Conference Overview


This conference is the premier national policy outlook for the agri-food sector. This year the conference will address current issues in Canadian agri-food policy. The agricultural sector is facing several hot button issues including the NAFTA renegotiation, the future of supply management, the current BRM review, and food security. This year’s policy conference will feature speakers from industry, government, and academia dealing with these pressing topics.

 

The eighth annual agri-food policy conference will be held in Ottawa at the Château Laurier
from January 24-26, 2018.

Hosted by:

Cdn Agricultural Economics Society

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Preliminary Conference Agenda


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Wednesday, January 24
6:00-8:00 pm Meet & Greet Reception
Includes conference packet pick-up
Thursday, January 25
7:30 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
8:30 am Welcome Comments
Alan Ker , CAES Past-President | Read Bio

8:45 am

 

 

Session 1: Keynote 1 - International Implications of the US Farm Bill

Chair: John Cranfield, University of Guelph | Read Bio

Barry Goodwin, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Graduate Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at North Carolina State University
| Read Bio

The US Farm Bill has and will continue to have significant implications for Canadian agriculture and food consumers. Professor Goodwin has been deeply involved in the 2018 farm bill debate and will share his thoughts on current developments.

10:00 am
NETWORKING BREAK (30 MINUTES)

10:30 am

 

Session 2: Looking Back and Looking Forward - Perspectives on Supply Management Programs

Chair: Brady Deaton, University of Guelph | Read Bio

This session will be a Munk-style debate on supply management in Canadian agriculture. Moderated by Brady Deaton, University of Guelph. Debaters include Maurice Doyon (Read Bio) and Bruno Larue (Read Bio) of Laval University.

12:00 pm
LUNCH – DRAWING ROOM (90 MINUTES)

1:30 pm

Session 3: NAFTA 2.0 or Not

Chair: James Rude, University of Alberta | Read Bio

NAFTA has been fundamental to Canadian agriculture. Panelists will present and discuss issues related to the current renegotiations.

Renewal or Failure: NAFTA in Perspective
Mike Gifford, Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator for the Canada-U.S. FTA, NAFTA, and the Uruguay Round | Read Bio

NAFTA Modernization within the Global Trade Context
Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Market and Industry Services, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Read Bio

Key Issues in North American Agricultural Trade Policy
Steven Zahniser, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture | Read Bio

3:00 pm
NETWORKING BREAK (30 MINUTES)

3:30 pm

 

Session 4: Food Security

Chair: Getu Hailu, University of Guelph | Read Bio

This session will present issues related to changing climate for Canadian agriculture and food security.

Innovation and Climate Induced Volatility and Food Security in Canada
and the US
Tor Tolhurst, University of California–Davis | Read Bio

Climate Change and Food Security in Developing Countries
Kathy Baylis, University of Illinois | Read Bio

Food Security: Meaning and Matters for Canada and First Nations
Brady Deaton, University of Guelph | Read Bio

6:00-8:00 pm Wine & Cheese and Annual Policy Poster Contest
Friday, January 26
7:30 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

8:30 am

Session 5: Keynote 2 - Risk Management in an Era of Big Data and Changing Climate (Sponsored by the Solomon Sinclair Farm Management Institute, University of Manitoba)

Chair: Derek Brewin, University of Manitoba | Read Bio

Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University | Read Bio

Risk management is the dominant domestic agricultural support policy for producers in Canada, the U.S. and most developed countries. Big data and changing climate have significant implications for future risk management policies.

9:45 am Top Three Poster Contest Presentations
10:00 am
NETWORKING BREAK (30 MINUTES)

10:30 am

 

Session 6: BRM Under Review

Chair: Alan Ker, University of Guelph | Read Bio

Currently the BRM suite of programs are undergoing review. This session will speak to some of the current problems and potentials fixes for BRM in Canada.

Update on Federal-Provincial-Territorial BRM Review
Andrew Goldstein, Director General, Policy, Planning and Integration, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Read Bio

Business Risk Management – Positioning Canadian Agriculture for Continued Growth
Scott Ross, Canadian Federation of Agriculture | Read Bio

Canadian BRM Programs Revisited
Feng Qiu, University of Alberta | Read Bio

12:00 pm Contest Winners
Alan Ker, CAES Past-President
12:15 pm Closing Comments
Alan Ker, CAES Past-President

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Registration Details


REGISTRATION TYPES
REGISTRATION FEE IN $CAD
CAES Member
$300
CAES Student Member
$200
Non-Member
$450
Group Rate
$325

ARE YOU A STUDENT?

