1st Annual Legislative Communication Conference will take place this summer in Montreal

Legislative staff from around the world is invited to engage in discussions that inspire change and improve business processes

Montreal, April 24th, 2014: LEGCOMM, the 1st Annual Legislative Communication conference will be held in Montreal, June 10-12, 2014.

Whereas most legislative conferences are focused along departmental boundaries, this three-day conference is aimed to cross-pollinate legislative departments’ way of working and to better understand how they can share information. In fact, the objective is to unite legislative staff from around the world to engage in discussions that inspire change and improve business processes, while offering a global perspective.

The sessions will revolve around four big themes: Innovation, Technology, Strategy and Collaboration. A selection of talented speakers has been invited to hold discussions on thought-provoking topics, such as accessibility, indexing in automation, mobile interface, publication linking and many more.

“We believe some of the best ideas are conceived among colleagues who share a common interest” says Nic Côté, the organizer of the event. Legislative professionals from all departments are expected to attend: IT, Clerks, Broadcast and Hansard teams will gather under one roof in order to better understand how each is working and how information can be processed more efficiently.


Tuesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 12th are dedicated to speakers’ presentations and group discussions. Tuesday sessions will focus mainly around official records (Hansard production, journals and minutes creation) while Thursday sessions will focus on anything related to webcasting and IT. Wednesday is a brainstorming and networking session filled with enriching team-building activities.

“This project advances our Caribbean presence to three countries, and we are in active discussions with several nearby countries that have recognized the efficiency and quality gains of neighboring nations that have transitioned to the Sliq platform,” said Nic Côté, VP, Business Development for Sliq. “The launch of the Harmony Suite for the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago also gives us an opportunity to go back this winter and enjoy a warm meal with our customers at Husseins Restaurant!”

The return on investment

The main asset that this conference has to offer is obviously the sharing of knowledge as it allows for delegates from three different continents to exchange ideas. By the end of the three days, participants should understand that even though legislatives’ processes differ, there are common concepts that cross all boundaries.

For more information on the conference and to register, kindly visit: www.sliq.com/legcomm2014