ACE 2024 – Alberta Condominium Expo

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Location: NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre | 10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0Y2 

 
Friday, April 26, 2024:

Join us for a special afternoon session with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) and Friday Night Social.

 

The Alberta Condo Expo (ACE) gathers the condo community together and focuses on the topics that matter.

Condo owners and condo managers tap into the expertise of leading industry professionals and learn from them on a variety of relevant topics at this educational conference and networking event.

The Trade Show connects you with the businesses and industry professionals who provide all the necessary products and services to the condo community. The Trade Show will showcase over 60 different vendors and is open to the general public at no cost.

ACE 2024 features 9 educational sessions and an informative Legal Panel Discussion.

If you have questions about issues impacting your condo building, the Alberta Condo Expo is the place to get the answers you need from the experts.

Tickets are on sale from March 15 until April 23rd on Eventbrite.


 

Enjoy our Friday Night Social on April 26

Ticket holders are invited to attend the Friday Evening Social on April 26th. This networking event provides time to connect with other attendees and Trade Show Exhibitors while enjoying some appetizers and light refreshments. (Full Day Pass includes 1 (one) complimentary drink ticket at the Friday Night Social.)

Tickets Include:  

  • Your choice of 3 Education Sessions on topics that matter to condo life.
  • A seat at the in-demand Legal Panel Discussion – get your questions answered!
  • Invite to the Friday Night Social – mingle & enjoy light refreshments with attendees, industry professionals & Trade Show Exhibitors.
  • Food & beverages & parking at NAIT during the Expo
  • Over 60 Trade Show Exhibitors – connect with businesses who serve the condo community. 
  • Food & Beverages – including a lasagna lunch, continental breakfast, and all the coffee & tea you can drink!
  • Free Parking at NAIT on Saturday, April 27.

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

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Saturday, April 27th features a full day of 9 different education sessions on topics that matter to the condo community.  Attendees have the opportunity to choose 3 sessions from a wide variety of topics, including:

  • condos going green
  • effectively updating bylaws
  • running a successful meeting
  • realtors and expectations around condominium documents
  • plus other important issues that impact condo managers and boards

Friday, April 26th we added a Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) education session for condominium managers.

RECA will provide updates on the condo manager licensing process – where things are at now, and a look into the future. This will be a valuable session for all those who have gone through the condo manager licensing process or who may be considering becoming a condo manager.

*This session is open to all ticket holders, however the content focus is primarily for condominium managers.

 


 

Tickets are on sale from March 15 until April 23rd on Eventbrite.

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    OPENING PROGRAM

    Opening Remarks and Welcome from CCINA President Anand Sharma

    MAIN FLOOR – Room PIC 120/122

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

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    Realtors and Expectations Around Condominium Documents

    What are the obligations of the Board to provide documentation to an Owner/Potential Owner pre sale/post sale? What do condo boards need to know about documentation? What about when Management Companies change? This session explores the expectations around condominium documentation, file management, and how to handle transitions.

     

    Session: Realtors & Expectations Around Condo Documents
    Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
    Room: PIC 233

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    Navigating Difficult Situations

    How do you navigate the difficult situations and people as a board member and resident? What are some strategies for dealing with difficult people? This session also looks at situations like aging in condos, hoarding, pets and support animals, and how to establish effective boundaries (both for boards and residents).

     

    Session: Navigating Difficult Situations
    Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
    Room: PIC 232

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    Condos Going Green

    What’s possible in the world of ‘condos going green’? What programs and grants are available? This session covers topics like energy efficient strategies, building envelopes and retrofitting, clean energy, heat recovery ventilation, and other green-focused upgrades.

     

    Session: Condos Going Green
    Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
    Room: PIC 120/122

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    TRADE SHOW Break

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

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    Slip & Fall - Bodily Injury, Incident Reports, Preventing & Follow-Up

    When it comes to slips and falls, what is the Condominium responsible for? What does a general liability policy provide coverage for? What steps need to be taken if an injury or loss does occur? This session shares tips and tricks for board members and condo managers to identify, reduce, or manage the hazards that may lead to injury to a person on the property and when to complete incident reports and notify all the proper parties.

