Synergy Sessions provide an opportunity for government officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations and University members to address public policy issues in a confidential setting.
Participation in these sessions is by invitation only, and comments made in the sessions are off-the-record and not for attribution. No minutes are kept of the discussion. The value of the sessions lies in creating synergies between organizations and in helping to eliminate policy silos.
Synergy Sessions are held at lunchtime on the campus of Memorial University and they last for approximately an hour-and-a-half. The typical session features a presenter from Memorial and a presenter from government or a non-governmental organization, who each speak for about 10 minutes. The rest of the time is spent in a discussion with the audience.
The Harris Centre provides a complimentary lunch and arranges for free parking on campus for the invited participants.
To propose a topic and/or to volunteer as a presenter, please contact us. Your suggestions will be treated confidentially.
If you are an employee of the Federal or Provincial governments or of a non-governmental organization involved with public policy issues, and you wish to be invited to a future Synergy Session, please contact us.
Click here to watch archived Synergy Session presentations.