Connections Conference 2020

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Ross Glen Hall

Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Calgary, Alberta


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Connections Conference 2020 Postponed to September 30, 2020

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Connections Conference. Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation in regard to COVID-19, we are postponing the April 22 conference.

This decision is supported by the Alberta Health Services recent changes in public health restrictions, specifically concerning mass gatherings. While we are very much looking forward to hosting an interactive, collaborative event, the health and safety of our attendees and staff are our priority.

The 2020 Connections Conference will now be held on Wednesday, September 30 at Mount Royal University. The theme of the conference will stay the same, as strengthening our civil society – and exploring the role we each play in Alberta's future – remains a significant and timely topic for the nonprofit sector.

CCVO’s Connections Conference is an annual event that brings together over 300 professionals, leaders, and changemakers from Alberta’s nonprofit, business, and government sectors for a day of learning and dialogue to turn ideas into actions. It is an annual event dedicated to sharing innovative best practices and thought leadership that inspires action to tackle complex problems from a systems perspective.

About Connections Conference 2020

Last fall, the term ‘civil society’ was spotlighted by the media, with the new provincial government committing to ‘harnessing the power of civil society'. Though this term may seem familiar, what does it mean for Albertans and, more specifically, what does it mean for nonprofit organizations?

We all play an important role in civil society, working together to find solutions to complex problems in our community. This year, the focus of the 9th annual Connections Conference is to explore the changing nature of civil society, and the future of the nonprofit sector during times of uncertainty.

On September 30, breakout discussions and open space working sessions will give you and your colleagues opportunities to actively build a shared understanding of trends affecting Alberta’s future civil society – including the role you and your organization play in this future.

How can we promote a more cohesive civil society during uncertain times? What are the nonprofit sector’s ‘next first moves’? Join us at Connections 2020 to reflect, connect, and discuss these next steps with leaders from diverse sectors of our community – working together to create a stronger Alberta civil society.

Join us for this informative and interactive day, where you will:

  • Reflect, explore, and gather insights from thought-provoking discussion on issues that have direct implications for the nonprofit sector and civil society in Alberta.

  • Have a voice, and collaborate with others as we work to determine direction and develop next first steps as a sector.

  • Connect with current colleagues, and make new contacts over the course of the day.

  • Collect concrete takeaways that you can apply to your work.

  • Receive an exclusive post-conference summary package.

Ticket Rates

Student: $60

CCVO Member Individual: $160

CCVO Member Table of 8: $1,089

Non Member Individual: $210

Non Member Table of 8: $1,429


Visitor Parking is available in the East Gate Parkade for a day rate of $17/vehicle.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Suzanne at

What's the refund and ticket-transfer policy?

Ticket refunds are provided up to seven (7) business days prior to the event date only. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to a third party; however, all such requests must be made to CCVO by email no later than one week prior to the event date. Email:

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Join us as a CCVO Member! Please contact Suzanne at, if you're curious about membership and how to save on ticket prices for this and other engaging CCVO events.

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