Professional
Development
Week 2018

Speaker Resource Centre

Welcome to the PD Week Speaker Resource Centre!

We are delighted to welcome you and we hope you enjoy and benefit from your participation at PD Week 2018! The conference will take place November 19-23, 2018 at:

Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau Quebec
3 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau, QC J8Y 6X4
Phone: (819) 790-6444

Registration

As a PD Week 2018 speaker, you will receive complimentary registration for the day of your session and we will take care of registering you. This will allow you access to the Exhibition Hall and all Sessions on the day of your session.

If you will be accompanied by support staff, you may request 1 single-session pass so they may assist and attend your session.

When you first arrive at PD Week, please report to the Special Registration Desk located in the Salon du Jardin.

New for PD Week 2018 is the Speaker Guide! Today’s audience is looking for alternatives to the same old ‘stand and deliver’ sessions – they want to be educated, inspired and empowered. Let this handy guide help you blow them away!

Please take some time to review this detailed handbook outlining best practices for PD Week speakers.

Download here.

DUE IMMEDIATELY:

  • Bio: If you have not provided your bio, please email bio (in English & French) for posting to the PD Week website to your stream lead.
  • Headshot: A headshot is also required (300 dpi, in EPS or JPEG format) to use in marketing material; please email to your stream lead.
  • Session Title & Abstract: Please provide a brief and inviting description of your topic – 250 words max. to your stream lead.

OCTOBER 15: Hotel Reservations Cutoff

OCTOBER 19: Additional Audio Visual Requests Due

OCTOBER 19: Submit Signed Speaker Agreement

OCTOBER 28: Presentation Slides Due in English & French

Speaker Content:
Trevor Bunke,
 Content Development
trevor.bunke@fmi.ca   

Event Logistics (AV, Accommodations, Registration, Special Requests) : 
Frank Hodgson,
 National Events Coordinator
frank.hodgson@fmi.ca

Val Kelly, Logistics
val.kelly@fmi.ca

Marketing & Communications:
Jessica Perreault, National Marketing & Communications
jessica.perreault@fmi.ca

Bailey D’Angelo, Marketing & Events Assistant
bailey.dangelo@fmi.ca

PD Week offers an amazing opportunity for an announcement about your participation. No other Canadian event brings the same impressive and accessible blend of speakers, exhibitors and attendees together. We encourage you to write and distribute news about your participation at PD Week and have put together the following press release guidelines.

  • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: PD Week 2018, happening November 19-23 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau.
  • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release:

About PD Week:
FMI’s PD Week attracts more than 5,000 participants from across government for an unparalleled learning experience. This learning event features 10 inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers, 40+ sessions across 19 streams and networking opportunities presented by leading influencers and experts from across Canada and around the world.

The Exhibition features more than 50 organizations showcasing leading products and solutions relevant to the public sector community.

  • If you would like to include a quote from FMI’s CEO, Christopher Egan, send your release and suggested quote for review and approval to Jessica Perreault, National Marketing & Communications at jessica.perreault@fmi.ca.
  • For further information on promoting your participation at FMI’s PD Week 2018, please contact Jessica Perreault, National Marketing & Communications at jessica.perreault@fmi.ca.

Profile

As a PD Week 2018 Speaker, your name, title, organization, bio and photo will be featured on the FMI website, and shared over the FMI social media accounts.

If you are interested in additional profile, please connect with Jessica Perreault, National Marketing & Communications at jessica.perreault@fmi.ca.

Complimentary registration for your session date!  

We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the event including all other sessions on your speaking date, the exhibition hall and all meals.

Two complimentary tickets to the Friday evening celebration 

We are pleased to provide you two complimentary tickets to attend the Evening of Celebration on Friday, November 23.

Access to Speakers’ Lounge 

The Speakers’ Lounge is a place for you to relax, prepare for your session or have small meetings. You will have access to the Speakers’ Lounge during the event, located in the Bureau des organisateurs.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact Trevor Bunke.

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