Project Description

Charlottetown offered us a conference to remember!

Eighty-seven delegates attended the Charlottetown 2015 “Sharing Our Stories” conference in Charlottetown October 18 to 20. Setting the pace for energy, fun, and extraordinary networking was the Saturday afternoon Amazing CACE Race. Well over 40 CACE members ran, jogged, or walked for two hours all over Charlottetown. There were plenty of opportunities for engaging conversation as teams competed in challenges ranging from potato peeling to ice cream tasting. Culminating in a lobster feast at the wharf, we were ready to learn on Sunday morning. The storytelling theme threaded its way through keynote presentations and workshops and into networking conversations. Our BRAVO gala dinner provided the perfect launching pad for the new BRAVO insignia and celebration of our BRAVO award winners. There was steep competition with baseball and the election, but many stayed to dance and enjoy excellent music following the dinner. The closing keynote, singer, songwriter, and story-teller, Dave Gunning had us leaving the conference on a “high note.”

We have some fantastic photos and Victoria Miles captured a few of the highlights from the conference with comments from those who attended.

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Conference Photos

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Conference Description

From October 18 – 20, 2015, the beautiful Prince Edward Island will provide a spectacular backdrop for the annual CACE Conference in historic Charlottetown.

Sharing our Stories/Partager nos histoires will deliver four days of professional development focusing on communication, and the art of storytelling. Keynote speakers and workshops will explore the importance of storytelling, and how effective this method of communication can be. Working at a grassroots level, or at a corporate level, storytelling is an authentic way to let people know what’s going on. Every day there are amazing stories to be told about our schools and the education system.

We want attendees to return to their offices with practical tools in hand; ready to put new skills to use. But it won’t be all work and no play. That’s not how we do things on the East Coast. Be prepared for dancing, music, food and fun.

Over the next few months we will be adding information to the CACE website and Facebook page. Watch for speaker announcements and opportunities to win a few prizes!

It’s going to be a great time in Charlottetown. Come for the conference, stay for the party!

Program

Planning for the 2015 CACE Conference is underway! We are posting our preliminary program to give you an idea of all the great professional development and networking we have in store. This program will be expanded over the coming weeks to include more detail.

We look forward to seeing you in Charlottetown from October 18-20, 2015!

Click here for full details - UPDATED!

 

Registration

Member fee

$549Early bird rate until June 13, after rate is $599

Non-member fee

$799*

One day fee

$299*

*As of 2014, taxes will be added to all CACE conference fees to comply with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Tax will be charged from the province that the conference is held.

Accepted methods of payment:

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Bravo! meal guest fee: $75*
A full conference registration includes one attendees for the Bravo! gala. Additional guests are welcome to attend the Bravo! Awards Celebration for a fee of $75 to cover meal costs.

Cancellation policy
In order to ensure clear communications, CACE has a conference refund policy.

Speakers

  • Brian Woodland, PEEL District School Board
  • Tim Merry & Marguerite Drescher, Change Ahead
  • Dave Gunning, Award winning singer-song writer

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Travel Information

There are a few options when traveling to Charlottetown.

  • Fly directly to Charlottetown
    • While not the largest airport in Canada, Charlottetown does have a few direct flights from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax every day.
      • Air Canada flies from Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa
      • WestJet flies from Toronto
    • A cab ride from the airport to the Delta Prince Edward costs roughly $12.00
  • Fly to Halifax or Moncton and drive across the impressive Confederation Bridge (also a great option if you plan to come early or stay late!)
    • Both Halifax and Moncton are international airports with multiple flights every day.
    • It is roughly a 2 hour drive to Charlottetown from the Moncton International Airport, and roughly 3.5 hours from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
    • The bridge toll to cross the Confederation Bridge is $37, but you only pay to get off the Island!
    • Car rental agencies in these cities include Enterprise, National, Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty and Hertz.
      • Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering CACE conference attendees discounted rates for the conference! For those of you planning to fly into Halifax or Moncton and driving to Charlottetown, you can pick up your rental car at the airport. If you are flying into Charlottetown and would like to take some time to travel around the Island, you can pick up your car there! Please click here for more information and links to book your car rental.

Hotel Information

Delta Prince Edward
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 4A1

https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Prince-Edward

The beautiful Delta Prince Edward is located in downtown Charlottetown, close to the harbour and many restaurants and shops.

The hotel was recently renovated, completely updating the entire hotel, including guest rooms. It is connected to the new Prince Edward Island Convention Centre where some of our meetings will take place.

Room rate: $159.00 per night

Please call 1-888-890-3222 to book your room using the code CACE1015. The Reservation deadline is September 17, 2015 so be sure to book in time to take advantage of the conference room rate!

The Delta Prince Edward is offering the conference rate for up to two days before, and two days after the conference for those interested in adding some additional time onto the trip to explore the Island.

NOTE: With the conference being held in October there will be some attractions closed for the season. There are still many things to do in Charlottetown and across the Island, and the scenery is beautiful in the fall. If you have your heart set on an activity or attraction, be sure to check it out ahead of time.