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VCAA/CVCA Conference and Ski Day


Monday, 26 February 2018 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 27 February 2018 at 2:30 PM (MST)

VCAA/CVCA Conference and Ski Day

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
VCAA/CVCA Member - Early Bird
by Fri Jan 26, 2018
26 Jan 2018 $525.00 $32.11 $27.86
Non Member - Early Bird
by Fri Jan 26, 2018
26 Jan 2018 $575.00 $34.33 $30.47
Sponsor - Subsequent Attendee 16 Feb 2018 $475.00 $29.11 $25.21
(advance approval required to use this ticket category)
16 Feb 2018 Free $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) are pleased to announce the draft program for the 2018 Conference & Ski Day.  Early bird price and hotel reservation deadline is Friday January 26 so don't delay.

The event will bring together top technology investors (VC, Strategic, and Angel) tech industry luminaries, with peers from across Canada and the US, for discussion and networking. Registration is an exclusive by invitation only opportunity to network and experience high value sessions and speakers.  The event is kicked off on Day 1 with a full day of guided skiing or snowboarding followed by an engaging conference on Day 2.

WHEN: Monday, February 26 (Ski Day) & Tuesday, February 27(Conference)

Draft Speakers and Topics

  • Economic Update:  Pierre Cléroux - BDC, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist
  • Fireside Chat:  Tom Birth - CDPQ and Shawn Abbott - iNovia
  • Ecosystem Update
  • Panel Discussion:  Best Practices for Building Venture Firms
  • Lunch Speaker:  The Decentralized Future:  Todd Simpson, iNovia
  • Panel Discussion:  Board Member Effectiveness


  • Day One (Monday Feb 26):  Breakfast, Ski Lift Ticket, Ski Guide, Lunch, Apres Ski - Lake Louise Ski Resort
  • Day One: Evening Function - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 6:00 pm
  • Day Two (Tues Feb 27):  Breakfast, Conference and Lunch - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Telephone 403-522-1830 or 1-800-441-1414 and ask for the VCAA Room Rate ($226 + taxes, single occupancy) based on room availability or click on this link to reserve your room online 


Refunds will be provided for registrations cancelled in writing and received by Friday February 16.  A cancellation penalty of $75 CAD + GST will apply.  Refunds will be processed to the same credit card used to secure the purchase.  Substitutions are welcome with written notice.

This event would not be possible without the support of our valuable sponsors:

Title Sponsor:



Silver Sponsors:




Wine Sponsor:



Registration/general: Jane-Ann Crombeen, Impact Events Ltd.,, 403.991.4569

Program/sponsorship: Rebecca Giffen, rebecca.giffen@venture-edge.com403.690.8204

Have questions about VCAA/CVCA Conference and Ski Day? Contact VCAA / CVCA

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Dr
Lake Louise, AB

Monday, 26 February 2018 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, 27 February 2018 at 2:30 PM (MST)

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