2018 Agenda

Morning Session
8:15-8:50

Registration

8:50-9:00

Opening Remarks

Mike Larsen, Professor in and Co-Chair of the School of Criminology at Kwantlen University, and President, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

9:00-9:30 Keynote Address:
The Falling Currency of Democracy: Information as an Instrument of Control and Certainty in the Postwar and Post-truth Eras – Sean HolmanAssociate Professor of Journalism, Mount Royal University
9:30–10:45
Panel Session

Latest Developments on FOI / ATI Reform

Moderator: Mike Larsen, President, BC FIPA

Panelists:
• Robyn Laba, Senior Researcher, UBCIC
• Keri Bennett, Lawyer, Roper Greyell LLP
• Stanley Tromp, Independent News Reporter

Break  10:45-11:00
11:00–12:15
Panel Session
Personal Information, Privacy & Political Parties

Moderator:
Paul Holden, Software Developer

Panelists:
• Taylor Owen, Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Global Affairs
• Jason Woywada, Political Privacy Geek
• Colin Bennett, Professor, Political Science, University of Victoria
• Samantha Delechantos, Articled Student, RWE Family Law

Buffet Lunch  12:15–1:15
1:15-2:00 Keynote Address:
Latest developments in FOI and Privacy – Michael McEvoyInformation and Privacy Commissioner of BC
2:00-3:15

Panel Session

Whistleblower Laws: How Does PIDA Stack Up?

Moderator:
Colin Bennett, Professor, Political Science, University of Victoria

Panelists:
• Jay Chalke, BC’s Ombudsperson, Office of the Ombudsperson
• Carroll Boydell, Professor, Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
• Sylvie Therrien, Whistleblower
• Erica Johnson, Senior Investigative Reporter, CBC News: Go Public

Break  3:15-3:30
3:30-4:45

Panel Session

Tensions Between Privacy and the Right to Know

Moderator:
Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BCCLA

Panelists:
• Dean Allchin, Reviewer Analyst Unit, RCMP
• Brad Weldon, Director of Policy, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC
• Jon Woodward, Reporter, Global News

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks

Sara Neuert, Executive Director, BC
Freedom of Information and Privacy Association