Thinking About Infrastructure 2018 and Beyond
Wednesday October 24 - Thursday October 25 2018 • Shaw Centre • Ottawa, Ontario
The infrastructure gap is in the news almost every day. It is a massive number that keeps on growing. What does this mean for decision making around infrastructure, and how can we respond to the gap?
Over the last few decades, organizations have attempted to calculate Canada’s infrastructure gap. A reflection of the investment required to maintain and restore existing infrastructure, the gap has become an important measure of our ability to keep pace with the demand for services and our commitment to the very structures that affect our quality of life. The resulting numbers are massive—in the billions of dollars—and growing.
As these numbers swell, so does the sense of urgency around dealing with the issues associated with infrastructure. But there remain important questions around whether we are measuring the right things, what we mean when we talk about infrastructure, and how we should ultimately respond to this ever-growing gap.
At our inaugural infrastructure conference, we’ll build on upcoming research regarding the infrastructure gap, and lay the foundation for key issues, opportunities, and challenges, expanding the conversation about infrastructure in Canada.
Canada's Plan to Build Strong, Sustainable and Inclusive Communities Through Historic Investments in Infrastructure
The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Community Wellbeing: A New Framework for Evaluating Infrastructure
Principal and Partner
Infrastructure is more than just physical things. It is about the services delivered through those things.
When we talk about infrastructure, we tend to think about large-scale, expensive, physical things. Yet a key theme underpinning this conference is not just infrastructure itself, but the services delivered. By expanding our definition to include services, we unlock a series of pathways to help us better address the issues associated with infrastructure.
Gain practical insights from national and international experts and leaders
Hear from experts across Canada and abroad share their insights on how to understand and respond to the issues associated with infrastructure. Emerging and best practices in other countries will be discussed, with a view towards informing practice and policy in Canada.
Building on Success
The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. It has a long-standing reputation for developing and sharing the latest insights on infrastructure through its Centre for Transportation and Infrastructure (CTI). Conference Board events attract the top public and private sector leaders, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.
The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.