CUCCOA - Conference Program

CUCCOA 2016 Annual Conference
PROGRAM

 

 

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS                           

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Best known as the tough love television host of the “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides” Tommy Europe is Canada's most recognized and sought -after fitness coach.

Founder of Tommy Europe Fitness, Tommy is an entrepreneur, award-winning fitness coach, published author, keynote speaker and creator of the SHRED Training Philosophy.

Tommy earned his fitness credentials in the school of very hard knocks - as a Professional football player. An 11-year veteran, Tommy was a two-time all-star defensive back in the Canadian Football League, playing with the Montreal Alouettes, Winnipeg Blue Bomber and BC Lions. His football career included winning the Grey Cup in 1994, and earning a shot in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. Tommy is also an honored member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, BC Lions Wall of Fame, and BC Football Hall of Fame.

Facts about Tommy Europe:

  • Two-time all-star defensive back in the CFL
  • Founder of the SHRED Training Philosophy
  • Award-winning fitness coach
  • Best-selling author
  • TV Host

Important Dates

Program

Accommodations  

Travel

Registration

Pre/Post Tours

Sponsorship

What To Bring

The Drum Café

Corporate Entertainment and Team-Building Experience

Music has the power to transform, inspire, move and motivate us. The Drum Café has a very simple but effective message—if people can play to the same beat and listen to each other, then they can make music together. Drums and drumming are a great way to break down barriers, create common ground, and teach people the value of listening and learning with one another.

The Drum Café is one of the most successful team-building initiatives in the world.  With a multi-talented group of entertainers, The Drum Café provides a drum for each participant and mesmerises a crowd with their unique ability to transform even novice groups into percussive orchestras. The effect is both moving and highly motivating for everyone.

The process of creating music, like business, has to be understood by everyone to succeed. Nothing brings to life the key elements of effective communication and teamwork as does a group of people creating music together.

The Drum Café has performed for luminaries such as The Queen of England and Nelson Mandela, with a corporate client list including BMW, Bank of America, Bayer, Coca-Cola, FedEx, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Kaiser Permanente, Kodak, Microsoft, Motorola, SunTrust, SmithKline Beecham and Turner Broadcasting, among many more.

www.drumcafe.ca

 

Sunday, October 2

9:00am – 4:00pm

Optional Tours

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Conference Registration – lobby of Delta Vancouver Suites

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Newcomer’s Reception at the Vancouver Lookout

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception (All Delegates) at the Vancouver Lookout

9:30pm – 12:00am

Hospitality Suite

 

 

Monday, October 3

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast – SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue

8:30am – 10:00am

Keynote Address – Tommy Europe

Best known as the tough love television host of the “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides” Tommy Europe is Canada's most recognized and sought -after fitness coach.

Founder of Tommy Europe Fitness, Tommy is an entrepreneur, award-winning fitness coach, published author, keynote speaker and creator of the SHRED Training Philosophy.

10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break with Industry Exhibitors

10:30am-11:30am

CUCCOA Regional Meetings (Atlantic, Central & Western)

11:30am-1:30pm

Luncheon and CUCCOA Annual General Meeting

1:30pm-2:30pm

Concurrent Session #1

Tara Black, Associate Director, Health Promotion - Simon Fraser University

Buidling Healthier Campus Communities for All

There is a lot to be gained by considering individual and community well-being in higher education settings.  Building a consideration for well-being into our everyday activities, practices, policies, services, spaces and organizational cultures leads to settings that foster well-being and flourishing, contributing to departmental and organizational outcomes and success. 

This session will explore the role that conference and events services has in enhancing the health of individuals and campus communities, and the opportunities that this presents. 

Using the new Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities & Colleges as a founding framework, this session will explore and foster dialogue about the interconnections between conference and events services and well-being.

Link: Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities & Colleges:

https://www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/features/okanagan-charter.html

Concurrent Session #2

Suzanne Nazareno, Manager, Conferences & Accommodations. University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Raising your Conference Profile

If you only do one thing this week, raise your profile!   The soul of any conference operation is its people, those who manage operations, marketing, sales, administration, and serve our guests.   So what are your people doing to raise your conference profile on campus, in the community and globally.

At UBCO, this process is revisited each year by reflecting on our Conference & Guest accommodation program.   We believe word about our program never reaches the peak – this is a continual climb, and we commit to developing new strategies each year to raise our conference profile. 

In this session UBCO will share ways we climb from the reflection strategy to the get in your face strategy. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that every CUCCOA conference operation strives to raise their profile.   

