Calgary Speaker Dinners

2018 Speaker Dinner: Canada - U.S. Relations in the Age of Trump featuring Conrad Black

Recent political developments in the United States have created concern about the state of relations between the U.S. and Canada among many on both sides of the border. To provide insight on how these developments impact Canadians, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is hosting the CGAI Speaker Dinner: Canada-U.S. Relations in the Age of Trump. This inaugural speaker event will explore the challenges facing the bi-lateral relationship.

Lord Conrad Black is our guest speaker for the high-profile dinner event on March 6, 2018. At this event Lord Black and Colin Robertson, CGAI Vice President and former Canadian diplomat, will discuss the current state of relations between the North American partners and allies.

For inquiries about becoming a sponsor or purchasing a corporate table please contact Adam Frost at



Conrad Black

Lord Black is a political commentator, columnist, and former newspaper publisher, as well as the founder of the National Post and former chairman of the Telegraph Group. He is also a prolific author. His recent works include: Flight of the Eagle: A Strategic History of the United States (2013), Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present (2014), and Backward Glances: People and Events from Inside and Out (2016).

Ambassador Sponsors



Diplomat Sponsors


Corporate Tables

ATCO_Blk_Yellow.JPGCanoe_Financial_Logo.JPG Volvo_Logo.JPGwestbrick.JPG White_Cap_Resources.JPG Enbridge_Logo.JPGW_Brett_Wilson_Logo.JPG new-1.JPG Annapolis.JPGTotal_Energy_Services_Inc.JPGShane_Homes.JPGHusky_Energy.jpgObsidian.JPGHuron_Res_Corp_Logo_-_301_BU.jpgATB.JPGDeloitte.jpgFelesky_F_horizontal_logo.JPGGrafton.jpg




Please click here to revisit past Speaker events.

Privacy Policy and Terms

Goods & Services Offered
From time to time Global Affairs will offer tickets to events, papers and books for sale and seek donations to support its research and education programs. The net proceeds from these activities are used to advance the aims and objectives of the Institute.  (Charity Registration #87982 7913RR0001)
Currency of Transaction

All transactions will be in Canadian funds.
Contact Information

Please contact Carri Daye at 403-232-1387 or for information or to register for an event in Calgary.  Please contact Jared Maltais at 613-288-2529 or for information or to register for an event in Ottawa.
Privacy Policy

Global Affairs is committed to the protection of your personal information.  We have developed this privacy policy to advise you of our personal information handling practices and of your rights in relation to any personal information you share with us.
Collection of Information

Global Affairs does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals through the website unless this information is provided voluntarily and knowingly (such as by subscribing for our electronic newsletter or research papers, registering for our events, or by making a donation).  Most of Global Affairs’s publications are available on our website do not require any personal information from you to access these materials.
The information collected is limited to the information required to process the subscription or registration request, or to process a donation.  The information collected for these purposes includes email addresses, names, addresses, telephone number, fax number and credit card information, as applicable.

Where individuals use our website to make a donation or register for an event, their credit card payment is handled by an outside credit card processing company with whom Global Affairs has a contractual arrangement. Global Affairs does not collect or see credit card information when we process an online donation.
Use of Personal Information

The personal information you provide Global Affairs is used only to send publications and notifications of upcoming events to our subscribers.
Under no circumstances will Global Affairs disclose, rent, sell, barter or share the personal information we collect from subscribers, sponsors or donors unless required by law.

Safeguarding your Information
Any personal information that you share with Global Affairs is kept physically and electronically separate with access limited to staff that require it to perform necessary job functions. We use a firewall to protect our computer files.
Global Affairs ensures that the company which processes online credit card payments from our website has in place similar privacy protections and that it does not use your personal information for any purposes other than processing your online credit card payment.
Global Affairs retains your personal information for only as long as Global Affairs may reasonably need the information to provide requested services to you, to respond to complaints or inquiries, and to fulfill auditing and other legal requirements.
Website Links

Our website contains links to other sites.  Our privacy policy does not apply to these linked sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other organizations or for any personal information that may be collected when you leave our site to visit a linked site.
Your Rights

You have a right, subject to certain statutory exceptions, to review the personal information we have collected about you and to have any errors in your personal information corrected. Global Affairs will respond to your written inquiry in a reasonable period of time and in any event within thirty days unless an extension is required.  You may need to provide sufficient information to allow Global Affairs to respond to your request.
Changes to Privacy Statement

Global Affairs reserves the right to make minor modifications to this Privacy Statement in the interest of further enhancing the protection of personal information. If any substantial changes are made, Global Affairs will post a notice on its website.
Contact Information

If you receive publications or notifications from us which you no longer wish to receive you have a right at any time to request that we remove your name from our mailing list. Please contact the President by email at or by mail to Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4K9.
Please direct questions and inquiries about your personal information by email to or by mail to Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4K9.
Return/Refund Policy

Your seat is transferable up to eight (8) hours-notice prior to an event.  Global Affairs is pleased to offer your seat to a University of Calgary student with 24 hours-notice prior to an event.
Books and research papers are non-refundable.

No refunds are available on donations.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Donate to Canadian Global Affairs Institute Subscribe




2018 Speaker Dinner: Canada - U.S. Relations in the Age of Trump featuring Conrad Black
March 6, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST



Canada’s oil sands output to grow despite record-low investment, export bottlenecks
by Henry Lazenby (feat. Kevin Birn), Engineering News, February 16, 2018



Donate | Submit | Media Inquiries
Making sense of our complex world. | Déchiffrer la complexité de notre monde.
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4K9
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

8 York Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1N 5S6

Phone: (613) 288-2529 
2002-2018 Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Charitable Registration No.  87982 7913 RR0001