FutureSec 2023 Youth Summit

FUTURESEC YOUTH SUMMIT 2023: Fostering Transatlantic Cooperation in Security and Innovation

Summit Synopsis:


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  Date and Location: November 27-28, 2023, in Ottawa, Canada.
·       Organizers: Collaboratively organized by the Policy Insights Forum (PIF), NATO Headquarters, YATA International, Carleton University (NPSIA), and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
·      Summit Focus: The Summit aims to highlight NATO's expanded role and promote cooperation in fields like international security, technology, cybersecurity, AI, and tech ethics
·       Event Format: A dynamic mix of keynote speeches, live interactions with NATO HQ, panel discussions, and roundtables.
·       Participating Universities: Carleton, uOttawa, Laval, Montréal, Québec, Bishop’s, RMC and Queens
·      Speakers: A confluence of NATO, government, academia, and industry experts

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Summit Overview:

This Summit, organized in collaboration with the Policy Insights Forum (PIF), NATO Headquarters, YATA International, Carleton University (NPSIA), and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is scheduled for November 27-28, 2023, in Ottawa, Canada. The FutureSec 2023 Youth Summit’s goals are to highlight NATO's expanded role and foster cooperation in fields like international security, technology, cybersecurity, AI, and tech ethics. It will feature a mix of keynote speeches, Live interactions with NATO HQ, panel discussions, and roundtables, bringing together NATO, government, academia, and industry experts.

Summit Program:

Day 1 Academic Program - Carleton University (Monday, November 27)
Location: Teraanga Commons (Room 270), 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6


08:00-09:00: Registration and Networking Breakfast
09:00-09:15: Opening Ceremony with a Welcome Address by Goran Pesic, Chair of the Policy Insights Forum (PIF), Aliénor Peyrefitte, President of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders
09:15-09:30: Michael Manulak, Assistant Professor, Carleton University, the Importance of Youth Participation in Canadian and International Organizations to Drive Future Policy
09:30-10:30: Live Address from NATO Headquarters Public Diplomacy Division on International Security, Technology and Young Professional Opportunities
10:30-10:45: Health Break
10:45-12:00: Discussion on "Emerging Threats and Technological Preparedness" with Jeffrey Reynolds, Senior PIF Research Associate and Non-Resident Fellow to the US Atlantic Council
12:00-13:00: Networking Lunch
13:00-14:00: Roundtable Dialogue: Prospects in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Security Strategy for Students Exploring Employment and Professional Paths moderated by Goran Pesic, Chair, PIF, with the Department of National Defence Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
14:00-14:15: Health Break
14:15-15:15: Continued Roundtable Dialogue: Prospects in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Security Strategy for Students Exploring Employment and Professional Paths moderated by Goran Pesic, Chair, PIF, with the Department of National Defence Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
15:15-16:30: Presentation on "Transatlantic Cooperation in Global Security, Innovation through NATO’s DIANA Initiative" by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
16:30: Day 1 Closing Remarks by Aliénor Peyrefitte, President of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders
18:00-20:00: Dining Reception at the Metropolitan Restaurant, Paris Room, (700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K4)


Day 2 Industry Program - AWS Downtown Ottawa Office (Tuesday, November 28)
Location: 141 Laurier Ave West 11th Floor, Ottawa ON K1P 5J3

08:00-09:00
: Breakfast & Day 1 Recap and Introduction to Day 2 by Aliénor Peyrefitte, President of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders
09:00 – 09:30: Live from NATO HQ Interactions with NATO officials
09:30-10:00: Address to Canadian Young Professionals and Students by Selin Yilmaz, President of YATA International
10:00-10:30: Interactive Session on "Canada's Role in Global Security Framework in an Era of Technological Advancement and Digital Change" with Major General (retired) Jerry Pitzul, former Judge Advocate General of Canada and Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Full Professor, Bishop’s University
10:30-11:30: Presentation on "Policy Impact on Tech Ventures" with The Honourable Jamie Baillie, Managing Director Atlantic, Samuel Associates
11:45-13:00: Networking Lunch
13:00-14:30: AWS Roundtable Discussion on Cloud Technologies & NATO Applications led by Ray Hession, Public Sector Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
14:45-15:00: Closing Remarks and Observations by Aliénor Peyrefitte, President of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders
15:00-16:30: End of Event Networking

For more details, visit the PIF’s website www.policyinsight.ca or contact Aliénor Peyrefitte alienor.peyrefitte@policyinsights.ca or Louis Romet louis.romet@policyinsights.ca.

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