CONFERENCE AGENDA AT A GLANCE
8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Day trip to Banff
9:00 am - 11:30 am: Horseback riding
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Canada Olympic Park & Sports Hall of Fame
Strategic Steering Committee Chairs (by invitation only)
Consumer representatives workshop (by invitation only)
Regulator's Forum (by invitation only)
Supporter reception (by invitation only)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: "Welcome to Calgary" mix & mingle - Glenbow Museum
7:00 am - 8:15 am: Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:10 am: Official opening & Keynote Speaker, Rex Murphy
10:15 am - 12:15 pm: 10/10 Talks, moderated by Ian Hanomansing
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Luncheon and COI Roadshow
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Interactive Table Talks - or - Technical Tour of GE's Innovation Centre
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Member Appreciation Night
7:00 am - 7:45 am: Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:45 am: Keynote Speaker: Janet Holder, Enbridge Inc.
9:00 am - 9:45 am: National Academic Challenge finalists
10:00 am - 11:15 am: Chair & President's reports and Standards Strategic Plan
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Annual General Meeting (CSA Group members only)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Pre-luncheon reception
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: AGM luncheon, address by incoming Chair of the Board
Consumer Focus Group (by invitation only)
Academic Challenge student focus group (by invitation only)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking reception for committee members and guests
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Sunday, June 16
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WELCOME MIX & MINGLE
Join us for a warm welcome reception and kick-off to our conference at the Glenbow Museum, located inside the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. Meet up with colleagues and friends, new and old... this is an ideal networking opportunity and a perfect start to the evening.
Dress: Casual business attire.
Monday, June 17
7:30 am - 8:15 am
8:30 am - 10:10 am
OPENING SESSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER: REX MURPHY
Meet Rex Murphy, writer, broadcaster, and professional thinker. He is one of the faces of Canada, radiating intelligence and trustworthiness. He is one of its voices, heard coast-to-coast as moderator of CBC's Cross Country Checkup, a national, open-line TV program. He writes a weekly column for The National Post, has done many documentaries, has won several awards, and has authored two books. His mind is as sharp as the Rockies. His commentary is a mix of original insight and biting humour.
He knows what makes Canadians tick, and what drives our business, political, and social affairs. He makes us important, reminds us we have a culture beyond hockey, and is certain to have his own unique perspective on how we can achieve sustainable growth through standards. Read bio
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Moderated by Ian Hanomansing
A new lively format will introduce you to a platform of diverse speakers, presenting a gallery of topical issues and solutions. Take 10 minutes to hear what each has to say, take another 10 to engage in discussion... then get ready for more insights from the next presenter in the line-up. A fast-paced, thought-provoking experience.
1. The Role of standards in driving energy efficient product innovation
Speaker: Elizabeth McDonald, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. Read bio
Reduced power consumption in Canada is driven in a large part by greater energy efficiency in products and equipment. Elizabeth will discuss how standards' requirements and their role in regulation enable increased energy savings in today's market.
2. Damage Prevention: The need for nationally consistent practices and standardization
Speaker: Mike Sullivan, President, Alberta One-Call Corporation & Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance. Read bio
Damage prevention across Canada has yet to achieve a consistent and level "playing field" with some jurisdictions lacking the most essential damage prevention tools that trigger and facilitate the process. CSA Z247 aims to address the challenges facing damage prevention in Canada; outlining the key elements that when consistently applied, will reduce damages to all buried utilities and significantly enhance public safety. Ultimately, the Standard seeks to achieve process harmony - all steps working in unison - for all buried utilities, across all jurisdictions.
3. Pushing the Envelope: How sustainable event standards are creating a culture of improvement
Speaker: Ginny Stratton, Principal, Strategin Solutions. Read bio
Speaker: Ann Duffy, President, The Ann Duffy Group. Read bio
Events bring together people across groups, communities and the world to inspire action and innovation. The impact of events can be far reaching and long lasting. Hear and interact with two leaders in the event industry on how sustainable event standards are providing a framework for systematically driving improvements in business practices throughout the industry and creating positive outcomes for the environment, society and economy.
