Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the format for the 2020-2021 sessions will be changed to ensure the safety of participants. At least until the Spring of 2021, evenings will be conducted as Zoom webinars and will start at 7:00 p.m. on the dates specified. Registrants will be sent instructions and pass words for each session about a week before the event. To encourage open discussion, all sessions, whether in person or online, will continue to be conducted under Chatham House rules: participants are free to use information from the discussion, but are not allowed to reveal who made any comment.
When University of Ottawa protocols and public health rules permit, we will return to face-to-face sessions at the excellent facilities at the University of Ottawa – Social Sciences Building (FSS) at 120 University Private. Under the traditional Administrators’ Colloquium format, each in-person session begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is introduced at about 7:45 p.m., and by 8:00 p.m. the participants are engaged in an open, lively exchange. Evenings under the in-person format usually end by 9:15 p.m. We will return to this format as soon as it is safe to do so.