Past Events

Please see Dr. Coates’ page at the National Speakers Bureau

March 2, 2014: Keynote lecture, Rural Education Symposium, Alberta School Boards Association, Canmore, AB.

February 27, 2014: “Prosperity in a Global Age: Small Towns and Rural Areas in a Time of Turmoil,” Resilient Regions: Planning a Stronger Tomorrow, Manitoba Planning Conference, Brandon, MB.

January 23, 2014: Keynote Lecture, Energy and the Oil Sands: Aboriginal Perspectives, presented by Fort McKay First Nation and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Fort McMurray, AB.

January 22, 2014: “Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas,” Humans in the Arctic: How to Create a Climate for Change, UArctic Seminar, Tromsø, Norway.

December 9, 2013: “Aboriginal People and Resource Development: Creating Partnerships that Work for Canada,” Investing in Aboriginal Canada Convention, Ottawa, ON

December 5, 2013: “The Friendly Invasion: The Building of the Alaska Highway and the US Armed Forces in the Canadian Northwest,” New Perspectives on the Second World War Lecture Series, University of Calgary

December 3, 2013: “Innovation Policy for a Digital Age: Governments, Digital Media and Economic Development,” 2013-14 Technology and Governance Lecture Series, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

November 29, 2013: “Rebuilding Canada: Indigenous Peoples and the Restructuring of Government,” 2013 State of the Federation Conference: Aboriginal Multilevel Governance, Kingston, ON

November 18, 2013: “Transforming Higher Learning,” Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit 2013, Toronto, ON

November 5, 2013: “Building off Resources: Aboriginal Entrepreneurship and the Opportunities of the Canadian Boom,” Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow, Gatineau, QC

October 31, 2013: “Making the Global Economy Work for Aboriginal Communities,” Cando Annual National Conference & AGM “Celebrating Effective Partnerships,” Winnipeg, MB

October 28, 2013: Keynote Address, Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association Conference, Regina, SK

October 24, 2013: “Opportunities and Challenges for Developing a Creative Rural Economy,” Rural Creative Economies Summit, Minto, ON

September 24, 2013: Keynote address, Economic Developers Association of Canada 2013 National Conference: Innovation on the Edge, St. Johns NL

August 21-22, 2013: “Aboriginal People and Natural Resources in Canada: Anatomy of an Economic and Legal Revolution,” and “Uncertain Futures: Aboriginal Peoples and the Prospects for Reconciliation in Canada,” Public lectures at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

August 12, 2013: Keynote address, International Conference on Hybrid Learning, University of Toronto

May 29, 2013: “The Future of Museums: Digital Technologies, Collaboration and Community Co-Creation,” Canadian Museums Association Conference, Whitehorse, YT

May 8, 2013: Keynote Address, Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, ON

April 8, 2013: “Building a 21st Century Economy in Small Town Canada,” Monieson Centre Rural Economic Development Conference at Queen’s University

April 4, 2013: “Building Community,” The Walrus Talks Energy, Toronto, ON

January 17, 2013: “The Future of the Liberal Arts: The Global Prospects for the Humanities and Social Sciences,” Liberal Arts Forum, University of Regina

October 19, 2012: “Stay the Course, Minor Concessions, or Radical Change: What do the Next Ten Years Hold for Canadian Universities?” Public Lecture at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

September 2012: “Making Innovation Work for Rural Residents: The Challenges of Developing a “New Order” Eco-System in Rural and Northern Saskatchewan,” International Forum on Rural Network World Forum, Whyalla, South Australia

September 18, 2012: “Inclusive Innovation: What is the role of rural and remote regions in the knowledge economy?” Big Thinking Lecture Series, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa, ON

June 2012: “Digging for Gold: An Historian’s Reflections on Archives Past, Present & Future,” Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference, Whitehorse, YT

June 2012: “Reinventing Universities: Continuing Education and 21st Century Post-Secondary Education,” Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, Saskatoon, SK