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2018 Conference Highlights

This year's Conference was held in Toronto, at the MTCC's South building, from May 23– 25. More than 1500 people attended the three days of Continuing Education, Special events and Tours. See the stories below for highlights and slideshows.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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The 128th AGM was held on Wednesday, May 23. The winners of the G. Randy Roberts Service Award and the Order of da Vinci were presented. The event also served to announce the Members of Long Standing, present Certificates of Appreciation and celebrate the newest members of the Association...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception was held at the new Conference hub: The Lounge. This space served not only as a place for attendees to Register, but also an area to connect with peers, relax and see some of the services materials offered by our sponsors...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24

Shift 2019 Plenary

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On Thursday, May 24, a special Plenary session helped introduce OAA’s new, exciting program to the membership. The SHIFT 2019: Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge was unveiled. This program targets a different societal issue every two years...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24

Keynote Luncheon

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Ilana Ben-Ari founder, CEO, and lead designer of Twenty One Toys, was the speaker for the Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, May 24...

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FRIDAY, MAY 25

Recognition Lunch

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This joint Celebration event recognized OAAAS Student Award winners and celebrated the newest Honorary members: Glen Murray &
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FRIDAY, MAY 25

Celebration of Excellence

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The annual Celebration of Excellence was held on Friday evening at Evergreen Brick Works. OAA President, John Stephenson hosted the event. Comedian Jessica Holmes was the emcee for the evening...

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FRIDAY, MAY 25

After-Party

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This year, the OAA Annual Conference introduced an exciting new component to help end things with a bang: the After-Party. This premier networking event was held at Evergreen Brickworks...

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ConEd Sessions

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More than 54 Continuing Education (ConEd) sessions were offered this year, including modules from Admission Course (AC)...

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Tours

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This year’s Conference offered numerous off-site excursions in Toronto, ranging on a spectrum of technical to touristy. These tours were great options to earn Continuing Education (ConEd) hours while also networking and having fun...

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