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2019 Symposium Provisional Program

Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated as Speaker Symposium information becomes available

Review each day by clicking on the day below, as well, click on a speaker's name to view their presentation information and biography.

The PDUs that are applicable for PMPs who attend this event will be shown under each day of the Symposium.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

Time Track 1 - Room 106 DEFG Track 2 - Room 106 ABC
7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am - 9:10 am

Managing Human Resource Change over Major Change Management/Digital Transformation Projects

Presented by Lucas Smith

Elephant Guns and Small Projects: Rightsizing Your Risk Management Process

Presented by Matt Slowikowski

9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Ceremonies and Announcements
 

 

9:30 am - 10:40 am

Keynote Speaker

The MBA’s Guide to Enterprise Agility … by Design! Change, Adapt and Lead through Uncertainty and Complexity

Presented by John G. Stenbeck

 
10:40 am - 11:00 am Health Break & Networking

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Project Success in the Presence of Uncertainty

Presented by Raimund Laqua

AI Tools Will Disrupt Your Project Management Methodology

Presented by Paul Boudreau

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The Ever-Changing Project Manager - Key Competencies Desired in Today's Project Manager

Presented by Connie Emerson

Creating the Perfect Podcast

Presented by Kevin McGowan

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm

How AI is Changing the Game: The Use of AI in Professional Sports

Presented by Dr Michael Rogers

The Cloud and Compliance: The Struggle is Real

Presented by Bill Dunnion

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Health Break & Networking
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm End of Day 1 Announcements

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Canopy Growth, the Fastest Growing Industry in Canada, Project Management Challenges

Presented by Mario Castillo, Canopy Growth and Scott O'Hearn, Colliers Project Management

 
 

 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019

Time Track 1 - Room 106 DEFG Track 2 - Room 106 ABC
7:15 am - 8:30 am Registration
7:15 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Networking
8:30 am - 9:10 am

The Impact of Technology-led Innovation and the Changing Role of the Project Manager

Presented by Su Soloway

Project Management Principles and Real-Time Innovation in Disaster Response

Presented by Jean-Pierre Taschereau

9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Ceremonies and Announcements
 

 

9:30 am - 10:40 am

Keynote Speaker

One Soldiers' Story - Lessons Learned on Diversity and Leadership

Presented by Sandra Perron

 
10:40 am - 11:00 am Health Break & Networking
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Curiosity & Disruptive Change

Presented by Rich Batchelor

To Be Announced

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Canada Science and Technology Museum, C3 Well-Managed Project Risk

Presented by Simon Aubin and Caroline Delisle

Implementing Mental Health Initiatives into the Workplace - Not Myself Today Campaign

Presented by Heather Logan

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm

How to Successfully Influence Others and Present and Sell Your Project/Idea

Presented by Germain Aoun

Integrating Young Professionals and Getting the Best Out of All Generations on Your Team

Presented by Jay Gosselin

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break & Networking
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm End of Day 2 Announcements

 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Keynote Speaker

Why Digital Transformation is NOT About Technology - The Playbook for Successfully Delivering Transformational Change, Boosting Productivity, and Maximizing Growth Within Your Teams

Presented by John Hetherington

 
 

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 2019 - WORKSHOPS

Time Room 106 DEFG Room 106 ABC
7:15 am - 8:30 am Registration
7:15 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Networking
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop 1

Disruption will End Your Project: Steps for Leading Digital Change with a Growth Mindset

Workshop Facilitator:  John Hetherington

Workshop 2

The Operational Layer - The Centre of Business Success: How Easy Are You to Work With?

Workshop Facilitator:  Linda P. Cousineau

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop 3

Developing Project Sponsor Buy-in with Lego® Serious Play®

Workshop Facilitator:  Rich Batchelor

Workshop 4

How "Play" Can Benefit in Project Team Development - Escape Manor for Business

Workshop Facilitator:  Jay Gosselin

NOTE:   Limited to 100 participants, please register your interest for this Workshop.