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Friday Beers & Panel Discussions

Join us, along with Ottawa’s theatre community, for panels and discussions focused on the local industry. Admission is free. Cash bar.

February 9 & 10– The Pipeline Project Talk Forwards
Director Chelsea Haberlin invites a guest speaker from the world of business, politics, or activism to respond to The Pipeline Project, then leads a facilitated conversation with the audience and performers.

Friday, February 9, 5:00pm
Guest Speaker, Gabriel D’Astous – Environmentalist

Originally from unceded Algonquin land in Québec, Gabriel studied political science and history at the University of British Columbia, on unceded Musqueam territory, where he fell in love with the West Coast. Gabriel has been involved in social and climate justice organizing since the 2012 student mobilizations in Québec. Subsequently, he had the opportunity to dive head first into climate justice organizing as a part of the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) at COP21 in Paris. After which he worked to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline through direct action in Ottawa with, electoral organizing in Burnaby with Force of Nature and at COP22 in Marrakesh with the CYD.

Saturday, February 10, 4:00pm
Guest Speaker, Dr. Monica Gattinger – Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on strengthening governance, public policy and regulation in the context of fast-paced innovation, technological change and markets, fundamental social and value change, and lower public trust in government, industry, science and expertise.

She explores these issues principally in the energy and cultural policy sectors. Gattinger is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a member of the International Advisory Board of the DC-based think tank the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, a member of the Advisory Councils for Pollution Probe’s Energy Exchange and Energy Ambassadors initiatives, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the University of Ottawa Press and the journal Canadian Public Administration. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Carleton University.

Friday, February 16 – Panel discussion – Get a Grant!
We’ve brought together a who’s who of granting officers from the municipal, provincial, federal, and community levels to share their knowledge and answer your burning questions about how to Get a Grant.

Not sure which program is best for you? Need help with building budgets? Wondering what support material you should include? Marlène Barré (City of Ottawa), Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council), Sean Devine (Canada Council for the Arts), and Tais McNeill (Ottawa Community Foundation). will answer these questions and more in this must-attend session for artists and producers.


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