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Convene Live Schedule

Tentative Program Schedule—All Events at the Ottawa Convention Centre unless noted

Sunday, July 28

Morning Arrivals

5:30pm-6:30pm Registration and Orientation at the Ottawa Convention Centre

6:30pm-8:30pm Welcome Reception at the Ottawa Convention Centre

Monday, July 29

8:00am-8:30am Networking Breakfast 

8:30am-12:30pm Education Workshop

Harnessing Creativity—Concepts and Processes That Lead to Everyday Brilliance 
Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm.

Workshop objectives:
  • Understand the hidden dynamics of organizational creativity.
  • Learn to combat the three forces that cause creative stagnation and ineffectiveness. 
  • Discover several specific, immediately actionable practices that will improve your creative output.
Speaker: Todd Henry
Founder, Accidental Creative and Author, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

12:30pm-1:15pm Networking Luncheon 

1:15pm-3:15pm One-on-One Creativity Sessions with Sponsors

3:15pm-3:30pm Networking Refreshment Break

3:30pm-5:00pm One-on-One Creativity Sessions with Sponsors

5:00pm-6:00pm Creative Happy Hour hosted by PCMA Convene®

6:00pm Open night in Ottawa (dine around optional)

Tuesday, July 30

7:30am-10:00am Breakfast and One-on-One Creativity Sessions with Sponsors

10:00am-10:15am Refreshment Break

10:15am-12:15pm Education Workshop

Translating Creativity Into Success
With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to translating creativity into success. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively.

Workshop objectives:
  •  Learn to translate good ideas into successful outcomes.
  • Acquire practical, hands-on techniques to advance through the creative process.
  • Become aware of the common creativity myths and mistakes, and learn how successful creativity really works.
Dr. Keith Sawyer, Professor, Psychology, Education and Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Author, Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity

12:15pm-1:00pm Networking Luncheon 

1:00pm-3:00pm Education Workshop

Translating Creativity Into Success, Continued

3:00pm-3:15pm Networking Refreshment Break

3:15pm-5:00pm One-on-One Creativity Sessions with Sponsors

5:00pm-6:30pm Free Time

6:30pm Cocktails and Dinner hosted by Ottawa Tourism

Wednesday, July 31

All Day Departures