Agenda

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
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    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    BILDing our Future Meeting (invite only)
     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration Desk Open
    After you arrive at the Jasper Park Lodge, proceed to the BUILD registration desk where you will receive your name badge and confirmation of your registered activities. CHBA - Alberta staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Executive Officers Forum (invite only)
     Optional  Closed 
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    BILD Alberta: The Next Generation
    (This event is for individuals under 40 years of age with less than five years in the industry)
    Are you part of the Next Generation of industry members? We are inviting eager new talent who are new to the industry to an informal event before the big kick off to the Fall Conference.  

    This event will help you build a strong network of like-minded people while competing in a challenge and partaking in round table discussions. Take this opportunity to gather together to exchange ideas and harness each other’s knowledge.
    Dress: Business casual
     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  11:59 PM
    Theme Night - Celebrating Our Nation

    The CHBA - Alberta Conference kicks off with a night to honour and celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday!

    Show us what Canada means to you by wearing red, white or a costume salute to Canada for your chance at a great prize! Moose and Mounties welcome.  Costumes are optional.

    The Theater Garage in Edmonton has discounts on rentals when you bring in the following Theater Garage Coupon 2017.

    We are shaking things up this year with a stand up reception so you have the freedom to get out and connect. There will be plenty of Canadian themed food so bring your appetite, eh!

    We will dance the night away with entertainment by Jasper’s finest – Alpine Music.  If your feet need a rest, you can explore the region competing for great prizes that will be awarded at the Farewell breakfast on Sunday.

    Dress: Red, white or costume to salute Canada

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
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    7:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Registration Desk Open
    If you weren't able to check in at the registration desk on Thursday, make sure to stop by to pick up all your information and registration gift Friday before 1 pm.
    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Breakfast & State of the Union

    Doors open at 8:00 am - breakfast served until 9 am
    Note - program will begin at 8:15 am.

    Dress: Business casual

    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Friday Keynote - Todd Hirsch

    Alberta’s Economy: What to Expect in 2018 & Beyond
    Join ATB's Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch, as he demystifies the economy and answers these important questions.

    For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He has written the following books: The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012 and Halfway Home in 2016 and will be releasing his third book later this fall.
    Dress: Business casual

    10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Delta Trade Show
    Visit the trade show to see the latest innovations, products and services in the home building industry from our amazing exhibitors. The trade show is a great place to enjoy lunch, make new contacts and win great prizes. 
    Dress: Business casual or casual
    10:45 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Qualico Golf Tournament - Friday - NEW FORMAT

    Play a round of golf in this beautiful Jasper setting. This tournament is one of the highlights of the conference so make sure you register early!

    NEW FORMAT MODIFIED SCRAMBLE - A modified scramble combines elements of a scramble game with elements of stroke play.  Each player tees off and the group selects the best ball.  All golf balls are moved to that spot then individual stroke play continues until each member of the group has holed out.

    If you would prefer to golf in a regular scramble, please register for Saturday golf.

    Dress: Golf attire (no blue jeans)

    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Economic Q&A with Todd Hirsch

    Can’t get enough of ATB's Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch? Neither can we! Get answers to your questions in a special session where Todd dives further into the economy and what you want to know.

    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Service Certainty the Key to High Customer Satisfaction

    Providing customer satisfaction in an imperfect world is a challenge builders face every day. While homes are assembled in uncontrolled environments, all is not lost in the quest to make your customers happy! Learn how companies are owning up to issues by leveraging authenticity to render amazing levels of customer satisfaction. Best practices and detailed excerpts from the new book by Avid Ratings, Service Certainty, will be shared.

    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Lunch in Trade Show
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Google is in the House - Up Your Mobile Marketing Game

    The Mobile and Video Marketing Frontier
    Communicating with consumers through the mobile medium is unlike other channels. To make mobile work effectively, marketers have to understand how mobile works and break entrenched habits.
     
    What’s current? What should we be looking ahead to? More importantly, what do you need to include this in your overall content marketing strategy?
     
    Join Ryan from Google and Melanie from YP NextHome as they cover video storytelling and advertising, inform on new and best practices, and see examples of how companies are breaking through the noise to leverage mobile and video marketing.
    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Mixology
    Just like home building, the art of a good cocktail comes from a good foundation- once you’ve established that, the world is your oyster.

    To help you on your journey we will describe the tools of the cocktail trade and their uses as well as dispel common myths and legends- shaken vs stirred, what glasses and why, and ice cubes- size matters!

