Touring Parliament, Pre-Convention madness, and Vinny Verelli is back! (and shout-out to Wayne Lee!)

You won’t BELIEVE what’s being planned for the Convention in Ottawa.

Well, that was just a figure of speech. We hope you’ll believe it, because it’s really happening. And it’s amazing. It’s mind-blowing.

Dare we say… it’s inconceivable.

Where do we even start?

FOUNDATION:  FAMILY REUNION FUN-RAISER NIGHT:  Foundation night is shaping up to be one of the most unforgettable nights in history (except for those CAPS members who were hypnotized by Wayne Lee last year, because we’re pretty sure that they forgot everything). Enjoy this wonderful evening, in a beautiful hall at the top of the  Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre (did you book your stay yet??), overlooking the Ottawa skyline and the Parliament buildings — all lit up for the holiday season! There will be live and silent auction items, and if all goes REALLY well…there *may* be Beaver Tails. Or cookies. Or some other delightfully sweet treat. As always, all proceeds will go directly to the CAPS Foundation. Memories will last a lifetime.

PRE-CONVENTION:  Here’s just a sample of what to expect:

  • Panel hosts: Michelle Cederberg, CSP, and NSA President Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE
  • Morning speakers: Martin Latulippe, CSP, HoF, Greg Schinkel, CSP, and Janet Stewart all sharing the innovative ways that their businesses have reached the million-dollar mark.
  • Afternoon speakers: Jane Atkinson and Lisa Larter sharing how to dominate your field, become an icon in the business, and clear your path for success.

I know….CRAZY, right?  If you think it can’t get any better, then please, dear CAPS member….let us indulge you:

SPECIAL BONUS FOR PRE-CONVENTION ATTENDEES: On Friday night, Dec. 8, we are organizing a By-Invitation Only” event (for Pre-Convention Attendees ONLY!) to tour the Parliament Buildings, hosted by CAPS first National President (and Member of Parliament) David Sweet. Join us for a private tour, a private reception, and a celebration for our CAPS volunteers.

Pre-Convention investment is $89 per session, or $150 for the day (lunch is included if you’re staying for the full day).

CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS OPENING ANY DAY NOW!  We urge you to check the website and register as soon as you can (and don’t forget to include Pre-Convention and Foundation night at the time of your registration!). Register at

WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT VINNY VERELLI?   Yes, Vinny Verelli will be back! He’ll be leading a highly-interactive breakout session called Cultivating Character that will help you find your hidden characters, allowing you to add a new dimension to your stories, and more deeply connect with your audience.

Inconceivable indeed.

We’ve got more coming your way! Stay tuned….

Lisa and Rhonda