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Conferences to add to your calendar for September 2019

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Nothing sweetens the end of summer quite like the beginning of conference season. There are many opportunities for learning and networking for people with interests in career development at conferences this September. (Bonus: read to the end for a couple of calls for presenters open now!)

British Columbia
Better Workplace Conference 2019 – The Conference Board of Canada

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2019 | Whistler

The central themes for 2019 are leadership, safety and well-being, which help create the conditions for people, businesses and society to thrive. Participants will have the opportunity to meet leaders in employee wellness, compensation and benefits planning, leadership development, disability and absence management, and more.

Alberta
Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference 2019

Sept. 21-24, 2019 | Edmonton

This year’s conference is around the theme of “Inspired Change.” Breakout session topics include cannabis in the workplace, economic development and AI, and investment in smaller communities.

Ontario
2019 Labour Market Conference – Ontario Labour Market Report

Sept. 5-6, 2019 | Toronto

This event will delve into the rapidly changing labour market on an industry-by-industry basis. Participants will learn about the impact of technology, globalization, self-employment and gig employment as they relate to sectors such as construction, professional services, health care, social services, natural resources, trades, technology and creative occupations.

EconoUs2019 – Canadian CED Network and Community Futures

Sept. 16-18, 2019 | London

This conference will bring together over 500 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape around the theme of “Communities Leading Innovation.” Presentation topics include increasing youth-led social innovation, charting the new economy, future-proofing local economies and social enterprise.

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Eastern Conference

Sept. 20, 2019 | Kingston

Featuring keynotes and presentations on many topics including resilience, LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, cannabis, mentorship and disruption.

International
Career Guidance for Inclusive Society – International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

Sept. 11-13, 2019 | Bratislava, Slovakia

Conference reflection areas include: “inclusive society in the age of precariat,” “career guidance breaking the shell,” “transition economies: career guidance as a ‘luxury,'” “from Industry 4.0 to inclusive society 4.0,” and “career guidance and democratic participation.”

Open calls for presenters
2019 OCEA Fall Symposium – Ontario Cooperative Education Association

Oct. 27-28, 2019 | Blue Mountain, ON

Proposals due: Sept. 9, 2019

OCEA is seeking presenters who excel in their areas of expertise and can deliver captivating and educational presentations to inspire new and experienced teachers who are involved with co-operative education, SHSM (Specialist High Skills Majors), OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) and all other forms of experiential learning.

CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference + Tradeshow 2020

April 28-29, 2020 | Vancouver

Proposals due: July 22, 2019

The CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference welcomes proposals for 60-, 75- and 90-minute sessions. Presentation topics should fit within the areas of organizational effectiveness and strategy, personal and professional enrichment, talent management, or employment law and legislation.


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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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