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Municipal Innovators Community Conference--MiC2017 Collaborate. Create. Accelerate.

Guelph, Ontario
September 27–28, 2917

This year’s conference lineup is surpassing even our own lofty expectation. You’re going to want to come. Register now:

Get a taste of what’s to come through the best MiC promo video ever:

Here’s the list of what’s in store so far:

  • Martha Lenio, shortlisted to be one of Canada’s next astronauts, team commander on the 2014 Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation
  • Lawrence Hill is presenting The Power of Storytelling for Individual and Collective Understanding
  • A panel on digital transformation with Hillary Hartley, Ontario’s Chief Digital Officer, Gabe Sawhney, Executive Director, Code for Canada, and a representative from the Treasury Board of Canada
  • Workshop on Dealing with Failure in Government with Ashley Good from Fail Forward
  • Accelerator Jam: Rapid approach to solving municipal challenges with Rick Boersma from Juice Inc.
  • Behavioural Insights with the Province of Ontario’s Behavioural Insights Unit
  • Thinking Like A Designer workshop: Helen Kerr from OCAD University and Peel Region employees Marco Romano and Amy Stevens
  • Civic Labs panel because, as we like to say, procurement is very hot right now
  • Showing the Innovation Impact panel (data measurement, analysis and visualization) with Canada’s Open Data Exchange and others
  • And great evening events that involve craft beers, artisan cheese, chocolate and so much more!
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Municipal Innovation with Public Sector Digest September 26 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Our five municipal innovators represent a diverse range of communities and municipal departments. From a community-based approach to newcomer resettlement to an empowering communications exercise in employee engagement, this panel of municipal leaders have tackled common local government problems using brand new tools and frameworks.

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For more information on the conference please contact:

Suzanne Holder, PMP, CHRP, Advisor Corporate Strategy and Reporting
Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Services | Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 x 2270