Established in 2009, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) meets an important need for a non-partisan, inclusive, national dialogue on science, technology and innovation policy. Our vision is to ensure systematic connections between Canada’s diverse scientific enterprises and policymakers in scientific enterprises and policymakers in political spheres, both federally and provincially.
The CSPC has become Canada’s most comprehensive, multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary annual science policy forum and attracted numerous politicians and hundreds of professionals from industry, academia, the non-profit sector, federal and provincial governments every year. The conference has traveled across Canada: Toronto (2009), Montreal (2010), Ottawa (2011), Calgary (2012), Toronto (2013), Halifax (2014), Ottawa (2015, 2016, 2017) and returns once again to Ottawa in 2018.
This modern Downtown hotel is a 13-minute walk from Parliament Hill and 2.2 km from Byward Market. Sleek rooms feature custom beds, designer toiletries and coffeemakers, plus free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screens, iPod docking stations and connectivity docks. Upgraded rooms add walk-in showers, and club rooms provide lounge access, continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add living space and pull-out beds. In-room dining and spa treatments are available for a fee. Amenities include a chic restaurant and bar, an indoor saltwater pool, a gym and a business centre. There’s 25,000 sq ft of meeting space, and indoor parking for a fee.