Thanks for a Successful Conference!

There’s no learning opportunity quite like CSAE’s annual conference! A huge thank you to all who attended — members, newcomers, volunteers, and business partners and sponsors — for making Associations: Decoded such a great success!

More than 600 participants gathered at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, for this fun and enriching experience. Participants connected, learned and explored solutions and strategies in a unique setting. One of my highlights was shaking it on the dance floor during the amazing Tourism Vancouver party at the Vancouver Convention Centre. We ate so well and rocked out to a fabulous live band, and I actually got to leave the hotel for a bit! What’s not to love? 

If you missed it, don’t despair! You can still get to know some of the thought leaders in the conference edition of Association™ magazine. Features include interviews with all of the keynotes — including Darby Allen, former fire chief, on teamwork, Dr. Shimi Kang on the neuroscience of workplace wellness, David Allison on Valuegraphics versus demographics — and much more. 

CSAE can’t wait to welcome you on the east coast next year! Mark your calendars for CSAE 2020 Conference in Halifax, November 4 – 6, 2020.

Jennifer Spears, Conference MC (right) and Danielle Lamothe, VP Learning & Innovation, CSAE (left) had some fun with the “decoding” theme at conference. 
Darby Allen, Former fire chief during the Fort MacMurray wildfires received a standing ovation following his moving keynote.
Delegates ate, drank and danced to a live band at the gala held Thursday evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Delegates enjoyed networking during the Welcome reception at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel.

Photo credits:
Monique de St. Croix
Unique Perspectives Photography

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