Convention update – October 2018

Are you still on the fence about registering for the 2018 CAPS Convention December 9-11?

There are lots of value-adds this year:

Outstanding Keynoters:

Two outstanding Paralympians – Rick Hansen, the Man in Motion, from Vancouver and Cam Calkoen, the Man who Believes Anything is Possible, from New Zealand!

Two amazing former CFL players – Chuck Ealey, 60th Grey Cup MVP and Champion and CAPS own Orlando Bowen, GameChanger!  Each of these outstanding individuals have gone from celebrated athletes to community contributors because of the values they share and their belief that we can always make a significant contribution!

The awesome Toni Newman, HoF & past president of CAPS.  Toni’s pragmatic and innovative approach to business and life both challenges and inspires everyone from clients to colleagues.  Her stagecraft always shows us what a true professional can accomplish when all the details are treated as equally significant!

Alan Stevens, FPSA, PSAE, Global Speaking Fellow & MCIPR from the UK.  Alan is a past president of both the PSAUKI and the Global Speakers Federation.  Coming from a background as a journalist and his experience as a media coach, Alan will remind us of the importance of building and protecting our reputations!

Another outstanding CAPS member, Dave Carroll, award-winning songwriter and social media innovator from Halifax.  Dave became familiar to hundreds of millions when his YouTube music video about a customer service issue with an airline, United Breaks Guitars, became a worldwide media sensation. He will share his expertise as a storyteller and demonstrate why being more compassionate is a wise business decision.

AND . . . if that’s not enough . . .

Our Programming Committee, headed by Alvin, CSP & HoF, and Darlene Law, have put together an outstanding mix of concurrent sessions that promise something for everyone.  There will be a total of 24 different sessions to choose from, including 16 25-minute, power-packed Rapid Fire sessions!

The Pre-Convention sessions should NOT be missed, including a full day, business building Master Class with:  Phil Jones, International Business Expert and author of Exactly What to Say & Exactly How to Sell and Gina Schreck, International Content Marketing Expert, ranked as one of the top 50 women influencers on Social Media by Fast Company (Yes, there’s an extra fee for this – a true bargain for the value you will receive)!  There will also be sessions for our VIPs (First Time Convention Attendees) and one for those interested in earning their CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation!

AND . . . if you’re still NOT convinced . . .

The High Income Earners session (additional fee required) and the Volunteer Recognition Reception and CAPS first ever Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, December 8, in the afternoon and evening respectively!

There will be an opportunity to learn from some of the BEST of those in the Speaker Hall of Fame!

The CAPS Foundation will provide a fun-filled ‘Casino Night’ (additional fee required)!

Lots of opportunity to network and catch up with old friends & new!

Additional SURPRISES you won’t want to miss, beginning with an amazing opening ceremony & welcome & ending with the President’s Ball and Award Ceremony!

See you in Vancouver!!