Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunshine Summit 2011 - Why Does Open Government Matter

In celebration of Right to Know Week, the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators is proud to present the Sunshine Summit 2011. This year’s most advanced Open Government conference will explore "Why Does Government Matter" and takes place on Monday, September 26, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta.

This full day event is a unique opportunity to learn about the cumulative impact on privacy and access that will come with recent Federal Government initiatives: the omnibus bill, lawful access, and international initiatives that Canada is involved with such as the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

There has been little public attention or opportunity for discussion about these issues and their potential impact — because at least some of these were negotiated in secret. Understanding the issues and their impact on you and your organization is vital to be able to build an effective compliance program or implement operational strategy.

We invite you and the members of your organization to join us for what is sure to be a highly informative, practical and engaging educational experience.

Registered guests may submit relevant questions ahead of time, for the speakers to address during the Sunshine Summit.

The Sunshine Summit is an event you will not want to miss!

Featured Speakers include:
- Janet Keeping, President, Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership
- Professor Michael Markwick, Simon Fraser University
- Linda McKay-Panos, Executive Director, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
- Superintendent Guy Slater, Calgary Police Service
- Jim Swanson, Partner, Burnet Duckworth Palmer
- Staff Sergeant Craig Coughlan, Calgary Police service Electronic Surveillance Unit

Additional information about the Summit is available at

Sharon Polsky
CAPAPA National Chair