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Webinars Presented by STEM Society Experts

CESSE hosts informational webinars from a wide range of relevant topics throughout the year. They are available to all CESSE members for an unlimited time. Learn how you can join CESSE to take advantage of these valuable resources.

Upcoming Webinars

Sustainability Webinar

Where sustainability is not just an option…it is a state of mind

Tuesday, June 29, 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

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Sustainability is a buzzword in everyone’s vocabulary, even more so for STEM organizations as they chart their new course ahead.

  • What will the future of events look like with sustainability in mind?
  • What changes have destinations implemented to welcome back in-person events when restrictions are lifted?

Future attendees will ask if not demand that the events they will attend have considered sustainability. Join Destination Canada and its partners for a discussion on this important topic. Challenge the status quo by integrating sustainability standards for future host destinations.

 Attendees can earn 1 CAE and 1 CMP credit.

Destination Canada Business Events
The webinar is hosted by our CESSE Premier Partner Destination Canada Business Events.

Meet the Panelists

Virginie De VisscherModerator - Virginie De Visscher – Senior Director Business Development, Business Events, Destination Canada
Virginie De Visscher is a bio-engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. After more than 10 years in the private sector in multiple countries across Africa, she immigrated to Canada to first work in international trade and finally to lead Destination Canada’s economic sector strategy for the business events team since 2017.

Gwendal CastellanPanelist Gwendal Castellan - Manager, Sustainable Destination Development, Tourism Vancouver

Gwendal Castellan has been with Tourism Vancouver since 2012 first as a consulting energy specialist for tourism businesses and has expanded the scope over the years to fully integrate with the creation of a destination development & sustainability strategy that takes a holistic approach to building a tourism industry that contributes to building thriving communities and a welcoming environment for everyone. 

Nicola AlexanderPanelist Nicola Alexander – Business Development Account Manager – Explore Edmonton 

As Business Development Manager with the Business Events team at Explore Edmonton, Nicola Alexander has a focus on sustainable events and attracting meetings and conventions to the city which align with Edmonton's key economic sectors including tech, health & life sciences, agriculture, energy & sustainability and advanced manufacturing. 

Marie-Elaine LemieuxPanelist Marie-Elaine Lemieux, Sales Manager, Quebec City Business Destination

For close to 15 years, Marie-Elaine Lemieux has been working at the Québec City Convention Centre, supporting American and international associations, especially in STEM fields. She also has a passion for sustainability, particularly how to reduce the footprint of meetings and conventions.   Born and raised in Québec City, Canada, Marie-Elaine completed her MBA at Université Laval, with an international focus, traveling to Vancouver, France, Mexico and Argentina.


Free Webinars on COVID-19 Topics

During these trying times, we feel it's right to provide not only our STEM society members the resources they need to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, but also the broader community of association professionals. We are offering very relevant and timely presentations to help you guide your associations.

  • You can access the recorded webinar, COVID-19: Legal Strategies for Association Meetings presented by Jeff Tenebaum, Managing Partner at Tenebaum Law Group PLLC, in our webinar library. This webinar gives you the legal strategies that you can take to guide your associations if their events are canceled or rescheduled. 

  • How to Pivot and Create a Virtual Event in the Face of Challenge brings together an experienced panel who has recently had to plan and institute quick, innovative thinking for their events. The webinar is presented by:

    • Chris Urena, CAE, The Endocrine Society
    • Renee Lewis, CMP, Infinity Management Group 
    • Emma Clawson, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Christine Young, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Jacob Adams, NACE International

View webinar library for free COVID-19 presentations 


CESSE is a CAE Approved Provider

This webinar meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

CESSE is a CMP Approved Provider

Certified Meeting Professional Preferred ProviderCESSE has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.  Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.


We're About Trust

The keyword 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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