Please join me in this interactive conversation where excellent and peak ideas will be shared amongst peers.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break with Industry Exhibitors

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Concurrent Session #3 

Debbie Harding, Conference Sales & Services Manager, Conferences & Accommodations. University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

Social Media Hands-On Workshop

Bring your electronic devices to this interactive workshop.  We will explore the different social media platforms and we will walk you through the process of creating a successful Social Media campaign!  We’ll discuss how social media can add to your promotional efforts as well as enhance your reputation as conference and accommodation business experts in the marketplace.

 

Concurrent Session #4

Rosetta Vannelli, Associate Director, Housing & Conference Services. McGill University

Filming on Campus

Rosetta Vannelli from McGill University, Montreal, QC will tell you the “ins and outs” about having film crews on campus. They have been doing it for a few years and have considerably increased their revenue over the years.

You have never had a production crew on your campus? Well, this is your chance to learn how you could start developing a new revenue stream on your campus. They will tell us how they started, what challenges they had to overcome and how they managed to become successful.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Free

6:00pm – 6:15pm

Walk to Coast Restaurant on Alberni Street

6:15pm – 9:00pm

Dinner at Coast Restaurant

10:00pm – 12:00am

Hospitality Suite

 

 

Tuesday, October 4

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast – SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue

8:30am – 10:00am


Plenary Session – Drum Cafe

Music has the power to transform, inspire, move and motivate us. The Drum Café has a very simple but effective message—if people can play to the same beat and listen to each other, then they can make music together. Drums and drumming are a great way to break down barriers, create common ground, and teach people the value of listening and learning with one another.

The Drum Café is one of the most successful team-building initiatives in the world.  With a multi-talented group of entertainers, The Drum Café provides a drum for each participant and mesmerises a crowd with their unique ability to transform even novice groups into percussive orchestras. The effect is both moving and highly motivating for everyone.

The process of creating music, like business, has to be understood by everyone to succeed. Nothing brings to life the key elements of effective communication and teamwork as does a group of people creating music together.

 

  10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break with Industry Exhibitors

  10:30am – 11:30am

Concurrent Session #5

Wendy Brost, Manager, Guest Accommodation Services.  MacEwan University Janet Lien, Student & Guest Services, Hospitality & Conference Services. University of Alberta.  Amy Stafford, Conference Coordinator, Conference Services. University of Edmonton

Emergency Planning and Preparedness; Lessons Learned from the Fort McMurray Fire and Evacuation

 

Concurrent Session #6

Laura MacDonald, Simon Fraser University, Senior Director of Strategic Growth/Planning and Certified Lego SERIOUSPLAY Facilitator

Lego SERIOUSPLAY

Lego SERIOUSPLAY is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique that uses LEGO as a hands-on visual and interactive tool for use with organizations, teams and individuals.  This process helps people gain an understanding and sense of clarity regarding the identity of their organizations, their teams and themselves.  Lego Serious Play is based on the belief that everyone has something unique and valuable to contribute to discussions, decisions, and outcomes.  This methodology enables individual and team insights and imagination.  By using LEGO to work through ideas, questions, concerns it levels the playing field enabling everyone to have a voice and to be heard. 

This session is fun and interactive with everyone building their LEGO creations.  This workshop will provide you with an introduction to Lego STRATEGIC play and the many possible uses for this amazing tool.

  11:30am – 1:00pm

Luncheon with awards presentation

  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Concurrent Session #7

Laura MacDonald – Lego SERIOUSPLAY (repeat - see Concurrent Session 6)

 

Concurrent Session #8

Amy Stafford, Conference Coordinator, Conference Services. University of Edmonton

Case Study: University of Alberta Alcohol Event Responsibilities.

Conference Services was recently appointed to take the lead on revising alcohol event policy, procedures, and responsibilities for the U of A. The U of A has various Classes of licenses to manage across 4 campus: 3 on-campus pubs, 4 sports facilities, 2 theatres, dozens of academic spaces, and the Botanic Gardens. We approve approximately 125 staff and 300 student alcohol events per year, in addition to the on-going events in our sports facilities, theatres, campus pubs, and meeting spaces. Our approach to managing the policy and procedure change so far has included process mapping, extensive stakeholder consultation, risk management frameworks, and automation of processes using technologies such as Google Forms and Sites.

  2:00pm – 3:30pm


Roundtable Discussions

3:30pm – 5:45pm

Free

5:45pm – 6:00pm

Walk to SFU

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Closing Gala Dinner at SFU  - 515 West Hastings St (In the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre Room)

 

 

 

Contact Us

CUCCOA 2016 Conference Chair:

Janet Lien
780-248-1029
janet.lien@ualberta.ca

 

 

Registration:

Carol Ford
905-954-0102
[email protected]

 

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