Schedule

Keep checking back as additional information on the 2018 Convention continues to become available!! 

 

Feb 8, 2018

 

Bylaw Review Workshop

February 08, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Tim Carson

This is a free workshop however pre-registration is required   
   
You can register by emailing aaas@gov.ab.ca or by calling 780-427-2174

If your organization has not reviewed or updated your bylaws recently this workshop will assist you with both the review and updating. During the workshop participants will be using their existing bylaws as a discussion document and comparing it to best practice bylaws (that have been developed by AAAS in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry). We will also give an overview of the differences between by-laws and policies, and review what the Agricultural Societies Act mandates for Ag Societies. A template will be provided to participants and by the end of the day participants should leave with an understanding and templates that will assist you and save you time when revising your own organizations bylaws.

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Feb 9, 2018

 

Farmers' Market Manager Training

February 09, 2018 from 8:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Eileen Kotowich

An introductory course designed to ensure farmers’ market managers know the basics: Walk through the Approved Farmers’ Market Program Guidelines and annual requirements; Talk about the roles of the various players; provide information in legislation and regulations that impact markets and vendors; give an overview of vendor recruitment and developing market rules. Leave Motivated for the upcoming season.

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AAAS Financial Managment Training Program Highlights

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Wildrose Ballroom #3
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Speaker: Lisa Hardy

This session will be an overview of the proposed AAAS Financial Management Program.  Some of the items that will be discussed during this session include best practices, legal requirements, things to be aware of as the treasurer or bookkeeper, suggestions on reporting and preparing year-end,  accounting software, as well as some sample policies and templates , including a optional chart of accounts for Agricultural Societies.

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Back to The Future - The importance of Bench Shows/Competitive Exhibits to Agricultural Societies

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 10:15am
Wildrose Ballroom #1
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Speaker: Bryan Burns

Is it time to revive your Bench Show or are looking to add more entries, maybe create a new category?  This session will explore how to make your competitive exhibits full, exciting and interactive.  This hands on session will allow for participation and interaction to explore how to bring this feature of your fair "Back to the Future". 

We will discuss how to display the entries, judging standards, cards and tags, software and additional complimentary activies.  Our Agricultural Societies continue to make important contributions to Canada's rural society by providing social and educational opportunies and for all Albertans by helping to improve agriculture through competition.


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Teambuilding and Conflict Resolution

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 10:15am
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Brenda Robinson

Working on teams is easy to say - not always easy to do.  Team players often come to the task or project with different opinions, ideas, and suggestions or ways of getting things done.  These difference often become difficulties adn need to be resolved.  We know that teams will have conflicts.  Indeed, we know that these conflicts often make a team stronger and better.  However, a lot of people are uncomfortable with conflict.

Learn some new strategies for resolving conflict in team settings.  Make conflict work for the team rather than against the team.  Seek resolutions for positive outcomes.

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Business Plan Workshop

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Max Fritz

In this session Max will guide participants through a process for developing or updating your business or strategic plan and how to keep the work relevant and useful through out the year
 

The Art of Policies Writing

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: David Feldman (tentative)

Policies are expectations, definitions or courses of action agreed upon by an organization’s governing members, such as the Board of Directors….it is important for nonprofit agencies to have policies that protect the agency, its staff, clients/patrons, and volunteers but also help the organization move forward in fulfilling its goals. Join David in this workshop to learn how to develop policies and how to determine what policies your Ag Society should have.

This session has three goals:
1. to give you and your policy committee a strong understanding of what good policies look like;
2. how to make them, and;
3. what presentation format makes sense for your organization


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How to add some "SIZZLE" to your Bench Show or Competitive Exhibit

February 09, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Ballroom #1
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Speaker: Bryan Burns

In this session, we will explore ways to market your Bench show - before, during and after your event.  We want to make your Bench Show exciting adn a "not to miss" attraction.  Ideas to get you thinking "outside the box", to not always do what you have always done, and to change your mindset to create interaction adn educational sessions.  We will discuss methods to increase the "spice and sizzle" to this all important Agricultural Society staple activity.  We will tap on community engagement, ribbons and prizes, educational activities, DIY workshops, involvemnet from experts in a category adn adding more "sizzle" from new sponsors and media coverage.

