Local Conferences, Competitions and Opportunities

HR & Leadership Conference

The HR and Leadership Conference, organized by the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba will take place Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. The conference will cover areas like ways to engage people inside and outside the organization is fundamental to achieving broad-based success.

 

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: October 23 & 24, 2018

More Information: www.cphrmb.ca/events

 

Howard Morry Leadership Conference

 The Howard Morry Leadership Conference is an opportunity for both established and emerging leaders to come together and collaborate, guided by conversations of successes and obstacles experienced by some of the most inspiring and well-known leaders in our communities. The conference is a gathering of students, business professionals, faculty, and community members who come together to experience the personal testimonies of respected leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries. A variety of interactive workshops will allow attendees to contribute and collaborate in open discussions about a variety of relevant topics for emerging leaders. This event is a valuable opportunity to meet and network with current and future change-makers!

 

Hosting School: University of Manitoba

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

More information: hmlc.ca

 

TEDxWinnipeg

TEDxWinnipeg holds a one-day event each year in Winnipeg, MB. The event is a volunteer-run nonprofit, and no appearance fees are paid to speakers — for us, it’s all about spreading great ideas.

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: June

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: By application

More Information: tedxwinnipeg.ca

University of Winnipeg Business Entrepreneurship Conference (name TBD)

The Business Administration Students’ Association (BASA) is hosting it’s first ever entrepreneurship conference. This conference will offer students the unique opportunity to learn from some of Manitoba’s top entrepreneurship companies, hear from local entrepreneurs, and even compete in an internal pitching competition much like Dragon’s Den.

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: Free

Eligibility: All UWinnipeg Students (spots may be limited)

More Information: president@uwbasa.ca

National Conferences, Competitions and Opportunities

12th Annual HR Conference

UAHRMA'S 12th Annual Conference is the only Alberta School of Business conference that allows students to connect with business professionals in the HR community through a high-energy day of interactive workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, a career fair, and meaningful networking opportunities. This conference is open to all students from all schools and faculties who are interested in connecting with the HR community and learning more about the transformational power of HR.

 

Hosting School: University of Alberta - Alberta School of Business

Location: Royal Mayfair Golf Club - 9450 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T5

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: $30

Eligibility: TBD

Contact Info: Kamille Lim - kflim@ualberta.ca; Kaitlyn Hunder - khunder@ualberta.ca

 

ANPA External Case Competition

Our 4-day case competition is one of, if not the only, live not-for-profit case competition in all of Canada! Our event features a not-for-profit speaker panel, poverty simulation, a reworked schedule, and the chance to compete against teams from Canada and abroad on a 24-hour case that deals with real problems faced by a real not-for-profit in the Edmonton area.

 

Hosting School: University of Alberta

Location: TBD

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: Undergraduate business students

Contact Info: msharma1@ualberta.ca

Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

The 48th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be held from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Moncton, New Brunswick, and will be hosted by the Faculty of Administration of Université de Moncton. The conference theme is Diversity and Management. Come and be part of Canada's longest running academic business conference.

 

Hosting School: Université de Moncton

Location: TBD

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

Contact Info: Donna Sears, donna.sears@acadiau.ca

 

Brock University Accounting Conference (BUAC)

Open to all universities across Canada, the Brock University Accounting Conference brings together top accounting students and instills the importance of the accounting profession through a challenging accounting case competition, skill-building workshops, and presentations by keynote speakers; all the while fostering an engaging networking atmosphere between students and industry professionals.

 

Hosting School & Location: Brock University

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: The Delegate Fee is $275.00 and must be paid per teammate upon registration, for a total of $1,300.00 per team.

Eligibility: All Universities in Canada

Contact Info: president@brockaccounting.ca

Disrupt

Centralized around the concept of “disruption”, Disrupt is focused on driving change and exploring how disruption exists within the workplace, as well as across different industries. The goal of the conference is to encourage students to think further about their future and to take action in achieving their goals. By providing students with the opportunity to interact with business professionals, it is intended that students will gain insight on industry specific trends and ultimately feel educated and excited about moving forward into the workplace.

 

Hosting School: Acadia University

Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

Contact Info: Meg Ostling, 131390o@acadiau.ca

 

Edge Business Conference

EDGE competitions will be challenged with complex, ambiguous and constantly changing scenarios that will call upon a variety of skills. Students will work in groups of four to convince a panel of judges that their combined leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, risk analysis and presentation skills have allowed their team to reach the best solution.

 

Hosting School & Location: University of Aberta

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: Undergraduate Business Students

Contact Info: tngrant@ryerson.ca

 

Hill Case Competition

This year we will be hosting the fourth annual Hill Case Competition. This competition is geared towards first and second year business students in an effort to grow their skill sets and interest in the faculty, and this year we are very excited to be inviting students from all across Canada! The event will take place over three days, November 1st-3rd, with the actual competition portion happening on Saturday, November 3rd. The Thursday evening will be delegate arrival and bonding. The Friday is jam-packed with educational sessions to help students’ prepare for the competition, and come up with some team strategies to go forward with. Students will compete in teams of 4 to deconstruct a case focused around the central theme of business strategy. Students will spend three hours deconstructing their cases, followed by a 15 minute presentation to the judges with a 5 minute question and answer. Later in the day on the Saturday, we will be hosting an awards gala to recognize the top three teams and give the local business community a chance to network with the future leaders of our country!

