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2024 CCAE National Conference

May 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am - May 24, 2024 @ 5:00 pm NDT

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The 2024 CCAE National Conference is coming to St. John’s Newfoundland. Be a part of this premiere Canadian advancement event, and sign up above to gett notified when registration opens. Accomodation, session, and program information coming soon – stay-tuned!

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Now accepting Presentation Proposals for the 2024 National Conference

More details regarding submissions are below. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 6, 2023.

Proposal Submission Information & What To Expect As A Presenter

CCAE is planning an in-person National Conference in 2024 but recognizes there may also be virtual pieces. Presentation proposals should include your preference for delivering your session ‘in-person’, “virtually” or if you have ‘no strong preference either way’. This information will help the program committee plan the conference format that best meets the community’s needs.

Please note, all presenters must either be in-person or online. CCAE cannot accommodate a hybrid presenter model.

Type of Presentations:

You will be asked about the type of presentation you wish to submit. Take a look at these different types and think about what best suits your session message and key-take aways.

  • Presentation: Traditional presentation, snap session, case studies, theory, practice, etc.
  • Roundtable session: to introduce a topic briefly and informally — and then to invite participants to share what they may be doing and thinking in relation to that topic. Roundtables are intended to encourage sharing and networking among participants interested in a specific theme or issue
  • Workshop: a distinct area of focus with clear and concise learning objectives and take aways for attendees. Presenter will be asked to provide an agenda and a hand-out and supplementary documents ahead of the Conference.
  • Panel: A gathering of individuals focused on a discussion around a topic of interest. Panel must identify a moderator. Recommended panel size is 4 people.
  • Other: tell CCAE, what kind of session strikes your fancy! Be sure to include clear information on how the session will be structured. Remember- AV and materials included in the session space will be limited.

Length of Presentations:

You will be asked the desired the length of your presentation. Not sure how to judge? Here is a quick guide. Remember, sometimes, less is more!

  • 5–20-minute sessions
    • Lightning talks! Any conference-related topic is welcome.
  • 30-minute sessions
    • Demos, case studies, original research, theory, practice, etc.
      Have another idea? Propose it!
  • 45–60-minute sessions
    • Multi-presenter sessions such as panel discussions, etc.

Submission tips:

Forest through the trees: You don’t need to have all the answers – but you should have some. Your colleagues are looking to reflect, compare and react to strategy, projects, thought processes and scale. If you are trying something new and have learnings- there could be an innovative presentation, there!

Dig deeper: The CCAE audience, is made up of your colleagues from across Canada! You are presenting to the knowledgeable, the converted. Use your time to dig deeper into your topics. Remove the fluff and go straight to the bones of the matter!

Stay focused: If you were attending this session- what would you want to learn (or what you would want your team members to learn). Make sure your Learning Objectives are clear and use them to act as guiding lights as you plan your presentation. Potential attendees will use the session information to judge if the content is right for them.

Target Audience

The 2024 CCAE National Conference will bring together advancement professionals from universities, colleges, institutes, independent schools, cégeps and polytechnics; and all advancement disciplines – alumni relations, development, marketing, communications, advancement services, community relations, government relations, etc.

The key target audience of the National Conference is early to mid-career professionals, with a commitment to engaging senior leaders as presenters and participants.

Presenter Requirements for non-members

For any component of CCAE’s professional learning program, presenters from outside the CCAE membership are required to present with a member school. Partnering with a member school is required across all CCAE offerings to ensure programming remains relevant and practical. For additional information, please contact admin@ccaecanada.org.

Code of Conduct

All speakers agree to perform their duties in an ethical and professional manner and to the best of their professional ability. This includes not using foul language and/or defamatory comments about CCAE, its National Partners, and sponsors and/or discriminatory comments based upon race, sex or religion. CCAE is committed to a harassment free experience. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated by CCAE.


If you are selected as a presenter, you are not required to register for the Conference. Should presenters be selected to participate in the National Conference, a registration discount will be provided which must be used (by the early bird deadline).

While we wish we could help defray the costs of presenters, CCAE does not reimburse conference presenters for travel or hotel expenses.

