Tuesday May 23

12:00RegistrationGrand Foyer
16:00New Professionals 'Meet n Greet'Grand Foyer
17:30Meet in the Hotel Lobby to walk to Platform CalgaryHotel Lobby
18:00 – 20:00Opening Reception
Supported by National Partner Manulife
Platform Calgary – Pitch Stage & West Hall

Wednesday May 24

8:30 - 9:45Breakfast & National Conference OpeningImperial Ball Room (4-9)
9:45 - 10:45Professional Learning Session A:
Keynote: The Amazing Couple – Team Ahkameyimo
Supported by Presenting Partner Blackbaud
Dr. James Makokis, Two Spirit Doctor – LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Anthony Johnson, LGBTQ2S+, Two-Spirit and Diversity Expert
Imperial Ball Room (4-9)
10:45 - 11:30Meet with CCAE's National Partners, Conference Sponsors & ExhibitorsImperial Ballroom (1/2/3)
11:30 - 12:15Professional Learning Sessions B
Becoming Strategic Partners with our Academic LeadersSherry Booth, Trent UniversityHerald-Doll
Stronger Together. Formalizing town-gown relations for the betterment of community
Session Sponsor Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Richard Longtin, Red Deer PolytechnicBannerman-Walker
Kirk & Spock: Lessons in Leadership
Session Sponsor: Honeywell
Lorna Somers, Mohawk College Foundation
Ron McKerlie, President, Mohawk College
Imperial Ball Room (4-9)
A Mile in Their Shoes: Truth, Empathy, and ReconciliationRuth Dunley, Queen’s UniversityStephen AB
12:15 - 13:30Lunch
Recognition of the 2023 Rising Star Award Recipients
supported by Anthology Inc.
Imperial Ball Room (4-9)
13:30 - 14:30Professional Learning Sessions C
A new normal? Lessons learned from recruiting, retaining, and engaging staff in a pandemic era
Session Sponsor: Grenzebach Glier + Associates
Christoph Clodius, The Discovery Group
Jane Potentier, University of Victoria
Stephen AB
Faith & Fundraising: Three Interconnected Philanthropy Tradition
Session Sponsor Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Lori Guenther Reesor, Joyful Fundraising
Irshad Osman, University of Toronto
Ann Rosenfield, Temple Sinai
Demystifying Alumni Engagement MetricsDeborah Trumble, CASEHerald-Doll
A journey toward reconciliation – renaming TMU
Session Sponsor: Honeywell
Karen Benner, Toronto Metropolitan University
Michael Forbes, Toronto Metropolitan University
Johanna VanderMaas, Toronto Metropolitan University
Imperial Ball Room (4-9)
14:30 - 15:15Meet with CCAE's National Partners, Conference Sponsors & ExhibitorsImperial Ballroom (1/2/3)
15:15 - 16:30Professional Learning Sessions D:
Community of Practice breakout discussion session
New Professionals
Mid-career (non-managerial)
Senior Leadership

Stephen AB
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
Herald Doll
17:45Meet in the Lobby to board busses departing to Calgary ZooHotel Lobby
18:00 - 20:45Cocktail & Dinner Event
Supported by National Partner TD Insurance
Calgary Zoo – Butterfly Conservatory & Safari Lodge
21:00Busses depart from Calgary Zoo to the Hotel

Thursday May 25

8:30 - 9:15BreakfastImperial Ballroom (4-9)
9:15 - 10:15Professional Learning Sessions E
Reimagining Regional Alumni Engagement: alumni UBC’s pandemic pilots
Session Sponsor: Honeywell
Michael Awmack, University of British-Columbia
Christy Nair, University of British-Columbia
Stephen AB
Follow The Money: Gift acceptance policies and practices at Canadian universities
Session Sponsor: Grenzebach Glier + Associates
Ellen Dotty, University of Alberta
Tanya Hannah Rumble, Toronto Metropolitan University
What women want: Bringing female philanthropy to the forefront of your institution
Session Sponsor Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Christy Miller, Global Philanthropic Canada
Tasneem Rahim, Bow Valley College
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
Building a Data Driven Culture
Session Sponsor: Grenzebach Glier + Associates
Alex Campomanes, University of Manitoba
Stephanie Levene, University of Manitoba
10:15 - 10:45Meet with CCAE's National Partners, Conference Sponsors & ExhibitorsImperial Ballroom (1/2/3)
10:45 - 12:00Professional Learning Sessions F
Panel Discussion:
Connecting the day-to-day with the headlines: how advancement work impacts institutional strategic goals
Paul Lacap, SAIT (Moderator)
Sonia Dupte, Brock University
Sandra Harris, Centennial College
Andrea Morris, University of Calgary
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
CCAE Annual General Meeting
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
13:00 - 14:00Professional Learning Sessions G
Strategic Planning: Best (and Worst) PracticesChristie Nash, Arising CollectiveStephen AB
Ask not what they can do for us, but what we can do for them:
an alternative approach to alumni engagement
Stephanie Savage, Lethbridge CollegeHerald-Doll
Facilitating Belonging: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Advancement in Higher-Ed
Session Sponsor Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Cynthia Foo, York University
Annette Paul, Havergal College
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
Their words not ours
Session Sponsor: Honeywell
Lindsey Fair, University of VictoriaBannerman-Walker
14:00 - 14:30Break
14:30 - 15:00Professional Learning Sessions H
Putting Students in the lead of Donor Engagement
Session Sponsor Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Penny Manners, Lakeland College
Stacey Ruller, Lakeland College
Stephen AB
SESSION CANCELLED - Testing is Winning, optimizing digital marketing and fundraising
Session Sponsor Grenzebach Glier + Associates
Josh Adler, Queen’s UniversityHerald-Doll
The 5 pillars of building a winning social media alumni engagement strategy
Session Sponsor: Honeywell
Ryan Kelly, Sheridan CollegeImperial Ballroom (4-9)
Can’t stop won’t stop: Reinforcing the RebrandLindsey Meredith, Calgary AcademyBannerman-Walker
15:00 - 15:15Break
15:15 - 16:15Professional Learning Session I
Conference Reflection:
Advancement - Today, Tomorrow and Into the Future
James Allan, University of Calgary
Eleanor Finger, Mount Royal University
Imperial Ballroom (4-9)
18:15Meet in Lobby, busses to depart to Whiskey Rose Saloon Hotel Lobby
18:30 - 21:00Social Event
Supported by National Partner MBNA
Whiskey Rose Saloon
21:00 - 21:45Busses in loop from Whiskey Rose Saloon to Hotel