Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

12:00 pm:          Registration 


1:00 – 2:30 pm:  Workshop 1: Intuition & Your Business

                           Presented by Suzie Parker

2:30 – 3:00 pm:  Networking Break


3:00 – 4:30 pm:  Workshop 2: Mentoring: How it Works & Why You Need It

                           Presented by Dina Barazza

5:30 pm:            Conference Kick Off Networking Reception


Friday, June 1, 2012


7:30 – 8:30 am:     Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am:     Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 am:   10 Step Biz Program to Success

                              Presented by Kimberley Seldon

Description: With a healthy dose of humor and strong business acumen, Kimberley will help attendees take control of their careers. Kimberley’s 10-step program to success isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but it brings success clearly into focus.

10:00 – 10:45 am: Old Boys Club vs New Girls Gang

                              Presented by Kathy Buckworth and Neil Hedley

Description: Out with the old (boys) and in with the new (girls). Much has been written about the frustrations women have felt in trying to break into the Old Boys Club. But here’s the thing: We don’t need you anymore. Women’s networking skills have always been superior and now we’ve got our own “gang”. Does it work as well, or better? Does it operate differently? Neil Hedley and Kathy Buckworth will tackle the differences between the way men and women network and educate each other on their own “Best Practices”. Which, incidentally, do not include crying to get your own way…

10:45 – 11:15 am: Networking Break


11:15 – 12:00 pm: Relieving Stress with Humour ~ 7 Tips for Surviving your

                              Workday/Business/Angry Boss

                              Presented by Judy Croon

Description: Judy shares her comedy and radio experiences to show how humour and passion, combined with the following seven ingredients, is so powerful- they almost turn you into a Marvel Superhero!


6. ACTIVITY – Physical
7. ACTIVITY – Mental 



12:00 – 1:30 pm:   Lunch


1:30 – 2:15 pm:    Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs & Small


                             Presented by Anastasia Valentine

Description: Startups and small organizations need at least 3 things.  A Great Business Idea & Product, an excellent team and FUNDS! Anastasia Valentine, CEO of Sandbox PM An Idea to Launch Company will discuss how businesses can leverage crowdsourcing to create amazing products and crowdfunding as an alternative for traditional project or company funding.   Join me for this FUN and INTERACTIVE session to explore ways that you can tap into the crowd to grow and fund your business!


2:15 – 3:00 pm:    Putting Time Back on Your Side ~ Boosting Personal & 

                             Professional Productivity

                             Presented by Clare Kumar

Description: Walk away from this fact-filled talk with practical tips and ideas to help get the right things done in less time. Chief Organizer and Productivity Consultant at Streamlife  , Clare inspires and guides people to achieve greater productivity and peace of mind through better managing time, resources, and communications, and adopting a healthy approach to work.  Just as you can spend money to make money, Clare says you can “spend time to make time”.  If being more productive is on your ‘to do’ list, make sure to invest your time here.


3:00 – 3:30 pm:  Networking Break 


3:30 – 4:15 pm:  Grab More Attention & Sales Through Simple YouTube


                             Presented by Jaeny Baik

Description: Let Jaeny Baik, former CBC TV host, show how easy it is to make a VIDEO! You are 50 times more likely to get a first page Google ranking, clients feel like they’ve already met you and trust you, so don’t let insecurities stop your success! Even a technophobe can post a video online. Learn Jaeny’s trade secrets:

  • Top 3 elements to making a profitable video
  •  Top 5 video mistakes and how to avoid them.
  •  Techniques to perform confidently
  •  The #1 secret to being fantastic on camera


4:15 – 5:00 pm:    Digital Bodies, Digital Lives ~ Thriving in the Coming

                             Age of Big Data

                             Presented by Nora Young

Description: From tracking our jogs on training devices, to updating our status on Facebook, we’re becoming a culture of self-trackers. The more we use digital devices that “know” how they’re being used, the more information we’re generating about our movements, behaviours and preferences. That data can be a gold mine, whether that’s for building useful products and services, or creating more vibrant, sustainable communities. It’s also a potential nightmare of privacy woes and information glut. Nora explores the coming age of Big Data, how you’ll participate as an individual and a citizen, and how you can make sense of it as an entrepreneur.


5:00 – 5:15 pm:     Closing Comments


5:15 – 6:00 pm:     Conference Wrap Up Reception

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