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Education and Events

AMCI Canada will be hosting a concurrent session during the National Conference of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) and is also planning sessions regionally within Ontario in conjunction with the summer and winter Summits organized by CSAE Trillium Chapter. We are looking forward to further developing educational and networking opportunities within Canada for the AMC sector.

 Chapter Events
AMC Institute Canadian Chapter One-Day Conference 
Thursday, January 24, 2018 – 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
The Westin Prince, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON


We have added some new details to AMCI Canada's one day conference. This event is being held on January 24, 2019 at The Westin Prince in Toronto. The theme of this one day conference is:

Change: The Only Constant for AMCs. 

There will be programming for both AMC owners and their staff along with valuable networking opportunities. AMC Institute member pricing will apply and discounts will apply to 2nd and subsequent member registrations. 

Here is the program as of December 19, 2018:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 am 
• Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 am 
Welcome from Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE - President, AMC Institute Canadian Chapter 
Keynote Speaker (Sponsored by Speakers’ Spotlight) - Tim Arnold - "The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values" 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 am
• Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am
• Concurrent Session - Communication Platforms for AMCs

Jacqui d'Eon,
Owner, JAd'E Communications Ltd. 

John Chagnon,
Vice President Client Relations at Funnel Communications Concurrent Session - Technology & Security 

11:15 am – Noon
Concurrent Session - Managing Multiple Boards Changeover

Facilitated by Paulette Vinette, CAE, President at Solutions Studio Inc. & Serge Micheli, CAE, CEM,President at Association and Events Management 

Association executives provide guidance to associations during the changeover of volunteer leaders. In the AMC environment, we experience this change several times throughout the year. This session will explore how AMCs can proactively prepare for multiple board changeover, in addition to making the process seamless and a positive experience. This will be an interactive session.

• Concurrent Session - Balancing Your AMC and Your Clients' Financial Health

Moderator: Bailey Roth, President at Redstone Agency 

Denise Craine,
President at Secretariat Central 
Jonathan Strauss,
President at Strauss Event & Association Management 
Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE, 
Owner/CEO at Essentient Association Management & Events 

As for-profit companies, Association Management Companies (AMCs) need to be mindful of maintaining their financial health to thrive as a company, while also balancing the financial health and growth of their not-for-profit association clients. Join our expert panel of AMC owners and leaders as we discuss strategies for balancing financial health, dealing with scope creep and other financial-related topics you’ve been grappling with as an AMC / association executive. 

12 noon – 1:30 pm
• Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
• AMC Sector Survey Results

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
• Closing Remarks followed by Networking Reception

Please note that suppliers to the AMC sector are encouraged to register and attend. 


Upcoming AMCI Events

AMC Institute 2019 Annual Meeting

February 6-8, 2019

JW Marriott, Austin, TX


2019 AMCs Engaged!

August 10, 2019

Columbus, OH



Other Industry Events


CSAE Trillium Winter Summit

February 14 - 15, 2019

Burlington, ON


The Canadian Meetings + Events Expo

August 13 - 15, 2019

Toronto, ON



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