Schedule

Wednesday, August 9
TIME
SESSION
 
LOCATION
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
 
The Foundry

Thursday, August 10
TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER(S)
ROOM
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
Includes Spirit of Excellence Awards
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial Ballroom 4-9
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Welcome
 
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial Ballroom 4-9
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Session: The Ruckus! An Industry Disruptive Interactivity 
Add your voice to the biggest conversations in our industry
David Adler, BizBash
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial Ballroom 4-9
5:00 p.m.
Sponsor Reception
By Invitation Only
 
Calgary Zoo
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
 
Calgary Stampede

Friday, August 11
TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER(S)
ROOM
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Learn & Burn: Sunrise Exercise Class
A hybrid morning, wake-up power walk along the Bow River and education session on the impact of exercise and sensorial activities on attendees. Lace up! ​
Kevin White, CSEP, XPL
Meet in the Hyatt Lobby
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
 
Hyatt Hotel
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nigel Collin, Strategic Consultant
Marriott Hotel: Acadia ABC
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Workshop: Design Thinking: Problem Solving Power 
An empowering perspective on overcoming challenges
Rob Barber, Atomic Design Inc.
Marriott Hotel: Sunalta ABC
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Matt Britton, CrowdTap
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
8:55 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Thought Talk: Designing Powerful Stories
No matter what the medium, reach people more effectively.
Terry Biddle, The Knell
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
9:05 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Thought Talk: Create A Thriving Company Culture
The keys to building a work environment for greater success.
Taka Mukono, Shaw Communications, Takaboom
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Thought Talk: To Own or Not to Own
The very real considerations of creating and owning a proprietary event.
Harvey Cohen, Live Nation Canada
Hyatt Hotel: Bannerman Walker
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Thought Talk: Establishing and Selling Your Creative Value 
The next key frontier for event companies.
Sponsored by Mount Royal University
Tahira Endean, CMP, DES, CED, Independent Event Producer
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Thought Talk: Doing Good is Good for Business
Community building doesn't happen online.
Sponsored by Mount Royal University
Jim Button, Evans Hunt, Village Brewery
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Paul Whitney, bluemedia and Dan O'Brien, Interactive Apparel
Moderated by Kevin Molesworth
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Srini Rao, The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
The Palace Theater
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
 
The Palace Theater
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Breakout Inspiration Sessions
(repeated every 25 minutes)
 
 
Culinary Exploration Through the Senses
Leverage the senses while selling or producing.
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 4
 
Creative Audience Engagement
Grab that ever elusive attention span in clever ways.
Richard Foulkes, CSEP, Independent Producer
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
 
Visual Disruption
Creative directors - do you want to see where "next" is coming from? See here.
Robert Dunsmore, Independent Creative Director
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
 
Express Your Tech
A rapid fire look at tech that is changing how we produce.
PRG Production Team
Hyatt Hotel: Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
 
360 Degree Immersion
Come get lost in The Dome!
Paul Whitney, bluemedia
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 2-3
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lara McCulloch, Branding Consultant
Marriott Hotel: Sunalta ABC
 
Workshop: "E”mployee Suite
Give yourself  a collective voice to employers as you define the biggest event employee challenges with your peers. 
Sara Grauf, Giants Enterprises and Lisa Marks, Shaw Communications
Marriott Hotel: Acadia ABC
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thought Talk: Video Strategy for Digital Marketing
Simple steps to build out great content in the age of visual marketing.
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
2:55 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Thought Talk: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change
Economic change is a constant. This top economist helps you survive and adapt.
Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Thought Talk: Creative Passion as a Healing Process
What's inside you may just save you.
Bob Carey, The Tutu Project
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served and awards at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment to follow.
Telus Convention Centre

Saturday, August 12
TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER(S)
ROOM
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Yahoo Pancake Street Party!
 
 
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Nigel Collin, Strategic Consultant
Marriott Hotel: Acadia Room
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Workshop: Warrior Finance
Sharpen your business arsenal with dead on financial practices.
Cher Przelomski, Planning Factory International
Marriott Hotel: Sunalta ABC
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Thought Talk: Beyond Four Walls: The Challenge of Space
See what it takes to design experiences in unique outdoor space.
Fritha Knudsen, Independent Producer: DreamForce, Virgin Galactic
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Mark Freeman, Microsoft
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Thought Talk: 20 Objects
Unleash creativity from the simplest of objects.
Robert Dunsmore, Independent Creative Director
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keynote: Creative Lessons from the Fashion Industry
See this surprising talk on creative stealing.
Johanna Blakley, PhD, Norman Lear Center
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 4-9
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
 
Hyatt Hotel
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshop: Powering Ideation: Inspiration to Execution
Increase your ideas, lift them off the page.
Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP & Keri Miller, CSEP, e=mc2 events
Marriott Hotel: Sunalta ABC
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Thought Talk: Your Brand, Their Experience
Creating "you" can be an empowering experience.
Jonathan Love, Mt. Royal University
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
1:40 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Thought Talk: Finding Creative Courage
See one company's journey to overcoming one big roadblock.
Dustin Westling, CSEP, OneWest
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
CSEP Conversations
 
Marriott Hotel: Acadia ABC
1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
A Tale of Two Companies
Christopher Gerhart, Crescent Event Productions, Inc.
Moderated by Lara McCulloch
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thought Talk: Crisis PR: Control Your Messaging
Empower yourself and your brand in the online, instant world.
Larry Lalonde, Calgary Stampede Communications Team
Hyatt Hotel: Stephen
2:55 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Thought Talk: Developing an Idea Engine
1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. Time to perspire.
Nigel Collin, Strategic Consultant
Hyatt Hotel: Herald Doll
3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Thought Talk: The C Word...Your Biggest Battle
Mastering change in your business life
Jennifer Trethewey, FAIM, CPM, CSEP, JTG Global
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Hyatt Hotel: Imperial 4-9
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
National Music Centre

 

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As of August 2017. Subject to change. Rooms to be added at a later date.

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