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Below you will find a list of CanSPEP Events - Face-to-Face, Webinars, and our Virtual Connection Opportunities.  You will also find a list of external industry-wide events, that you may be interested in attending and where CanSPEP may be participating.

Have a look, and join us!

Upcoming CanSPEP events

    • May 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • May 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Join your CanSPEP and other event colleagues for this week-long series of events presenting an array of perspectives to strengthen our professional and personal well-being.

    Sessions (no more than 1.5 hours in length each day), will highlight an expert speaker or panel focusing on a unique tactical theme each day. Here is a snapshot of the agenda: 

    • Mindset Monday (8:00 am PDT / 9:00 am MDT-CST / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT / 12:00 pm ADT / 12:30 pm NDT)
    • Getting warmed up for the week ahead - with mini info sessions, CanSPEP updates and orientation
    • Tactics Tuesday (10:00 am PDT / 11:00 am MDT-CST / 12:00 pm CDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 2:00 pm ADT / 2:30 pm NDT)
      • Gearing up for when the event industry re-opens 
    • Wealth Management Wednesday (10:00 am PDT / 11:00 am MDT-CST / 12:00 pm CDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 2:00 pm ADT / 2:30 pm NDT)
      • Managing business, personal and client budgets and finances
    • Thinking Thursday (10:00 am PDT / 11:00 am MDT-CST / 12:00 pm CDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 2:00 pm ADT / 2:30 pm NDT)
      • An award-winning thinker teachers us how to think for success
    • Finale FriYAY and Closing Celebrations! (12:00 pm PDT / 1:00 pm MDT-CST / 2:00 pm CDT / 3:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm ADT / 4:30 pm NDT)
    • Let's finish off the week with some playtime!


    • May 26, 2020
    • 13:00 - 14:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed


    Join your CanSPEP and other event colleagues for this week-long series of events presenting an array of perspectives to strengthen our professional and personal well-being.

    What's on the Agenda for 

    TACTICS TUESDAY?

    Joe Girard, CHANGE GROW ACHIEVE. -  Simplified Selling and Systems While You Stay Secure Surviving Sneezers

    Joe Girard is a sales coach and consultant based out of Victoria, BC. He works with clients around the world and specializes in helping them build better selling systems & conversations, with a mission of ridding the world of “salesy weirdos.” 

    For our Connext event, Joe’s focus will be around using technology and systems to attract new customers, deepen relationships with existing clients, and simplify the systems that drive your business. All without having to be a tech genius or fork out a ton of money! 

    We aren’t going to talk about the trendy word “PIVOT,” but we want to work on supplementing your traditional event business with some tools, processes, and insights that will secure you not just now, but into the future. We guarantee you will have some ideas you can take away and apply immediately. Input caption text here. Use the block's Settings tab to change the caption position and set other styles.

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     for a special video message from Joe!

    Scott Lockey, CVENT - Let's talk about the concept of adapting, evolving and accelerating our event programs during this crisis. As we look towards not only recovery but the future of events, we can ask the following questions:

    • What has happened to our industry?
    • What effects did we see - immediate and latent?
    • How has the independent planner community pivoted?
    • What does it mean to go from a live event to a virtual or hybrid one?
    • What are some best practices to go from live to virtual or hybrid?


    • May 27, 2020
    • 13:00 - 14:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Join your CanSPEP and other event colleagues for this week-long series of events presenting an array of perspectives to strengthen our professional and personal well-being.

    Today is WEALTH WEDNESDAY!

    Speaker Line-Up includes:

    Megan O'Neill, Business Mindset Strategist

    Join Megan O'Neill, Business Mindset Strategist, to learn about the origin of your money story and how to reframe your beliefs about money so you can feel more confident to sell in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

    Megan O'Neill is an online Business Mindset Mentor with an international clientele. For over 19 years, she has assisted ambitious clients to break free of limiting mindset, fears and patterns. Her work specializes in the area of entrepreneurial mindset - helping clients understand why they're operating the way they are, and then working to clear blocks at a deep level so they can take confident actions. Megan lives in Ottawa with her husband Kevin, two teens and three furry creatures.

    https://www.facebook.com/Megancorebeliefs/

    Bruce Sellery, Financial Journalist | Bestselling Author of Moolala

    Business journalist and television host Bruce Sellery is on a mission to help people get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. He speaks, writes, consults and uses every media format to engage audiences in a smart, fun, high energy way. 

