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Michael Geist - KTT Keynote and Abstract Extension

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Dear All,


We are pleased to announce Dr. Michael Geist as the Keynote Speaker at our Inaugural Kawartha Teaching and Technology Conference (https://www.trentu.ca/ktt/ ).   Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.  Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Globe and Mail.  He has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008,  and CANARIE’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada.

He was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.  In 2010, Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people on intellectual property in the world and Canadian Lawyer named him one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 

Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including the Canadian Legal Information Institute Board of Directors, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Board of Directors, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board. He served on the CANARIE Board of Directors from 2010 – 2016.  I encourage to follow some of Dr. Michael Geist’s work at http://www.michaelgeist.ca/

             Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Dr. Michael Geist on Emerging Canadian Digital Policies.


If you have not already registered for this free conference, what are you waiting for?  This will be the largest gathering of your peers in the Kawarthas - people you can relate to, learn from, and who are actively contributing to the best thinking in teaching and technology.   Register now at:



                Abstract submissions for this conference have now been extended to 4:00 pm Eastern on Monday January 8th, 2018.  Don’t delay, submit your abstract to this exciting event at:



Tariq Al-idrissi

Associate Vice President, IT

Trent University



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Posted on December 19, 2017