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Satellite Sessions

Satellite and skills building sessions of the Fourth Global Symposium will take place on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 November 2016, before the full Symposium program. These are fully organized and coordinated by the host of the satellite (government agency, institution, NGO, private company).

Satellite sessions allow organizations and groups to take advantage of the presence of participants in Vancouver. Some of these gatherings, such as board meetings, are by invitation only. The majority are open for all participants to join freely.

The satellite session program is now available – please see the Full Symposium program on the Program page!

Please note: No further applications to run satellite sessions are being accepted. 


Accepted satellite sessions will be listed on the Symposium web site, they will be included in informational emails to participants leading up to the session and they will be published in the official Symposium Programme. Session organizers are encouraged to advertise their session through other websites, listservs, etc. The Symposium Secretariat will not provide the list of all participants to any session organizers; we do our best to protect participants from bulk emails, and not to favour any session over another.


General satellite sessions:

  • Subject addresses broad theme of symposium
  • First-come, first-served
  • Organizers are able to pay satellite sessions costs
  • Session will bring together more than one of the Symposium target audiences (e.g., policy-makers, researchers, civil society) preferably from diverse regions
  • Session will enable active participation.

Registration for the Fourth Global Symposium is available here.