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CIRA’s symposium and annual general meeting
Wednesday, September 23
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

About Canadians Connected

Join us for our first virtual Canadians Connected to discuss why cybersecurity matters now more than ever.

Canadians Connected, CIRA’s symposium and annual general meeting, is one of the most important internet events of the year.  In addition to an exciting lineup of industry-leading keynote speakers, CIRA presents its accomplishments from the past year, industry developments and statistics, plans, audited financial statements and the auditor's report to CIRA members.

Why cybersecurity matters now more than ever

This year’s massive shift to operating from home means our dependency on internet-connected devices has skyrocketed. How can you step up your digital hygiene standards, and stay safe online? What does the future hold for internet-connected devices ? How can we better understand our devices like our Google Homes or Alexas, and their security risks?

We are bringing together CIRA members, the public and experts to discuss emerging trends around cybersecurity and what lies ahead for Canada’s internet. Together we will explore key issues around privacy, data protection, and how we can stay safe as we work, learn and connect online.

Why participate?


Hear from expert speaker Bruce Schneier

internationally renowned security technologist and author of Click Here to Kill Everybody. As a bonus, the first 100 members to sign in on September 23 will receive a free hard copy of his book.


Exclusive learning opportunities

from experts Andrew Loschmann, Rajiv GuptaBonnie Butlin and Jacques Latour about emerging trends in cybersecurity and surviving in a hyper-connected world.


Learn about CIRA’s accomplishments

from the past year and future organizational plans, and how we, along with your help, are working to enable a trusted internet for all Canadians.


Get your cybersecurity
questions answered

by our high-profile keynote speaker and panelists.


Get involved in
CIRA’s governance

As a CIRA member, you will have the opportunity to vote and ask questions during the annual general meeting (AGM).


Have fun
while learning

Brace yourselves for a special appearance by two members of the hilarious .CA Domain Squad.

Support your local community during a time of need.

CIRA will donate $10 to Food Banks Canada
on behalf of each person who attends.
Supporting local communities and residents during a time of need is important to us. By attending the event, not only will you be supporting CIRA, you will also be supporting an organization that provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada. 

About CIRA membership

As per the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CIRA's By-law, in order to participate and vote in the annual general meeting (AGM), you must have been a CIRA member at least 21 days prior to the AGM (end of day September 2, 2020) and continue to be a member at the start of the AGM..

Not a CIRA member?

Apply online! If you’re a .CA holder, you can become a member to be part of the CIRA membership community and vote in our board elections. To be eligible to participate and vote in the AGM and board of directors election, we recommend you submit your membership application by August 23, 2020 to allow time for processing.


Join us virtually

September 23, 2020
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Advance registration is required BUT it's free!