Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 season of the Administrators’ Colloquium was held exclusively online. Because of continuing restrictions on the University of Ottawa campus, at least the first two sessions of the 2021-22 program will be conducted as Zoom webinars and will start at 7:00 p.m. on October 26, 2021 and November 30, 2021 respectively. Registrants will be sent instructions and pass words for each session about a week before the event.
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. We hope to make this transition in January 2022, but even when we are able to return to in-person sessions, we will continue to offer limited access through Zoom for those who are unable to attend. As we receive more information from the university about reopening plans, we will provide registrants with updates.
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.
To encourage open discussion, all sessions, whether in person or online, will continue to be conducted under the Chatham House rule: participants are free to use information from the discussion, but are not allowed to reveal who made any comment.