Conference Highlights

Curling Bonspiel Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday •  October 17 • Noon – 8 pm

Gala Opening and Trade Show Exhibition

Sunday, October 18 • 5:45 – 8:30 pm

Acquaintances, old and new will once again meet to network and kick off the 2015 event. Enjoy refreshments and an exhibition that will be sure to tease delegates and bring them back for more.

Monday • October 19  •  9:00 – 10:00 am

Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing magazine, this award-winning advertising writer, chief executive officer, and creative director addresses a variety of topics surrounding branding, corporate strategy, creativity and social media. Boasting training from Second City, Ron Tite’s presentations are not only information-packed, they’re also infused with his unique humour – guaranteed to have you laughing while you learn.

Tite has created advertising campaigns for clients including Air France, Evian, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Marketing Awards and others.

Currently, he is CEO of The Tite Group, a content marketing agency based in Toronto. He has also written for a number of television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus.

His first book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), will be published by HarperCollins in spring, 2015.
Conference Wind-up Event – Vancouver Street Festival
Tuesday • October 20 • 6:30 pm

Vancouver has so much to offer, and with a full conference agenda you might miss something.  So, we are bringing the flavours of this world-class city to our doorstep!  Take in the ambiance of Chinatown, Coal Harbour, Granville Island, Yaletown and the world-famous Robson Street plus a whole lot more.  Then, settle in for some words of wisdom from Rex Murphy, musical entertainment and fun entertainment and fun to last into the ‘wee hours’.  You know CPA won’t disappoint!

Claim to Fame:
Social Commentator and Editorialist, Distinct Canadian Voice

Summary:
The one and only Rex Murphy is a trusted face and voice across Canadian media. His intellect and biting humour strike through the heart of profound political and social issues. Currently he writes and reports for CBC’s The National and hosts Cross Country Checkup in addition to his role as a columnist in the National Post.

Bio:
He is one of the faces of Canada, radiating intelligence and trustworthiness.

He is one of its voices, heard in a Newfoundland brogue coast to coast as moderator of Cross Country Checkup, our only national, open-line program.

His mind is as sharp as the Rockies.

National treasurers need no introduction, and so it is with Rex Murphy, writer, broadcaster and professional thinker.

He knows what makes Canadians tick, and what drives our political and social affairs. He makes us important, reminds us we have culture beyond hockey.

His thought-provoking, sometimes stinging commentary and original insights, delivered through a vocabulary to make Webster’s consider updating, draw 5,000 to 10,000 listeners to try to join in discussions on Cross Country Checkup.

Canadian’s are treated to weekly commentary from Rex on CBC’s The National along with his Saturday column in the National Post. He’s also acted as an editorial contributor to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera.

He calls himself a Newfoundlander biting at the heels of Canadian conservatism.

Murphy, a Rhodes Scholar, was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University and, in 1968 went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Rex ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?

Certainly, as a speaker, he’s quality. He’s profound. Oh, and entertainer Murphy can spin a funny yarn. Each presentation is customized to your topic and audience with a touch of his delicious “Rex appeal.”

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