leadership and career conference presented by Conestoga Students Inc.

About the conference

CSI’s Leadership and Career Conference provides Conestoga College students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful in your future career.

This year the conference will focus on:
Entrepreneurship, First Jobs, Teamwork

Take the time to invest in yourself and boost your employability in today’s job market by using this opportunity to build your soft skills, be inspired by world-class speakers, and most importantly, get prepared for your future career!

Join us February 1 and 2!

New this year, you can purchase tickets for one OR both days of the conference.

Purchase tickets here

Purchase tickets before January 17 for special early bird pricing.

1 day: $10 | 2 days: $15

Choose your Stream

The conference is divided up into three streams: entrepreneurship, finding your first job, and teamwork. You can follow one stream throughout the entire conference, or mix it up between the three.

Entrepreneutureship
The standard 9-5 desk job is not the perfect career path for everyone. Especially for those who decide to become their own boss as an entrepreneur. Learn about the path it has taken some of our speakers on and the challenges they faced when starting out. Learn about how their businesses have evolved while providing you with invaluable knowledge about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
finding your first job
You came to college to work towards a career. Now you are here and are getting the hard skills so you will be qualified, but how will you find your first job? Learn some tips and tricks for how to find the dream job you are looking for, how to make sure you are seen as a potential candidate, and how to ace your interview?
team work
The first thing that comes to mind when someone says teamwork shouldn’t be negative, it should be positive. Teamwork doesn’t just mean working on group projects, its working well together with others. This could be the difference between you landing that promotion or not. So learn about how to be a valuable team member so you can contribute to teamwork that makes the dream work!

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Schedule of Events

More information, including speaker sessions will be added to the schedule as it becomes available. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Morning Registration & Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am

Welcome

9:30am-9:45am

Opening Keynote

9:45am-11:00am

Concurrent Sessions

11:15am-12:30pm

Choose the session you’d like attend from one of the three streams: entrepreneurship, finding your first job, and teamwork.

Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:30am-3:00pm

Choose the session you’d like attend from one of the three streams: entrepreneurship, finding your first job, and teamwork.

Closing Keynote

3:45pm-4:45pm

Conference Closing

4:45pm-5:00pm

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Morning Registration & Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am

Welcome

9:30am-9:45am

Opening Keynote

9:45am-11:00am

Concurrent Sessions

11:15am-12:30pm

Choose the session you’d like attend from one of the three streams: entrepreneurship, finding your first job, and teamwork.

Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:30am-3:00pm

Choose the session you’d like attend from one of the three streams: entrepreneurship, finding your first job, and teamwork.

Closing Keynote

3:45pm-4:45pm

Conference Closing

4:45pm-5:00pm

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conference speakers

We will be hosting 10 speakers at CSI’s Career and Leadership Conference.

The full list of speakers will be posted as it becomes available
pete mockaitis

Sarain Fox

Sam Davidson

Peter Bielagus

Odell Bizzell

Nav Bhatia

Katherine Mason-Young

Ben Fanelli

Andy Thibodeau