February 2006 ISSUE


These are the Hallmarks of APEGGA's Annual Conference


Public Relations Coordinator

Annual Conference

Every day APEGGA’s professional members bridge all sorts of borders, as their research and work make Alberta, and the world, a better place. From April 19-22 in Edmonton, APEGGA’s Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will celebrate these many and varied achievements, while challenging participants to stretch their knowledge and skills, and discover new frontiers.

This year’s theme, Bridging Borders, highlights the significant contributions the professions make at provincial, national and international levels. It also celebrates their expertise in multidisciplinary teams in a host of sectors. The conference provides opportunities to contribute to the Association and to be involved in career-building, networking and social events.

Professional development seminars are designed to help members keep current with new developments in technology, management, business and human resources. Nancy Toth, MA, Manager, Professional Development and Human Resources, is excited by the high calibre of speakers scheduled for 2006.



“With renowned speakers such as Steve McConnell, a go-to guru in the software construction and development industry, and Dr. Gabor Maté, a physician and author on mind-and-body unity, the seminars have something for everyone,” she says.

Another exciting aspect, new for 2006, is a half-day executive track seminar with Michael Canic. This event is set for Wednesday, April 19, before the two full days of PD seminars on April 20-21.

In addition to stellar PD activities, the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre is on the list of attractions. Fun Night is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, at the TELUS World of Science — Edmonton. In addition to star-gazing, registrants can take in a film in the four-storey IMAX Theatre and enjoy the numerous interactive galleries that explain science in an educational and entertaining way.

The fun does not end on Thursday! The Summit Awards Gala on Friday, April 21, promises to be an evening of celebration, as we honour individuals and corporate members for their outstanding professional, technical and community service achievements. Gala guests can also enjoy the creative talents of members and their families at the fifth annual APEGGA Art Show, held prior to the Summit Awards celebration.

On Saturday, April 22, members have the opportunity to become directly involved in the business of the Association at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is the pivotal event of the conference, and members are encouraged to attend to vote on matters, hear about issues of importance relating to APEGGA and the professions, and present motions for Council consideration. The AGM luncheon follows the meeting.

Join in the celebrations, connect with peers and broaden horizons at the Bridging Borders conference. For more information, refer to the centre section of this issue of The PEGG or visit www.apegga.org/AC2006, where you can also register online.