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This schedule is subject to change. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, and end at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018.  The venue will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal (1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal QC H5B 1E5). 


Time Activity
1:00 PM

Pre-Conference

AGM Clarity
Education Begins Where Information Ends (Judith Rouan)
3:00 PM

Pre-Conference

AGM PLAIN
International Francophone Network of Experts in Plain Legal Language (in French only)
5:00 PM

Cocktail and Opening Speeches (Length : 2 hours)

Address by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, the Guest of Honor of Clarity 2018, the Honourable François Rolland, Chairperson of the Board of Éducaloi and Eamonn Moran, Q.C., President of Clarity International.

Time Activity
7:30 AM

Welcome and Registration

8:30 AM

Welcome Speech (Details to Come)

9:00 AM

Plenary Session – Panel with Moderator (Details to Come): "Design Thinking"

Moderator: (Details to Come). Eric Kavanagh (Full Professor and Director, Master’s Program in Interaction Design).

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

1st Series of Session

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6: Judges' Day
Reserved for Judges (Details to Come)
11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

2nd Series of Sessions

Session 7
Session 8
Session 9
Session 10
Session 11
Session 12 : Judges' Day
Reserved for Judges (Details to Come)
12:30 PM

Something Completely Different: Myths and Symbols of the Legal World - Francesca Trop

2:00 PM

Plenary Session – Panel with Moderator (Details to Come) : Clear Parking Signs: A Pipe Dream?

Moderator: Yves Boisvert (Columnist for La Presse Newspaper). Panelists: Eric Alan Caldwell (Montreal City Counselor), Others to Come.

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

3rd Series of Sessions

Session 13
Session 14
Session 15
Session 16
Session 17
General Public Workshop Presented by Judges (Details to Come)
Session 18 : Judges' Day
Reserved for Judges (Details to Come)
4:15 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Presentation - Claims for Legalese and False Critisms of Plain Language: A 30 -Year Collection- Joe Kimble

5:30 PM

Free Activities with Tourisme Montréal

Time Activity
7:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM

Conference Opening (Details to Come)

9:00 AM

Plenary Session – Panel with Moderator (Details to Come): The Case for Financial Literacy

Moderator: (details to come). Panelists: Mr. Camille Beaudoin (Quebec's Financial Markets Regulator) and Me Suzanne Morin (Sun Life Financial). Others to Come.

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

4th Series of Sessions

Session 19
Session 20
Session 21
Session 22
Session 23
11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

5th Series of Sessions

Session 24
Session 25
Session 26
Session 27
Session 28
12:30 PM

Lunch - Julie Lassonde (Title to Come).

2:00 PM

Plenary Session – Panel with Moderator (Details to Come): Plain Language Standards and Policies: Indispensable?

Moderator: (Details to Come). Panelists: Christopher Balmford (Foundator and Owner, Words and Beyond Pty Ltd.). Others to Come.

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

6th Series of Sessions

Session 29
International Francophone Network of Experts in Plain Legal Language (in French only).
Session 30
Session 31
Session 32
Session 33
4:15 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Closing Conference (Details to Come): What the Future Holds for Lawyers

Moderator: The Honourable Louise Mailhot. Panelists : Robert Leckey (Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University), Étienne Dubreuil (Chairperson of the Professionnal Training Committee for Lawyers, Bar of Québec). Others to Come.

5:30 PM

Conference Closing

7:30 PM

Banquet and Gala

Special Guest Speaker to Be Confirmed.

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