15th - 16th May 2023

IIC Canadian Chapter 2023 Annual Conference

Chapter event

Monday 15 May – Tuesday 16 May 2023
Location: National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications hosted its two-day annual conference at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on 15-16 May 2023.

Top communications regulators, policy makers, executives and lawyers debated the key issues affecting broadcasting, telecommunications, radiocommunications, competition, privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, sustainability and others and what they mean for consumers, content and carriage in Canada.

Registrants heard discussions of topics such as the following:

A New Definition of Canadian Program
Bill C-27 (Overhauling Canada’s Privacy Legislation)
AI and its Impact on the Communications Sector (and related Copyright and Inclusivity issues)
Bill C-26 and Cybersecurity
Broadband Cost Recovery
Developments in Indigenous Connectivity
ISED’s New Spectrum Framework Policy
Personal Attacks on Journalists
Online Safety
Competition Act Reform
Digital Discrimination
Sustainability and Canadian Communications Industry initiatives
Financial Overview of Canada’s Communications sector
Scams and Fraudulent Calls
Duty to Consult – The CRTC’s Perspective
And more to come…

The program was designed to enable Ontario lawyers to claim accreditation for Continuing Professional Development (but not Professionalism/EDI) with details to be confirmed when the program is finalized.

Please click here for further information.


IIC Canada Annual Conference
May 15 and 16, 2023
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

In-person (no online option this year).

Registration is only available through an online form. Please note that media require prior accreditation to cover the Conference. Accreditation requests must be sent to Oxygen Events by email at info@oxygenevents.ca.

Registration fees include access to all sessions, two luncheons, morning and afternoon coffee breaks and a welcome cocktail reception that are part of the Conference program. The registration fee does not include accommodations, non-program related meals, travel or any other expenses that may be incurred by delegates to participate in the Conference. Registrations may not be shared. As such, only the participant whose name appears on the registration form may pick up the badge on-site.

There is no single day registration option.

Regular Rate: $1,125.00 + $146.25 (13% HST) = $1,271.25

Government Rate: $825.00 + $107.25 (13% HST) = $932.25
A discounted rate is available to current full-time employees of Canadian government departments, agencies and tribunals. Participants must register with their government-issued email address.

Discounted group rate for 20 or more within the same organization: $775.00 per person (plus applicable taxes)

Please click here to register

For assistance with registration, please contact Oxygen Events by email at info@oxygenevents.ca.


Event details
15th - 16th May 2023
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St
ON K1P 5W1

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