Manning Networking Conference 2019

March 22-24, 2019 Ottawa, ON


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Why #MNC2019

Canada at a Crossroads

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.

A new generation of ideas and leadership

Our 2018 conference takes place amidst the massive period of social, technological and political change we are experiencing in Canada and globally. Here at home, this includes the emergence of new leaders locally, provincially and nationally. This is particularly evident in Canada’s centre-right movement, with fresh political leadership nationally and in most provinces. Hence our 2018 theme: a new generation of ideas and leadership.

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 defence, energy and environment, ethics in public life, freedom of speech, global affairs, Indigenous reconciliation and progress, NAFTA and other trade issues, the Senate, and a host of other topics.

On The Program


Westin Hotel

11 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4

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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 

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We are please 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 from 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 Network Conferences are independent and open to anyone who wishes to attend and participate in a constructive fashion, regardless of affiliation. Members of the public who are not professional journalists are welcome to attend by registering at 

This year’s conference takes place amidst a massive period of social, technological and political change Canada and the world are experiencing. This includes the emergence of new leaders locally, provincially and nationally in Canada, which is particularly evident in the country’s centre-right movement with fresh leadership nationally and in most provinces. Hence our 2018 theme: a new generation of ideas and leadership.