     

    Session: Slip & Fall – Bodily Injury, Incident Reports, Prevention & Follow-Up
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Room: PIC 233

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    Governance & IT

    It’s a Digital World! What can board members and condo managers do as technology becomes more and more advanced? What needs to be adapted to meet the digital world head-on? This session dives into what to do as electronic meetings, digital record-keeping, and voting become far more common.

     

    Session: Governance & IT
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Room: PIC 232

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    How not to Half-Ass(essment) It!

    What are some strategies to approach building envelopes and structural assessments of condo properties? What planning and expertise are needed to ensure a successful assessment? This session shares how to avoid dis(ass)ter when it comes to things like minor leaks, “free” contractor estimates, or depending solely on visual observation instead of conducting necessary exploratory openings.

     

    Session: How not to Half-Ass(essment) It!
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Room: PIC 120/122

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    LUNCH Buffet

    Visit the Lunch Buffet for a hearty plate of lasagne, salad, and garlic bread and enjoy your meal in room PIC 120/122.
     
    Please note: We have two buffet locations – the 2nd Floor Buffet has two lines (and will move more quickly), while the Main Floor Buffet is the accessible option and has only one line.
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    TRADE SHOW Break

    This is your opportunity to stretch your legs visit the Trade Show and connect with trusted solution providers who have the condo services and products you need.

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

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    Running a Successful Meeting

    What does it take to run a successful meeting? What’s the best way to do meeting planning prep and follow up? What about Online vs In-Person and electronic voting? This session touches on all things board meetings, including different approaches to decision making, AGM’s, and the problems with Roberts Rules.

     

    Session: Running a Successful Meeting
    Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
    Room: PIC 233

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    Finance - Why not a loan?

    What must boards be aware of and consider before moving forward with taking on a loan? How do you know what option is right for your condo corporation when it finds itself in need of finance? In this session, you’ll learn about what other options are available and dive into why a loan – in the right circumstances – can be a great opportunity,

     

    Session: Finance – Why not a Loan?
    Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
    Room: PIC 232

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    Bylaws Do’s and Don’ts

    What are the top 5 items that your Bylaws should encompass? How do you know what bylaws benefit your condo corporation? This session looks at the Condominium Property Act and Regulations and explores what bylaws might be redundant or needed.

     

    Session: Bylaws Do’s and Don’ts
    Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
    Room: PIC 120/122

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    TRADE SHOW Break

    This is your final opportunity to visit the industry experts at the Trade Show. Be sure to connect with these trusted professionals who provide the condo services and products you need.
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    Legal Panel

    Back by popular demand, our Condominium Legal Panel Discussion returns to answer your questions! We are bringing together an all-star panel of legal experts who specialize in condo law. This is your chance to pepper our panel with questions and have 3 legal minds weigh in on your situation. Ask questions for clarity and direction on the topics of your choosing (within reason, of course!).

    Send your questions to: education@ccinorthalberta.com

     

    Panellists

    Todd Shipley, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLC

    Hugh Willis, Willis Law

    Michael Gibson – Miller Thomson

     

    Session: Legal Panel Discussion
    Time: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
    Room: PIC 120/122

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    CLOSING REMARKS

Speakers

John Clarke

President & Engineering Lead, Niche Developments

Session: Condos Going Green
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read John’s bio…

Kelly McFadyen

Director, Condominium Finance, CWB Maxium Financial

Session: Finance – Why not a Loan?
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 232

Read Kelly’s bio…

Darcie-Lee Rae

Owner, Hallmark Management Inc.

Session: Running a Successful Meeting
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 233

Read Darcie-Lee’s bio…

Dave Bodnarchuk

President, ElectionBuddy Inc.

Session: Running a Successful Meeting
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 233

Read Dave’s bio…

Dawn Ker

Senior Condominium Manager, Group Three Property Management Inc.

