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2022 AWMAC National Convention | June 9-11, 2022 | Calgary, Alberta

Program

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Program Details

All times listed in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

DAY 1 | Thursday, June 9, 2022

AWMAC Club Lounge - Daytime

7:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

The newly branded AWMAC Club Lounge is the Convention’s hosted hotspot to grab a coffee (during the day) or a cocktail (in the evening).

The lounge provides the perfect opportunity for you to relax, network, or socialize.

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Canadian Badlands Tour

7:00 am - 4:30 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Travel with us to one of Alberta's most unusual and breathtaking landscapes. From the 'eye-popping' Horseshoe Canyon to the 'fairy chimney' hoodoos and the 'bones & stones' of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, you can experience all of this and more.

Please note: This tour requires you to bring comfortable, sturdy shoes suitable for the amount of walking you will be doing. Closed-toed shoes are recommended.

Location: Drumheller, Alberta

Add on cost: $180 

Meet in the Oval Room at 7:00 am & pick-up breakfast-to-go | Bus departs at 7:30 am

Golf at Mickelson National Golf Club

7:30 am - 3:30 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Located in the beautiful lake community of Harmony just west of Calgary, Mickelson National Golf Club is nestled in the rolling foothills in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The course complements the fabric of the family-oriented community, ensuring sustainability and honouring the legacy of the Copithorne family, who settled the land more than a century ago.

Beautiful vistas and challenging play are the hallmarks of this professionally designed course – the first of its kind in Canada. Phil Mickelson and his design team have taken great care to personally oversee and sculpt every fairway, green and hazard, to best suit the environment and inspire a premier playing experience for professionals and novices alike.

Location: Mickelson National Golf Club

Add on cost: $200

Meet in the Oval Room at 7:30 am & pick-up breakfast-to-go | Bus departs at 8:00 am

CrossIron Mills Shopping Trip

9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Hop on our chartered bus, head over to CrossIron Mills, and shop with us!

Let’s talk wow factor. Because wow factor is precisely what CrossIron Mills is designed to deliver. From the moment you approach the centre, on Highway 2 just north of Calgary, it’s clear this is not your average shopping destination. At 1.4 million square feet and 674 acres, CrossIron Mills is huge. In fact, it’s the biggest one-level shopping centre in Alberta. And whether you walk in through the larger-than-life Bass Pro entrance or past any of the centre’s iconic, Alberta-themed entrance features, the approach is impressive. Every visit to CrossIron Mills feels like showtime.

Location: CrossIron Mills | Rocky View, AB

Included with full Convention registration.

Meet in the Oval Room at 9:00 am & pick-up breakfast-to-go | Bus departs hotel at 9:30 am | Bus returns to the hotel at 3:00 pm

Presentation for Architects & Interior Designers

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Alberta architects and interior designers are invited to an AWMAC-hosted educational session directly before the Welcome Reception and Industry Showcase.

This one-hour session offers the chance to learn about AWMAC’s Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) and AWMAC’s Standards manual – the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS), the two most helpful resources when planning architectural woodwork projects.

Following the session, attendees will be invited to attend the Welcome Reception and Industry Showcase.

Location: Marquis Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration and open to Architects and Designers.

1st Time Delegate Reception

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

First-time Convention Delegates are invited to meet AWMAC and AWMAC Chapter Board Members and connect with other first-time attendees at this informal reception.

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Open to first-time delegates and invited guests.

Welcome Reception & Industry Showcase

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Welcome Reception and Industry Showcase kicks off the 2022 AWMAC National Convention with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Location: Alberta Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

AWMAC Club Lounge - Late Night

9:30 pm - 12:00 am | Thursday, June 9, 2022 

The newly branded AWMAC Club Lounge is the Convention’s hosted hotspot to grab a coffee (during the day) or a cocktail (in the evening).

The lounge provides the perfect opportunity for you to relax, network, or socialize.

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

DAY 2 | Friday, June 10, 2022

AWMAC Club Lounge - Daytime

7:30 am - 5:00 pm | Friday, June 10, 2022

The newly branded AWMAC Club Lounge is the Convention’s hosted hotspot to grab a coffee (during the day) or a cocktail (in the evening).

The lounge provides the perfect opportunity for you to relax, network, or socialize.

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Industry Showcase Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Friday, June 10, 2022

Continued from the Thursday evening’s Industry Showcase and directly before the Opening Keynote Sponsor, the new Industry Showcase Breakfast provides additional opportunities for suppliers and Delegates to network and mingle during the most important meal of the day!

Location: Alberta Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Opening Keynote: Leading Through Change - Lessons from an Improbable Olympic Journey

Jeremiah Brown | Olympic Medalist

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Friday, June 10, 2022

As a keynote speaker, Jeremiah treats every event as an Olympic final. You and your team are on a journey to reach your goal; let Jeremiah help you get there faster. Together we can create an experience that will truly rekindle your people's fire, create aha! moments, and transform the trepidation of change into the inspiration of possibility.

