Borders in Globalization will host its second international conference in Ottawa 6-8 December 2017 with the intention of bringing together students, scholars and policy-makers on the key themes of the program. The purpose is to present research to the policy, private and non-profit sectors to solicit feedback and facilitate discussions on the many dimensions of borders and bordering processes.
The conference intends to bring together international border experts, government leaders, and private sector partners to strengthen our collaboration on the management of borders. By working with government partners, we can not only strengthen relationships, but also find solutions to common border challenges, and ensure that the BIG partnership fulfills its potential to conduct meaningful and policy-relevant research. Furthermore, the conference will provide a platform to facilitate dialogue between the various stakeholders engaged on border management in Canada.
Event: Borders in Globalization 2nd International Conference
Location: Lord Elgin Hotel Conference Facilities
When: Wednesday - Friday, December 6-8, 2017
Featured Speakers: Doug Saunders (Globe & Mail)
Alan Bersin (Retired, Department of Homeland Security)
EU Ambassador to Canada (TBC)
Chris Sands (John Hopkins)
Laura Dawson (Wilson Center)
Matt Morrison (Pacific Northwest Economic Region)
The Borders in Globalization second international conference is organized around the themes of our research agenda, and will feature keynotes by leading experts and academics including Doug Saunders (Globe & Mail), Alan Bersin (formerly US Dept of Homeland Security), EU Ambassador to Canada (TBC) and an evening plenary panel with Chris Sands (John Hopkins), Laura Dawson (Wilson Centre) and Matt Morrison (Pacific Northwest Economic Region) (see draft program for more speakers).
If you work in border or related policy and are interested in attending, please register at the link above. Space is limited.
All participants (chairs, discussants, and speakers) must register. Grants will be provided to participants.
Early Bird: September 1 - October 20
One day: $90 (includes keynotes, lunch and dinner Thursday night)
Two days: $190 (includes keynotes, lunches and dinner Thursday night)
Regular Conference Fee: October 21 - November 20
One day: $110 (includes keynotes, lunch and dinner Thursday night)
Two days: $220 (includes keynotes, lunches and dinner Thursday night)
Late Fee: November 21 - On-site Registration
One day: $125 (includes keynotes, lunch and dinner Thursday night)
Two days: $250 (includes keynotes, lunches and dinner Thursday night)
Students can register for a fee of $25.00 for each day.
The following travel grants are available for students (please contact borders[at]uvic[dot]ca for details):
20 x $25.00
5 x $100.00 (for students residing in Ontario and Quebec)
5 x $300.00 (for students residing outside of Ontario and Quebec)