This program has been accredited by:

  • AAA = Alberta Association of Architects
  • BOMI = BOMI Canada
  • IDCEC = Interior Design Continuing Education Council

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Seminar Streams:

  • Urban & Community Planning
  • Building Code & Envelope Solutions
  • Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials
  • Project Planning, Management & Best Practices
  • Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
  • Property Management
  • Facility Management & Building Maintenance
  • Professional & Personal Skills Development
  • Business & Strategic Planning

Wednesday, November 8 • 8:30am–9:30am • Early Bird $40 / Regular $50 • Palomino A/B

W03 – KEYNOTE: Cities of the Future: Beauty, Brains and Brawn

(Urban & Community Planning, Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment, Health & Wellness, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Property Management, Business & Strategic Planning)

[ 1 AAA Structured LH • 1 BOMI CPD • 1 General Hour IDCEC Approved]

Cities are changing. Now, more than ever, we are seeing more densely populated urban areas, changes in real estate development, a shift in societal values and behaviour, and the rise of smart technologies. These factors, paired with the need for social equality and environmental balance, present unique challenges and great opportunity for our cities.

Futurist, Nikolas Badminton, will examine the trends innovating some of the world’s greatest cities, improving the life of their inhabitants, and minimizing environmental impact. Exploring what these trends could mean for Calgary, Nikolas will make some bold predictions to help inspire you to think outside of the box when imagining the future of our real estate.

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton, Futurist

Nikolas is a world-respected futurist, speaker, author, teacher, and conference producer. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on how exponential technologies are revolutionizing the world. He is a renowned expert in the sharing economy, the future of work, and how cities are evolving.

He regularly appears on BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, VICE, and writes for Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes,, and other media. More of his thinking can be seen at

Wednesday, November 8 • 10:00am–11:00am • Early Bird $40 / Regular $50 • Palomino A/B

W05 – KEYNOTE: The Digital Revolution: The New Face of Construction

(Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Business & Strategic Planning)

[1 AAA Structured LH • 1 BOMI CPD • 1 General Hour IDCEC Approved]

Hear Gareth Hayes, Partner at Roland Berger in Chicago, address digitization in the construction industry. Exploring the degree to which digitization is already implemented, Gareth will expand on the areas that have the most to gain from digitization. Speaking to the impact on logistics, procurement, production/construction, marketing/sales, after sales & customer marketing, the keynote will identify the potential and opportunity that digitization presents throughout these areas. This presentation will summarize the benefits of digitization, emphasizing the importance of adoption in the advancement of the construction industry.

Gareth Hayes

Gareth Hayes, Partner, Engineered Products & High Tech Competence Center Chicago, Roland Berger LLC

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Gareth Hayes is a Partner in Roland Berger’s Engineered Products & High Tech (EPHT) Competence Center in Chicago.

Since joining the firm in 2009 he has worked with clients across the industrial and construction sectors in topics from growth strategy, operations management and technology areas such as additive manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management as part of Northwestern’s MMM Program.

Wednesday, November 8 • 2:00pm–4:00pm • Early Bird $50 / Regular $60 • Palomino A/B

W16 – KEYNOTE: Views from The Edge

(Professional & Personal Skills Development, Business & Strategic Planning)

[2 AAA Structured LH • 2 BOMI CPDs • 2 General Hours IDCEC Approved]

Back by popular demand, Views from The Edge reinvents the traditional conference experience. Join fellow delegates for an afternoon plenary featuring a collection of highly relevant, high value, high energy presentations on matters at the forefront of our industry.

Focusing on the themes of DISRUPTION and RESILIENCE, Change Agents and Thought Leaders will expand on experiences that have contributed to monumental shifts in their profession, company and life.

Topics include: Inflection Points, The Free Agent Economy, Unconventional Paths, The Collaboration Equation, Exponentialism: Culture is Key.

Markku Allison
Bill Black
Brandy Burdeniuk
Tom Hodson
Tom Redl
Carrie Sturts Dossick
Shane Wallace

Curators and Hosts:
Markku Allison, Director, Engagement and Strategy, CHANDOS Construction
Bill Black, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Contractors

Featured Change Agents and Thought Leaders:
Brandy Burdeniuk, Founding Partner, EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting
Tom Hodson, President & CEO, Tiger Calcium Corporation
Tom Redl, President & CEO, CHANDOS Construction
Carrie Sturts Dossick, Executive Director, Center for Education and Research in Construction, University of Washington
Shane Wallace, CEO/Chief Facilitator and Engagement Officer, CultureSmith Inc.


