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Sunday, May 8


Location: Delta Calgary South
Address: 135 Southland Dr SE
Time: May 7, 9am-5pm and May 8, 10am-4pm


Cost: Free


Wednesday, May 11

Connected Business Women Networking Luncheon

Location:  Carriage House Inn
Address:  9030 Macleod Trail SW
Time:  11 AM - 2 PM

Learn, connect and be inspired as you network with this dynamic group of women. 11 am registration/informal networking, 11:30-1:30 program/networking, 1:30-2 pm wrap up/networking. CBWN offers tools to assist women entrepreneurs, executives and business professionals to grow both professionally and personally in a safe, nurturing platform.  CBWN believe in building relationships to help build your marketing/networking success.

Cost: $49 registration for Loyalty Participants (after earlybird) - $54 registration for Regular Participants  – pre-registration required at least two days prior.

For more info contact: Ilona Makar Owner/Director at 403.220.0036 or visit

Wednesday, May 11

JCI Calgary May Member’s Opportunity Night

Location: Craft Beer Market
Address: 345 10th Ave SW
Time: 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Join us at Craft Beer Market for some networking, appies and an amazing presentation by motivational speaker, lifestyle entrepreneur and hip-hop artist Rishi Sood. Junior Chamber International is a group of young active business-minded citizens with chapters all over the world. Living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Join us on this journey of local action for global impact.

Cost: $20 for non members


Registration address: 

For further information contact: Kelsi Vescarelli 403-829-0236

Friday, May 13

MRU Conservatory Wyatt Concert Series presents James Ehnes (virtuoso violinist)

Location: Bella Concert Hall at MRU
Address: 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

"The Jascha Heifetz of our day," 40-year-old violin legend James Ehnes has already performed in nearly as many countries, recorded as many CDs, appeared with more internationally acclaimed orchestras and conductors, and received more honours than he has years.

Cost: Earlybird - $20 until April 15, $25-$50 after April 15


For further information contact: (tix) 403-440-7770  or (info) Jonathan Love -

Friday, May 13

Workplace Fairness Luncheon – Improve Results – Stephan Brandt - Door Training

Location: The Living Room Restaurant – Lower Level
Address: 514 17th Ave SW
Time:  11:30 – 1:00

Is your team demonstrating the ownership necessary to overcome obstacles and achieve results? Accountability permeates everything we do: How we keep commitments, how we engage, how we overcome obstacles and how we execute. Join us as Stephan Brandt shares tools and research of the largest Workplace Accountability Study ever conducted.

Cost:  ($40 – includes tip & GST).  Free parking behind restaurant.


For further information contact:  Michelle Phaneuf, Alberta Co-Director Workplace Fairness  403.483.5520

Saturday, May 14

Life Without Me? I Really Can’t Imagine Such a Thing! Why We Need Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives

Location: Faculty of Law, Murray Fraser Hall, Room MFH 3360
Address: University of Calgary, 2878 University Way NW
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This presentation discusses the purpose and the legal requirements to write and execute valid documents according to the latest Alberta laws. Some of the terminology associated with these documents, such as: personal representatives, attorneys, agents, executors, estates, and trustees will be explained, along with terms like testator, donor, and maker.

Cost: FREE

For further information contact: Sue Parsons, (403) 220-3200,

Saturday, May 14

Monthly meeting of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)

Location: Blackfoot Trail
Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Time: 8:30 am

May 14 will be the last monthly meeting of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) as the meetings take a summer break but will start up again September 17.  This May meeting will feature Louise Griffith from Minnesota. Her topic will be one of motivation with insight into how to move a speaking business forward.

Cost: $55 online or $65 at the door


For further information contact: (Name, Phone, Email) YveaZ Zaels at or 403 670-0802

Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18

The CAFE Family Business Symposium

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary
Address: 700 Centre Street SE

The CAFE Family Business Symposium is the best and only conference in Canada dedicated to the needs of business families, business family advisors and experts in the field of family enterprise. Their program provides the ultimate learning opportunity over 2 ½ days with a unique combination of 6 keynotes and 12 workshops and numerous opportunities to network and socialize with your peers including the Family Enterprise of the Year Award gala. Keynotes are delivered by prominent family business leaders and professional advisors and designed to engage, motivate and inspire! Workshops provide a deeper dive into a topic of relevance to business families and useful tools you’ll be able to put into practice in your family and business. CAFE’s Family Business Symposium will empower your business family succeed across the generations!

CAFE encourages all Symposium attendees to stay at the Hyatt in Calgary and take advantage of the exclusive CAFE group rates of $269 per night and parking at only $15 per day (Calgary downtown parking is $30 per day). Not only will you experience one of Calgary’s best hotels and help CAFE keep conference costs down, you’ll be at the epicenter of the CAFE community to keep the conversations and sharing of experience going!

Ticket Cost: $1,895.00
Member Price: $1,695.00
Group Rate - Members: $6,380.00 per 4

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Tuesday, May 17

Rev: Calgary's entrepreneurial growth conference

Location: Big Four, Hall A
Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Are you ready to buck the trend and grow your business? Join the Calgary Chamber for Rev, Calgary’s only conference dedicated to growing your entrepreneurial business.
Hear from some of the world’s top business minds for inspirational ideas, like the founder of, Jeremy Gutsche. A New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning innovation expert, Jeremy is also one of the most requested keynote speakers on the planet.
Looking for fresh ideas, hands-on tools and powerful insights on strategies that work? Increase your knowledge base through learning workshops focused on a variety of topics like online marketing, strategic planning and business growth.

From successful tools to increase your online presence, to tips on how to enter new markets and diversify your client base, to innovative banking solutions to help grow your business, Rev’s power-packed line up of industry-led workshops will give you the tools you need to thrive through these tough economic times.
Rev is also your opportunity to build important connections with influential business leaders, and you may even meet your next new great client.With no other conference of its kind in the city, its sure to be some of the most valuable time you spend on your business this year.
Get ready to rev up your business!

Tickets: Member ticket $100 | Non-member ticket: $199

Booths and business expo
New to Rev this year is a business expo, where a wide variety of companies have the opportunity to showcase their unique products and services.
Member exhibitor booth: $500.00  |  Non-member exhibitor booth: $750.00

Register at's-entrepreneurial-growth-conference-743/register

For more information, visit