Event Information

May 3 & 4, 2022

Contact Conference, now in its 17th year, will continue to be fully virtual for 2022 due to the continued uncertainty in our world. We continue to see a complete transformation in the way we work, collaborate, learn, communicate, and help others. Our theme, Career Design—your DIY Project, will present new ideas to continue to adapt, learn, and pivot during a time of transition.

Contact Conference is the perfect opportunity to network with colleagues and practitioners, share ideas and best practices, expand knowledge, and participate in the latest discussions involving our practice. After a challenging year, we will continue to gain a renewed spirit and perspective on the important career development practice we are passionate about.

Now more than ever, career development is viewed as a critical element in helping people manage and adapt their careers throughout their education, work, and life. Walk away with tools and ideas you can use right away!

You will have opportunities to network and connect with other delegates; find information and new resources at the virtual exhibitor booths; and join in on gamification, polls and activities to make your conference experience fun and memorable!

Employment in Canada is going to look different in the future. The types of education, abilities, skills, and experiences that employers seek are evolving amid a confluence of forces reshaping the nature of work around the world. Disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics, unmanned vehicles, the Internet of Things, the growing share of knowledge-based services, and the rise of technology-enabled platforms will reshape careers.

Workers considering a career change need to better understand how to capitalize on their current skills, education, abilities, experience, and knowledge. Similarly, human resource professionals, educational institutions, and labour market policy-makers need a better sense of what skills, education, abilities, experience, and knowledge characteristics make someone more employable, today and in the future.

The conference is a professional development opportunity bringing speakers, presentations, and relevant insightful discussions to solutions-focused participants.

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Learn About

An amazing lineup of speakers who are known provincially, nationally, and internationally to share their knowledge in an expanding field of career development. 

Now more than ever, career development is viewed as a critical element in helping people manage and adapt their careers throughout their education, work and life.

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Be Inspired About

Engaging keynotes and 24+ sessions! Walk away with tools and ideas you can use right away! 

Find thoughtful, inspiring and informative sessions that are relevant both professionally and personally.

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Engage About

Networking, Exhibitors, and Fun! 

You will have opportunities to network and connect with other delegates; find information and new resources at the virtual exhibitor booths; and join in on gamification, polls and activities to make your conference experience fun and memorable!

The Contact Committee

Thank you to our wonderful committee members for helping put Contact 2022 together.

Janet Uchacz-Hart

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Shana Stewart

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Michelle Hardy

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Gisele McCarthy

Consultant

Ashley Boha

Regina Work Preparation Centre, Inc.

Darcie Debruyne

Dumont Technical Institute

Michele Geres

Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

Gord Heidel

Regina District Industry Education Council

Emily Hurd

SaskAbilities

Dorothy Hyde

Radius Community Centre

April Sora

City of Saskatoon

Vicki Towriss

Towriss & Associates Workforce Solutions Ltd.

Travis Ward

Ministry of Immigration & Career Training