Program

Tentative program schedule (subject to change – last update May 20, 2015)


Wednesday, May 27th (Pre-Conference Activities)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Early Registration and Networking Reception in the Paul Byrne Hall

Thursday, May 28th

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast, Registration, and Conference Welcome Address, Paul Byrne Hall
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote: Alex Bruton, President of The Innographer, Paul Byrne Hall
The Entrepreneurship Course Learning Experience of the Future
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break, Second Floor Atrium
10: 30 am – 11:50 am
Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Ruth Kelly, President and CEO of Venture Publishing, Paul Byrne Hall
Alberta’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Networking Break, Second Floor Atrium
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday night Social! Edmonton’s Beer Suds: Networking Reception, Yellowhead Brewery featuring the musical stylings of Hansen, Patterson, and Wood.

Established in the fall of 2013, Hansen, Patterson and Wood is a group of young Edmonton musicians featuring Brett Hansen (Guitar), Murray Wood (Bass), and Leonard Patterson (Drums). Hansen, Patterson and Wood is heavily influenced by the music of Tin Pan Alley, Hard Bop, and Modern Jazz. This group features original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards that culminate the wide variety of interests, experiences, and backgrounds of each band member. This emerging group of Edmontonians brings to the table their own fresh take on traditional jazz as well adaptations of familiar jazz standards.

(Those who would like to walk to the Yellowhead Brewery as a group will meet at Paul Byrne Hall for 5:15 pm.)

7:30 pm –
Explore Edmonton: As the events are wrapped up for the day, the night is now yours! Pubs and lounges scatter our two most popular entertainment districts, Whyte Avenue and Jasper Avenue.

Edmonton Downtown Restaurant Map
Edmonton Whyte Ave Restaurant Map


Friday, May 29th

7:30 am – 8:30 am
CCSBE Annual General Meeting, Room 9-202
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast & Registration, Paul Byrne Hall
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Panel Session: Women’s Entrepreneurship, Paul Byrne Hall
Panelists: 
Mary Kilfoil, Dalhousie University (Moderator)
Sandra Altner, Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Tracey Scarlett, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Karen Hughes, University of Alberta
Laura Morin, Industry Canada
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break, Second Floor Atrium
10:30 am – 11:50 am
Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Dale Wishewan, President and CEO of Booster Juice, Paul Byrne Hall
From Small Business to International 320 Store Chain
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Networking Break, Second Floor Atrium
4:45 pm
Board Bus to Dinner Cruise, Outside Paul Byrne Hall
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Conference Dinner Cruise! Edmonton Queen Riverboat
The Edmonton Queen Riverboat is a unique attraction in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonton. The Edmonton Queen Riverboat offers a relaxing atmosphere and one of the most picturesque views of our beautiful river valley and city.
8:45 pm
Board Bus back to MacEwan University

 


Saturday, May 30th

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast, Second Floor Atrium
9:30 am – 10:20 am
Concurrent Sessions
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Networking Break, Second Floor Atrium
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Closing remarks, Second Floor Atrium