Conference

Cut Down Your Friends List Without The Awkwardness

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Saying goodbye to online connections could have repercussions for your in-person interactions. Even if this is "your" news feed and you have the right to choose who and what appears in it, take a moment to reflect on the repercussions before clicking "unfriend." Consider the side-effects of this click.

Sticky Situation: A Lesson In Handshaking For The Trumps Among Us

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

With direct eye contact and a confident handshake, Trudeau firmly placed his left hand on his host's right shoulder to quickly define "his bubble." We almost heard him say, "This, is my border Mr. President." Trump's handshake talks. Trudeau's does, too. And yours, do you know what it says about you?

The Best Student Conferences You Can't Miss This Semester

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

It's really hard for students to know all the opportunities out there for them. But as Canada's hub for prospective university students, we wanted to compile a list of the top upcoming events you simply can't miss out on. Check them out, and don't miss out!

Anti-Transparency On Display At COP7 Global Anti-Tobacco Conference

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada
Yaël Ossowski

A Students For Liberty activist carries a protest sign at the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 7th Annual Conferenc...

Advice For Business Travellers: Socialize For Success

Booking.com | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Booking.com

The meeting has ended and it's time to relax a little. The last thing you want to do now is lose the admiration of colleagues with inappropriate behaviour. Some social downtime to experience new cultures is one of the things business travellers enjoy most -- but the wrong behaviour can make or break a deal.

8 Keys To Organizing A Great Conference

Erin Bury | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Some events I've attended recently have made me realize it's so easy to go above and beyond the basic conference formula and make it an event that's more valuable for sponsors, attendees, speakers, and people following along online.

5 Ways To Make the Most Of Your Next Conference

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

At the conferences I attend, when I look around the room, I see a wealth of knowledge -- and it's not all at the podium. Every attendee has something to share. Some may have a nugget of wisdom, specifically relevant to you, that boosts your career or inspires you to change directions.

Indian Women Take The Summit

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

It's well known that there is strength in numbers and wisdom in crowds. But what if we're only seeing half the numbers and hearing half the crowd? A...

I Found a Booming Tech Industry Hidden in Victoria

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

With an energetic and vibrant atmosphere it's no surprise that Victoria, B.C. is one of the world's favourite destinations. As I was soon to learn, that energy is here in the technology business, too. It has been hidden away a little, obscured by its modesty, and I do actually think that there is something really special worth shouting about over here.

How I Found My Favourite Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.

Why You Should Turn Off Technology and Listen When People Talk

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Real work has to get done, and what are the costs if you don't spend time listening and communicating with your team? Well, the answer is that the costs are surprisingly high: rising levels of employee burnout, for starters. Burnout, our DMS indexing finds, is reflected in high engagement scores, which are accompanied by low value and low trust scores.

4 Things Every New Entrepreneur Should Splurge On

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

There are investments you need to make as a start-up -- like design and marketing, for example -- that seem like a non-negotiable no-brainer. But there are other, perhaps less obvious, investments that are important to the long-term success of your business. You need to invest in yourself. Your professional development. Your personal growth.

Are You Over-Extending Yourself Just to Be Liked?

Anne Day | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Danielle has realized that this way of life can't continue; that's she saying "no" now from a place of fatigue and exhaustion rather than from a place of joy. As she observed, she needs white space in her life. So often she's said "yes" to something that is six or nine months down the road, but it comes up so quickly and just adds to her stress.

Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Mitch Joel

Whether it's the Arab Spring, the Tea Party movement or Occupy Wall Street, what is it about leaderless organizations that makes it all seem so strange to us? Because we expect others to lead us. Because there is no defined 'leader,' they are chastised for not having in place a more traditional (and hierarchical) structure.