We're about Trust

The key word that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust.  Our community members meet through our hallmark events, and continue the conversations well beyond.  Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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The majority of conference events will be held at the Quebec City Convention Centre (QCC) unless otherwise noted.

In an effort to be relevant to each attendee, regardless of role or experience level we've organized ACCESSE content and activities around functional roles. Use this key to determine the session clusters relevant to your needs. Earn up to 13.5 credits certification/recertification of your CAE or CMP designations.  SESSION CLUSTER KEY
 L=Leadership
 N=New to All This
 E=Engagement, Membership, Governance, Volunteerism 
 P=Program, Products & Services
 O=Business Operations, Finance, HR, Technology
 C=Communications, Marketing, Social Media

Sunday, July 23, 2017

6:30 pm Quebec Pre-Conference Experience Dinner            

Monday, July 24, 2017

Depart Chateau Frontenac Quebec Pre-Conference Experience            

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

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Depart Chateau Frontenac  Quebec Pre-conference Experience            

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Lobby

Registration

           

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hilton, Plaine's Room, 23rd floor

First Timer's Reception
Hosted by Amy Martell, HelmsBriscoe

         

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
QCC - Grand Hall & 400A

Opening Reception
Hosted by Quebec City Convention Centre

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hilton, Plaine's Room, 23rd floor
CESSE After Hours
Hosted by SmartBrief

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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5:30 am – 7:00 am
Depart Hilton Lobby

*Doing Good, Being Well - CESSE Fun Run/Walk
Hosted by Travel Portland, Oregon Convention Center and Triumph Expo & Events
*=separate fee required

7:00 am - 1:30 pm
QCC - Room 200B

Registration

           

7:30 am - 8:30 am
QCC - Room 200C

Rise & Shine with CESSE - Breakfast 
Hosted by Business Events Canada, Travel AlbertaTourism Montreal, Quebec City Convention Centre, Business Events Toronto, Tourism Vancouver

8:30 am - 9:30 am
QCC - Room 200A

SEEKER Session - One Step at a Time with Jeff Adams

9:30 am - 10:00 am
QCC - Room 200A

Power Perspective - reflections on the SEEKER Session

10:00 am - 10:30 am
QCC - Room 200B

CESSE Connects Refreshment Break
Hosted by Hyatt Hotels

Concurrent Sessions

 

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
QCC - Room 205A

1. Harnessing the Sharing Economy to Enhance Member Experiences

       

QCC - Room 205B

2. Governance Issues in Scientific Not-For Profits

QCC - Room 207

3. Reinventing Your Meetings: Partnering with International Societies

         

QCC - Room 204B

4. Engage!  How Pokémon Go, Facebook, and other technology tools are changing the way associations run. Forever.      

QCC - Room 203

5. Beyond Robots and Jetpacks: Driving Change in Engineering and Science

QCC - Room 204A

6. Alternative Organizational Models      

QCC - Room 205C

7. Experiencing Networking Evolution: Reinventing the Way You Create and Deliver Networking Opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
QCC - Room 200C

Lunch
Hosted by Meet Hawaii

1:10 pm - meet at QCC main entrance
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Palais Montcalm

SEEKER Session: From Video Games to the Willy Wonka of Quebec City - Dominique Brown, Chocolats Favoris
Supporting sponsor Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Palais Montcalm

Power Perspective - reflections on the SEEKER Session

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Palais Montcalm

CESSE Connects Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Palais Montcalm

Art of Management

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner on your own

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pot de Vin, 575 Grande Allée Est

CESSE Afterglow
Hosted by MultiView

Thursday, July 27, 2017

 

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5:45 am - 7:00 am
meet in Hilton Lobby

CESSE Fit Experience
(registration required)

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
QCC - Room 200B

Registration

           

7:30 am - 8:30 am
QCC - Room 200B
*Breakfast will be available at 7:00 am

Reciprocity Roundtable over breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
QCC - Room 200A

SEEKER Session - Why Science and Engineering Matters with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

9:30 am - 10:00 am
QCC - Room 200A

Power Perspective - reflections on the SEEKER Session

10:00 am - 10:30 am
QCC - Room 200B

CESSE Connects Refreshment Break
Hosted by Visit Houston

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Depart Convention Center main entrance

Innovate with CRiQ
(registration required)

Concurrent Sessions

 

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

QCC - Room 203

         

QCC - Room 202

         

QCC - Room 205A

3. Communicating Effectively in a Post-Truth Environment

         

QCC - Room 204B

4. Collaboration: Including Everyone in the Conversation

     

QCC - Room 205B

5. Finance & HR Roundtable

QCC - Room 205C

6. The New Age of Science

QCC - Room 200A

7. Outside Influences and Future Trends Playing on the Hospitality Industry

QCC - Room 207

8. Reinventing Lifelong Learning for the Multigenerational Workforce

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
QCC - Room 200C

Lunch
Hosted by Visit Pasadena

Concurrent Sessions

 

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
QCC - Room 207

 

1. Developing the Innovative Mindset Using the Performance Art of Improvisation

         

QCC - Room 204B

2. How the Internet of Things Impact Associations

         

QCC - Room 204A

3. What's the Buzz, Tell me What's a-Happening: Management Practices Driven by Mass Consumption 

QCC - Room 202

4. TED talks, podcasts, videos, fireside chats, and infographics - How telling your story can help STEM societies promote their scientific missions

QCC - Room 205A

5. Data Analysis, It's a Real Science for Practical Application

QCC - Room 205B

6. Who is Stealing Our Business          
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

QCC - Room 203

Driving Change to Deliver Quantum Results - A Workshop to Reinvent Your Conferences  

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
QCC - Room 200B

CESSE Connects Refreshment Break
Hosted by Visit Mobile

Concurrent Sessions

 

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
QCC - Room 207

 

1. Journey Mapping and Automation: Keys to Robust Member Experiences

       

QCC - Room 204A

2. Modernizing the Finance Function Through Finance Transformation

         

QCC - Room 205A

3. Developing Leadership Capacities at Every Career Stage

QCC - Room 205B

4. Building Your Superhero Team - A Nerdy Diversity Discussion

QCC - Room 200B

5. Pop Up Conversations

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
QCC - Room 200A

SEEKER Session: Creating More Meadows Through People-Powered Innovation -  with Robin Chase
Supporting sponsor Visit Milwaukee

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
QCC - Room 200A

Power Perspective - reflections on SEEKER Session

7:00 pm - buses begin departing from Hilton
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fairmont Chateau Frontenac

Closing Celebration
Hosted by Quebec City Convention Centre