Elliott Silverstein

Director, Government Relations, Insurance · CAA Club Group

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Travel Industry Government Relations & Public Affairs Issues Management Legislation Policy Analysis

Donna Law

Executive Director of Development and Government Relations · Southern Utah University

Specializing in legislative and regulatory policy, arts and non-profit management, and fund-raising in higher education

Non-Profit Administration Fund-raising in Higher Education Utah Politics Utah Legislative Body Utah Government Relations

Mary Bennett

Director of the Leavitt Center for Politics · Southern Utah University

Specializing in U.S. campaigns and elections, government relations, and public policy and advocacy

Utah Political Candidates Utah Legislative Body Political Communication Congressional Campaigns Regulatory Policy for Financial Industries

Raymond Chan

Manager, Government Relations · CAA Club Group

Raymond manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Municipal & Provincial Politics Political Campaigns Worst Roads Road Safety

Joan King

Manager, Outreach and Advocacy · Diabetes Canada

Government Relations and Public Affairs

Media Relations Proposal Writing Strategic Planning Health Advocacy Diabetes Charter for Canada

Elham Ghashghai

Lecturer in Systems Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Policy Analysis Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Architecture Design and Evaluation Government Relations Program Management

Gordon K. McIvor, Ph.D.

Executive Director · National Executive Forum on Public Property

Distinguished leader in the Canadian public relations and communications industry with a wealth of first hand experience

Strategic Communications Planning Media Relations Government Relations Corporate Public Materials Corporate Social Responsibility

Jean Valin

Principal · Valin Strategic Communications

Fellow CPRS, Principal of Valin Strategic Communications. Founding member and past chair of the Global Alliance.

Advocacy for Pr Strategic Communications Reputation Management Government Relations Corporate Social Responsibility

Teresa Di Felice

Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations · CAA Club Group

Teresa oversees CAA SCO's advocacy and community relations efforts in Ontario.

Community & Government Relations Road Safety Policy Advocacy Congestion Management Roadside Assistance

Elizabeth Cannon

President and Vice-Chancellor · University of Calgary

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon is the eighth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary

Higher Education Leadership Geomatics Engineering Board Leadership Community Relations Executive Leadership

V. Peter Harder

Senior Policy Advisor · Dentons Canada LLP

Highly engaging speaker with over 30 years at the centre of Canadian law, government decision-making, foreign affairs & international trade.

International Trade Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Public Policy International Natural Resources and Infrastructure Cleantech

Joel Levesque, APR, FCPRS

Principal · Public Affairs Counsel

Independent public-affairs counsellor specializing in strategic communications and government-relations management

Strategic Communications Communications Training Crisis Communications Media Relations Government Relations

Dr Charlotte Godziewski

Lecturer, Sociology and Policy · Aston University

Charlotte Godziewski is a political sociologist interested in health promotion and the political determinants of non-communicable diseases.

Commercial Determinants of Health Social Determinants of Health Political Sociology of Health Health Promotion Health Inequities

Carleen Carroll APR, FCPRS

Strategic Communications and Government Relations Consultant · Canadian Public Relations Society

One of Canada's leading municipal communicators building trustworthy relationships and great public policy through two-way communications

Strategic Communications Planning Relationship Building With Stakeholders Public Relations Best Practices Brand Identity and Brand Management Public Consultation and Community Engagement

Tiffany Gooch

Public Affairs Consultant · Enterprise

Tiffany is a government relations, political organization, and communications professional based in Toronto.

Government Relations & Public Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Women & Leadership Political Activism

John Davies

Founder and CEO · Davies Public Affairs

One of the nation's most respected communication strategists & an expert on building grassroots public support for controversial issues.

Strategic Communications and Grassroots Programs Building Public Support for Controversial Projects and Issues Crisis Communications Perception Persuasion

Glen Hodgson

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist · The Conference Board of Canada

Turning the Telescope Around: Get the bigger picture on how macroeconomics influences public policy and the financial health of your country

Economic Forecasting International Business Productivity and Innovation Economic Analysis

Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer specializing in administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, and fundraising

Strategic Planning Facilitation Leadership Management Administration

Kerri Froc

Postdoctoral Fellow · Carleton University

Kerri Froc's research interests include feminist legal theory and women's constitutional rights claims

Constitutional Law Government Relations Legal Research Legal Writing Administrative Law

Debra Osburn

Vice President · University of Saskatchewan

Debra Osburn leads institutional strategies to enhance reputation, build effective relationships, and accrue public resources.

Strategic Communications Media Relations Creative Direction Government Relations Web Development