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Brandy Burdeniuk is an industrial designer, entrepreneur and founding partner of EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting, a green building consulting firm. As a collaborator, teacher and troublemaker, Brandy has worked since 2006 with her team at EcoAmmo to excite people about living, working, and thriving in healthy and sustainable buildings. Knowing that business can be done a better way, Brandy is always eager to share her knowledge and has presented to numerous audiences throughout North America. Her technical expertise and community involvement enables her to be at the forefront of local market changes and international business trends. Brandy is an engaging and entertaining speaker and is known for her ability to communicate challenging topics in a way that breaks down barriers to sustainability and gets people excited for change.

Brandy currently sits as Chair of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council and is running in the next City of Edmonton Municipal Election, for Councillor of Ward 11.

Thursday, November 9 • 11:00am–12:00pm • Early Bird $40 / Regular $50 • Palomino A/B

T10 – KEYNOTE: Designed Leadership

(Urban & Community Planning, Landscape Architecture, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Professional & Personal Skills Development, Business & Strategic Planning)

[1 AAA Structured LH • 1 BOMI CPD • 1 General Hour IDCEC Approved]

Great leaders aspire to manage “by design”—with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines. Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and accountable visionaries. Design thinking loosens the mind and activates innovation. It creates the conditions for employees to thrive and for all kinds of businesses to succeed.

Hear from Moura Quayle, the author of Designed Leadership, and strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer share her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles and practices from years of experience into tools of change for all levels of leaders.

Moura Quayle

Moura Quayle, Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Author, Designed Leadership

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Professor Moura Quayle is the Director pro tem of the new UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Since 2014, Moura was the Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs professional graduate program. Moura’s interests lie in rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society. Her teaching and research focus is the Sauder and an emerging Policy Studio at the Liu Institute that help students and organizations learn to use design processes and tools.

She has brought her education and professional background in urban design and landscape architecture to bear on a variety of leadership positions. Moura’s experience includes Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Research and Innovation, responsible for updating strategic oversight systems for 25 institutions including the research and innovation portfolio; leadership of the B.C. Pacific Coast Collaborative as the BC Commissioner reporting to the Premier, for the Premier and Governors of Pacific Coast states in Canada and the United States; and transforming a faculty and diverse land and academic assets at the University of British Columbia, first as Dean to update UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and then as Associate VP, Academic Programs for the reorganization of UBC Okanagan. She has served on the Boards of Genome BC and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Her community work has included developing and serving as chair of a City of Vancouver Urban Landscape Task Force, and her current service is as the Chair of the Boards of Genome Canada and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). She has been recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA, a Distinguished Alumna by UC Berkeley, and as an honorary Doctor of Science from The University of Guelph.

Her book, Designed Leadership, was published by Columbia University Press in July, 2017.

Thursday, November 9 • 1:00pm–2:00pm • Early Bird $40 / Regular $50 • Palomino A/B

T17 – KEYNOTE: Innovative Office Environments: Companies Changing the Game

(Building Performance, Energy Efficiency & Environment, Health & Wellness, New Products, Technologies, Innovations & Materials, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Property Management, Business & Strategic Planning)

[1 AAA Structured LH • 1 BOMI CPD • 1 General Hour IDCEC Approved]

A monumental shift has begun. Health and wellness, technology, changing demographics, unique work space preferences – these are just a few of the elements evolving today’s office environment. In this presentation, California designer, Mary Lee Duff, will profile the cutting-edge offices of some our continents most iconic brands.

In this visual and vibrant presentation, Mary will speak to the unique design characteristics of highly engaged and inspired workplaces, expanding on the methodology and strategies behind project features, systems and space planning.

Mary Lee Duff

Mary Lee Duff, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Workplace Strategy, Interior Architects

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A Principal and Director of Workplace Strategy at IA Interior Architects, Mary Lee Duff delves into all aspects of the design and planning process; ranging from project management to special expertise in workplace strategies. Her experience working with top performing companies on the leading edge of technology gives her a unique opportunity to apply strategic and design thinking that continues to test the evolution of workplace. Mary Lee believes deeply in the value of engagement of end users from high level visioning to focus groups and ideation exercises that bring new concepts and planning to the forefront. Representative clients include SAP, Mercedez Benz, Salesforce, Google, and LinkedIn.

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