor Eloi Homier celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian Flag after performance in Iqaluit. Photo by Raychel Reimer.

Canada 300 actor Eloi Homier celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian Flag after performance in Iqaluit. Photo by Raychel Reimer.