Creating Presentation Materials and room set up

Presentation materials are welcome! As a selected presenter, you will be responsible for providing any materials for use or distribution in your presentation.

CCAE will provide a presentation space that includes a screen, projector and a laptop.

Commercial Solicitation

Commercial solicitation is prohibited at all presentations. If you are representing a commercial interest, your presentation must be educational in nature. If the essential purpose of a proposal is to promote books, materials, or services for sale, it will not be accepted. It will be considered as an informational session.

Play a role at the #CCAE2024 National Conference
Volunteers are the heart of CCAE, and our annual National Conference is the perfect place to showcase your skills and help CCAE create the best event possible.

CCAE is seeking members to be a part of the 2024 National Conference Planning Committee. If you have ever thought about volunteering for CCAE this is the perfect time, simply fill out the interest form below and apply today.

CCAE is dedicated to:

  • Developing programs and services that are inclusive, equitable and respectful; and ensures they reflect the diversity of our membership. All interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals and/or volunteer applications. Proposals & volunteer applications are welcomed from individuals within visible minorities such as people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, women, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and persons with disabilities.
  • Serving the advancement community with a focus on innovation, value creation, and excellent service.
  • Delivering exemplary programs, resources and services that are research-based, data-driven, member-focussed, and appropriate to institution type and size, advancement discipline, experience level, and language (English and French).

If you require accessibility or other accommodations as a presenter CCAE will work with you to ensure these needs are met.


Stay where the action is, the Delta St. John’s is directly connected to the conference venue. CCAE has secured a limited number of rooms at the Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre (120 New Gower Street St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 6K4). CCAE Conference Rates start at $194 + taxes (4% Tourism Market Levy and 15% HST).

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Reservation deadline: April 22, 2024

We are living in strange times, and with the tourism industry re-bounding at great rates Hotel bookings are filling up a year in advance. Tourism Newfoundland (2024 National Conference) will not be able to guarantee hotel accommodations outside of the CCAE conference room blocks. If you are planning on making either conference into a longer stay BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW.


May 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am NDT
May 24, 2024 @ 5:00 pm NDT
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Registration Disclaimer
CCAE publishes lists of event participants (delegates, presenters, sponsors) showing name, affiliation and e-mail address. CCAE uses the e-mail address as supplied by the registrant to provide CCAE updates, including information about the event and related opportunities. CCAE does not share contact information supplied by event participants except as consistent with the CCAE privacy policy, which is available on the CCAE website. By registering, the participant gives CCAE permission to share their information with CCAE's National Partners and event sponsors and exhibitors in relation to this event, unless otherwise requested by the participant in writing to admin@ccaecanada.org.
Registration & Cancellation Policy
Registration packages are applicable only for the event to which it was purchased. All registrations are individual purchases and cannot be shared. Please note that in the event of a forced cancellation as mandated by Federal or Provincial Government, CCAE reserves the right to cancel the event and all registrations will be subject to one of the cancellation options below.CCAE recognizes and will adhere to all guidelines put forth by public health both locally and provincially. For more information on the current guidelines for this region please visit the provincial and city public health websites where the event is taking place. To ensure a safe event for all, at the time of the event should you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a confirmed case, or have been instructed to isolate for any reason by public health you will not be allowed to attend. If an event has to be cancelled or re-scheduled, CCAE will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. CCAE is not responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred in relation to in-person registrations. Individual cancellation options for extenuating circumstances: Should an individual be unable to attend due to items related to extenuating circumstances (illness, decease, departure from position, retirement etc.): Notice of all cancellations must be received in writing to admin@ccaecanada.org, 30 days in advance of the event start date. If you cancel your registration, three options are available: Your registration may be carried forward for you to attend a future event Your registration fees may be refunded (less a $250.00 administration fee) Your registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time After the 30 day deadline, there will be no refunds or carry-forwards. No-shows forfeit the full registration fee.


Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference Centre
120 New Gower St
St. John's,NewfoundlandA1C 6K4Canada
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(709) 739-6404
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