    Bruce is the author of two bestselling books, including Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (and What You Can Do About It). He’s also the national Money columnist for CBC Radio, a regular contributor to the hit TV show Cityline, the host of the weekly Moolala radio show and podcast on SiriusXM, and is often a featured guest on media outlets across North America including Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CNN, and MSNBC. 

    Previously, Bruce was the host of The Exchange on CBC Television, and the reality TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). He also spent 10 years as an anchor for BNN Bloomberg in Toronto and as the network’s Bureau Chief in New York City. Now, Bruce delivers insightful keynotes, emcees leading business conferences, facilitates meaningful discussions, and frequently consults to regulators, financial institutions, and large corporations.

    Bruce is a graduate of the Queen's University School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, where he majored in marketing and international business, and currently serves on its advisory board.

    Brought to us by: SPEAKERS' SPOTLIGHT

    Speakers' Spotlight represents many of the world's most extraordinary speakers, leading thinkers, and inspiring individuals. They also represent outstanding moderators, entertainers, and emcees. These experts are booked both in-person and via virtual presentation. To date, Speakers’ Spotlight has arranged more than 30,000 speaking engagements in over 35 countries. Visit their site at www.speakers.ca to learn more.

    Blake Richards

    Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Minister for Tourism and Western Economic Diversification

    First elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a fourth time in the riding of Banff-Airdrie on October 21, 2019. Blake serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Minister for Tourism and Western Economic Diversification. He is currently a member of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee. Blake has also served as the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Democratic Institutions and the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Small Business and Exports. He has also previously served on the Finance Committee.

    While serving on the government side of the House of Commons, Blake chaired two standing policy committees and was Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus. He also frequently represented the government in regional and national media.

    Always focused on the needs of his constituents, Blake has three times been named Canada's Best Constituency MP as well as Hardest Working MP, and in 2015 received a Canadian Tourism Award for his work in Parliament on behalf of the tourism industry.

    Please note, Blake Richards' government schedule will take precedence -- if last minute meetings are called, his obligations to those meetings come first. 
    • May 28, 2020
    • 13:00 - 14:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Join your CanSPEP and other event colleagues for this week-long series of events presenting an array of perspectives to strengthen our professional and personal well-being.

    What's on the Agenda for THINKING THURSDAY?

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  Working smarter, instead of harder
    Dr. Nick Bontis, Ph.D.
    Award-winning Professor of Strategy, McMaster University
    3M National Teaching Fellow


    Ranked among the Top 30 management gurus world-wide, Dr. Nick Bontis is recognized by the former Editor of Harvard Business Review and Fortune Magazine as "a pioneer and one of the world's real experts in intellectual capital."  Maclean's Magazine has rated him as one of "McMaster University's most popular business professors for six years in a row!"  He is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour only bestowed upon the top university professors in the country and is considered Canada's Nobel-prize of teaching!

    Information bombardment is the single most damaging threat to your productivity which leads to increased levels of stress.  The number one complaint for business owners/managers like yourselves is that “I don’t have enough time for what I need to do”.  But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Why not transform this complaint into a sustainable competitive advantage for yourself and level up your leadership while working smarter instead of harder?  

    During this enlightening and action-packed keynote presentation you will learn how to:

    • cope with information bombardment
    • improve your ability to manage change
    • lift productivity and efficiency
    • speed up innovation through collaboration
    • determine what leadership action you can take tomorrow

    1st BONUS:  Each registrant will receive a complementary copy of Dr. Bontis’ best-selling eBook

    2nd BONUS:  Each webinar participant will receive a complementary knowledge absorption diagnostic


    Click the link below for a special video message from Dr.Bontis ....

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmarnAdP_Q31GRn6xk6RWhUKYCtTdwy2/view

    • May 29, 2020
    • 15:00 - 16:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Join your CanSPEP and other event colleagues for this week-long series of events presenting an array of perspectives to strengthen our professional and personal well-being.

    What's on the Agenda for 

    FINALE FriYAY?

    KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
    Ilana Ben-Ari
    (Design Thinker and Founder of Twenty One Toys)


    Ilana Ben-Ari is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of Twenty One Toys. The company’s first product is The Empathy Toy, a 3-D abstract puzzle that was originally designed with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to bridge the communication gap between visually impaired students and their sighted classmates. It is now used as a tool for empathic learning and creative education for people of varying ages and abilities. Already in thousands of schools, homes and offices worldwide, it was featured in TIME as one of six new technologies shaping classrooms and offices of the future. Her new product, The Failure Toy, will be released soon.

