SPI 2019 Conference

Security Challenges, Information Threats and Innovative Responses
in a Disrupted World

The SPI Conference returns to Ottawa on March 5 & 6, 2019

The Security Policy Institute (SPI) of the University of Ottawa will host a major conference devoted to security and information challenges on March 5 & 6, 2019. Building on the success of the Readiness and Resilience SPI conference of 2018, it will address new dimensions of the security challenges of our age and will create a stimulating environment for ideas, learning and exchanges.

The conference will feature distinguished keynote speakers, plenary events, and deep-dive panel discussions. Networking opportunities will be built into the program.  One of the unique features of the SPI 2019 conference will be a learning expo, in which exhibitors will have an opportunity to showcase their activities and expertise. Conference participants will be able to network with exhibitors, share best practices, and discuss career opportunities.

SPI 2019, at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, is designed for a diverse audience of public and private sector practitioners and decision makers, opinion makers, academic experts, students, and young professionals in the security and intelligence fields.

SPI 2019 will be a landmark, not-to-be-missed event for public security dialogue in Canada, drawing on both the Canadian and global experience. Stay tuned as we release details of the conference agenda and speakers.​

Partner with us in support of the SPI Conference and the continued discourse on the evolution of security and policy. We offer a variety of partnership opportunities for the SPI 2019 conference. There is no better way to put your organization's expertise, strenghts and commitment in the spotlight than by fostering conversation and leadership in the security and intelligence fields.  To find out more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities please contact KButter3@uOttawa.ca.


2018 Conference Highlights

Thank you for attending the 2018 conference!

Download a copy of the conference report and speakers biographies below.

We want to express our most sincere thanks to all the Keynote speakers, Plenary Speakers, Panel Moderators and Panelists. The development and delivery of this conference could not have been completed without their valuable contributions.

The conference organizers also wish to extend a special thanks to the corporate sponsors and exhibitors of the Readiness and Resilience Conference.



 Past Sponsors

Past Exhibitors

2018 Conference Photo Gallery

Readiness and Resilience

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