58th Annual TIAC Conference

August 12 – 15, 2020
Coast High Country Inn
4051 4 Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to WhitehorseAdditional Training Program (TBC)

AGENDA

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
The Boardroom
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Convention Centre
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Convention Centre
Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Convention Centre Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Convention Centre
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Convention Centre
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Address
Convention Centre
9:30 am Spousal/Family Program
9:00 am – 10:00 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Convention Centre
10:15 am – 11:15 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
11:15 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
Convention Centre
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Innovators Meeting
The Library
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Room A
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Room B1
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Room B2
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
The Library
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Transportation to Off-site Evening
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Off-site Evening
Friday, August 14, 2020
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Desk Open
Convention Centre Foyer
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Convention Centre
7:45 am – 8:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Convention Centre
8:00 am – 8:30 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
8:30 am – 8:45 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
8:45 am – 9:15 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
9:15 am – 9:45 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
9:45 am – 10:15 am CAN/AM Meeting
Convention Centre
10:00 am Spousal/Family Program
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Optional program
Mountain View Golf Club
OPEN EVENING
Saturday, August 15, 2020
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Convention Centre
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Convention Centre
9:00 am Spousal/Family Program
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Convention Centre
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Convention Centre
10:15 am – 11:00 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
11:00 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Convention Centre
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
Convention Centre
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm TIAC Innovators Presentation
Convention Centre
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2021 Conference Presentation
ST. JOHN’S
Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
The Boardroom
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
TBC
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Convention Centre
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Convention Centre

Conference Overview

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

Join us in the land of the midnight sun, Whitehorse, for the 58th Annual TIAC Conference from August 12-15, 2020.

Bring your swimsuit and sunscreen (the beaches, yes beaches, are gorgeous!). Bring your golf clubs (or at least your game!). Bring your appetite (restaurants, breweries, distilleries, oh my!). And definitely bring your sense of awe!

This Conference will check so many things off of the bucket list you never knew you had!

The 2020 Conference Committee and your TIAC Board is currently working on finalizing the technical programming. Stay tuned for the speaker announcements that will be coming soon.

Accommodation
The Conference will be held at the Coast High Country Inn. Guest rooms will be available for $205/night at both the Coast High Country Inn and the Best Western Gold Rush Inn.

Getting There
Air North will be offering flight discounts and have direct flights from Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. Air Canada and WestJet also fly there.

Program
The 2020 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Wednesday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception where you will get your first taste of what Whitehorse will have to offer.

Thursday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions. The spousal/family program will also be running this day. For those of you planning to bring your children, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them. This day will wrap up with a very special off-site evening lit by mid-day sunshine.

Friday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the Mountain View Golf Club. Friday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to get out and enjoy the city!

Andre and Judy Pachon visited Whitehorse in July 2019 and sampled a number of restaurants including:

  • Antoinette’s restaurant is your premier place in Whitehorse for Caribbean and Canadian infused meals.
  • Burnt Toast is an eclectic fun and funky little restaurant in the heart of downtown Whitehorse.
  • Wayfarer Oyster House offers “northern coastal” dining with its fix of fresh oysters, and a rotating menu of snacks and mains in an inclusive, accessible setting.
  • On the Klondike Korner – Located in the two oldest operating buildings in Whitehorse, Klondike Rib and Salmon B.B.Q makes it’s home in what was originally MacMillian’s Bakery in 1900! Today it’s one of the Capital City’s dining hot spots!

As we reach Saturday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the last morning of presentations, including an update from the TIAC Innovators and a sneak-peak at the 2021 Conference program scheduled for August 11-14 in St. John’s, NL.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Visit the Travel Yukon website to learn more about the 2020 TIAC Conference host city! We recommend you book extra time following the conference to explore beyond the city limits.

 

REMINDERS!

Summer is very busy in Whitehorse. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate.

If you are bringing your children to Whitehorse, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2020 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2021 TIAC Conference in St. John’s.

