There has been a shift in the way we work.
Employers today are looking for a new kind of leader; one who understands and practices the soft skills required to innovate in any field. Today’s industries demand value-based leadership and people with the essential communication skills needed to help companies adapt to change.
The 2018 IxL Conference is a 1-day professional development event that invites you to discover new principles of innovation by leadership, giving you an opportunity to practice these essential skills before you graduate. BCITSA Career Services has developed this full day of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and hands-on practice sessions to provide you with an opportunity to learn directly from industry professionals in management roles, as they help you grow into a leader in your field.
|8:00 am||Registration & Networking|
|8:30 am||Welcome Address: SA + Sponsors|
|9:00 am||Keynote Speaker: Trevor O’Rourke|
|9:55 am||Breakout Session Speaker Introductions|
|10:00 am||Break & Transition||Great Hall|
|TSQ A, B, C, D & COUNCIL CHAMBERS|
|10:30 am||Breakout Sessions: Know Your Why?|
|11:30 am||Networking Lunch||Great Hall|
|12:30 pm||Musical Keynote by Lowry Olafson|
|1:00 pm||Panel: Approaches to Innovation & Leadership at Work|
|1:55 pm||Breakout Session Speaker Introduction|
|2:00 pm||Break & Transition||Great Hall|
|TSQ A, B, C, D & COUNCIL CHAMBERS|
|2:10 pm||Breakout Sessions: Adding Value to Your Work|
|3:10 pm||Break & Transition||Great Hall|
|3:20 pm||Keynote Speaker: Mark Brand|
|4:20 pm||Closing Remarks|
|4:30 pm||Event Ends|
Who Can Participate?
Current part time and full time BCIT student can participate. However, the applicants will be screened as per their applications and only selected students will be invited for the conference by March 30th , 2018
What is the difference between innovation and leadership?
Innovation is often viewed as: the application of better solutions through more-effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models. Leadership is a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. The combination of these two skills will help you to become more successful in your career.
What will I get out of it?
Like any conference, you take away as much as you put in. Meaning: we’ll bring the knowledge and experience, you bring the curiosity and eagerness to learn. Expect to walk away with a new definition of leadership and a competitive edge over your classmates. All conference attendees will also receive a Certificate of Participation.
Sounds Amazing. How do I register?
Currently enrolled BCIT students can apply for a 2018 IxL Conference Pass by filling out their application form here. Eligible applicants will be contacted with details about picking up their pass and preparing for the conference.
Where can I see the list of speakers?
Will there be food?
Yes. All meals at the conference are included in your registration. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on your application form.
Can I bring a guest with me?
No. Conference passes are by invite only, selected through an application process.
Do I have to pre-register for sessions I want to attend?
Yes. Individual breakout sessions need to be pre-registered. Keynotes and open panels do not require pre-registration. Click here for more details.
Is the IxL Conference related to Peak Leadership in any way?
IxL Conference programming was built around the pillars of the Peak Leadership program including: …
Is there a dress code?
Yes. Please dress in business casual. We also recommend comfortable shoes.
Where can I get more information or ask a question about the 2018 IxL Conference?
General questions can be directed to Darshana Dave at BCITSA Career Services.
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