Conference and Ski Day 2018

Conference and Ski Day 2018

February 26-27, 2018, Lake Louise, AB - A full-day conference with a renowned keynote speaker and engaging panel sessions discussing timely topics, followed by a reception and dinner. Also look forward to a full day of guided skiing or snowboarding - offering informal opportunities for connecting and networking.

Monday, Feb 26 Ski Day - Chateau Lake Louise – Sitzmark Room

8:30 – Arrival and Breakfast

9:30 – 12:00 – Skiing with guides (or on your own)

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 – Skiing with guides (or on your own)

3:30 – 4:30 – Après Ski

6:00 – 7:00 - Cocktail reception - Chateau Lake Louise

7:00 - 9:30 - Dinner Chateau - Lake Louise

Tuesday, Feb 27 Conference – Chateau Lake Louise

8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 – Opening remarks

9:05 – 9:45 – Opening speaker - Economic Update with Pierre Cléroux - BDC, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist

9:45 – 10:15 – Fireside Chat with Tom Birch, CDPQ and Shawn Abbott, iNovia

10:15 – 10:30 – Break

10:30 – 11:15 – Ecosystem update

11:15 – 12:00 – Panel Discussion #1 Best Practices for building venture firms Moderator: Chris Walker, Harbourvest Speakers: Jason Peetsma, Odgers; Lorne Jacobson, Triwest; Whitney Rockley, McRock Capital

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch speaker - The Decentralized Future with Todd Simpson, iNovia

1:15 – 1:45 – Break

1:45 – 3:00 – Recent Issues in Corporate Governance Moderator: Beth Reimer-Heck Speakers: Catherine Connolly, Patricia McLeod, Brian Craig, Solium

3:00 – Wrap up. Join us for an evening of networking with Calgary entrepreneurs, investors and community movers and shakers.

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