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Communications for Volunteer Managers

February 09, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Brenda Robinson

Communication is the key to effectively managing volunteers.  Clear instructions and clarity of expectations are all crucial elements -  in this session you will learn the light key strategies for communicating for results as a volunteer manager:


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Graphics on the Go

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom#2
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Speaker: Maria Flores-Achtymichuk

An interactive session on how to use the Graphics App "Canva" from your phone or tablet.  Canva is a free graphic design platform that makes creating beautiful images a breeze!

Design effective images for use on social media posts, and posters.  Download available on both IOS/Android Devices.  Bring your I-pad or Smart Phone to the session to try it out!

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Cyber Security 101 - an introduction to Cyber Liability

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom #1
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Speaker - Foster Park Brokers, Andre Charrois and Perry Cramer

This presentation will provide some current facts regarding Cyber Liability claims.  It will define some of the terminology used as well as provide some current claims examples.  Most importantly, it will provide an understanding of some of the risks that we face, how to mitigate those risks and also how to prevent you and your organization from being a victim of Cyber Crime.

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Keynote Presentation

February 09, 2018 from 8pm to 8:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Brenda Robinson - Handling the Challenges of Change - Positlively

Feb 10, 2018

 

Ag Societies Grant Program - Stripped Down

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Fred Young

Fred Young, Program Grant Manager for the Ag Society program will host this informative session designed to provide detailed insight into the reporting requirements for Agricultural Societies. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of the programs funding criteria and best reporting practices.

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7 Key Areas of Management Responsbility for Ag Societies

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Joel Christianson, Board Development Program
 

Building relationships with your Municipality - The How and Why

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Red Deer Room
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Speaker:  AAMDC

Relationships with your local municipalities are vitally important for Agricultural Societies.  During this session AAMDC will talk about how to build those relationship, and why this is so vitally important for your Agriculture Society to build and maintain that relationship in your community

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TBD

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Lethbridge Room
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February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Red Deer Room
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February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Coaching Program

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Ballroom #3
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Speaker:  Clear Think

This interactive session will have consultants working with the participants to find out how to improve the customer experience at your event as well as help you determine if there are other revenue opportunities you might be missing during your event. 

Clear Think has been providing a coaching program for host farms participating in Alberta Open Farm Days for the past 3 years and this is a great opportunity to have an outside set of eyes take a look at your event and provide some ideas!

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TBD

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Ballroom #1
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February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Vernon Room
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Committees and Their Functions

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker: Joel Christianson, Board Development Program
 

Marketing Guru…NOT!....but here are the ABC's

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose Ballroom #3
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Speaker: Bryan Burns

This session will provide some proven tips and tricks, the ABC’s of marketing including advertising vs marketing, public relations, contests, how to create buzz, interactive ideas, behind the scenes concepts, 4 important creative events that agricultural societies can utilize to increase your attendance and earn more revenues for your agricultural society especially with limited budgets. Lots of takeaways including the top 10 Fun marketing ideas to implement right away!

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February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Elmwood Room
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February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Elmwood Room
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February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Edmonton Room
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Maximize Your Farm Safety Grant

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose Ballroom#2
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Speaker: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry - Janice Donkers, Farm Safety Coordinator and Blaire Takahashi, Farm Safety Specialist

Come to this workshop to walk throught the development of a successful farm safety project in your community.  Hear from Ag Societies who have had successful projects adn learn from their experiences.  Discvoer the variety of options you could purseue and how to access the grant funding available.  Walk awaay wiht a bag full of ideas, lessons learned and a solid plan to help enhance farm safety in your own community.