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For the first time since 2019, ACFO-ACAF’s Spring Tune Up is back as a hybrid event, welcoming our members back to the Shaw Centre for our flagship professional development opportunity! 

Spring Tune Up 2023: The Role of the Public Service in a Changing World (5.25 CPD credits) will feature a mix of inspiring speakers all reflecting on the valuable role of government and public services as Canada takes on a bevy of challenges in the wake of the COVID pandemic, as well as how the CT Community can position itself for success in this changing world. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Naheed Nenshi, former mayor of Calgary
  • Emilie Nicolas, journalist and political commentator 
  • Christina J. Colclough, expert in AI and public services 
  • Raven Sinclair, author, filmmaker and scholar 
  • Tyler Meredith, former chief economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada

Read more about our speakers here.

Dany Richard speaks at a podium, there's an image of him on a screen behind him.

In-person attendees will also get to take advantage of the ACFO-ACAF Career Fair, with nearly two dozen departments on site to talk about career advancement opportunities for the CT Community.  

Are you an ACFO-ACAF member? It’s free to attend Spring Tune Up in person or online.

Are you representing a department looking to hire CTs? Register to be an exhibitor at the Career Fair here


08:00 – 09:00 
Registration, networking continental breakfast, and career fair 

09:00 – 09:15 
Opening remarks 

09:15 – 10:15 
Our wet clay moment: Five simultaneous crises facing civilization 
Naheed Nenshi, former mayor of Calgary 

10:15 – 10:45 
Networking break and career fair 

10:45 – 11:45 
What do MPs wish public servants understood? 
Tyler Meredith, former chief economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada 

11:45 – 13:00 
Lunch and career fair 

13:00 – 14:00 
AI and the future of public services 
Dr. Christina J. Colclough, founder, The Why Not Lab 

14:00 – 14:30 
Networking break and career fair 

14:30 – 15:30 
Political realities in 2023 and beyond 
Emilie Nicolas, political affairs columnist and podcast host 

15:30 – 16:30 
Accountable communication and Indigenous ethics 
Dr. Raven Sinclair, author, academic and filmmaker 

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