March 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote by Alissa Fishbane, Managing Director, ideas42
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Networking Break
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Experimentation in Government - Introduction to Panel I by Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Results and Delivery, Government of Canada
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Panel I – Building BI in Government
This panel brings together BI practitioners and experts from national, provincial and municipal governments in Canada. These leaders have built behavioural insights practices in government and will reflect on the challenges they faced, solutions the generated, and opportunities they see in practicing behavioural insights in the public policy space.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Poster Session
Poster presentations will be offered by public servants and academics summarizing research findings in behavioural insights and public policy. Potential topics include poverty reduction, inclusion and diversity, crime and criminal justice, taxation, health, and more.
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Afternoon Keynote, Michael Norton, Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Lightning Talks
In ten minutes or less, Canadian researchers and practitioners will present findings and conclusions of their work. Possible themes include emerging policy challenges, nudging, new initiatives in government, methodological insights, etc.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break/Refreshments
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panel II – Current Trends in BI in Public Policy – Diversity
Behavioural insights is being applied to help de-bias hiring practices and increase diversity of various kinds in public organizations. The thought leaders on this panel are on the cutting edge of applying BI and innovative techniques to increase personnel diversity, and will discuss their insights on how best to leverage behavioural science for this important topic.
4:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. Concluding Remarks by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation
4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Evening Reception
March 2, 2018
Day 2 of the conference is reserved for public servants from all levels of government. There will be a space in the registration form for you to identify as a public servant. We will then send you separate information about day 2.