Terri-Jane Yuzda

Conference Strengthens Bonds

Annual Event Highlights APEGGA’s Initiative to Become More Inclusive

Public Relations Coordinator

APEGGA salutes the spirit of inclusivity and the strong bond between the professions with the 2004 Annual Conference, appropriately themed Making the Circle Stronger.

Celebrating the impact engineers and geoscientists have on society and the economy, the conference is a forum for establishing, maintaining and improving contacts and cooperation among Alberta’s engineers and geoscientists. APEGGA’s professionals are the essential elements in translating scientific discovery into practical and profitable applications.

The conference, running April 22-24, is a prime opportunity for Alberta’s engineers, geologists and geophysicists to network, share insights and learn more about the professions and their association. Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre, Westin Hotel and Fairmont Hotel Macdonald will play host to the conference activities, including two days of professional development seminars, the Summit Awards? Gala, the Annual General Meeting and Luncheon, and a fun-filled guest program.

Keeping up with technology and innovation is a challenge for every professional. The professional development program, running Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, offers members the latest information on technical and practical developments in the professions. APEGGA is now offering a choice of six, two-day professional development streams.

Participants in the PD program will be able to register in a full two-day stream of their choice or in separate half-day sessions to customize their range of learning. Speakers from both industry and government will provide broad perspectives on several technical issues.

The Hon. Peter Lougheed

The Summit Awards® Gala on Friday, April 23, is the social event of the year, bringing together leaders in the professions, business, government and education to celebrate and recognize excellence in the practices of engineering, geology and geophysics.

A special addition to the pre-gala reception is the third annual APEGGA Art Show. APEGGA invites those attending the awards to admire the creative talents of members and their families. Their paintings, sculptures and photographic works will again make up a spectacular display.

The Annual General Meeting, on Saturday, April 24, is the pivotal event of the conference. It provides members a chance to involve themselves in the business of the Association, vote on matters brought before the meeting, hear issues of importance relating to APEGGA and the professions, and present motions for consideration by Council. The AGM Luncheon follows, featuring the Hon. Peter Lougheed, former premier of Alberta, as guest speaker.


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