    Ilana has won multiple awards, including C2MTL's emerging entrepreneur award. She has spoken at TEDx and at conferences around the world, and has been featured in the Guardian and the Independent, among others. She has been working at the intersection of design and social innovation for a decade at studios in Montreal, Helsinki, London, and most recently, Toronto.

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    We'll finish off our CanSPEP Connext event with a fun, interactive cocktail workshop and flair demonstration with champion mixologist

    Zack Prohaska! 


    • May 29, 2020
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    For everyone who has expressed interest in creating content for the launch of CanSPEP U, we will be hosting weekly 30 minute information sessions for the next 6 weeks to answer questions and get you started! Please see schedule and Zoom link below.

    May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
    1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm MDT-CST / 3:00 pm CDT
    4:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm ADT / 5:30 pm NDT

    Zoom LINK
    Meeting ID:  827 8119 7088
    Password:  451205

    • June 01, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Heidi Wilker, Blessed Events, CanSPEP Past President and Member

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    • June 03, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    • June 05, 2020
    • 12:30 - 13:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Kate Cheney, ConventionALL, CanSPEP President Elect

    Join us for a casual, relaxed community call to touch base and connect.

    THIS IS A CANSPEP MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Please contact info@canspep.ca for login details.

    • June 05, 2020
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    For everyone who has expressed interest in creating content for the launch of CanSPEP U, we will be hosting weekly 30 minute information sessions for the next 6 weeks to answer questions and get you started! Please see schedule and Zoom link below.

    May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
    1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm MDT-CST / 3:00 pm CDT
    4:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm ADT / 5:30 pm NDT

    Zoom LINK
    Meeting ID:  827 8119 7088
    Password:  451205

    • June 08, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Heidi Wilker, Blessed Events, CanSPEP Past President and Member

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    • June 12, 2020
    • 12:30 - 13:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Kate Cheney, ConventionALL, CanSPEP President Elect

    Join us for a casual, relaxed community call to touch base and connect.

    THIS IS A CANSPEP MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Please contact info@canspep.ca for login details.

    • June 12, 2020
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    For everyone who has expressed interest in creating content for the launch of CanSPEP U, we will be hosting weekly 30 minute information sessions for the next 6 weeks to answer questions and get you started! Please see schedule and Zoom link below.

    May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
    1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm MDT-CST / 3:00 pm CDT
    4:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm ADT / 5:30 pm NDT

    Zoom LINK
    Meeting ID:  827 8119 7088
    Password:  451205

    • June 15, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Heidi Wilker, Blessed Events, CanSPEP Past President and Member

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/422551006?pwd=RjhEN2RyU1h6NlJFOTNiNWRUNlR2Zz09

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    • June 17, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    • June 19, 2020
    • 12:30 - 13:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Kate Cheney, ConventionALL, CanSPEP President Elect

    Join us for a casual, relaxed community call to touch base and connect.

    THIS IS A CANSPEP MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Please contact info@canspep.ca for login details.

    • June 19, 2020
    • 16:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual


    For everyone who has expressed interest in creating content for the launch of CanSPEP U, we will be hosting weekly 30 minute information sessions for the next 6 weeks to answer questions and get you started! Please see schedule and Zoom link below.

    May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
    1:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm MDT-CST / 3:00 pm CDT
    4:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm ADT / 5:30 pm NDT

    Zoom LINK
    Meeting ID:  827 8119 7088
    Password:  451205

    • June 22, 2020
    • 11:30 - 12:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Heidi Wilker, Blessed Events, CanSPEP Past President and Member


    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/422551006?pwd=RjhEN2RyU1h6NlJFOTNiNWRUNlR2Zz09

    Meeting ID: 422 551 006

    Password: 695480


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    • June 26, 2020
    • 12:30 - 13:30 (EDT)
    • Virtual

    HOST - Kate Cheney, ConventionALL, CanSPEP President Elect

    Join us for a casual, relaxed community call to touch base and connect.

    THIS IS A CANSPEP MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Please contact info@canspep.ca for login details.

    • July 08, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • July 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 17, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Deerhurst Inn, Huntsville, ON


    • August 17, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • August 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Metro Toronto Convention Centre


    • August 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • MTCC - Toronto, ON


    • August 18, 2020
    • 18:00 - 21:00 (EDT)
    • To be confirmed


    • October 15, 2020
    • 09:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
    • To be confirmed
    More details to come
    • November 04, 2020
    • (EST)
    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Halifax, NS


    • November 22, 2020
    • (EST)
    • November 24, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Edmonton, AB


    • December 09, 2020
    • (EST)


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