Session: Governance & IT
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 232

Read Dawn’s bio…

Dawn Mitchell

Senior Commercial Account Executive, HUB International

Session: Slip & Fall: Prevention & Follow-Up
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 233

Read Dawn’s bio…

Doug Dixon

Regulatory Compliance Advisor, Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)

Session: RECA Presentation
Date:
Friday, April 26
Time: 3:45 – 5:00 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Doug’s bio…

Erin Berney

Partner, Field Law

Session: Navigating Difficult Situations
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 232

Read Erin’s bio…

Hamish Farmer

Vice President, Client Executive Real Estate Division

Session: Slip & Fall – Prevention & Follow-Up
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 233

Read Hamish’s bio…

Heather Elliot

Senior Associate, Entuitive

Session: How not to Half-Ass(essment) It!
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Heather’s bio…

Heidi Besuijen

Partner, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer

Session: Navigating Difficult Situations
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 232

Read Heidi’s bio…

Helena Smith

HRS Condominium Consulting

Session: Bylaws Do’s and Don’ts
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Helena’s bio…

Hugh Willis

Owner/Lawyer, Willis Law

Session: Bylaws Do’s and Don’ts
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Panellist: Legal Panel Discussion
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Hugh’s bio…

Jennifer Beyer

Principal, Convoke Consulting

Session: Running a Successful Meeting
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 233

Read Jennifer’s bio…

Jesse Tufts

Mechanical Engineer, ReNü Engineering

Session: Condos Going Green
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Jesse’s bio…

Todd Shipley, BA, LLB

Lawyer, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer

Session: Realtors & Expectations Around Condo Documents
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 233

Panellist: Legal Panel Discussion
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
Room:
PIC 120/122

Read Todd’s bio…

Maurice Perrault

Owner, Blue Line Condominium Document Reading Service

Session: Realtors & Expectations Around Condo Documents
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 233

Read Maurice’s bio…

Melissa Stappler

Willis Law

Session: Finance – Why not a Loan?
Time: 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Room: PIC 232

Read Melissa’s bio…

Michael Gibson

Partner, Miller Thomson

Session: Slip & Fall – Prevention & Follow-Up
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 233

Panellist: Legal Panel Discussion
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Michael’s bio…

Sheldon Johnston

Broker/Owner, President, Liv Real Estate®

Session: Realtors & Expectations Around Condo Documents
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 233

Read Sheldon’s bio…

Thivya Viswanathan

Program Specialist, Retrofit Accelerator Coach, Alberta Ecotrust

Session: Condos Going Green
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 AM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Thivya’s bio…

Justin Tudor

President, Keller Engineering

Session: How not to Half-Ass(essment) It!
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room: PIC 120/122

Read Justin’s bio…

Testimonials

“I would and will highly recommend both becoming a member of CCI as well as attending workshops, courses, and conferences. Thanks to everyone involved in making the event such a success!!

“Once again a wonderful day of new learning, gathering of information and sharing ideas to help us become more effective Board members. Thank you to everyone involved.”

“This event is always valuable as you learn a great deal about condo boards and their responsibilities and listening to others you find that there is a common thread among board and issues they deal with.”

“Absolutely I would recommend the Alberta Condo Expo to owners, boards, and professionals to network and get good information.”

“I must express how informative and insightful the sessions were.  They provided another level of understanding and confidence.”

High value learning opportunity for board members and condo owners with an interest in condo governance.”

“I always recommend CCI events, I find them very helpful, well organised, and fun.”

“Very well planned with a broad variety of topics to meet the needs of the participants either as a management company or as a Board member.”

“And please extend our thanks to everyone for the fantastic Condo Expo!  My team and I were blown away by the amount of information we received and the networking we were able to do.  It was a great day!”

“The presentations were excellent and so was the information I obtained throughout the session and after.”

“Still the best event to tell condo boards they are not operating in the wilderness. That there is a lot of support and information out there.”

“Great organization, presenters were prepared and knowledgeable, vendors were friendly and had great giveaways including information. Thanks to all that made this year’s conference a success.”