Event Information

About Event Information: Contact Conference is going virtual in it’s 16th year!

So much has changed!  The past twelve months have seen a complete transformation in the way we work, collaborate, learn, communicate, and help others.  We all experienced fast change and tremendous learning curves as we moved forward. Our theme – Brave New World, reflects the courage that was necessary to adapt, learn, and pivot during a time of transition that required bravery and resilience.

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, it is an opportunity to gain a renewed spirit and perspective on the important career development practice we are passionate about.

An amazing line-up 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.

Four Keynotes and 24 amazing 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.

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, and 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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An amazing line-up 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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Four Keynotes and 24 amazing 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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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 2021 together.

Shana Stewart

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Michelle Hardy

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Gisele McCarthy

Consultant

Michelle Blackmon

Saskatoon Tribal Council

Ashley Boha

Regina Work Preparation Centre, Inc.

Amber Clare

Saskatoon Food Bank

Darcie Debruyne

Dumont Technical Institute

Gord Heidel

Regina District Industry Education Council

Emily Hurd

SaskAbilities

Dorothy Hyde

Radius Community Centre

Vanessa Lewis

Sun West School Division

Kimberly Matheson

University of Saskatchewan

April Sora

City of Saskatoon

Vicki Towriss

Towriss & Associates Workforce Solutions Ltd.

Travis Ward

Ministry of Immigration & Career Training