Program

Tenth Annual Manning Networking Conference 2018

All events at Shaw Centre unless otherwise noted.
Subject to change

Thursday February 8

9:00am - 12:00pm         Exhibitors move-in and set-up
4:00pm - 9:00pm           Registration Open
6:00pm - 9:00pm           Welcome Reception
                                       Speaker: Vic Fedeli
9:00pm - on                   LGBTory Pub Night at D’Arcy McGee’s, 44 Sparks Street

Friday February 9

Friday 7:30-8:30

Breakfast Available
Trillium Ballroom

Friday 8:30-9:30

Opening Plenary

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)


Spotlight on Ontario: Caroline Mulroney with Anthony Furey
Introduction: Stephanie Kusie

Friday 9:45 - 10:45

Feminism & Conservatism

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Rachel Curran

Panelists:

Spotlight on The Next 10%

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Kate Harrison

Panelists:

Friday 11:00 - 12:00

Identity Politics & State-Supported Social Censorship

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Preston Manning

Panelists:

Civility in an (Un) Social Era

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Tonda MacCharles

Panelists:

Canada and the Middle East

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Moderator: Melissa Lantsman

Panelists:

Friday 12:00-1:30

Buffet Lunch

Friday 1:00 - 2:00

Industry, Indigenous and Labour - Ending Gridlock

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Michael Binnion

Panelists:

End of Life

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Garnett Genuis

Panelists:

Friday 2:15 - 3:15

Housing Affordability, Not Just Affordable Housing

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Michael Bourque

Panelists:

Cracking the Urban Code

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Moderator: Stephen Lecce

Panelists:

Friday 3:00 - 4:00

Conservatives and Cannabis

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Kevin Gaudet

Panelists:

Friday 3:30 - 4:30

Election Integrity, Engagement, and Civlc Engagement Online

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Heather Scoffield

Panelists:

Friday 4:45 - 5:30

Keynote - Andrew Scheer

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Friday 5:30 - 8:00

Reception

Reception hosted by Canada's Energy Citizens - Mėtropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex Drive

Saturday February 10 

Saturday 7:00 - 8:15

Breakfast Available

Parliament Foyer

Saturday 8:15 - 8:45

Spotlight on Ontario: Doug Ford with Anthony Furey

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Saturday 9:00 - 9:50

NAFTA and Beyond

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Vassy Kapelos

Panelists:

Faith in the Public Square

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Chuck Strahl

Panelists:

Global Energy and Innovation

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Moderator: Michael Binnion

Panelists:

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00

Is Fiscal Responsibility Dead?

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Paige MacPherson

Panelists:

Is the Senate Independent (and Should It Be?)

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Heather Scoffield

Panelists:

Strengthening Families

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Moderator: Garnett Genuis

Panelists:

Saturday 11:15 - 11:45

Spotlight on Ontario: Christine Elliot with Anthony Furey

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Introduction: Erin O'Toole

Saturday 11:45-12:45

Buffet Lunch

Parliament Foyer

Saturday 1:00-1:30

Keynote - Christy Clark, Former Premier of BC

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Introduction by Ellis Ross

Saturday 1:30 - 2:30

Refreshing Canadian Foreign Policy

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Shuvaloy Majumdar

Panelists:

Conservatism and Culture

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Garnett Genuis

Panelists:

Facebook Training (Paid Registrants Only)

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Saturday 2:45 - 3:30

Development and Sustainability

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Moderator: Michael Binnion

Panelists:

Reconciliation Means Business

Plenary B (Gatineau Salon)

Moderator: Melanie Paradis

Panelists:

Innovation and Government

Breakout Room C (Room 210)

Panelists:

Saturday 3:45 - 4:45

Preston Manning: "Unfinished Business"

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)

Saturday 4:45 - 6:00

Closing Plenary

Plenary A (Ottawa Salon)