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Special Members' Meeting

On March 10 – 11, 2020, we welcomed NDRIO members from across Canada for the first Special Members’ Meeting, where Primary Members elected NDRIO’s inaugural Board of Directors.

A webcast of the morning session is located here.

A webcast of the afternoon session is located here.

NDRIO’s Annual General Meeting will take place later in 2020. Details will be posted as they become available.

Special Members’ Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 10 — Members’ Meet & Greet
3:30 – 7 p.m. Registration Open Governor General III
6 – 8 p.m. New Members’ Welcome Mixer Daly’s Restaurant
Wednesday, March 11 — Members’ Meeting & Reception
8 – 9:30 a.m. Registration Governor General III Foyer
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. NDRIO Morning Address by the Applicant Board Chair, the NDRIO Interim Executive Director, and the Senior Director Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Governor General III
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Special Meeting of the Primary Voting Members (Class A Members) of NDRIO Corporation 11593765 Canada Association
Live voting available for Primary (Voting) Members. Associate (Non-Voting) Members will have Observer Status.
Governor General III
12 – 1 p.m. Networking Lunch
1 – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon Address

  • Will Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science)
Governor General III
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. NDRIO 2020 – 2021 Implementation Strategy Governor General III
2:45 – 3 p.m. Refreshment Break
3 – 4:15 p.m.

Guest Speakers: New and Emerging DRI Developments

  • Dr. Constance Crompton, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair, Digital Humanities
  • Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor, Canada
Governor General III
6 – 8:30 p.m. NDRIO Celebratory Reception Rideau Club, Ottawa