CUCCOA 2021 Annual Conference Program

NOTE: All Times are EDT

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 4 2021 (All times are EDT)
1:00 - 2:00 pm New Members & First Timers Welcome
  
TUESDAY OCTOBER 5 2021 (All times are EDT)
11:30 - 11:35 am    CUCCOA President’s Welcome
11:35 am - 1:05 pm Opening Keynote - Fallon Farinacci
Discussing adversity in the Indigenous Community and how she overcame her own personal obstacles in life
SPONSORED BY UNIQUE VENUES
1:05 - 1:25 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
1:25 - 2:10 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
  Marketing for CUCCOA Members
Jessica Petrella – Sr Conference Coordinator, Brock University
Learn more about how we are working for our members and what can you expect in the next year.
  Using PheedLoop OnSight to Return to In-Person Events Safely and Successfully
In this session, Mitch will give an overview of how PheedLoop helped event planners make the transition from in-person to virtual at the start of the pandemic
SPONSORED BY PHEEDLOOP
  
2:10 - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
2:30 - 3:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
  Debiasing Your Workplace
Rachael Sullivan - Equity Education Strategist at UBC & Greg Lockwood - Equity Facilitator at UBC
SPONSORED BY UNIQUE VENUES
  How To Pivot To Virtual Events
Justin Ankenmann - Event Manager, Simon Fraser University
SPONSORED BY UNIQUE VENUES
3:15 - 3:35 pm Exhibit Hall/Break

3:35 - 4:35 pm

 

 

Roundtable Discussions
• Outdoor event planning
• Working Together for a Positive On-Site Experience
• Isolation and groups on campus; what does this look like?
• Accepting and Embracing New Roles: Repurposing Conferences & Events Staff in the midst of Covid-19
• Other ways to leverage facilities
• Filming on campus
4:35 - 5:00 pm Virtual Happy Hour
Bingo and Beverages! Join us with your beverage of choice and a fun game of Bingo!
  
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6 2021 (All times are EDT)
11:30 am - 12:40 pm    Regional Meetings & Photo
12:40 - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
1:00 - 1:45 pm CUCCOA AGM & Photo
1:45 - 2:05 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
2:05 - 2:50 pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS
  Keep the Fire Going – How To Recognize Burnout
Sonya Forsey - Manager of Conference & Event Services, Brock University
SPONSORED BY SPRINGWALL SLEEP PRODUCTS INC.
2:50 - 3:10 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
3:10 - 3:55 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
  Events in the Time of Cholera
Erin Walton - Senior Manager, Conference and Event Services, MacEwan University
SPONSORED BY STARREZ INC.
3:55 - 4:30 pm Virtual Happy Hour
Trivia Time! Put your thinking caps on and join us for some Trivia!
  
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7 2021 (All times are EDT)
12:00 - 12:45 pm  Lunch with CUCCOA
Panel Discussion with a member from each region.
Learn how these regions are dealing with Vaccinations on Campus and dealing with back to work, mental health
and mitigating stress with their employees.
12:45 - 1:05 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
1:05 - 1:50 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
  Catering Post COVID; What to Expect for Students and On Campus Events
Rob McNern - VP Business Development, Aramark
SPONSORED BY ARAMARK
  Marketing with Confidence – Capitalizing on the Unprecedented Demand for Meeting & Event Space in the Post Pandemic Era
Joel Hauff -  Director of Research, Education, and Consulting: Unique Venues
SPONSORED BY UNIQUE VENUES
1:50 - 2:10 pm Exhibit Hall/Break
2:10 - 3:00 pm Closing Keynote - Tamara Taggart
3:00 - 4:30 pm Awards Gala, 2022 Announcement & Happy Hour
SPONSORED BY FOLIOT