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CIC Toronto: Election and Policy Forecasting

November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


With over 230 million potentially eligible people in the United States, are the two candidates representing the Republican and Democratic parties really the best the country could do? It is understood that there are many key stakeholders that play a part in major politically motivated policy and administrative changes. The results of the upcoming national presidential election in the United States present a key opportunity to critically analyze the relationship between key stakeholders in the context of a national election, and their ability, or lack thereof, in manifesting their intentions.

This event will feature a panel discussion with speakers Clive Veroni, Andrew Lundy, and Wyatt Tessari, followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunity.

Speakers’ Biographies

Clive Veroni is a consultant on brand positioning, marketing strategies, new product development and advertising to a wide variety blue-chip clients across North America. He founded Leap Consulting in 1999. Prior to that he had a successful advertising career, including several years as partner and president of Stringer Veroni Ketchum Advertising before selling his firm to Omnicom. As the author of Spin: How Politics Has the Power to Turn Marketing on Its Head, Clive investigates how the techniques of political strategists are being applied to the world of consumer marketing. Aided by masses of data, sophisticated computer modelling, and smart manipulation of social media, political strategists are reshaping the way voters think and act.

Andrew Lundy joined The Canadian Press as Director of Digital in 2013 and recently accepted additional responsibility as acting Editor-in-Chief. Andrew’s role is responsible for the overall leadership of the news agency’s digital strategy and operations. Before joining the Canadian Press, Mr. Lundy was Director, Online at Global News, Editor-in-Chief at MSN Canada, and Content Manager and Senior Producer at CBC. Earlier, he had editing and reporting responsibilities at The Standard in St. Catharines. He holds a degree in political science from Western University in London, Ontario, and was named the first VP Digital of RTDNA Canada, a position he held from 2011 to 2013.

Wyatt Tessari is a Canadian researcher and writer currently writing a book on the key challenges of the 21st Century, and Canada’s role within it. Wyatt served as a Candidate for the Green Party of Canada as a Member of Parliament in the Burnaby riding in British Columbia for the 2015 Federal Election. Prior to being nominated as a party Candidate, Wyatt was the Director of Regional Development for the Green Party of British Columbia. As Director, Wyatt researched models, consulted regional committees, and developed a plan to overhaul the Green Party of BC’s regional structure and processes to engage grassroots support before and during elections.

Date and Time
Thursday November 10, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Aird & Berlis LLP
Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street, Suite 1800
Toronto, ON  M5J 2T3

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November 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST