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AGENDA

The national conference in Ottawa will be livestreamed to all satellite locations. Plenary sessions at the main event in Ottawa will begin with a catalytic conversation on Big Data, which will set the stage for the conference and highlight this year’s theme.

Subsequent sessions will cover a variety of topics and themes on family life in Canada through the life course, from “womb to tomb.” This includes (but is not limited to) discussions on fertility, family formation, youth, adulthood, elderhood and end of life. To bookend the conference, the final plenary session will introduce the concept of “Little Data”: how do we measure and understand emotions such as empathy and love, what does this data mean and how can it be mobilized to optimize family well-being?

DAY 1: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Preliminary agenda – subject to change. All times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

National Conference (Ottawa)

Sections in blue marked with an asterisk (*) will be livestreamed to regional satellite locations across Canada (more information coming soon).

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Greeting
9:15 a.m. Panel – Work and Family
10:00 a.m. Panel – Families New to Canada
10:45 a.m. Health Break
11:00 a.m. Lightning Round – Research
11:40 a.m. Health Break – Lunch
12:30 p.m.* Welcome and Greetings
12:40 p.m.* Opening Remarks Nora Spinks, CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family
1:00 p.m.* Opening Remarks by The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
1:20 p.m.* Opening Keynote by Anil Arora, Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada
2:00 p.m.* Panel – Big Data Through a Family Lens
3:00 p.m. Health Break
3:20 p.m. Panel – A Family Lens on the Early Years
4:00 p.m. Panel – Family Formation
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Family-style Dinner

* Livestreamed to satellite locations across Canada

Satellite locations (university partners)

Visit regional satellite location websites for details on local programming (available soon).

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. Registration and local programming
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. National conference programming (livestreamed)
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Local programming

DAY 2: Thursday, March 28, 2019

National Conference (Ottawa)

9:00 a.m. Welcome – Day 2
9:15 a.m. Panel – Youth and Young Adulthood: Diverse Family Perspectives
10:00 a.m. Panel – Adulthood: Family Experiences of Resiliency
10:45 a.m. Health Break
11:00 a.m. Panel – A Family Lens on Seniorhood and Elderhood
11:40 a.m. Panel – Family Care
12:20 p.m. Health Break – Lunch
12:50 p.m.* Welcome – Day 2
1:00 p.m.* Panel – Little Data Through a Family Lens
1:40 p.m.* Closing Keynote – Research to Practice: Mobilizing Family Research
2:10 p.m.* Conference Summary and Closing Remarks

* Livestreamed to satellite locations across Canada

Satellite locations (university partners)

Visit regional satellite location websites for details on local programming (available soon).

9:00 a.m.12:50 p.m. Local programming
12:50 p.m.–2:10 p.m. National conference programming (livestreamed)

INFORMATION AND INSIGHTS (NATIONAL – OTTAWA)

Throughout the conference, researchers from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and professions will also share new research at the #FAM2019 Poster Sessions. The poster sessions provide individuals and organizations that study, serve and support families with an opportunity to connect with delegates (and each other) while highlighting research on a broad range of themes/topics related to families and family life.

INSIGHTS AND INSPIRATION

In addition to the keynote, panel sessions and posters, there will be a variety of engaging and thought-provoking artistic displays and performances at the National conference (Ottawa) including dance, song, spoken word and photographic exhibits.


Simultaneous interpretation (English-to-French and French-to-English) and live captioning will be available at the conference.

All presentations will be recorded. Edited recorded material will be available following the conference. Personal audio or video recording is not permitted at national or satellite conference.

At the national conference, Robin Andrews and the team from Unposed will be on-site photographing the event. At regional satellite conferences, university photographers may be on-site. By entering the venue, delegates are consenting to be photographed or filmed for use in Vanier Institute social media and promotional materials.

There will be a bookstore on-site at the national conference featuring books by speakers, panellists and presenters as well as material related to families in Canada. Books may also be available at some satellite locations. If you have a book that you would like to have made available at the conference bookstore, please contact FAM2019@vanierinstitute.ca.

Simultaneous interpretation (English-to-French and French-to-English) and live captioning will be available at the conference.

There will be a bookstore on-site at the national conference featuring books by speakers, panellists and presenters as well as material related to families in Canada. Books may also be available at some satellite locations. If you have a book that you would like to have made available at the conference bookstore, please contact FAM2019@vanierinstitute.ca.

At the national conference, Robin Andrews and the team from Unposed will be on-site photographing the event. At regional satellite conferences, university photographers may be on-site. By entering the venue, delegates are consenting to be photographed or filmed for use in Vanier Institute social media and promotional materials.

All presentations will be recorded. Edited recorded material will be available following the conference. Personal audio or video recording is not permitted at national or satellite conference.