2017 CCAE National Conference Schedule

June 7

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time Session and Presenter
11:30 a.m

National Conference Opening Luncheon and Kick-off - Sponsored by 2017 CCAE Platinum Sponsor, iA Financial Group

Room: Marketplace

12:45 p.m

Opening Keynote: Voyages of Discovery, by world-renowned fundraiser and stellar speaker, Lorna Somers of McMaster University - Sponsored by 2017 CCAE Platinum Sponsor, KCI

Plenary Room

1:55 p.m.

Prix d’Excellence Awards Ceremony - Sponsored by 2017 CCAE Platinum Sponsor, Tempo Framing Systems

Plenary Room

2:55 - 3:30 p.m. Health Break and Networking in the Marketplace
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development Sessions - Set 1

1. Enhancing data: Creating a three-tier model
Dr. Jun Du and Drew Martin
Room: 202

2. One million hours of volunteerism
Rachel Meehan and Sachelle Violette
Albion B

3. Retaining & developing your people...your most important asset
Mila Miller and Trish Chant-Sehl
Albion A

4. Strength In numbers: A case study in alumni donor participation
Adam Bishop
Albion C

5. Write your own story: Encouraging stakeholders to join the campaign conversation
Phil Sach
Room: 207

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Birds of a Feather
6:00 p.m CCAE Awards Evening at Liuna Station - Sponsored by CCAE National Partner,TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

June 8

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time Session and Presenter
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast - Presentation by 2016-17 TD Fellows in Advancement

Plenary Room

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Roberta Jamieson, President & CEO, Indspire and Executive Producer, Indspire Awards - Sponsored by CCAE Platinum Sponsor, Manulife 

Plenary Room

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Health Break and Networking in the Marketplace

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Professional Development Sessions - Set 2

1. Advocating for Our Readers
Raj Grainger and Heidi Singer
Chedoke C

2. Behind the evolution: What we wished we had known and what we learned along the way
Richard FisherBarbara MilesJeff Todd, and Hillary Gosselin
Albion A

3. Enhanced donor experience & institutional accountability through cross-team collaboration and use of technology
Dave DawsonClaudia Russell, and Sarah Thurlow
Albion C

4. Leveraging analytics to drive major gift donations, engagement and loyalty
Gilbert Tordjman and Raji Zreik
Room: 202

5. Using data to drive communications: Strategic communications for donation success - A case study from the University of Waterloo
Cynthia Breen
Room: 207

6. Wiki wisdom: Using a wiki to build a high-impact advancement shop
Lisa Bullock and Margaret Tannahill-Wade
Albion B

11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Professional Development Sessions - Set 3

1. Daring to care: Getting it done right to prevent and address sexual assault on campus
Sonya Gilks, Christine Szustaczek, and Sunand Sharma
Albion C

2. Improving productivity and customer service in advancement services
Marco GrecoMark PatelChrystal Shafiee, and Jeff Chuchman
Albion A

3. Multi-generational strategies
Aisling Lynch
Room: 202

4. Play the ponies: mascots, puppies & people for the social media win at #WesternU
Melissa Cheater
Room: 207

5. Putting pen to paper: The practical side of gift acceptance
Tad Brown and Susan Wright
Albion B

12:40 - 1:40 p.m.

Lunch - Sponsored by Blackbaud

Annual General Meeting

Plenary Room

1:45 - 2:45 p.m

Professional Development Sessions - Set 4 5x10-minute snap sessions, Sponsored by Canada Life

Chedoke C

1. Building long-term relationships with future and young alumni: The uO2.0 Program
Cindy Demontigny

2. Content that delights
Erin O'Neil and Lori Moulden

3. Enhanced endowment fund reporting: Adding faces to the financials
Jodeen Litwin and Kate Holt

4. Evolving leadership - Top 10 things (I think) you need to know about leadership today
Kristy Rousseau

5. Kind Mail: Four days, big gains
Meghan Cocurullo


2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Health Break and Networking in the Marketplace

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Professional Development Sessions - Set 5

1. Anonymous Donors
Semere-ab Abiyo
Room: 207

2. Big Data = Big Opportunity?
Dennis Nilsson and Sylvie Makhzoum
Room: 202

3. Staking your claim in a shrinking media landscape - Panel Discussion
Moderator: Wade Hemsworth Panelists: Michelle Donovan, Jay Robb and Matthew Grant
Albion B

4. Stewardship in a changing world - A panel discussion on the evolution of stewarding gifts and managing donor relationships
Moderator: Susan Wright  Panelists: Vicki MacCrimmon, Mark Savenkoff  and Veronica Stoiber
Albion A

5. CCAETalk Session. 3 presenters x 15 minutes. Topic: Fundraising & Endowments
Albion C

a. Crowdfunding in a post-secondary setting - Darren Nodrick
b. Let's talk about death (and fundraising), baby - Janice L. St-Denis
c. The Research Profile - A Disruptive Approach - Timothy Wowk
6:00 p.m.

CCAE Social Night - Sponsored by CCAE National Partner, MBNA

June 9

Friday, June 9, 2017
Time Session and Presenter
8:30-9:30 a.m.


Plenary Room

9:30 - 10:30 a.m

Professional Development Sessions - Set 6

1. A secret weapon for engaging young alumni
Fred Weiss
Albion B

2. Embrace the challenges of transformational gifts and partners
Fritz W. Schroeder
Albion A

3. Parallel Foundations: Fundraising friends, not foes
Kathy Butler and Margaret H. Mason
Albion C

4. Trends in advancement talent development
Tara George, Celeste Bannon Waterman and Gillian Morrison
Room: 202

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Presentation - Sabrina Pourmand, Vice President of Key Relationships, charity: water

Sponsored by Blackbaud

Plenary Room

12:00 p.m.

Conference Closure