Conference - Day One

Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:00–8:30 am                Registration
7:30 am                          Breakfast

8:30–9:00 am                Greetings and Opening Remarks

Wayne MacDonald (Conference Chair, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension)
Dr. Katy Campbell (Dean, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension)
Jill Clayton (Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner)

9:00–9:50 am                Keynote Address: Caroline Maynard
Collaborating for Canadians: Best Practices from the Information Commissioner of Canada

Caroline Maynard (Information Commissioner of Canada)

9:50–10:05 am               Refreshment Break

10:05–11:00 am              Plenary Session: Gregory Smolynec
Discourses of Privacy
Gregory Smolynec (Deputy Commissioner – Policy and Promotion, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)

11:00–12:00 pm              Plenary Session: John Weigelt

Empowering Individuals Through Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
John Weigelt (Chief National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada)
 

12:00–1:15 pm                  Lunch

1:15 am–2:15 pm              Commissioners' Round Table

Moderator: Brian Hamilton (President, BW Hamilton Consulting, Inc.)
Panel:
Jill Clayton (Commissioner, Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
Elaine Keenan Bengts (Commissioner, Northwest Territories Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
Caroline Maynard (Information Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
Michael McEvoy (Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia)
Gregory Smolynec (Deputy Commissioner – Policy and Promotion, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)

2:15–2:30 pm                    Refreshment Break

2:30–3:30 pm                   Breakout Sessions

  • Session A - 2018–2019 Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Rulings
    Clark Dalton (Former Director of Department of Justice, Government of Alberta)
    Rick Leech (Patrick Leech Library and Legal Consulting)

  • Session B - An Open Dialogue with the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner and Senior Staff Members
    Jill Clayton (Commissioner, Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
    LeRoy Brower (Assistant Commissioner, Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
    Rachel Hayward (Director–Compliance and Special Investigations, Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
    Cara-Lynn Stelmack (Director–Mediation and Investigations, Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)

  • Session C - TELUS Wise Happiness: Balance and Well-Being In Our Digital World
    Nimmi Kanji (Director–TELUS Wise, TELUS)
    Stacey Ponich (Business Consultant–Data and Trust Office, TELUS)

3:30–4:30 pm                   Breakout Sessions

  • Session D -  Does Privacy Apply When Your Information Is Used by Political Parties?
    Moderator: James Hart (Associate, Meadows Law)
    Panel:
    Mary Marshall (Partner, Meadows Law)
    Michael McEvoy (Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia)

  • Session E - When It’s Okay to Ignore: The Power of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to Authorize a Public Body to Disregard Access to Information Requests
    Lorne Randa (Partner, Brownlee LLP)
    Rebecca L. Kos (Associate, Brownlee LLP)

  • Session F - Our Health Privacy Policies are Doomed to Fail – But They Are Probably Not Illegal
    Speaker: Brian Hamilton (President, BW Hamilton Consulting, Inc.)

4:30–5:30 pm                   Reception and Networking

Please note: All speakers, topics, times, and dates are subject to change without notice. We will do our best to keep the website schedule as current as possible.

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