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The Better Workplace Conference 2018.

October 10–11 Vancouver

Be Better. Work Better. Lead Better.

 

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Conference Overview

Three streams, one goal—ensuring your future workplace is built on employee well-being. This year’s event features three streams that together create a comprehensive guide to a better workplace. You’ll learn how to be better, work better, and lead better.

Agenda

October 10 October 11

October 10

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks from The Conference Board of Canada and the Chair

8:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks from the Strategic Partner

9:45 a.m.

Wellness Break

10:15 a.m.

Break-Out Sessions A
(please select one)

11:15 a.m.

Stretch Break

11:30 a.m.

Break-Out Sessions B
(please select one)

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Break-Out Sessions C
(please select one)

2:30 p.m.

Wellness and Networking Break

4:30 p.m.

Evening Reception and keynote address
Perspective Makeover: Proven Tips to Living an Awesome Life!

October 11

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:45 a.m.

Wellness Break

10:15 a.m.

Break-Out Sessions D
(please select one)

11:15 a.m.

Stretch Break

11:30 a.m.

Break-Out Sessions E
(please select one)

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks from the Chair

3:30 p.m.

Conference Adjourns

 

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Advisory Committee

The Better Workplace Conference values the insight and expertise of those who have embraced the journey of building better workplaces. An expert Advisory Committee helped us design the program, shape discussions, and ensure a great participant experience. We look forward to supporting you in your journey to build a better workplace.

Committee Members

Tickets

Individual

$1,395

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Team of 2

$2,440

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Team of 4

$4,185

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Industry Leaders

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes

Celebrated Comedian, Author, and Mental Health Advocate

Ryan McCarty

Ryan McCarty

Co-Founder, Culture of Good

Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende

Co-Founder of NoW Innovations, a Bestselling Author, and an International Speaker

Monique Marcotte

Monique Marcotte

Vice-President, People and Culture, CBC/Radio-Canada

Stuart Ellis-Myers

Stuart Ellis-Myers

also known as “Twitchy”
Owner, I Twitch, Inc.

Mary Ann Baynton

Mary Ann Baynton

Program Director,
Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

All Speakers

Delegate Experience

On-Site Experiences

Interactive Audience Polling

Through interactive audience polling technology, you have the opportunity to participate—in real-time—during sessions.

Networking Opportunities

Through traditional networking breaks and an evening reception on day one, you have the opportunity to network with your peers and speakers. Discuss your favourite session, best practices, and lessons learned. Make new friends or connect with old ones!

Fitness Breaks

Don’t miss the chance to get up and move! Facilitated fitness breaks sponsored by UPnGO by Participaction will give you the chance to stretch and move in between sessions.

Event App

Our easy to use event app allows you to easily identify and connect with attendees, stay on top of program developments, assess speakers and sessions, and join a community of like-minded leaders who are passionate about building better workplaces. Continue the conversation with the valuable connections you’re going to make!

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Strategic Partner

Mental Health Commission of Canada bilingual logo

Major Partner

Great-West Life Assurance Company and GWL Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace logos

Sponsors

Shoppers Drug Mart logo
DriverCheck logo

Exhibitors

Canadian HR Academy logo
Sensitivity Training Canada
WMA Wellness

Marketing Partners

 

Sponsor Event

Location

Conference Venue

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver BC
1-604-689-8232

Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC
1-604-689-9333

Conference fees don’t include accommodations. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations, and mention The Conference Board of Canada to receive the preferred rate of $209.00, available until Tuesday, September 28, 2018. Standard rooms are $209; premier city view rooms are $229.

Cancellation 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty.

Please be sure to book your accommodations before September 28. After this date, the hotel may not have rooms available, and if rooms are available, rates will be significantly higher. Vancouver will be very busy over our event dates due to several large city-wide events, so securing accommodations at a later date may be difficult.

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Convince Your Boss

With a shifted focus to the importance of workplace health and wellness, this event shines a spotlight on leaders who share their tools and insights so you return to work ready to engage in your better workplace.

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Testimonials

“Thank you for championing this conference and keeping on trend to communicate and support knowledge exchange at national levels.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

“The ability to network and get fresh, new ideas in wellness strategies is vital, and this conference allows that to happen efficiently.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

“I really enjoyed this well-organized and inspiring conference! Taking home some authentic happiness.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

“This was my first time attending the Better Workplace Conference. I am so very blessed to have attended. Logistics, speakers, topics and even welcome committee-registration team members everything was professionally done. Well done to you all.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

“Always interesting topics and informative speakers.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

“I always go away enthused by what I have learned. Thanks to everyone for the work they put in to making the conference a success.”

BWC Conference 2017 Attendee

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