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Youth and Digital Skills Symposium:
Preparing young Canadians to make social, economic and cultural contributions

February 10, 2014 | Ottawa, Ontario | Canadian Museum of Nature

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Two of Canada’s most respected NGOs working in the field of digital skills and literacy are organizing a one-day symposium at the beautiful Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa to explore the critical issue of promoting essential digital literacy and skills in the digital economy.

The symposium will gather approximately 75 prominent academics, industry executives and policymakers from all levels of government for a bilingual exploration through keynotes, panels and breakout sessions addressing the challenges posed by the increasingly sophisticated fundamental skills with which youth will need to be equipped to participate in a digital society and workplace.

Key confirmed speakers to date include:

  • The Honourable Jason Kenney | Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism
  • Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl | Director, National Writing Project
  • Andrew Wyckoff | Director for Science, Technology and Industry at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Andrew Parkin | Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
  • Dr. Wendy Cukier | Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
  • Gerald Farthing | Deputy Minister of Education, Manitoba
  • Dr. Valerie Steeves | Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Colin McKay | Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Canada
  • Byron Holland | President and CEO, Canadian Internet Registry Authority
  • Salim Teja | Managing Director, ICT Practice, MaRS Discovery District

See who’s attending to date here.

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