Conference program

All sessions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Pdf versions are available in English and French.

November 26calendar-sunday

7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Welcome desk / registration

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The Future Starts Here kickoff lunch event

Trend hunters, enjoy lunch in the exhibit area and let your curiosity get the best of you as we showcase technology advancements, visions for the future and shifts happening nowadays as we look to the next 50 years of college education.

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton hall, lower concourse

1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Open welcome 

Location: Grand ballroom, lower concourse

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m

The wired future

Featured speaker: Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief, Wired magazine

A look at how artificial intelligence and robotics will change the way we work, earn a living, and more. This will cover everything from cyber-espionage to the ways the world’s dominant tech organizations will exert power over governments and citizens.

Location: Grand ballroom, lower concourse

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The 3 A’s of Awesome Featured speaker: Neil Pasricha 

The author of the Book of Awesome and other international bestsellers is one of the world’s most popular TED Talks speakers.

Location: Grand ballroom, lower concourse

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Refreshment break and exhibit hall

Book signing: Neil Pasricha

Books are available for purchase on-site.

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton Hall, lower concourse

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Knowledge marketplace roundtables

Short, simultaneous roundtable presentations on eight or nine subjects including the college funding formula, change management, indigenous education, and cyber security. Each presentation will be followed by active questions and discussion. Each roundtable lasts 30 minutes and will then be repeated, so delegates can attend two presentations. 

Location: Osgoode ballroom, lower concourse

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

50th anniversary celebration reception

Throughout 2017, Ontario has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the college system and the colleges’ tremendous evolution and growth. This special evening reception marks the culmination of the celebrations and will feature great food, drinks and entertainment.

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton hall, lower concourse

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November 27calendar-monday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Welcome desk / registration

7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and exhibit hall 

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton Hall, lower concourse

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Exploring other worlds to understand Earth

Featured speaker: Ellen Stofan

Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, inspires audiences to dream big. She explains what space exploration can mean for innovation on Earth and discusses strategies to flight climate change, influenced by her interplanetary experience.

Location: Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Creating a campus culture where every student graduates 

Featured speaker: David A. Laude

David A. Laude, the senior vice provost and professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, says efforts to improve student success should start with the expectation that every student will graduate.

Location: Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment break and exhibit hall

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton Hall, lower concourse

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent sessions 

Select one of the three sessions.

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Session 1 – Tips on how to create a successful student success or enrichment program

Over the past three decades, David Laude has been involved in the creation of a wide array of student success and enrichment programs. This session will focus on key guiding principles, highlighting important dos and don’ts.

Speaker: David A. Laude, senior vice provost and professor of chemistry, the University of Texas at Austin

Location: Osgoode ballroom west, lower concourse

 


 

Session 2 – Beyond the disruption: Are you preparing your students for lifelong learning

This session explores megatrends impacting the learning workforce

Speaker: Jeremy Auger, chief strategy officer, D2L corporation 

Location: Provincial ballroom, 2nd floor


 

Session 3 – Achieving diversity and inclusion on boards and senior management teams

This session will provide key insights on how to use recruitment, policies, processes, and measures to achieve diversity and inclusion.

This session counts as one (1) elective credit towards an advanced good governance certificate and a leadership excellence certificate.

Speakers:

Yasmin Razack, director, centre of global citizenship education and inclusion, Centennial College

Alice Schuda, communications and administrative officer of the board of governors, Centennial College 

Location: Osgoode ballroom east, lower concourse

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

Presentation of the Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Location: Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Keynote address: Science of motivation

Featured speaker: Daniel Pink

Daniel H. Pink is one of the world’s leading business thinkers and the author of five bestselling books about work, management, and behavioural science. His books have sold more than two million copies and been translated into 35 languages.

Location: Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Refreshment break and exhibit hall

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Book signing: Daniel Pink

Books are available for purchase on-site.

Location: Next 50 Expo, Sheraton Hall, lower concourse

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

Select one of these three sessions.

Session 4 – Cannabis on campus 

Legalization of marijuana is coming. Is your institution ready? The panel will discuss the implications for managing students, employees and others on campus.

Speakers:

Robert Weir, partner, employment and education law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP College 

Location: Osgoode ballroom west, lower concourse


                           

Session 5 – Truth and reconciliation: Shaping the future of indigenous education in Ontario

This presentation will share reflections and insights regarding best practices, challenges and potential opportunities for indigenous education in the Ontario college system. It will explore the critical role that colleges can play in advancing indigenous education.

Speakers:

Shelley Charles, Elder/Advisor on Aboriginal Relations, Humber College

Carolyn Hepburn, Dean, Indigenous Studies and Academic Upgrading, Sault College

Joseph McQuabbie, Indigenous Outreach Coordinator, Centennial College

Lorraine Séguin, Chargée de projet communautaire – PNMI, College La Cité 

Location: Provincial ballroom, 2nd floor


Session 6 – Conducting difficult conversations

Having difficult conversations is a critical leadership skill. Knowing how to have these conversations will resolve conflict, build relationships, increase your effectiveness, and reduce your stress.

This session counts as one (1) elective credit towards an advanced good governance certificate and a college leadership excellence certificate.

Speaker: Tracy Cocivera, vice president, coaching and master coach, talent and leadership development, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge 

Location: Osgoode ballroom east, lower concourse

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Premier’s Awards gala eveningcalendar-monday

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nominee reception

This is a private reception for Premier’s Awards nominees, college presidents and board chairs, ministers, deputy ministers and diamond and platinum sponsors of the event.

Music provided by: Mohawk College

Location: Provincial Ballroom, 2nd floor

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Gala reception – open to all

Music provided by: Centennial College

Location: Grand Ballroom foyer

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Location: Grand Ballroom

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

2017 Premier’s Awards presentationJames_Cunningham_SK1_web

Comedian James Cunningham, the host of the TV show, Eat St., returns as the MC for the gala celebration.

Entertainment provided by: Humber College and St. Clair College

Location: Grand Ballroom

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Post-gala reception (cash bar)

Location: Grand Ballroom foyer

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