Manning Networking Conference 2019

March 22-24, 2019 Ottawa, ON
Westin Hotel


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Why #MNC2019

We strive to provide an open and constructive forum for free-wheeling discussion, open to anyone who chooses to participate, independent of formal party affiliation. 

Over the past decade, our annual Manning Networking Conferences have grown into one of Canada’s largest annual gatherings of political and policy thinkers and activists. We offer unique opportunities to participate in Canada’s liveliest policy conversations, to learn of new campaign techniques, to see old friends and make new ones.

Ideas that lead

Our 2019 conference takes place amidst a period of social, technological and political change we are experiencing in Canada and globally. Here at home this includes the election of several new party leaders in the provinces and three new premiers in 2018. This year, at least three – possibly four – provincial elections will take place alongside an election federally. This year’s conference theme is Ideas That Lead. What are the ideas and policy promises that will shape party platforms and how will pressure groups and ultimately votes respond at the ballot box?

Great speakers, diverse topics

Once again this year, we are assembling a great line-up of speakers and topics. Speakers, panelists and moderators already confirmed are listed below, with others added regularly as the conference approaches. The detailed program will be published a few weeks before the conference and will include lively sessions on Immigration, Digital Government, Canada’s role in the world, Pipeline Politics, Fake News, Climate Change Policy and a host of other topics.


On The Program

Westin Ottawa

Traditional (Single/Double): $189.00
Deluxe Parliament View (Single/Double): $249.00
Suites (Single/Double): $339.00 and up

Reservation link

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel direct: Reservations: +1 613-560-7000 

QUOTE GROUP CODE: “Manning Conference”

Room Block Extended to March 15, 2019


Thank You To Our Partners


We are pleased to accept requests for media accreditation for the 2019 Manning Networking Conference (#MNC2019), taking place March 22-24, 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.

Media accreditation is available to professional journalists in both traditional and digital media, defined as organizations or individuals who derive income for the publication or broadcast of journalistic content.

Please email, including your name, email address, mobile telephone number, media affiliation and website address if you wish to apply for media accreditation.

Manning Networking Conferences are independent and open to anyone who wishes to attend and participate in the constructive fashion, regardless of political affiliation. Members of the public who are not professional journalists are welcome to attend by registering at