AMICCUS-C 2016 National Professional Conference

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The registration fee is as follows:

  • Member delegate: $550 + GST
  • Non-member delegate: $675 + GST
  • Guest delegate: $400 + GST

Once you have completed the registration process, an invoice for your registration fees shall be sent to the email address that you provided to us. We would ask that invoices be paid as soon as possible upon receipt, and that registration fee payments be made by cheque (unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit card payments at this time).

Please make cheques payable to:

Capilano Students’ Union
Maple 116 – 2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5


Getting to the conference site is easy! If you are taking transit from Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

  1. Take the Canada Line train from YVR-Airport Station to Vancouver City Centre Station
  2. Catch the #5 Robson bus (from Robson St. and Granville St.) to Denman St. and Comox St.

Or, if you prefer to cab, there is a flat fare from Vancouver International Airport to the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites for $31.00 (only for cabs departing from the airport). Make sure to verify that you will be paying a flat fare with the cab driver prior to starting your trip. (Includes taxes, but does not include gratuity.)


Our preferred hotel for the 2016 National Professional Conference is the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites. We are pleased to announce that we have secured a special conference rate starting at $165/night for AMICCUS-C members. Space is limited, so make sure to book your accommodations early! To complete your booking:

  • Call 1 (800) 663-114 to book your accommodations at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
  • Mention that you are with the AMICCUS-C 2016 National Professional Conference group
  • If requested, our group booking code is CPS-GFC3795121

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We are going to have an exciting line-up of partners at our Partners Expo, on June 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you are a student-focused organization or business, and you think that you have something special to show to student support professionals, get in touch with our conference organizer to learn more.



The block schedule gives you an idea of what to expect during the conference! As the conference approaches, the block schedule will be updated to include workshop titles. Attendees can expect a more thorough list of workshops and their descriptions, and speaker and presenter biographies, as part of our electronic Conference Handbook. Expect that near the end of April. Questions? Feel free to contact us!

We’re proud to present this year’s keynote speakers!

Adam Kreek is an expert in high performance. An Olympic gold-medal winning rower who was named Athlete Leader of the Year in 2010, Adam seeks to help organizations build stronger teams, create and manage success while overcoming failure, and develop the necessary capacity to effectively deal with change. His warm and energetic presentations combine impactful stories drawn from his 13 years as an elite athlete with opportunities for authentic audience participation. The result is memorable learning and a renewed passion for personal growth and team betterment.

Adam Kreek

Sabina Nawaz

Someone with deep, hands-on experience inside a company. Someone who brings a C-Suite view into organizations around the world. The right one will be politically savvy, comfortable telling truth to power, and alert to subtle shifts in your business landscape. Sabina Nawaz spent 14 years at one of the world’s most successful companies. As one of the principal architects of their leadership development strategy, she cultivated the talent of 11,000 managers and 720 top-tier executives. Every year for six years.

Dave Meslin

Using non-traditional methods and creative tactics, Dave Meslin spent twenty years as a social and political entrepreneur leaving a trail of non-profit start-ups, campaign victories, viral videos, new magazines, and public space interventions in his path. An urbanist, community organiser, author and trainer, Meslin inspires us to invert the traditional pyramid of hierarchy by creating meaningful opportunities to engage our employees, our members, our students. His thesis is simple: We’re stronger and smarter when we’re all involved. Transforming top-down leadership into bottom-up collaboration is the true challenge of the 21st century.
Chris Girodat
Chris GirodatConference Organizer
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about the conference, or need assistance with conference registration.