On-site registration opens on Thursday, February 23 at 1pm (registration available on Friday & Saturday as well)


Confirmed Speakers (So Far)

Adrienne Batra
Toronto Sun

Mark Steyn
Best-selling Author

Brian Lilley

Anthony Furey

F.H. Buckley
A Trump Campaign Advisor 

Larry Berman
Business News Network

Andrew Lawton
Corus Radio

Thomas Quiggin
Security Expert, Author

Rona Ambrose
Interim Leader

Raheel Raza
Human Rights Advocate, Author
Aaron Blumenfeld
Former Co-President, Ontario
Association of Jewish Day Schools
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Editor, News Curation, BuzzFeed News
Paul Bunner
C2C Journal Editor
Andrew Bennett
Matthew Elliott
Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute

Deani Van Pelt
Fraser Institute

Heather Scott-Marshall
President of Mission Research

James Baxter
John Carpay
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms

Doug Ford 
Former City Councillor (Toronto)

Michele Austin
Summa Strategies
Vassy Kapelos
Global National’s Ottawa Bureau Chief

Gad Saad
Concordia University

Georganne Burke
Sr VP, Federal Affairs, Pathway Group
Joe Oliver​
former Minister of Finance

Angus McBeath
Public Education Expert

Tom Clark
Global Public Affairs
Garnett Genuis
Member of Parliament

  Allyson Grant
Assistant Director for Government
Relations and University Outreach,

Paige MacPherson
Alberta Director, CTF

Peter Wrinch 
Director of Politics, NationBuilder

Vincent Harris
CEO, Harris Media

Youri Chassin
Economist and Research Director, MEI
Gerard Deltell
MP and Finance critic

Jean-François Béland
Industry Executive

Jordan Peterson
Rick Ekstein
CEO, Weston Forest Products Inc

Marisa Maslink
National Youth Coordinator,
Conservative Party of Canada

Ted Kouri
Co-founder, Incite
John Williamson
President, Canadians for Affordable Energy

Michael Binnion
President, Questerre Energy

Sean Speer
Munk Senior Fellow for Fiscal Policy, 
Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Mark Cameron Sorcha Rochford
Senior Community Strategist​
Jennifer Hollett
Head of News and Governmet,
Chad Rogers
Founding Partner, Crestview Strategies
Dwayne Winseck
Professor, Carleton University
Christine Van Geyn
Ontario Director, CTF
  David McLaughlin
Public Policy Leader
Beth Green
Program Director for Education, Cardus


Conference Topics (So Far)

Censorship on Campus: Taking the lead on freedom of expression 

Leading the Response to Islamist Extremism
and its Ideology in Canada

Down with the Elites? Understanding the rise in anti-establishment sentiment

Dealing with Deficits: Taking the lead on addressing deficits in Canada Leadership Debate: Candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada will debate the issues CBC: Time to pull the plug? 
Freedom of Religion: What is the role of religious freedom in a culturally diverse country? The Millennial Mindset: A look into public opinion research on millennials' views towards politics​ Journalist Panel: Political Communications in the Age of Social Media
School Choice: Power to the parents? More Topics to Come...   

* Please note the conference schedule and topics are subject to change

On-site registration opens on Thursday, February 23 at 1pm (registration available on Friday & Saturday as well)



For media accreditation, please contact Colin Craig - colin.craig@manningcentre.ca