2023 Planner

Conference Planner

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pre-conference Event

Tentative TBC


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CPA Board of Directors Meeting



7:30 am – 5:00 pm

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Sector Round Table Meetings

• Airports • Hospitals/Private Operators • Municipalities • Universities/College

Delegates participate in face-to-face discussions with peers from their sector to share information and experiences.

Open to Sector members only. (Hospital meeting will be open to Private Operators)

4:30 – 5:30 pm

President’s Reception for New Members


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Trade Show Grand Opening

The Opening Trade Show exhibition is a time to visit vendors and scope out the latest in innovation, technology, and to see what’s trending.  Start the dialogue and set the pace for the sessions to follow.


8:30 pm

Free Evening



7:30 – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Buffet Breakfast


8:45 am – 10:00 am

Main Stage

Platform Parkade and Innovation Centre

Designing and Planning a Convertible Parking Facility

Joanne Sparkes, Senior Project Architect, Associate, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd

Katherine Robinson, Principal, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd

Emily MacDonald, Project Manager, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Jen Lussier, COO, Platform Calgary

Shaun Darragh, Planning and Development Analyst, City of Calgary

Moderator: Ralph Bond, Principal, BA Consulting Group

Panelists from the development team will demonstrate how a convertible parking facility was built through the design steps of concept, schematic and detailed design. We will discuss the site constraints and display the design features that allow for future conversion to alternate uses such as residential and office and demonstrate the process of how to develop complex parking facilities.

Discussion Highlights:

  • History, the road from concept and design to implementation
    • East Village redevelopment plan
    • Consolidated parking plan
  • Key priorities
    • Be adaptive
    • Integrate development opportunities into the project
    • Enhance the public realm for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles
    • Realize the East Village Master Plan
  • Benefits to Calgary Parking and the community
    • Partnership with the Innovation Centre
    • New event space
  • Project barriers
    • Site Constraints
    • Budget

*This Facility will be included on the Wednesday Technical Tour.


10:00 am – 11:55 am

Breakout Sessions


Noon – 1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon


1:30 – 5:30 pm

Trade Show Exhibition


6:00 pm

Free Evening



7:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 – 9:00 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am

Annual General Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

CPA Directors will discuss the impact of the pandemic on industry sectors.


10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Final Trade Show Exhibition

Buffet Lunch – Noon – 1:00 pm


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Celebrating Wind-up Event


9:00 am – 10:00 am

CPA Board of Directors Meeting


10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Technical Tour


*subject to change