In just four years, Jeremiah went from complete beginner to the Olympic podium in a sport he had never tried before. Join us and discover how Jeremiah's captivating story, strategies, and insights can help you adapt to change, overcome adversity, and propel your team to podium performances.

Location: Crystal Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Calgary Zoo

9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, June 10, 2022

Hop on our chartered bus and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Calgary Zoo.

Founded in 1929, the Calgary Zoo is one of the city’s favourite family destinations. With deep roots spanning over 9-decades, they are internationally recognized for world-class animal care and habitat design practices and take pride in inspiring and educating generations of visitors about the importance of biodiversity and conservation during visits.

Comprised of 125 acres, the zoo consists of animal habitats, restaurants, retail, seasonal concessions, playgrounds, banquet rooms, corporate meeting facilities, animal veterinary services, classrooms and an administration building.

Included with full Convention registration.

Meet in the Oval Room at 9:15 am | Bus departs at 9:30 am | Zoo opens at 10:00 am

NOTE: Those attending the Private Cooking Class or River Cafe Lunch will be dropped off at their event location after the zoo.

Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:15 am | Friday, June 10, 2022

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Industry 4.0 & Automation

10:15 am - 11:15 am | Friday, June 10, 2022 

Market demands continually pressure businesses to provide higher quality at lower cost in shorter lead times with greater customization. At the same time, internal and material costs are increasing, as are the pressures on labour skills and availability. Let’s discuss how

 Industry 4.0 & Automation can help!

In this session, Ron will demystify Industry 4.0 and provide practical techniques to identify and scope the Industry 4.0 and Automation investments that will provide the greatest return to your business. We will illustrate these techniques with case studies of how woodwork manufacturers from across the globe have leveraged these capabilities to deliver their strategic advantage in the marketplace.

 

Speaker: Ron Spiteri | TXM Lean Solutions

Location: Oak Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Constructing Digital Marketing for Sales

10:15 am - 11:00 am | Friday, June 10, 2022

Email marketing, search engine optimization and marketing, social media, content marketing... The digital marketing realm can be overwhelming and confusing.

In this session, Beverley will share actionable tips and tactics on how to use digital marketing to your advantage, including sales funnels, email sequences, website automation and tracking, and much more!

Easily learn how to step up your digital marketing with useful and real-life examples.

Speaker: Beverley Theresa | Throwdown Social Media

Location: Marquis Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Networking Break

11:15am - 11:30am | Friday, June 10, 2022

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

DAY 3 | Saturday, June 11, 2022

AWMAC Club Lounge - Daytime

7:30 am - 5:00 pm | Saturday, June 11, 2022

The newly branded AWMAC Club Lounge is the Convention’s hosted hotspot to grab a coffee (during the day) or a cocktail (in the evening).

The lounge provides the perfect opportunity for you to relax, network, or socialize.

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration. 

Rejuvenation Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Saturday, June 11, 2022

Help to start the day off right with Saturday morning’s Rejuvenation Breakfast.

A refreshing breakfast space with rejuvenating food and beverages will be just what the doctor ordered!

Location: Oak Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Forging Trust & Accountability

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Saturday, June 11, 2022

A keynote presentation delivered by CultureSmith CEO Shane Wallace on the behavioural science behind trust and accountability and how to scale both across work teams.

Keynote: Shane Wallace | CultureSmith

Location: Marquis Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:15 am | Saturday, June 11, 2022

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Studio Bell, National Music Centre

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Saturday, June 11, 2022

The National Music Centre is located at Studio Bell. At Studio Bell you can explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada. Come celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, rock out with our interactive instrument installations and sing along in our vocal booths!

The National Music Centre amplifies the love, sharing and understanding of music through preserving a historic collection, public education programs, performances, developing new music with artists, and fostering Canada's musical community.

Participants are invited to attend the King Eddy for Brunch following the tour! (Across the street from the music centre)

Location: National Music Centre | Studio Bell | 10-minute walk from the hotel

Included with full Convention registration.

Meet in Oval Room at 10:00 am | Depart hotel at 10:15 am

Workshop: Creating Our Vision for the Industry 

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Saturday, June 11, 2022

Assist AWMAC with uncovering key themes for AWMAC’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan. We will look back at where we’ve been and discuss where we need to go as an association and industry.

Location: Alberta Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Delegate Convention registration.

AGM Registration

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Saturday, June 11, 2022

Location: Crystal Foyer | Fairmont Palliser

AWMAC AGM & Member Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Members’ Luncheon portion of the Convention are exclusively for AWMAC members and invited guests.

The AGM provides the membership with an update on the Board’s accomplishments throughout the past fiscal year, presents the

financials, and holds elections for the open positions on the AWMAC Board of Directors.

Location: Crystal Ballroom | Fairmont Palliser

Open to all AWMAC Members and invited Guests.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

AWMAC Club Lounge - Daytime

7:30 am - 10:30 am | Sunday, June 12, 2022

Grab a quick coffee or snack before you hit the road!

Location: Oval Room | Fairmont Palliser

Included with full Convention registration.

 

The convention program is subject to change without notice.

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