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2015 Alumni Conference

2015 Local Government Alumni Society Annual Conference

Western's Local Government Program Alumni Society is pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Conference. This year’s theme is Back to the Future: Exploring What's Ahead for Local Government.

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel & Suites in London, Ontario
 1150 Wellington Rd S, London, ON (map)

Join Us Thursday Night!

We would also like to invite you to join us for Cocktails & Conversations, a networking reception taking place on the Thursday evening prior to the conference. There is no additional registration fee for conference delegates to attend Cocktails and Conversation event. This year’s Cocktails & Conversations speaker is Ann Pappert, Chief Administrative Officer at the City of Guelph.

Date: Thursday November 5, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel & Suites in London, Ontario, 1150 Wellington Rd S, London, ON (map)

Conference Registration Fees:

Agenda:

8:00

Registration and Breakfast

8:30

Opening Remarks

8:45

Sharing Economy and Disruptive Technology
Noah Zon, Practice Lead, Intergovernmental Social & Economic Policy - Mowat Centre

9:30

Five Minute Thesis Presentations

10:15

Break

10:30

Keynote: Nigel Jacob, Co-Founder Office of New Urban Mechanics – City of Boston

11:30

Building Organizations for the Future
Carla Ladd, Chief Administrative Officer - City of Barrie

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Annual General Meeting and Award

1:30

Smart Infrastructure Panel
Ashleigh Weeden – Communications & Community Engagement, Grey County Connected County Initiative and SWIFT
Ron Gordon – Smart + Connected Communities Business Development Manager, Cisco
Michael Fenn - President, Fenn Advisory Services & Senior Advisor, Strategy Group
Moderator: Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford

2:30

Future Trends in Urban Development
Craig Beattie, Founding Partner - Perimeter Development Corp

3:00

Dr. Martin Horak’s Program Update

3:10

Dr. Andrew Sancton’s Book List

3:20

Conference Wrap-up

3:30

Closing Remarks

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Contact Information

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