Summit Schedule

The following is an abbreviated schedule for the MS Can Be summit. Please note it is subject to change and further information will be provided in your program upon arrival! 

Friday September 20, 2019

Time

Activity

5:30pm-7:00pm

Arrival and Registration

Dinner buffet

6:30pm-7:00pm

Committee Welcome

7:00pm-7:30pm

Pamela Valentine

President and CEO, MS Society of Canada

7:30pm-8:30pm

Keynote

Matt Tod


Saturday September 21, 2019

Time

Activity

7:00am-7:30am

Optional neighbourhood walk

8:00am-8:45am

Breakfast buffet

9:00am-9:15am

Committee Welcome

9:20am-9:45am

Aaron Solowoniuk

Drummer for Billy Talent

Long-time volunteer and fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada

9:45am-10:45am

Plenary Session:

Wellness – How to Treat Yourself First

Presenter: Scott Dunham, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

10:45am-11:00am

Break

11:00am-12:00pm

Breakout session #1:

Fundraising for Change

Facilitator: Dana Hansen, Specialist, Fund Development, MS Society of Canada

Panelists: Patrycia Rzechowka

Molly MacDougal

Candice Colwell

Breakout session #2:

Online Strategies: Leveraging social media and building communities

Presenter: Francette Maquito, Glendon Campus of York University

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch buffet

12:30pm-1:00pm

Lunch session:

Speaker: Shannon King, Virgin Radio Montreal Morning Show Host

1:00pm-2:00pm

Breakout session #3:

Communicate with Confidence

Presenters: Bruce Hunt, Toronto Speakers Academy, and Aaron Solowoniuk

Breakout session #4:

Advocacy 101

Presenter: Charles Bird, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

2:00pm-2:15pm

Break

2:15pm-3:15pm

Plenary Session:

Mental toughness for MS: How to build resilience and create success

Presenter: Brendan J. Fox, Exercise Therapy Association

With Aaron Solowoniuk

3:15pm-3:30pm

Break

3:30pm-4:30pm

Breakout session #5:

Framing your MS Journey: the art of storytelling

Presenters: Amanda Piron & Chris Piron

Breakout session #6:

How to Plan a Successful Event

Presenter: Kim Miyama, Kim Miyama Events

4:35pm-5:00pm

End of day closing remarks

6:00pm-7:00pm

Dinner buffet

6:30-7:00pm

Night to Fight panel discussion

Facilitator: Melissa Ribble

Panelists: Kim Miyama

Shane Miyama

Jason Love

7:30pm-onwards

Optional social time at bar with Brendan J. Fox and Aaron Solowoniuk

Sunday September 22, 2019

Time

Activity

7:00am-7:30am

Optional morning breathwork and meditation

8:00am-8:45am

Breakfast buffet

9:00am-9:30am

Committee Welcome: Intro to some creative ideas – get inspired!

9:30am-10:30am

The Future of MS Can Be: Visualizing Individual and Group Impact

Idea Generation - Table Discussions

Graphic facilitation: Thinklink Graphics

10:30am-10:45am

Break

10:45am-11:25am

The Future of MS Can Be: Visualizing Individual and Group Impact

Individual and Group Action Planning

11:25-11:45

Closing group activity

11:45am-12:00pm

Closing Remarks

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch buffet or boxed lunch





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