The student registration rate ($200) is only available to CAES Student Members. Students who are not members can add CAES Student Membership to their conference registration. The CAES Student Membership fee is $30.

NOT A MEMBER OF THE CAES?

The Non-Member conference registration fee is $450. Non-members have the option to become members of the CAES at the time of registration and pay the discounted CAES Member registration rate of $300.

ARE YOU PART OF A GROUP?

Groups of 5 or more from the same employer are eligible for a discounted group rate ($325 per person). Please contact valcaes@telus.net for information.

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Research Poster Competition


Poster Call Call for Abstracts - Research Poster Competition

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINALISTS

The top three finalists will each present their research live in front of the audience for 3 minutes on Friday morning. We have some great prizes in the works for the top three finalists. Keep an eye on the CAES website for prize announcements starting in mid-November.

CONTENT AND FORMAT

Posters should be prepared for a lay as opposed to an academic audience and must focus on the policy implications of your research. The abstracts will be distributed to conference attendees in the bound program at the conference. The format for the actual posters to be presented should no more than 4 feet high x 3 feet wide. This vertical orientation ensures that the display space available at the conference venue will hold the maximum number of posters.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Abstracts for the poster session should be submitted to CAES executive director Valerie Johnson valcaes@telus.net by December 15, 2017. Abstracts should be submitted in Word format and include the title, name(s) and affiliation(s) of all author(s) and indicate which author will be present the poster orally.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

To encourage poster submissions from students the CAEFM Foundation is offering travel assistance to students participating in the poster contest but do not have departmental travel support, or have limited departmental support. Students apply for travel assistance at the time they submit their poster abstract by providing a budget estimate for transportation and accommodation (based on double occupancy) costs and a letter from their department chair and major supervisor that indicates the amount of travel funding offered to the student. These funds are limited and meant to help students that otherwise would not be able to attend.

SELECTION

All posters submissions will be accepted for participation in the contest provided the presenter is registered for the conference by December 15, 2017.

AFTER THE CONTEST

Participants are asked to provide a PDF of their poster to post on the conference website. Participants may also submit their posters to AgEcon Search after the winners are announced.

QUESTIONS AND SUBMISSIONS

Questions about the poster competition as well as poster submissions should be sent to Valerie Johnson by email valcaes@telus.net

 

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Location


The conference has been annually held at the beautiful Fairmont Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa.

The hotel is located at 1 Rideau Street.

Chateau Laurier

Hotel Website

ONLINE ROOM BOOKING

FINAL DAY FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: JANUARY 3, 2018

A block of rooms at the conference rate of $189 has been set aside until January 3. After this date, the block will be released to general inventory and the conference rate will no longer apply. Anyone who has not reserved a room will be subjected to the rate of the day, which is considerably higher than the conference block rate.

Book NOW to receive the discounted conference rate!

PARKING

Effective January 4, 2018 Fairmont Château Laurier will temporarily not be in a position to offer self-parking facilities as the Parking Garage has reached its end of life.

Overnight parking: $45 CAD for Registered Hotel Guests Only (in/out privileges), per day.

Alternative Parking is available within walking distance for non-registered guests.

Self-Parking will eventually be restored once the parking structure has been demolished to provide for a flat parking area, however no timelines have been determined.

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Thank You to This Year's Sponsors


PLATINUM SPONSORS


Ontario Agricultural College

Institute

GOLD SPONSORS


OAC FARE

SILVER SPONSORS


University of Alberta

BRONZE SPONSORS


 

KEYNOTE SESSION SPONSORS


Solomon Sinclair Farm Management Institute

SPEAKER SPONSORS


McCain Family Chair in Food Security

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Sponsorship


We have been fortunate to have many repeat sponsors for CAPC. Sponsorship opportunities for CAPC 2018 are included in the sponsorship package below.

