Agenda

The 2019 Futures Conference Agenda

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

DAY 1: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time

Session

Location

8:30 to 10:00

Delegate Check-in & Exhibitor Set Up

10:00 to 10:15

Welcome Remarks

10:15 to 10:50

Opening Keynote Address: Steven Tobin, LMIC

10:50 to 11:00

Transition Break

11:00 to 11:50

Block 1:  Concurrent Sessions – 50 mins

1. Strategies for Effectively Engaging Youth

2. Re-imagining the Future of Work

3. Learning Exchange Platform

4. The Whole Shabang: Employment Transition Coaching for Lasting Impact

5. Critical Competencies for Workforce Development Practitioners
 

PM

12:00 to 12:30

Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

12:30 to 1:30

Humans Wanted Panel – Sponsored by RBC

1:30 to 2:20

Block 2: Concurrent Sessions –  50 mins

1. Future-Proofing Youth for the Changing World of Work

2. FSC & FW Consultations (Part One)

3. Beyond the Fingerprints: Employment Strategies for Supporting Youth with a Criminal Record

4. Facilitating Creativity in the Youth Job Connection Program

2:20 to 2:30

Transition Break

2:30 to 3:30

First Work AGM / Block 3: Concurrent Sessions – 50 mins

1. Shaping the Future of Employment: Using Virtual Reality for Career Exploration

2. Nation-Wide Knowledge Sharing: Resources for Youth across Canada

3. FSC & FW Consultations (Part Two)

4. Job Search Zombies

3:30 to  4:00

PM Networking Break

4:00 to 4:50

Block 4: Concurrent Sessions – 50 mins

1. First Work AGM – PLENARY

2. The 4th Industrial Revolution: The Only Constant is Change

3. Fast Track to Apprenticeship Success

4. Aspire: Career Exploration for Youth

5:00 to 6:00

Delegates Getting Ready for Reception

6:00 to 7:00

Welcome Reception

DAY 2: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6:30 to 7:30

5K Fun Run

8:00 to 9:00

Registration, Breakfast and Networking (Exhibitor Showcase Opens)

9:00 to 10:00

Keynote Address: Hamoon Ekhtiari, Audacious Futures – Sponsored by Talent Egg

10:00 to 10:30

AM Exhibitor Networking Break

10:30 to 11:20

Block 5: Concurrent Sessions – 50 mins

1. CDPCBO Focus Group Discussions (Part 1)

2. Inclusion Revolution: We’re Stronger Together

3. AI, Video Interviewing and Soft Skills Hiring: A New Maxim

4. Skills-Based Recruitment Tools: The Future of Job-Search

5. Navigating the Road to Sustainable Employment for Justice Involved Youth Clients

11:30 to 12:30

Block 6: Concurrent Sessions – 50 mins

1. CDPBO Focus Group Discussions (Part 2)

2. What’s in your Employment Practitioner Toolbox?

3. The Future of Work is Talent Optimization

4. Bridges to Employment

PM

12:30 to 1:00

Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

1:00 to 2:15

Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) –
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

2:15 to 2:45

PM Exhibitor Showcase Networking Break

2:30 to 4:30

Block 7: First Work Facilitated Regional Discussions – 2 Hrs

4:30 to 6:00

*Exhibitor Teardown*

6:00 to 9:00

Dinner & Night at the Improv with Skilled Trades

DAY 3: Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:30 to 7:30

Morning YOGA or Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing Walk)

7:30 to 8:30

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 to 8:30

Opening Announcements

8:30 to 9:30

Future Skills Centre Panel Discussion

10:00 to 10:30

AM Networking Break

10:30 to 11:30

Closing Keynote: Dr. Andrew Campbell

11:30 to 11:45

Closing Remarks