BPW Canada’s 47th Biennial National Convention
August 7 - 9, 2020
Hosted by BPW Saskatoon
BPW Canada's 47th Biennial National Convention features the 2018 - 2020 national theme “She for She - Women Strong”. Collaborate, connect and surround yourself in sisterhood with women from across Canada.
Convention Registration via Eventbrite.
- Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 16, 2020
- Registration Deadline: August 4, 2020
We know you need to plan your travel and while we don’t have a finalized agenda yet here are some time guidelines.
- Friday, August 7
- 1 pm - 4 pm: BPW Canada National Board - Pre-Convention Board Meeting
- 4 pm - 6 pm: Convention Pre-Registration
- 7 pm - 10 pm: Exclusive Welcome Reception at Remai Modern (Optional event, extra cost)
- Saturday, August 8
- 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration
- 8 am - 9 am: Breakfast and Resolution Workshop
- 9 am - 3:30 pm: Business Sessions/AGM with Lunch and Networking Breaks
- 3:30 pm - 5 pm: Panel - “Secrets to building a community of women; lessons learned along their journey”
- 6 pm - 11 pm: Gala at Remai Modern, Riverview Room
- Sunday, August 9
- 8 am - 9 am: Breakfast
- 9 am - 2 pm: Business Sessions/AGM with Lunch and Networking Breaks
- 2 pm: Adjournment
- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: BPW Canada National Board Meeting - Post-Convention Board Meeting
Over the three days of convention you can expect:
To participate in our 2020 BPW Canada Business Sessions which include our AGM, the National Resolution Process and the 2020-2022 National Board Elections.
Stroll through our convention lobby space that features displays from BPW Clubs and Projects across Canada.
Hear from a panel of prominent business and professional women in Saskatchewan from a variety of backgrounds as they share their “Secrets to building a community of women; lessons learned along their journey”. They will discuss the importance of women supporting women, the benefits of being a BPW member or the benefit of having similar support in their journey.
Enjoy an elegant evening at our Saturday Gala at the nationally renowned Remai Modern, in the Riverview Room located across the street from the Alt Hotel. You will experience the culinary delights of Oliver Bonacini Hospitality at the Remai while overlooking our beautiful river landing.
The 2020 BPW Canada Leadership Award will be presented at the Gala to a BPW member who has exemplified exceptional leadership in her community.
We are incredibly excited to bring you, Amanda Perrot, Grounded Goodness Founder as our keynote speaker at our Saturday Gala. Amanda is an award-winning speaker, entrepreneur, and author.
She created her company, Grounded Goodness, in 2015. The company's mission is simple: Spread goodness. In just a few years, that mission has led Amanda and Grounded Goodness to create inspirational (and feisty) products, build community, and spend seven weeks road tripping around Saskatchewan in 2018. Since that trip, she’s written a bestselling book (“47 Days: A Journey Back Home”).
Amanda's love of connection and good people also shows up in her speaking engagements. She's hosted over 25 “Sisterhood” events around the province, was awarded the 2017 Toastmaster of the Year Award for District 99, and has delivered keynote presentations and workshops on self-awareness, sisterhood, and community to many different audiences.
She was nominated for a 2019 YWCA of Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award in the “Saskatchewan Spirit” category, for her work in creating spaces for women to connect, with an emphasis on vulnerability and honesty. Amanda truly believes that we as women are better together, and continually works to create supportive networks for women of Saskatchewan and beyond.
In addition to her speaking and entrepreneurship, she owns a small rural Saskatchewan printing business that employs 8 women. In her spare time, she volunteers to speak for numerous non-profit organizations, to inspire and connect their employees and communities.
Moving forward, she is continuing to help women use their voices after experiencing the importance of using her own. You can find her on Instagram (@groundedgoodness) and on the Grounded Goodness website.
Friday evening will feature an exclusive optional Welcome Reception at the Remai Modern on the Rooftop Terrace. Start your convention experience with delicious appetizers while overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Mingle with local dignitaries who will welcome you to our beautiful city. This is an exclusive event with limited tickets available so purchase yours now!
Photo by Danielle Stasiuk Photography
The 2020 Convention is being held at the Alt Hotel, located at 480 2 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK. Located in downtown Saskatoon, you will be centrally located right along our beautiful South Saskatchewan River. A five-minute walk from the new River Landing outdoor space and the Meewasin Valley walking trails. A number of restaurants and pubs are minutes away and we are directly across the street for the world-renowned Remai Modern Art Gallery where our Friday and Saturday evening events are hosted. The Alt was specifically chosen for its location and commitment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a zero-waste hotel.
BPW Saskatoon has blocked rooms with 2 Queen Beds: $149/night + taxes.
Alt Hotel's website, using the Group Block Code: 0820BPWCAN
Call the Alt Hotel, 1-833-258-4480 and mention the Group Name / Block ID: BusinessandProfessionalWomenCanada
Room block ends July 6, 2020, so book soon before they are all taken.
BPW Canada members: Convention Documents and updates will be posted to the Members' Area of the site as available. Login required.