Final Conference Agenda

Thursday September 3:

(all Thursday events at Don & Marion McDougall Hall)

11:00                Registration desk opens

1:00 – 1:30                 Opening Welcome

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

Master of Ceremonies: Jane Ledwell

Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women


1:30 – 2:00                 Opening Keynote Address

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tim O’Neill

Founder and President, O’Neill Strategic Economics

“Paths to Canada 2165: Lessons From 1865”


2:00-2:15                   Keynote Address Q& A

Moderator: Jane Ledwell

Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

2:15 – 2:45                Health Break

Schurman Market Square


2:45 – 3:25                The People Panel: What will people’s lives look like in 150 years? How is healthcare changing and evolving? What impact does technology have on our understanding and expectation of privacy?  What do we need to do now to build supportive and sustainable communities in an increasingly disconnected world?

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

Invited Panellists:

Dr. T (Teo) Forcht Dagi

Neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and ethicist; Distinguished Scholar and Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast

Tanya Davis

Multi-disciplinary artist

Nora Young

Host of Spark, CBC Radio; Author of The Virtual Self

Moderator: Matt Rainnie

Radio Host of CBC Island Morning


3:25 – 4:00                The People Panel Q&A


4:00 – 4:30                Closing plenary

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

6:20                            bus to Watermark Theatre in Rustico PEI for Canada 300 performance departs the Delta Prince Edward (see conference package for directions for those taking their own vehicle)


7:00 – 9:00                Canada 300 reception and performance at Watermark Theatre


9:15                            Bus departs Watermark Theatre for Delta Prince Edward



September 4, 2015:

7:30                            Conference registration/information desk re-opens

Don & Marion McDougall Hall


8:45 – 9:00                Opening Plenary



9:00 – 9:35                The Nations Panel: What will nations look like in 150 years? Will Canada be a province in a global nation? What can we learn from our First Nations about governance for millennia? What actions can we take now to make Canada the nation we want it to be on its 300th birthday?

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

Invited Panellists:

Dr Pamela Palmater

Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University

Professor Jeremy Webber

Dean of Law, University of Victoria

Dr Joe Velaidum

Faculty of Arts, UPEI


Moderator: Jen Gerson


9:35 – 10:15              The Nations Panel Q&A


10:15 – 10:45                       Health Break

Schurman Market Square


10:45 – 11:20           The Environment Panel: What will our environment look like in 150 years? Are we destined to live in the post-apocalyptic dystopia worlds described in novels? How can we survive climate change? Will its natural environment continue to be one of Canada’s greatest resources? What actions can we take now to begin to address these questions?

Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium

Invited Panellists

Todd MacLean

Creator and Editor of A Global Chorus


Dr. Andrew Light

University Professor, George Mason University, and Former Senior Climate Change Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Advocate for Environment, Cultural and Human Rights; author The Right to Be Cold


Moderator: Cheryl Simon


11:20-12:00              The Environment Panel Q&A


12:00 – 1:30              Luncheon

Location: McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre


1:45 – 3:45                Canada 300 Conversation

JS Palmer delegates, led by the Canada 300 representatives from across Canada, will identify goals and actions stemming from the conference.

Location: Square Market Square

Facilitator: Duncan McIntosh

Artistic Director, Watermark Theatre


3:45 – 4:00                Wrap-Up Observations and Reflections



* Please note the conference is being filmed and recorded for wider dissemination