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Conference Resources

  • 2018

    April 23 – 24, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario 

    AIC’s 2018 conference discussed new ways in which the Canadian agricultural innovation system can help address highly-skilled technical and professional shortages and support the future generation of researchers and innovators in the agri-food sector. AIC 2018 also explored the latest trends in curriculum and program design across Canada, setting the stage for a cross-sectoral dialogue on workforce needs.

  • 2017

    Agriculture and the environment are intricately linked within a complex ecosystem; with agriculture both depending on and impacting critical natural resources. Canada’s agriculture sector is an important steward of the environment and has an important role to play in meeting today’s global sustainability and climate-smart goals.

    Researchers, government officials, industry representatives, agri-entrepreneurs and other agricultural research stakeholders came together on April 24-26 in Winnipeg at AIC 2017 Agricultural Innovation in a Changing Environment. The conference fostered important discussions about agriculture’s impact on the environment in a changing climate. Over two days, conference participants and speakers shared their views and expertise around the following themes:

    1. Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: How can innovation minimize agriculture’s contribution to climate change?
    2. Building the Future on our Strengths: What support is available to advance Canada’s agricultural clean technologies?
    3. Shaping a Path Forward: How can we ensure the adoption of environmentally sustainable innovations?

    AIC 2017 Conference Report

    Read the full Conference Report to learn about key conference findings and recommendations.

  • 2016

    AIC 2016 Disseminating Agricultural Research: Bridging the Gap Between Idea and Adoption

    Conference Information

    Researchers, government officials, industry representatives, and other agricultural research stakeholders gathered in Ottawa for the Agricultural Institute of Canada’s annual conference on April 13-14, 2016.

    Participants worked to help develop recommendations for research dissemination that will reinforce best practices and identify concrete actions for implementation in the agriculture sector by providing advise base on their experiences and expertise in:

    1. Dissemination Strategies and Participation Channels for Agricultural Research
    2. Knowledge Transfer and Extension
    3. Intellectual Property (IP) Protection, Cooperation and Collaboration

    AIC 2016 Conference Report

    Read the full Conference Report to learn about key conference findings and recommendations.

  • 2015

    AIC 2015: Leading Innovation and Sustainability

    Conference Information

    AIC 2015: Leading Innovation and Sustainability took place in Ottawa on July 12 – 14, 2015.  Over two days researchers, academics, government and industry representatives, and other agricultural research stakeholders worked together to answer key questions in three thematic areas:

    1. Balancing Pure and Applied Research
    2. Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Collaboration, and Cooperation
    3. Issues in Public Private Partnerships

    The ideas and insights shared by participants at the conference were summarized in the conference report.  This report was used to help inform the development of An Agricultural Research Policy for the 21st Century, released September 2015.

    AIC 2015 Conference Report

    Conference Report – English
    Rapport sur la Conférence – Français

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Annual General Meetings

The 2017 Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, August 22, 2017 via webinar.


2016 Annual Report

  • 2016

    The 2016 Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 via webinar.

    2015 Annual Report

  • 2015

    The 2015 Annual General Meeting took place on Friday, January 15, 2016 via webinar.

    2014 Annual Report

  • 2014

    The 2014 Annual General Meeting Ottawa Dinner, took place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel.

    The dinner featured speeches by two special guests:

    Presentation by Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    Presentation by Pierre Charest, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

    2013 Annual Report