(June 1 to 4, 2017)

All 250 participants will meet in Whistler, British Columbia, for a three-day plenary session. Members will be addressed by high-profile Canadian speakers on issues that provide focus and substance to the Conference theme.


Thursday, June 1, 2015
2:00 pm
Early Registration opens at Fairmont Chateau Whistler
5:30 pm
Private tour of Audain Museum in Whistler Village for early arrivals
7:00 pm
Social evening for early arrivals at Whistler’s Brewhouse
Friday, June 2, 2015
7:00 am
Departure for Sea to Sky Gondola (for all early arrivals)
8:00 am
Breakfast and hiking at top of Coast Mountains at Sea to Sky Gondola (Governor General may join Conference members)
9:00 am
Registration re-opens
12:00 pm
Buses return from Sea to Sky Gondola
Lunch available at Fairmont Chateau Whistler
1:00 pm
Deadline for arrival of all Conference members in Whistler
2:00 pm
First meeting of Study Groups in their breakout rooms
4:30 pm
Walk from Fairmont to Squamish-Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
5:00 pm
Conference Opening Ceremony
6:00 pm
Return to Fairmont (short walk)
6:30 pm
Conference Opening Dinner

Saturday, June 3, 2015
8:00 am
Opening remarks from Conference Chair, Don Lindsay
8:10 am
Session 1. Leadership and the Canada We Will Build – Economy

12:00 pm
1:15 pm
Session 2: Leadership and the Canada We Will Build – Arts and Culture

  • Alan Doyle, Musician, Author and Co-Founder of Great Big Sea
  • Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
4:30 pm
Session ends
5:30 pm
Members depart for Whistler Mountain Gondola and dinner and dance at The Roundhouse
11:00 pm
Last Gondola departs The Roundhouse for Whistler Village
Sunday, June 4, 2015
7:30 am
Session 3: Leadership and the Canada We Will Build – A Smart and Caring Society

11:15 am
Break for Lunch
12:15 pm
Session 4: Canada At Home in the World