2014 CCAE National Conference Special Events

Opening ReceptionKCI
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), University of Alberta Campus

The night before the conference PD sessions commence, all delegates are invited to join our host, University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera, for the 2014 CCAE National Conference Opening Reception. This event is generously supported by Industrial Alliance and Financial Services Inc.

The reception venue is the stunning CCIS building, located in the heart of the University of Alberta campus, featuring a 40,000 square-foot terrazzo floor mosaic. Reconnect with colleagues and make new contacts as you savour food and drinks highlighting the tastes of Alberta, including Alberta beef (of course), micro-brews, and other locally sourced delicacies.

CCAE will introduce the newest Rising Star Award recipients and the 2014 TD Fellowship recipients.

View the story of the CCIS building mosaic floor’s design, by artist Scott Parsons, and photos of the creation of this functional work of art:

2014 CCAE Awards Gala DinnerTD Insurance Meloche Monnex
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner
Hall D, Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave

Dust off your finery and join your colleagues in Hall D of the Shaw Conference Centre to enjoy dramatic views of the North Saskatchewan River valley as you celebrate the achievements of your peers at this annual, semi-formal gala dinner. Join us to applaud the recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Friend of Education Award, and the 2014 TD Fellows in Advancement, generously supported by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

After dinner, think fast. Edmonton was once home to Canadian comedy classic SCTV. Get in on the joke with city’s oldest improve group, Rapid Fire Theatre. Sit back and laugh your troubles away or be part of the creative process by contributing your ideas to create improvised scenes of hilarity. Laughter therapy!

CCAE Social Night
MBNAFestival City Spectacular
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:30 - 11 p.m.

Winspear Centre for Music
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Edmonton is known as the Festival City, and this event is designed to give you a taste of what that means. Revel in a sampling of the fabulous performances you can experience at our annual Street Performers Festival. Enjoy comedians, roving musicians, magicians, living statues, face-painters and more.

You'll never know what act is going to pop up next.  Join in one of our juggling workshops and become part of the night's entertainment. In between checking out the performances, make your way to the various food stations to sample some festival favourites, and fuel up so you are ready to dance once the band, Retrofitz gets going later that night.

The Retrofitz