 

Hosting School: University of Regina

Location: Regina, University of Regina, Surrounding Area

Competition Date: November 3, 2018

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: $200 per Delegate

Eligibility: First or Second Year Students

Contact Info: Delanie Wall - HillCaseComp@gmail.com

 

 

John Molson Sports Marketing Conference

The John Molson Sports Marketing Committee (JMSM) is a non- profit student organization at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. For the past 22 years, JMSM has provided students and industry professionals with the opportunity to learn and network through our annual sports business conference.

What characterizes JMSM most is our passion for promoting the field of sports business among students, thus complementing their academic experiences. We believe that our vision, along with the generous support of our corporate partners and guest speakers, will allow our 23rd year in operation to be the most successful yet.

 

Location: Hotel Bonaventure, Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, QC

Competition Date:  November 1 to 3, 2018 

Deadline to Apply:

  • October 10th - if you purchase all-access passes with hotel or

  • October 28th - if you would like to only purchase day passes or come to an agreement with another hotel

For more information visit https://www.jmsm.ca/ or read their Delegate Package

John Molson Stock Exchange (JMSX)

The John Molson Stock Exchange (JMSX), is a unique competition that brings together students from universities across Canada and internationally. The goal of the event is to simulate an open-outcry trading floor in which students trade virtual stocks and commodities. In 2016, JMSX reached a record level of competitors with over 300 students participating.

 

Hosting School: John Molson School of Business

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: $45-$65

Eligibility: Open to all students.

Contact Info: contact@fisaonline.ca

Network of Empowered Women Conference

The Network of Empowered Women (NEW) Annual Conference is a student-organized opportunity that engages students nationwide and provides numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth, thoughtful conversation on female empowerment, and the chance to connect with and be inspired by remarkable leaders from various industry sectors.

 

Hosting School: University of Alberta

Location: Lake Louise, Alberta

Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: $475

Eligibility: All undergraduate university students, by application

Contact Info: uofanew@ualberta.ca

 

Rocky Mountain Business Seminar

Canada's longest-running and most prestigious student-organized business conference, Rocky Mountain Business Seminar has a 53-year history of connecting speakers and business representatives from across North America with students pursuing a future in commerce. Held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge RMBS allows for education outside the classroom, giving students the chance to learn not only from today's experienced business leaders, but also through networking with peers from across North America. Delegates will enjoy experienced speakers, a mini-case competition and fantastic nightly events. It truly is the best reading week of your university life!

 

Hosting School: University of Alberta

Location: Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: Before November 1st

Cost: $660

Eligibility: Bachelor of Commerce Students

Available Spots for UW: 4 (2 male, 2 female)

For more info, contact: president@uwbasa.ca

Schwartz Women in Business Conference

Schwartz Women in Business was founded in 2010 at St. Francis Xavier University. SWIB recognizes diversity as a catalyst in organizational success and helps position business students to develop into business leaders. The SWIB conference was started in 2017 to create a high caliber learning experience readily available in Atlantic Canada. The conference is designed to enable delegates to strengthen their skills, create meaningful relationships, and recognize the value of diversity in the pursuit of their professional journey. Through, captivating speakers and panels, interactive workshops, and an intense case-competition, the conference experience is malleable to the individualistic ambitions of delegates. Having grown since our inaugural conference, SWIB has expanded to welcome a multitude of professionals alongside ninety engaged delegates from universities across the country. We welcome students from all universities and disciplines and invite you to join us.

 

Hosting School: St. Francis Xavier University

Location:  Nova Scotia

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: Delegates are selected through an evaluation process

Contact Info: x2016mqb@stfx.ca

 

Ted Rogers Management Conference

The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), housed at Ryerson University, was rebranded by the transformative gift from Ted and Loretta Rogers. The school has remained consistent to the vision advocated by one of its biggest supporters to create an entrepreneurial-focused business school designed to develop innovative global leaders. As student leaders, we continue to advocate this mission through out commitment to the Ted Rogers Management Conference. Originally inspired by a group of student leaders, senior administration and faculty, TRMC is designed to attract North America’s brightest students to an intensive three-day professional development forum. Students have an opportunity to engage with both their peers as well as industry experts through professional workshops, case competitions and networking opportunities.

 

Hosting School & Location: Ryerson University

Location: TBD

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

Contact Info: info@ryyersontrmc.ca

 

Ted Rogers Sports Conference 2018

A two day conference that will host to some of the top sport business professionals in the GTA and beyond. TRSC will consist of multiple panel discussions, workshops, keynotes and showcases. The event will allow students an professionals to network and educate themselves on the industry. Additionally, sponsors and partners will have an opportunity to display their sports related merchandise and provide more insight into the industry.

 

Hosting School & Location: Ryerson University

Location: TBD

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

Eligibility: Anyone

Contact Info: tngrant@ryerson.ca

 

University of Waterloo Accounting Conference

 The University of Waterloo Accounting Conference aims to promote the accounting profession by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the profession’s importance in the business world. Now in its thirteenth year running, UWAC strives to create an enriching environment for students to grow and develop through: a case competition, networking opportunities, socials, workshops, keynote speakers, and a chance to meet fellow delegates from across the nation. By combining learning and networking, the conference seeks to provide delegates with a unique and insightful experience that will act as a stepping stone in their journeys to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

 

Hosting School: University of Waterloo

Location: Toronto

Competition Date: TBD

Registration Date: TBD

Cost: $280

Eligibility: University students, preferably in an accounting/business program

Contact Info: info@uwac.ca