As Confederation turns 150, Connected Canada examines what it means to be a digital citizen in Canada today on October 13-14, 2017.
Connected Canada is a two-day conference that will bring together leading experts in Internet culture and digital citizenship, including academics, government officials, policy-makers, members of think tanks, members of the private sector, and civil society groups. The conference aims to foster much-needed dialogue and to establish a research agenda across sectors and generations.
Connected Canada is more than just a conference. It’s an opportunity to work together with experts in the field to create a unique and lasting output: a public research agenda for digital citizenship.
Together, participants will draft a public research agenda that identifies what we need to know about digital citizens in order to inform good policy and foster strong institutions. Plenary sessions will address cross-cutting issues of Internet culture and digital literacy, while breakout sessions explore the theme of digital citizenship through issues that are top-of-mind in 2017 for academics and practitioners alike: government service design; design news and media literacy; digital identity and privacy; and civic engagement. In addition to fostering discussion we will keep the momentum going by building a network of scholars, policy makers, and members of industry and civil society who are interested in this area.
Information regarding registration, schedule and speakers are available at www.connected150.ca.
This event is a Canada 150 event funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.