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Registration

Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Off-site Dinner; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Download the Delegate List – Coming Soon

 

REMINDER: Children under 16 will be FREE! Tickets for the off-site dinner and Presidents Dinner and Dance will be available for purchase for them. If you are bringing your children to Whitehorse, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2020 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2021 TIAC Conference in St. John’s, NL.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
Life Member
$995
$1495
$500 per family member
FREE!
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Youth (Under 16)
$1250
$1875
$625 per family member
FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Welcoming Address
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Technical Presentation
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Technical Presentation
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation
Friday, August 14, 2020
8:00 am – 8:30am
Technical Presentation
8:30 am – 8:45 am
Technical Presentation
8:45 am – 9:15 am
Technical Presentation
9:15 am – 9:45
Technical Presentation
Saturday, August 15, 2020
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Technical Presentation
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation

 

 

 

Spousal/Family Program

Family programming will developed based on the registrations received by July 1.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020 – Activity TBC

 

 

9:30 am
Friday, August 14, 2020 – Activity TBC

 

10:00 am
Friday, August 14, 2020 – Golf

 

10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Golf: Mountain View Golf Course
Bus transportation being provided.

Cost: $250

Mountain View Golf Club is the Yukon’s only full service Golf facility. We have 18 Championship designed holes, a driving range, putting green and a short game practice facility. If you are an avid golfer or a beginner to the game we encourage you to come out and experience the quality of our facility, and our outstanding team of staff that are dedicated to great customer service.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Activity TBC

 

 

9:00 am

 

Useful Links

 

 

Sponsors

Download the 2020 Sponsorship Kit

 

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

ALL EVENT SPONSORS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Corporate profile on TIAC website with links
  • Logo and recognition on TIAC Social Media
  • Recognition in Conference program
  • On-site recognition throughout Conference, through verbal announcements, signage and sponsor slides

PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
TIAC’s Off-site Evening – $3,000
Benefits
  • Title recognition as host of TIAC’s Off-site Evening
  • Onsite VIP signage at the venue
  • Speaking opportunity at the TIAC’s Off-site Evening
  • Corporate logo on TIAC’s Off-site Evening tickets provided to registered delegates
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Five complimentary TIAC’s Off-site Evening tickets for local colleagues/or clients
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Program – $1,500
Benefits
  • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
  • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
  • Two complimentary TIAC’s Off-site Evening tickets for local colleagues/or clients

GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – $1,000

Benefits
    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Name Badge – $1,000

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: Should the sponsor wish to provide branded lanyards, they will be responsible for the design, production and shipping expenses.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Hotel Key Cards – $1,000
Benefits
    • As the sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of attendees. The Host hotels will hand a key card with your company’s logo and slogan to every attendee registered at a specific hotel. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Convention Hats – $1,000
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on hats distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Registration Desk – SOLD
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Audio Visual – $750
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Translation – $750
Support TIAC’s desire to continue offering a fully bilingual program. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.
Benefits
    • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

 

SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)
Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Breakfast – $500 each (2 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit
Lunch – $500 each (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate ki
Delegate Bag – $500
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on delegate bag distributed to all delegates and speakers for extended exposure and branding. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Opportunity to provide additional item for inclusion in the delegate kit

 

BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit
In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities (I.e., Note pads, pens or related supplies)

Benefits
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP
Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – $250

Benefits
  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on gift bag distributed to all players. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
  • Opportunity to place additional promotional item in players gift bag
 

 

Golf Hole – $150 (18 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • On-site VIP signage
  • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag

 

*Print-ready artwork must be provided July 1, 2020.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax (GST).

 

 

 

Traveling to Whitehorse

Coast High Country Inn
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Coast High Country Inn at a special Conference rate of $205 plus 5% GST per night. Online booking is not available. Please call Coast High Country Inn at 867.667.4471 to make your reservation and quote booking code 1247.

Best Western Gold Rush Inn
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn at a special Conference rate of $205 plus 5% GST per night. Online booking is not available. Please call Best Western Gold Rush Inn at 867.668.4500 to make your reservation and quote booking code 7900.

These room blocks will be available until July 11, 2020. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

The group rate will be available for those wishing to extend their stay to a maximum of 7 days prior and/or after the Conference (pending availability).

REMINDER: Summer is the busiest tourist season in Whitehorse so we recommend that you book your room as early as possible.

 

Air North

Discounts will be available on Air North flights shortly. Direct flights are available from Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. For flight schedule information, please visit https://www.flyairnorth.com/

WestJet

WestJet will offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Whitehorse. Conference attendees must make their travel arrangements through the WestJet Groups Department and quote Coupon Code: TBC at the time of booking. For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: TBC.

Discounted rates are available for travel between TBC.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com. To book online with these discount codes, please visit http://www.westjet.com/conventions.

Details to come as confirmed.