Summit Speakers

Marika Albert
Research and Development Officer, Community Social Planning Council

Gwen Barlee
Policy Director at the Wilderness Committee

Colin Bennett
Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria; Surveillance and privacy researcher; Member of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s External Advisory Board.

Elizabeth Denham
BC Information and Privacy Commissioner

Darrell Evans
Founder of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies

Vincent Gogolek
Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Alexis Kerr
Director of Legal Services and General Legal Counsel, Fraser Health Authority

Herb Lainchbury
Well-known Open Data activist and founder of

Mike Larsen
Professor of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Suzanne Legault
Information Commissioner of Canada

Sara Levine
Lawyer, Alliance Lex- An Association of Legal Professionals

Kate Milberry
Social media expert; PhD from Simon Fraser University; surveillance, privacy, and social movement researcher

Monica Muller
Legal Counsel on Information Access for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Murray Rankin, QC; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Victoria; former special advisor on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Richard Rosenberg
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at UBC; President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Chad Skelton
Vancouver Sun investigative reporter, specializing in FOI requests and data journalism

Bill Trott
Manager, Privacy, Access and Policy, University of Victoria

Michael Vonn
Policy Director at the BC Civil Liberties Association

David Wrate
Director, Design Strategy for the Ministry of Labour, Citizen Services and Open Government