Keynote Speakers 2018

Ariel Katz

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:00-10:15 – Room 1900

Session sponsored the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Ariel Katz

Ariel Katz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he holds the Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce. Professor Katz received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his SJD from the University of Toronto. His general area of research involves economic analysis of competition law and intellectual property law, with allied interests in electronic commerce, pharmaceutical regulation, the regulation of international trade, and particularly the intersection of these fields. Between 2009 and 2012 Professor Katz was the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. Prior to joining the University of Toronto Professor Katz was a staff attorney at the Israeli Antitrust Authority. While there, he litigated several merger appeals and restrictive arrangements cases before the Antitrust Tribunal and negotiated regulatory settlements. Professor Katz currently teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and the intersection of competition law and intellectual property, and shares some of his current thoughts on these issues on his blog.

Laura Tribe

Friday, June 1, 2018, 8:30-9:30 – Room 1900

Laura TribeLaura Tribe is the Executive Director at OpenMedia, a community-based organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. Through her advocacy, Laura has testified before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), appeared before parliamentary committees, and launched a federal investigations into the RCMP’s use of Stingray cell phone surveillance devices. With a background in the intersection of human rights and information communication technologies, Laura loves the Internet and is excited to keep fighting for what makes it great. She holds a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University, and an MA in Communications from Carleton University.



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