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AIC 2105 – Leading Innovation and Sustainability

A Canadian Agricultural Research Policy for the 21st Century

Registration is now open for the Agricultural Institute of Canada policy conference AIC 2015: Leading Innovation and Sustainability, taking place in Ottawa on July 12 – 14, 2015.  Help us shape a modern agricultural research policy for the 21st century – one that places Canada on the map as a leader in research standards for innovation and sustainability in this important field of work.  This fully bilingual conference in both of Canada’s official languages is inclusive and participatory!  Be ready to roll up your sleeves and work.

Welcome reception to be held on July 12, 2015 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Register now and receive a discount on the conference rate


Who should attend?

Researchers, academics, government and industry stakeholders

Click here to register NOW for just $135. Early bird registration ends May 15!

Visit our conference webpage for more information.

View the Conference Programme

Online Policy Consultation – now open!

Help develop the conference discussion guide by taking part in our online survey and contribute your input on important policy issues.

Learn more about the consultation and access the survey HERE.


Book your hotel room by June 15 and receive a special room rate of $155 plus taxes.   Book your room here or call 1-800-853-8463, and quote conference ID Agriculture Institute of Canada (AIC) to receive the discounted room rate.

NOTE: There are multiple Marriott hotels in Ottawa, our conference will take place at the one located on 100 Kent Street, linked above.


Travelling to Ottawa by air?  Book with Air Canada, the official airline for AIC 2015, and receive discounts on most fares.  Visit and enter promotion code FC6VAJ71.

Coming by train?  Book with VIA Rail and get 10% of best available fares in a variety of classes except Escape Class fares, for travel to Ottawa between July 10-19.  Use VIA convention code discount 13061 when booking.  See below for information about online booking on

Online booking tips – Log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select “Convention fare” from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code 13061 for AIC 2015 in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.