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Welcome to the AIC 2016 Participant Homepage

You can find important conference information and resources as well as share your feedback with us by clicking the links below.

Conference Resources:

Conference Agenda – Full conference itinerary
Full Conference Programme – With speaker bios
Background Document – This report summarizes the responses to the pre-conference consultation and will help serve as a background to the important conversations taking place at the conference.
Leading Innovation and Sustainability: An Agricultural Research Policy for the 21st Century – AIC’s National AgResearch Policy
Proposed Policy Changes – April 2016 – A summary of stakeholder feedback for suggested changes and updates to the policy.  This document will supplement the final plenary session on Thursday, April 14.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Sandra Schillo – Rethinking Agricultural Innovation: Boosting the impact of agricultural R&D in Canada

Workshop Resources:

Workshop 1-A  Dissemination Strategies and Policies
Panelist Presentation – Drew Black, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Panelist Presentation – Dr. Andreas Boecker, University of Guelph
Panelist Presentation – Tracy Herbert, Beef Cattle Research Council
Workshop Discussion Questions
Workshop Handout – Disseminating Research

Workshop 1-B  Bridging the Gap Between Research and the Public
Panelist Presentation – Marie Ann Binnie, Canadian Pork Council
Panelist Presentation – Gabrielle Bauer, author and science writer
Workshop Discussion Questions
Workshop Handout – Tip Sheet
Workshop Handout – Exercise

Workshop 2-A Models of Extension in the 21st Century
Panelist Presentation – René Mongeau, Ordre des agronomes du Québec
Panelist Presentation – Michael Toombs, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario
Workshop Discussion Questions

Workshop Handout – Extension Models

Workshop 2-B Maximizing Technological Transfer
Panelist Presentation – Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, Synthesis Agri-Food Network
Panelist Presentation – Amy Argentino, Canadian Horticultural Council
Workshop Discussion Questions

Workshop Handout – Extension Models

Workshop 3-A  IP Management in Interdisciplinary and Cross-Sectoral Partnerships
Panelist Presentation – Dr. Chidi Oguamanam, University of Ottawa
Workshop Discussion Questions
Workshop Handout – IP Management in Partnerships

Workshop 3-B  IP 101
Panelist Presentation – Christine Teixeira & Seema Bissoon-Haqqani, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Panelist Presentation – Jonathan Roch, MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
Panelist Presentation – Christine Piché, National Research Council of Canada
Workshop Discussion Questions
Workshop Handout – IP Licenses


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