2022 Schedule

Please note: schedule times may be subject to slight changes.

Venue Map


Tuesday May 24, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET How to Structure and Support your Alumni Chapters to Increase Engagement
Marie-Aline Kruydt, University of Ghent
Alessio Falcone, Hivebrite
Virtual session
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET Saint Mary’s University’s strategic approach to modernize Constituent Relationship Management
Funmi Kayode & Joe Rossong, Saint Mary's University
Virtual session
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Stories about the Future: An exploration of emerging technologies and how to leverage them for fundraising
Jason Shim, Nonprofit Technologist
Virtual session / In-person viewing Maple AB
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET Opening Reception, supported by Manulife Grand Hall Foyer & Terrace

 

Wednesday May 25, 2022
8:15 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Breakfast: Welcome & Opening Remarks Grand Hall AB
9:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Professional Learning Plenary Session A
Roadmap to a revitalized community – A Creative Journey
Facilitator: Dr. Debra Pozega Osburn, University of Saskatchewan
Graphic Facilitator: Shannon Loomer, Visual Talks
Grand Hall AB
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break: Meet the sponsors Grand Hall E
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Professional Learning Sessions B  
  Enriching Industry Partnerships
Supported by DonorPerfect
Shelly Baker, Wilfrid Laurier University
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  Your current donors are your best donors!
Supported by DonorPerfect
Sonia Dupte, Brock University
Grand Hall C
  No “no’s”: Making room for alumni to participate through micro-engagements
Supported by DonorPerfect
Christy Miller & Rob Lovelace, University of Saskatchewan
Grand Hall D
  Segments unique to planned giving
Supported by DonorPerfect
David Fisher, Trinity College School
Maple A
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Grand Hall AB
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Professional Learning Sessions C  
  Triaging Our Talent
Ms. Jaime L. Hunt, Miami University
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  Integrating Alumni Programming within Your Institution’s Sustainability Strategies
Supported by Honeywell
Dr Maria Gallo, The Alumni Way
Sandra Rincón, NL Alumni Network – The Netherlands
Grand Hall C
  Applying Data and Analytics Across Institutional Advancement to Work Smarter
Supported by Anthology Inc.
Scott Anderson, Queen’s University
Lyndsay Montina, University of Lethbridge
Wendy Langley, St. Francis Xavier University
Moderator: Mirko Widenhorn, Anthology
Grand Hall D
  Forever Changed: Embracing new fundraising realities
Martha Drake, University of Toronto Schools
Shelley Huxley, Ridley College
Stephanie Young, Ashbury College
Maple A
2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break: Meet the sponsors Grand Hall E
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Professional Learning Sessions D  
  Intentional Inclusion in Constituent Engagement
Krishan Mehta, Toronto Metropolitan University
Al Ramsay, TD Bank Group
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  First Things First! The Essential Role of Case Priority Setting
Supported by Honeywell
Erin Sargeant Greenwood, Saint Mary's University
Jason Coolman, Wilfrid Laurier University
Penny Blackwood, Memorial University
Moderator: Mike Logue, KCI
Grand Hall C
  The Benefits of Intentional Networking
Supported by Grenzebach Glier and Associates
Sandra Rincón, NL Alumni Network – The Netherlands
Andrew Shaindlin, Grenzebach Glier & Associates
Grand Hall D
  Plan, partner and program for maximum virtual engagement success: How Concordia University conceptualized and implemented an award-winning virtual Alumni Relations program #CUatHome
Temi Akin-Aina & Olivia Piccirelli, Concordia University
Maple A
3:45 p.m.  - 4:15 p.m. Professional Learning Sessions E  
  People over Place: A remote-first philosophy for recruiting development talent
Supported by Grenzebach Glier and Associates
Michelle Fuko, Queen’s University
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  Engagement at any age
Supported by Honeywell
Session 1: Concordia's Top 50 under 50: a case study in targeted constituency engagement
Melodie Le Siege, Concordia University
Session 2: York University’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30
Allyson Eckel & Alyson Gampel, York University
Grand Hall C
  Making the Save: How 40 hockey players funded a new clinical trial (and the team that made it happen)
Supported by Grenzebach Glier and Associates
Michael Siebert & Brooke Rose, University of Alberta
Grand Hall D
5:45 p.m. Buses depart for Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Main lobby of the Hilton Niagara Falls
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cocktail & Dinner at Ravine Vineyard, supported by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

  

Thursday May 26, 2022
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast: Welcome & Opening Remarks Grand Hall AB
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Professional Learning Sessions F  
  Enhance your digital engagement and elevate your data with a cross-functional volunteer insight community!
Supported by Grenzebach Glier and Associates
Stacey de Molitor & Juuso Vesanto, Dalhousie University
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  Do we need a video for that?
Melissa Dukovcic & Emma Nguyen, University of Toronto
Grand Hall C
  From The Ground Up: Creating an Effective Marketing & Communications plan to support Fundraising Strategy
Zahra Valani, Hillfield Strathallan College
Grand Hall D
  Changing hearts and minds - the importance of connecting before counting
Richard Fisher, brevity
Mike Welling, Mike Welling & Associates
Maple A
10:05 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break: Meet the sponsors Grand Hall E
10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Professional Learning Session G
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann, President of First Nations University of Canada
Supported by: Blackbaud
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch Grand Hall AB
1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.  Professional Learning Sessions H  
  Collaborating with Research to Double or Triple Your Gift!
Josh Bowman, Toronto Metropolitan University
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
  Life After University - Supporting the Student to Alumni Transition
Supported by Honeywell
Chelsea Livingstone, University of Alberta
Grand Hall C
  A Sound Investment in Donor Relations
Deborah Melman-Clement, Queen’s University
Grand Hall D
1:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Professional Learning Session I
Keynote Speaker: Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert | Author of Leadership, Reinvented
Grand Hall AB/Virtual live stream
2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Closing remarks and Farewells Grand Hall AB
  Social Event, supported by MBNA  
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. New event coming - stay-tuned Main lobby of the Hilton Niagara Falls; 10-15 min walk
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Social Night at R5 Fallsview Casino R5 Patio & Bar