Registration for Ag. Connect 2015 Summit
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Monday, March 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre - 437 Prince Street, Truro, NS, B2N 1E6

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Monday March 30, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM     Registration Opens
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM     Welcome Reception: Wine & Cheese Pairings
Tuesday March 31, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM     Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM     Welcoming comments
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM     The Value of Research- Featuring Dr. Richard Donald

Looking at the impact of research on the NS economy and how businesses and industries can use research strategically to move forward. We will also take a look at the role of universities, colleges, industry organizations and farmers, in Nova Scotia's research capacity

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM     Networking Activity
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM     Nutrition Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 PM     oneNS Coalition Report- From Dr. Martha Crago

Two goals were identified in the One NS report on research. We will look at what do these goal means? Where is research funding currently coming from? and how do we meet these goals?

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM     BMP's In Knowledge Mobilization- Dr. Steven Roche, ACER Consulting

An introduction to Knowledge Mobilization (transfer) What is it? How does it work? Examples of strategies that have been used and the effect on research capacity.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM     Lunch and poster display
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM     Research Panel: Connecting the dots

A wrap up from the morning featuring researchers, farmers, and business owners

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM     Learning Labs - Tours of Dalhousie University & the Perennia Innovation Centre - transportation provided
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM     Networking and Relax !
Wednesday April 1, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM     Breakfast on your own
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM     Re-cap of previous day
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM     Communicating Science- Featuring Lyndsey Smith, Editor at

Looking at relationships between industry, researchers and the general public. Creating messaging and presentation for your audience. Presenting facts, and science based evidence. And Whose role is it to communicate research and agricultural science?

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM     Networking activity and Nutrition Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM     Concurrent Sessions (please choose either A or B):
A -Knowledge Mobilization, On Farm Research & AAFC- Kentville Research Centre
B - Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), Intellectual Property & Communicating Science
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM     Lunch and poster display
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM     Research In Action Series: Hear real world examples of local researchers
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM     Networking Activity - Nutrition Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM     Innovation: What is innovation? Hear about Gregory Connell's story in Truleaf!
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM     Closing Remarks


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Rooms are available at the hotel at a courtesy rate of $100 + HST per night.
Discount will be applied when booking through the link: Agri-Futures Nova Scotia.
You can also call 1-888-895-1651 or 902-895-1651 using the code: AFN

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