    Join us as we demonstrate the art of the perfect Negroni, classic gin martini, salted cucumber cooler, layered shooters, smoked beverages and flaming coffees! Be prepared to impress at your next soiree!
    Dress: Business Casual
    Fee  Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Awards Cocktail Reception
    7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
    Awards of Excellence in Housing & Safety Leadership Awards Ceremony

    The CHBA - Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing and Safety Leadership Awards honour top builders, developers, renovators and general members for their industry-leading work in design, innovation and safety. Members from across the province will be presented awards for the best homes from each category.
    Dress:  Semi-formal/formal (cocktail dress or suit – no blue jeans)

    Presented by: The Alberta New Home Warranty Program Group of Companies

    10:30 PM  -  11:59 PM
    Champagne Reception
    Join us as we toast the winners in the Great Hall following the award ceremony.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
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    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Breakfast & Industry Updates
    Doors open at 8:00 am - breakfast served until 9 am
    Note - program will begin between 8:15 am
     
    CHBA President will address attendees with comments on the national housing scene. Hear from other speakers highlighting key industry updates that impact our members.
    Dress: Business casual
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Keynote - Graham Sherman

    Join us as we listen to Graham Sherman speak on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. As a self-professed “high level geek”, Graham will discuss how he used his love of technology to help him master the craft of brewing artisan beer.

    Together with his partner, Graham launched the Tool Shed Brewery four years ago. Prior to starting Tool Shed, Graham and his partner worked on contracts for the Canadian and US governments and military forces, installing encrypted, tactical communication networks.

    By day, they travelled through Afghanistan in armoured vehicles, geeking out in the world of satellite communications. By night, they aimed their high-level thinking at mastering everyday tasks such as making coffee, learning to control their homes in Canada remotely with their iPhones and of course, perfecting batches of beer.

    Now sold in over 1000 locations in Western Canada, Tool Shed has its 15,000 square foot brewing headquarters in Calgary. The team behind the brand has been nominated as Canadian Entrepreneur of the year, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, with programs in 145 cities in 60 countries. They were also named as two of the “Top 40 Under 40” winners in Avenue magazine.
    Dress: Business casual

    10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Delta Trade Show
    Visit the trade show to see the latest innovations, products and services in the home building industry from our amazing exhibitors. The trade show is a great place to enjoy lunch, make new contacts and win great prizes. 
    Dress: Business casual or casual
    10:45 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Qualico Golf Tournament - Saturday

    Register early so you can tee off in the scenic Jasper setting.

    SCRAMBLE FORMAT -Each player tees off on each hole. The best tee shot is selected and all players play their second shot from that spot. The best second shot is determined, then all play their third shot from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.

    If you would prefer to play more of your own ball, please register for the MODIFIED Scramble format on Friday.

    Dress: Golf attire (no blue jeans)

    Fee  Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Google is in the House - Up Your Mobile Marketing Game REPEAT

    The Mobile and Video Marketing Frontier
    Communicating with consumers through the mobile medium is unlike other channels. To make mobile work effectively, marketers have to understand how mobile works and break entrenched habits.
     
    What’s current? What should we be looking ahead to? More importantly, what do you need to include this in your overall content marketing strategy?
     
    Join Ryan from Google and Melanie from YP NextHome as they cover video storytelling and advertising, inform on new and best practices, and see examples of how companies are breaking through the noise to leverage mobile and video marketing.
    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    What to Expect with Builder Licensing

    CHBA – Alberta is currently working with the provincial government on requirements relating to a Builder Licensing regime for Alberta. Hear from key members of the Task Force who are working to ensure that licensing highlights our upstanding members while removing bad actors from the industry. Regulations are being developed and approved by the province in fall 2017 so don’t miss your chance to be ahead of the curve.
    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Lunch in Trade Show
    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Scenic River Float

    Join the fun and experience a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the history of Jasper. The guides do all the rowing while you enjoy a comfortable ride through several small rapids and calm stretches while exploring all the spectacular scenery. You won’t need a wetsuit for this trip because we’ll splash over the waves. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. One hour on the water.

    Dress: Casual (clothing to be worn under wetsuit – bathing suit or shorts and t-shirt)

    Fee  Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Whitewater Rafting
    Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery combined with breathtaking vistas as we paddle nine kilometers through several mild rapids. This activity is an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting. A National Park licensed guide will lead you down the Athabasca River where you will encounter many Class 2 whitewater rapids that are easily maneuvered by a beginner. In rain or shine, you are sure to have a memorable experience. One hour on the water.
    Dress: Casual (clothing to be worn under wetsuit – bathing suit or shorts and t-shirt)
    Fee  Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Advocating For Members - A New Perspective

    Advocating on issues that impact our members is CHBA – Alberta’s main focus. This is where the value of the Association can truly be seen. Join us to get important updates on key initiatives and learn what the provincial government’s perspective is on our industry.

    Dress: Business casual

     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    President's Gala Cocktail Reception
    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    President's Gala & Industry Leader Awards

    The final evening provides us the opportunity to thank those who serve our industry and help make it a better place. We will honour the hard work and commitment of the provincial volunteers and pay tribute to those who have come before and those that lead the way.

    Dress:  Semi-formal/formal (cocktail dress or suit – no blue jeans)

    Sponsored by: Federated Insurance

    10:00 PM  -  11:59 PM
    Gala Post Reception
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
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    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Farewell Breakfast

    As the conference concludes and before people part ways, the farewell breakfast is an opportunity to reflect on the past few days and the friendships that were formed or renewed.  Let’s not forget it’s also when we distribute the great prizes!

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