AGENDA

8:00-9:00 A.M. - CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST

Check-in and delicious, light nutritional chia breakfast pudding options provided by Fork + Farm.

9:00-10:00 A.M. - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JULIE COLE


Julie is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and Co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. Mabel’s Labels has grown from basement start-up into an award winning, celebrity endorsed and international marketplace leader. As company spokesperson, Julie is well-known among North American businesses and entrepreneurs. 

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10:10-11:10 A.M. - PANEL PRESENTATION

FEMALE MENTAL HEALTH & BRAIN HEALTH PANEL

More info coming soon.

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11:10-11:25 A.M. - MORNING BREAK

Healthy, delicious brain fueled grab and go bars from ViaBar. Made in Alberta, ViaBar is gluten free, 100% vegan, and contains lots of raw seeds, making each bar high in super-healthy Omega-3’s and fibre! 

Coffee/tea/water/juice provided.

11:30 AM-12:30 P.M. -  PILLAR SESSION OPTIONS (Choose One) 

PERSONALITIES


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE SECRET TO NAVIGATING COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES

People Impact Performance. Emotions Impact People. The number one issue most business leaders face is a people issue, not a system or operational one; yet most individuals haven't mastered the art of communicating with customers, teams and stakeholders who are responsible for their success. 

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PENNIES 


SCALING AMBITION: THE ROAD TO FASTER GROWTH 

It takes guts, hard work and passion to build and run a business. It also helps to have access to financing, information and trusted partners who can provide the right support at the right time.

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PRODUCTIVITY 

Presented by Parenting Power. More info coming soon.

12:30-1:45 P.M. - GRAB + GO LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS

Nutritional Grab and Go lunches and tasty treats to be provided during working lunch sessions. Guests will have the opportunity to attend numerous experiential lunch activities and sessions ranging from mobile massage with Your Health SpanShelf Life Book’s pop up book store, guided art facilitation by Paula Timm Artist & Studio, employee benefits education with Navigate Financial Group, hands on learning for healthy workplace habits with inHabit Workplace Wellness, guided meditation with Passage Studios, real talk with Julie Cole, and of course networking. Enjoy a sweet sampling from Calgary’s very own Fiasco Gelato and indulge your senses with our delicious and healthy lunch offerings provided Fork and Farm


OPTION 1 - HABITS OF A HEALTH WORKDAY

Habits of a Healthy Workday is a workshop designed with you in mind… because your workday doesn’t have to involve aches, pains, sitting for long hours or slumps in the afternoon. Our goal is for you to leave this session feeling better than when you came in because the habits of a healthy workday are designed to help you destress and refresh within minutes! Through interactive stress management habits along with examples of physical workspace alterations, this engaging and hands-on workshop will support you in mitigating relevant stressors and have you planning for your most successful and healthy workplace culture.

This workshop will be available in 2 sessions: #1 @12:45pm and #2 @1:15pm.  


OPTION 2  - COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

Not an artist? Don’t think you have a creative bone in your body? Have been wanting to seek out a bit of self care and find out what all this creativity talk is all about? Not being a creative or artistic gives you all the more reason to come by and have Paula acquaint you with your creative side, with her gentle and fun approach to creating.

Join artist Paula Timm over the lunch hour and contribute to an Ignite: Burn Brighter community art project, with paint, colour, tools and marks. Watch how each participating mark, colour and placement builds over the hour with YOU helping to create the art! The collaborative piece will then be on display during the Curated Connetions – Next Level Networking session.

This workshop will be available from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.


OPTION 3 - EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

This engaging lunch and learn session will focus on what you and your employees want to get out of an employee benefit plan. 

The first thing an employee asks about, after their salary, typically, is about their benefits.  Join Jason Probe, founder of Navigate Financial Group Ltd. to discuss how benefits attract and retain employees, what turn-over costs actually cost you, and how to cut down on costs and escalating trends.  

Jason will also show you what’s new and innovative in the market to make sure you are hitting all the marks with your employees, in terms of what they want out of their benefit plan in order retract and retain the best employee's for your business and culture.

This workshop will be available in 2 sessions: #1 @ 12:45pm and #2 @ 1:15pm 


OPTION 4 - YOGA SESSION WITH PASSAGE STUDIOS

More info coming soon.

1:50-2:50 P.M. - PANEL PRESENTATION

ATB PANEL PRESENTATION - BOTTOM LINE WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MONEY

The entrepreneurial journey is complex. Every business is as unique as the woman behind it. Still, despite all the differences that exist, what stands true for every business owner, is that every situation they encounter, and decision made along the way, will have a financial impact both on a personal and business level.

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3:00-4:00 P.M. - PILLAR SESSION OPTIONS ( Choose one)

PERSONALITIES 


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE SECRET TO NAVIGATING COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES

People Impact Performance. Emotions Impact People. The number one issue most business leaders face is a people issue, not a system or operational one; yet most individuals haven't mastered the art of communicating with customers, teams and stakeholders who are responsible for their success.

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PENNIES 

SCALING AMBITION: THE ROAD TO FASTER GROWTH 

It takes guts, hard work and passion to build and run a business. It also helps to have access to financing, information and trusted partners who can provide the right support at the right time.

Read More

PRODUCTIVITY


Presented by Parenting Power. More info coming soon.

4:10-5:30 PM - P.M. CURATED CONNECTIONS (NEXT LEVEL NETWORKING)

Join us for a relaxed networking session where we bring the living room to you!  Enjoy a cozy and casual vibe to connect and learn in the stunning DJD Community Living Space.

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6:00-7:30 P.M. - COCKTAILS AND CONNECT AFTER PARTY (Additional Ticket)

Be sure to stick around after the summit and join us for this not to be missed after party in the beautiful DJD theatre and lobby! You will be treated to a fun-filled night of great entertainment by the talented DJD professional dancers and amazing local singer/songwriter Jenn Beaupre! Local culinary offerings and delicious beverages will also be available all while you continue to connect with your industry peers as well as speakers and sponsors that will be in attendance too!

A portion of the proceeds to go to Opportunity International Canada



LOCATIONS

DJD DANCE CENTRE

The new $26 million dance centre is now open and we are excited to host Ignite at this amazing Calgary location! The centre has been designed to inspire creativity for the users within and to be a source of creative energy for the district. 

*These two locations are connected through an easy skywalk.

THE KAHANOFF CENTRE

The Kahanoff Conference Centre hosts groups of eight to 250 and is known for its prime downtown location, modern design and abundant natural light. This beautiful Calgary location works in conjunction with the DJD Dance Studio and will provide a great backdrop for the conference.

*These two locations are connected through an easy skywalk.