Be part of the conversationThursday, March 14, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNorthern Ontario Leadership Conference Committee
The first annual Northern Ontario Leadership Conference (NOLC) will be hosted from April 2nd through April 4th in the Northern Virtual Pavilion, the region’s first permanent virtual conference centre. The NOLC will bring together decision makers, community builders, industry executives and youth leaders from different sectors to engage in discussions, share information, build partnerships and create a network encompassing all sectors represented at the conference.
The NOLC will welcome a series of guest speakers and host panel discussions focusing on the business, health care, education, social services, technology, economic development and mining sectors. Among the speakers that have confirmed their participation at the NOLC are: Dr. Roger Strasser, Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine; Ms. Victoria Lennox, Co-founder and CEO of Start-Up Canada; Mr. Bruce Sprague - Canadian Mining & Metals Sector Leader for Ernst & Young; Mr. Martin Bayer, Chair of the Northern Policy Institute; Mrs. Louise Paquette, CEO North East Local Health Integration Network; Ms. Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario NDP Party and many other leaders from Northern Ontario as well as sector-specific experts from across the country.
Mayor Tom Laughren of Timmins who his serving as Chair of the NOLC said; “The Northern Ontario Leadership Conference is an exciting new event that will bring together individuals who have been, and must continue to be, leaders in different sectors and from different parts of the region. I hope that the information shared and the conversations started during the NOLC will lead to new partnerships, friendships and a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing different sectors throughout Northern Ontario.”
Organizers also announced that the content offered on April 2nd will focus on students, young professionals and start-up entrepreneurs and will be offered at no cost to the participants. Individuals interested in registering for the complete Northern Ontario Leadership Conference can do so at www.nolc.ca. Updates on the NOLC will be posted on the event’s Twitter feed “@NOLC2013” and on Facebook “NOLC 2013”.