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2020 RPIC Real Property National Workshop
One GC: The Art of Integration

Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2020

RPIC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will follow the directions as announced by the various levels of government and their health authorities. Should the Workshop have to be cancelled we will give all presenters as much advanced notice as possible. 

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The 2020 RPIC Real Property National Workshop (RPNW) theme is
One GC: The Art of Integration. 

The evolution of public property (office and special purpose) must integrate the evolving workforce and technology to maximize productivity while eliminating roadblocks to full accessibility, sustainability and inclusivity in service delivery, now and in the future.

The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and the RPNW Planning Committee invites you to submit presentations in, but not limited to, the following topics. Presentations that relate to Government of Canada priorities, such as Accessibility, Resiliency and Preparedness, Reconciliation, Geographical Diversity, Partnerships (inter-departmental, provincial/municipal, indigenous), and Best Practices/Lessons Learned, are encouraged across all topic categories. Linking the functional subject to integration, people and technology is also encouraged.

Finally, pandemics, as we are living now, require us to adapt on the fly. We will accept presentations related to your experience or lessons learned as it applies to the management of real property.

Presentations proposed to be delivered in French are encouraged.

  • The Art of Sustainability: Net-zero, Green Buildings, Plastics Reduction – The Road to a More Balanced and Sustainable Future
  • The Art of Forward-Looking Policies and Programs: Predicting the Future
  • The Art of Workforce Development: Partnering for Success
  • The Art of Workforce Development: Partnering for Success
  • The Art of Building Technology and Systems: Making Our Portfolio Smarter
  • The Art of Portfolio, Project and Program Management: Partner, Plan, Purpose, People and other P words to consider



Presentation abstracts are to be submitted using the submission form. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and must include a presentation objective and biographies for all presenters. The abstract may be submitted in English or French and must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that the presentation time block is 45 minutes, including Q&A. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the preliminary program on the basis of a peer review by a panel of experts. 


Final presentations are to be submitted as a PowerPoint file that is l0 MB or less. The workshop presentations will be made available on the RPIC website ( following the Workshop.



Initial presentation proposal submissions may be submitted in English or French. All final accepted presentation titles, objectives, descriptions and speaker biographies, as well as PowerPoint presentations crediting federal government employee authors must be submitted in English and French. The translated presentation title, objective, description and speaker biographies are due two weeks after the confirmation of acceptance into the Workshop.

Presentations can be delivered in English or French. Please indicate your preferred delivery language on the submission form.



All presenters are encouraged to participate in the whole Workshop and one complimentary two-day registration is offered per accepted presentation (while quantities last). Presenters registering are encouraged to register by October 1, 2020. The complimentary registration includes the November 25-26 Workshop, meals (breakfast, lunch and breaks), and the November 24 Welcome Reception. Note that the complimentary Workshop pass does not include the Professional Development Day fees.


Abstract Submission Form Deadline

May 25, 2020

Author Notification

June 15, 2020

Translated Abstract Due*

June 29, 2020

Draft PPT Due

October 2, 2020

Presenter Registration Deadline

October 2, 2020

Final PPT Due

October 30, 2020

Translated PPT Due*

November 6, 2020


* We encourage everyone to submit in both official languages.

For more information please visit the 2020 RPIC Real Property National Workshop website


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