Global Youth Forum: Privacy, Data and Artificial Intelligence

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
CIGI Campus, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
Public Event: Conference
Apr 5
Group picture of Global Youth Forum attendees
Group picture of Global Youth Forum attendees

Hosted by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Global Youth Forum is a free, one-day conference for senior high school students. This year’s Forum will centre around data, privacy and artificial intelligence (AI).

Students will learn about the complexities surrounding data, privacy and AI by exploring the social, ethical, legal, economic and political issues behind this subject. Personal data creates a number of opportunities in technology, healthcare, marketing and business, but where does privacy fit in?  And how does AI relate? These are some of the questions students will explore as they investigate this fascinating and timely topic.

Participants will engage in a variety of learning avenues including plenary discussions, breakout sessions with community and academic experts, firsthand testimonials, multimedia presentations, and a guided small group simulation exercise.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:        Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM:        Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM:     Opening Plenary Session 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM:    Health Break and Group Photo

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:     Breakout Session

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM:     Lunch Break and Multimedia Exhibit Viewing

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM:        Closing Plenary Session

1:30 PM:                            Event Ends

Capacity for this event is limited to 250 students, and all students should register. Please note that the content of the forum is most appropriate for students in Grades 11 and 12.  For additional details about the event, please contact Muriel O’Doherty at [email protected].

Please note that CIGI is not responsible for students’ transportation to and from this event, nor will CIGI be taking attendance or supervising students during this event. There is no parking available onsite.