About the IP Forum
On May 10, 2023, IAC will host its inaugural IP Forum in Ottawa. Under this year’s theme, Building Alliances Across the IP Ecosystem, we will convene thought leaders, practitioners, and policy experts in the innovation and IP space from Canada and around the world to talk about challenges and best practices, and work towards the next frontier in Canadian IP policy.
We will explore ways to work across jurisdictions to pool impact, and establish unified goals for a national IP transformation with an eye to the future, allowing Canadian companies to grow, scale, and build a prosperous, sustainable economy.
Our goal is for everyone in attendance to be part of shaping this path forward.
11:00am – 11:30am – Canada Room
11:30am – 12:30pm – Canada Room
12:30pm – 2:00pm – O’Born Room
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Canada Room
3:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:45pm – Canada Room
4:45pm – 5:00pm – Canada Room
|Beth Bailey||Director, Strategic Initiatives||Communitech|
|Shelley Boettger||CFO||Innovation Asset Collective|
|Gregory Bridgett||Industrial Technology Advisor||National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program|
|Helen Broom||Program Policy and Analysis Lead||Department of Finance/Canada Innovation Corporation|
|Erin Campbell||Director||Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
|Samir Chhabra||Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy||Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
|Warren Clarke||Senior Analyst||Canada Innovation Corporation|
|Edoardo De Martin||Chief Development Officer||Digital Cluster|
|Dana Dragomir||Communications Officer||College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents|
|Jill Earthy||CEO||InBC Investment Corp.|
|Joelle Foster||CEO||North Forge Technology Exchange|
|Natalie Giroux||President||Stratford Intellectual Property|
|Sharon Ho||Legal Counsel||Innovation Asset Collective|
|Keith Jansa||CEO||Digital Governance Council|
|Lori Kibbee||A/Director General||Innovation Canada|
|Claudia Krywiak||President and CEO||Ontario Centre of Innovation|
|Guillaume Lajoie||Manager – comms and public affairs||MAIN|
|Dawn Landry||Director, Strategy and Partnerships||Intellectual Property Ontario|
|Leah Lawrence||President & CEO||SDTC|
|Jason Markwell||Director||Markwell LLP / Intellectual Property Institute of Canada|
|Karen McClure||Chief Investment Officer / Vice Chair of Board||Digital Technology Supercluster / Intellectual Property Ontario|
|Ruth McHugh||Board Member||Innovation Asset Collective|
|Heather Mueller||Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property||NCS Multistage|
|Geoffrey North||VP IP||Intellectual Property Ontario|
|Véronique Pagé||VP, IP Transactions & Analytics||Innovation Asset Collective|
|Jennifer Rantz||Human Resources||Innovation Asset Collective|
|Trudy Rink||IP Program Manager||Invest Ottawa|
|Mauro Rossi||Head of Strategic Initiatives||Communitech|
|Niraj Shukla||Director, Atlantic IP Initiative||Springboard Atlantic|
|Julie Simard Mercier||Manager||Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
|Jennifer Slabodkin||Director, Registration & Education, Deputy Registrar||College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents|
|Juda Strawczynski||CEO & Registrar||College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents|
|Maya Urbanowicz||Acting Director, IP Awareness and Education||Canadian Intellectual Property Office|
|France Vaillancourt||Manager||Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
|Nicole Vigneault||Acting Director, Intellectual Property Directorate||Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada|
National Art Centre
All events take place in the Canada Room or O’Born Room in the National Arts Centre.
Code of Conduct
IAC is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience at our events for all participants, including speakers, attendees, partners, volunteers, as well as venue, supplier, and IAC staff. We value everyone’s participation and expect participants to help ensure a safe and positive experience for all.
By attending an IAC event, all participants agree to this code of conduct.
- Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
- Alert event organizers if you witness unacceptable behaviour.
Unacceptable behaviour constitutes:
- Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct.
- Harassment includes offensive oral or written remarks, gestures, display of images or other conduct that demeans, belittles, insults, derides or humiliates an individual or group, or that perpetuates or reinforces pejorative stereotypes.
- Sexual harassment includes unnecessary physical contact, unwanted touching, intrusive sexual questions, comments of a sexual nature, comments about bodies or appearance, and unwelcome sexual solicitations or advances.