Alberta Virtual Symposium: Rejuvenate, Transform, Thrive

The current economic climate requires creative solutions from industry experts. Join us for the Annual Alberta Symposium event for three days of discussion on how we will Rejuvenate, Transform & Thrive during these changing times.

September 21, 2021
11:00am Keynote
12:00am Break
12:15pm Panel Discussion

Keynote: Diane Brickner
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors & Retired President & CEO, Peace Hills Insurance

Diane Brickner

Challenges of Working From Home
There is a saying “Career success is often who you know, not what you know”. Can you market yourself and your career while working from home? Can your build relationships with your internal and external clients?

Panel Discussion: The Future of the Insurance Workplace
Andrew Cartmell, CIP, President & CEO of SGI
Kelly Albert, CIP, Vice President of Crawford and Company Canada
Keri Fraser, Chief People Officer at Westland Insurance

September 22, 2021
11:30am Keynote
12:30am Break
1:00pm Speaker
1:30pm Panel Discussion

Keynote: Todd Hirsch
Vice President & Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch

From Re-Opening to Re-Building: Alberta’s Post-COVID Economy
It will be a year-and-a-half none of us will forget. As the COVID pandemic begins to ease and Alberta businesses start to re-open, it is an ideal time to take stock of our economy. For some, re-opening will be fairly straightforward. Yet for many companies, re-opening will be hampered with labour shortages and weak consumer demand.

Speaker: Paul Kovacs, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at Western University

Panel Discussion: AI in the P&C Industry
Catherine Heggerud, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Calgary
Darius Delon, President of Risk Management 101
Thomas Berry, Digital Insurance Specialist at Trufla Technology

September 23, 2021
11:45pm Keynote
12:30pm Break
1:00pm Speakers

Keynote: Dr. Marvin Washington
Professor of Management, Portland State University

Marvin Washington

Leading for today's Challenges: Developing your left-hand dribble
Often, we become a leader because we were a very hard worker, then we struggle because we can't "work" our way into leadership. We act as if we are still pouring coffee and making Tim Horton's sandwiches even though we are now in charge of the entire store. The struggle of moving from worker to leader is even worse when the environment / team you are leading is different from the environment / team when you were a worker.

Alberta Regulation Updates Speakers:
David Sorensen, Deputy Superintendent of Insurance at the Government of Alberta
David Mulyk, Executive Director of Pension and Insurance Policy at the Government of Alberta
Laurie Belfour, Executive Director of the Alberta Automobile Insurance Rate Board

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Final Registration Deadline: September 17, 2021
$180+GST Graduates
$210+GST Member
$230+GST Non-Member


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