PDF icon CAPC 2018 Sponsorship Package

Platinum - $ 10,000

Four complimentary registrations for the conference including evening receptions

  • Free Exhibit table
  • Prominent logo placement on conference kit for participants
  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Conference kit welcome letter to conference participants
  • Opportunity for company representative to provide a welcome to conference participants
  • Recognition of company representatives in attendance
  • Prominent display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Prominent display of company logo on the conference web site
  • Prominent display of company logo and sponsorship recognition on all media relations material
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Gold - $ 5,000

Two complimentary registrations for the conference including evening receptions

  • Free Exhibit table
  • Logo placement on conference kit for participants
  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Recognition of company representatives in attendance
  • Prominent display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Prominent display of the company logo on the conference web site
  • Prominent display of company logo and sponsorship recognition on all media relations material
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Silver - $ 2,000

One complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions

  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Prominent display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Prominent display of company logo on the conference web site
  • Prominent display of the company logo and sponsorship recognition on all media relations material
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Bronze - $ 1,000

For loyal sponsors (3 years in a row at this or a higher level), one complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions.

  • Prominent display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Prominent display of company logo on the conference web site
  • Prominent display of the sponsor’s logo and sponsorship recognition on all media relations material
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference
Wine & Cheese Reception Sponsor - $4,000

One exclusive sponsorship opportunity available to host the evening reception on Thursday, January 25th. This sponsorship includes:

  • Two complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions
  • Brief address to conference participants at reception
  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Prominent display of company logo during reception
  • Display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Logo placement on the conference web site
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Keynote Session Sponsor – $4,000

One of two sponsorship opportunities remaining. This sponsorship includes:

  • Two complimentary registrations for the conference including evening receptions
  • Keynote address named after the sponsor
  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Prominent display of company logo during reception
  • Display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Logo placement on the conference web site
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Welcome Reception Sponsor - $2,500

One exclusive sponsorship opportunity available to host the evening reception on Wednesday, January 24th. This sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions
  • Conference kit promotional item
  • Prominent display of company logo during reception
  • Display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Logo placement on the conference web site
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference
My Poster in Three Minutes Competition – $2,500

One sponsorship opportunity available. This sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary registrations for the conference including evening receptions
  • Poster Competition is named after the sponsor
  • Opportunity to announce the competition winners
  • Prominent display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Prominent display of company logo on the conference web site
  • Prominent display of the sponsor’s logo and sponsorship recognition on all media relations material

Speaker Sponsor – $2,500

Several sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsors pay travel expenses of a speaker. This sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions
  • Prominent display of company logo during reception
  • Display of logo and sponsorship recognition on promotional material including posters, program brochures, event signage, and conference proceedings
  • Logo placement on the conference web site
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

Networking Break Sponsor – $1,500

Three sponsorship opportunities available. Each sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary registration for the conference including evening receptions
  • Prominent display of logo during sponsored break
  • Logo placement on the conference web site
  • Special mention as an event sponsor during the conference

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About the CAES


WHO WE ARE

The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) is an association comprised of individuals with a professional interest in topics related to the economics of agriculture, food, natural resources, and the environment. CAES members include economists and other social science professionals in universities, government, non-government agencies and the private sector, and undergraduate and graduate students. CAES members include Canadians and others, in Canada and elsewhere.

WHAT WE DO

The CAES provides opportunities for professional development, association and networking among individuals making contributions to solving important agricultural, food and resource problems of the day, and in anticipating new challenges and opportunities. The principal activities of the Society include: publishing the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics; convening an annual meeting to share research results and to conduct Society affairs; hosting on an annual basis a regional workshop or national conference on topics of interest to members (e.g., agricultural, food, resource policy); sponsoring awards for academic excellence, including the best theses related to agricultural, food, and resource economics at Canadian universities; and maintaining a website and Newsletter designed to facilitate the communication of information, ideas and research results by CAES members and other professionals. Members of the CAES manage the affairs of the Canadian Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Foundation.

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Conference Contact Information


ADDRESS

Canadian Agricultural Economics Society
Rm 360, Business & Economics Building
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8W 2Y2

Fax: 1-866-543-7613

EVENT ORGANIZER

Alan Ker, U of Guelph

EVENT ADMINISTRATION

Valerie Johnson, CAES Executive Director
Kathy Larson, U Saskatchewan

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