Schedule

2020 Tentative Schedule

*Subject to Change

Jan 30, 2020

 

Trade Show

January 30, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm
Entertainment Centre
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Come visit the vendors and learn what services they have to offer your Agricultural Society.

Jan 31, 2020

 

Friday Morning Workshops

January 31, 2020 from 8am to 12:30pm
Various Rooms
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Choose one of six workshops to attend. Please note that pre-registration is required for certain sessions and start time varies for each session.

8:00am - 12:00pm: Ice Arena Maintenance (Pre-registration required)
8:00am - 12:00pm: Financial Management Training - Beginner (Pre-registration required)
8:30am - 12:30pm: Farmers' Market Manager Training
9:00am - 12:00pm: Bylaw Review Workshop (Pre-registration required)
9:00am - 12:00pm: Future of Rodeo
9:00am - 12:00pm: Telling your story for Volunteer Recruitment

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Lunch

January 31, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm
Entertainment Centre
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Trade Show and Children's Showcase Acts

January 31, 2020 from 12:15pm to 3:15pm
Entertainment Centre
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Come visit the vendors and learn what services they have to offer your Agricultural Society. There will also be performers that specialize in shows for children. Watch as the performers entertain real children. This is a great opportunity to find acts for fairs and festivals! List of performers to be updated later. Please check back soon.
 

Short Sessions

January 31, 2020 from 3:15pm to 4pm
Various
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Select sponsors of the AAAS Convention will lead sessions to educate Agricultural Societies on the benefits they offer. List of sessions to be updated later. Please check back soon.
 

Opening Ceremonies

January 31, 2020 from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Entertainment Centre
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Join us for the Opening Ceremonies for the 73rd Annual AAAS Convention.
 

MLA and Minister Forum

January 31, 2020 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Entertainment Centre
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Ministers and MLAs from the United Conservative Party will participate in a forum where delegates can ask questions relating Agricultural Societies. List of Ministers and MLAs updated as they RSVP.
 

Dinner

January 31, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Entertainment Centre
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Award Ceremonies

January 31, 2020 from 7:15pm to 7:45pm
Entertainment Centre
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Celebrate with us as we recognize and honour various award winners.
 

Opening Keynote - Using your Story to Stay Relevant

January 31, 2020 from 7:45pm to 8:30pm
Entertainment Centre
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Speaker: Randy Ritz
 

Evening Showcase Acts

January 31, 2020 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Entertainment Centre
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Watch a variety of performers present their talents during our evening showcase. This is a great opportunity to find acts for fairs and festivals! List of performers to be updated later. Please check back soon.
 

Hospitality Suite

January 31, 2020 at 10:30pm
River Cree Rooms
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Come network with fellow Agricultural Societies in our hospitality suite! There will be snacks, games, and a toonie bar.

Feb 1, 2020

 

Breakfast

February 01, 2020 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Entertainment Centre
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AAAS Year in Review

February 01, 2020 from 8:15am to 9am
Entertainment Centre
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AAAS's CEO Tim Carson will give an update on the Association's previous year.
 

Regional Meetings

February 01, 2020 from 9:15am to 10:15am
Various
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Meet with others from your region to discuss challenges, successes, and elect an AAAS board member if necessary.
 

Saturday Morning Sessions

February 01, 2020 from 10:30am to 12pm
Various Rooms
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Choose one of seven sessions to attend.

10:30am - 12:00pm: Financial Management Training for Board Members
10:30am - 12:00pm: Content Development in Marketing
10:30am - 12:00pm: There is no I in team (Unless you're a really bad speller)
10:30am - 12:00pm: Ag Societies Grant Program - Stripped Down
10:30am - 12:00pm: Diversifying offerings
10:30am - 12:00pm: AGLC Rules - What to know for your Events and Facilities
10:30am - 12:00pm: Board Succession - Planning to Grow your Membership


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Lunch

February 01, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm
Entertainment Centre
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Saturday Afternoon Sessions

February 01, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3pm
Various Rooms
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Choose one of seven sessions to attend.

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Financial Management Training for Board Members
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Improving your Events
1:30pm - 3:00pm: There is no I in team (Unless you're a really bad speller)
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Finding Grants for your Ag Society
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Working with Municipalities and Other Partners
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Strategy Development in Marketing
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Board Succession - Planning to Grow your Membership


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Annual General Meeting

February 01, 2020 from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Entertainment Centre
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Come participate in the annual AGM for AAAS. Light snacks to be provided
 

Roundtable Discussions

February 01, 2020 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Enoch Rooms
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Join your fellow delegates in roundtable discussions to explore different challenges and successes experienced throughout Alberta and discuss possible solutions.
 

Cocktails and Showcase Entertainment

February 01, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
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Meet and interact with other delegates over cocktails as you enjoy showcase acts. Listening to the showcase acts is a great opportunity to find acts for fairs and festivals! List of performers to be updated later. Please check back soon.
 

Saturday Night Gala Dinner

February 01, 2020 from 7pm to 7:50pm
Entertainment Centre
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This year's theme for the Saturday Night Gala is "Be a Spectacle at Our Roaring 2020's Gala". Dress in character if you choose.
 

Silent Auction

February 01, 2020 at 7pm
Entertainment Centre
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Participate in the AAAS silent auction during the Saturday Night Gala. The Silent Auction closing time will not be announced beforehand. Please contact us if you have any items you would like to donate to the Silent Auction.
 

Marketing Competition Winners

February 01, 2020 from 8pm to 8:30pm
Entertainment Centre
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Celebrate with us as we recognize and honour the winners of the AAAS Marketing Competition.
 

Evening Showcase Acts

February 01, 2020 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Entertainment Centre
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Watch a variety of performers present their talents during our evening showcase. This is a great opportunity to find acts for fairs and festivals! List of performers to be updated later. Please check back soon.
 

Hospitality Suite

February 01, 2020 at 10:30pm
River Cree Rooms
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Come network with fellow Agricultural Societies in our hospitality suite! There will be snacks, games, and a toonie bar.

Feb 2, 2020

 

Breakfast

February 02, 2020 from 8am to 9am
Entertainment Centre
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Closing Keynote - Morph

February 02, 2020 from 9am to 10am
Entertainment Centre
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Speaker: Mark Mayfield
 

Closing Remarks

February 02, 2020 from 10am to 10:15am
Entertainment Centre
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This portion will conclude the 2020 AAAS Annual Convention.