4. Building Sustainable Hospitals - It's more than being green!
Speaker: Mike Keen, Senior Director, Planning and Development, St Michael's Hospital and Chair of CSA Technical Committee on Health Care Facilities. Read bio
Hospitals are one of the most challenging places to design for sustainability. If our health care facilities are to stand the test of time, they need to incorporate innovative solutions which go beyond saving energy and lowering emissions. Learn how designers and planners are creating sustainable, health-promoting facilities that are safe, efficient, and flexible enough to adapt to changing models of health care and emerging needs of our communities.
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
LUNCHEON AND COI ROADSHOW
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to check out CSA Group's new Communities of Interest (COI) and see what's going on in the various program areas. Get a passport, have it stamped at each location, and become eligible for a fantastic prize!
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximize your educational experience at this year's conference and/or take advantage of the opportunity to pilot new offerings from CSA's Learning Institute.
TECHNICAL TOUR OF GE's INNOVATION CENTRE
Located in downtown Calgary, GE's Innovation Centre is a North American first. This advanced collaboration and solution centre will apply and develop technology and knowledge to help execute commercial solutions that drive Canada’s competitiveness. The Centre brings together global expertise and advanced engineering and analytic tools across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, transportation, healthcare and finance.
New technical innovations, regulatory requirements, labour mobility issues, device innovations, and the need to validate personnel competence continue to evolve in our workplaces. What are the latest issues facing your industry? How are you currently using new technologies in the workplace? We'll explore recent innovations and offer a "sneak peak" at exciting new products not yet available to the public. Most of all, you can have your say with digital voting to help us continue to develop fresh and effective standards-based solutions for you. This interactive session will focus on specific segments of the Oil & Gas industry, Trades Education, and Hazardous Location environments.
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT - "DENIM & DIAMONDS"
Dust off your boots, Shine up your bling ... and get ready for an unforgettable event that celebrates our champions! This year's Member Appreciation Night will be a sparkling evening of celebration, as we crown our star players then swing over to Flames Central (named after Calgary's beloved NHL hockey team) for some down-home fun and festivities.
Everyone's a champ in this hall of games! Make the rounds of eclectic food stations as you catch up with colleagues and take in the lively entertainment.
You won't want to miss this gathering of CSA's brightest gems - our valued members - in a unique sports venue dedicated to peak performance!
NOTE: We will be walking from the convention centre to Flames Central (about 5 mins). Transportation will be available for those who need assistance.
Dress: Smart denim or western wear. Prize for the best representation of "DENIM & DIAMONDS"!
Tuesday, June 18
7:00 am - 7:45 am
8:00 am - 8:45 am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Janet Holder, Executive Vice President, Western Access, Enbridge Inc.
As Executive Vice President, Western Access, Janet Holder is responsible for the overall leadership of the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, providing oversight in advancing the project. Previously, Janet was appointed President, Gas Distribution, Enbridge Inc., a role she held since January 2008. Janet has spent much of her Enbridge career in Gas Distribution, and also held senior roles in Corporate and Liquids Pipelines. Read bio
9:00 am - 9:45 am
NATIONAL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE FINALISTS
Join us for a truly remarkable experience as three finalists from CSA Group's National Academic Challenge share their ideas and perspectives on the subject standards. After the presentations, you will have an opportunity to vote for the winner and join in the celebrations during lunch as prizes are awarded.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
CHAIR & PRESIDENT'S REPORTS AND STANDARDS STRATEGIC PLAN
Join us as Bob Cook, Chair, CSA Group Board of Directors, Ash Sahi, President & CEO, CSA Group, and Bonnie Rose, President, Standards, CSA Group share past year successes and insights for the future.
11:30 am - Noon
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Open to CSA Group members only.
Noon - 12:30 pm
12:30pm - 1:45 pm
AGM LUNCHEON, ADDRESS BY INCOMING CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS & GUESTS
Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow committee members in an informal after-work setting.