2020 CACEE National Conference (Postponed)

Every year we look forward to this important time to connect, share and learn together. As I’m sure you are aware, we are facing a unique global challenge with the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking alarming global public health concerns. Today the risk of exposure in Canada is low but things are changing on a daily basis.

With this in mind, and after very careful consideration, we have decided to postpone our conference to a later date in the year to ensure we do our part to limit the spread of this virus, and to accommodate those who are facing current and anticipated travel restrictions prohibiting their attendance. We want to ensure we are able to continue our tradition of connecting, sharing and learning together, but at a time that is safe to do so...For more information.



Conference Program

Click here to view the conference program teaser.

You provided us with valuable feedback and we have heard you. We’re shaking things up, diversifying and taking content to the next level, and providing you with more opportunities to collaborate, network and strategize with colleagues from across Canada, the US, and abroad!

With a line-up of:

  • renowned keynote speakers and panel conversations
  • engaging breakout series with content tracks curated for senior leaders, employers, career educators, colleges, and the latest trends and research in our space
  • ‘up-close and personal’ workshops with industry thought leaders
  • ‘deep dive’ plenary sessions with the opportunity to walk away with concrete strategies to help you innovate, tackle challenges, and meet the needs of your stakeholders
  • poster sessions to explore and learn about cutting edge research, evidence-informed practices, and creative approaches to programming
  • experiential learning, reflection, and a focus on honing, sharing, and developing your professional competencies
  • and, tonnes of opportunity to meet and network with your fellow delegates on industry tours, receptions, and social events!

The 2020 CACEE National Conference is set to be the most sought-after and well-attended event in our organization's history. We cannot wait to see you there! 


Great news! The planning committee has revamped this year's sponsorship package! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor e-mail Melanie Smilynov at events@cacee.com



Meet Our Co-Chairs

TB.png   Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning leader in the campus recruitment and career education space. He leverages 15+ years of front-line and supervisory experience to lead the Career Connections program at the Insurance Institute of Canada which empowers career seekers to find their place in the property & casualty insurance industry.

He is also currently the Director, Marketing & Communications on the CACEE National Board. Some of Trevor’s previous engagement with CACEE includes Director, Affiliate on the national board (2015-17), a National Conference Co-Chair (2015), an Ontario Regional Conference Co-Chair (2016), and co-leader of the CACEE Competency Ambassador Team (2016-Present).

In 2018, he was recognized as Campus Recruiter of the Year at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and the Career Connections team was the recipient of the Excellence in Innovation – Campus Recruitment and Employer Branding Awards from CACEE.
 CS.jpg   Catherine Stace manages Career Services at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy. An expert in the school to career transition, Catherine works closely with graduate students helping them find meaningful careers, and equally closely with employers to find the right talent. She has chaired numerous regional and national conferences and is a sought-after guest speaker at career forums and symposiums.

Driven by the belief that Canadian youth should have access to high quality career development and experimental learning opportunities Catherine sits on the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers’ national board, Quebec Regional Advisory Board, and Youth Employment Services’ Quebec Provincial Employment Round-table committee. Catherine is a recipient of the McGill University Principal’s Award, and the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers’ Moe Ktytor’s Award of Merit 

Conference Fees

Early Bird (December 22nd – March 9, 2020):
Member Fee - $750
Non Member Fee - $900

Regular (March 10 – May 22, 2020 *or while supplies last):
Member Fee - $800
Non Member Fee - $950
One Day and Group Rate Options can be explored with the CACEE National Office.

Destination and Accommodations

Check out this video from Ottawa Tourism for a sneak peek of all that awaits you in our 2020 conference destination.

The Delta Ottawa Hotel has been appointed the official hotel for the 2020 National Conference. The 2020 CACEE National Conference Room rate is $219 for a traditional room with availability from Thursday May 28 – Wednesday, June 3, 2020. To make a reservation, please click here.

Delta Ottawa Hotel
101 Lyon St N, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9 [map]
(613) 237-3600


CACEE reserves the right at any time to change the conference venue, topics or speakers, and to cancel the conference without liability, other than, except where a force majeure (which will have the same meaning as in the applicable contract with the third party supplier in question) event applies, a refund of the conference fees paid. If, because of force majeure event, the CACEE Board of Directors determines that the conference needs to be cancelled, CACEE may apply a deduction from the refund of contribution fees determined by reference to the amounts which CACEE is required to pay to third parties under contracts entered into in connection with the conference. Copies of the contractual arrangements with third parties, including the force majeure provisions of those contracts, can be made available to members on request. If you are registered for the conference and need to cancel, you must send written notice of cancellation to the CACEE Management Office (c/o Melanie Smilynov) by April 30 in order to receive a full refund.  Between May 1 and May 20 there will be a cancellation/processing fee of $150.00 for members and $200.00 for non-members.  AFTER MAY 20, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
*Hotel accommodations require a separate cancellation request directly to the hotel

Delta Hotel and Conference Centre


Contact Information

101 Lyon St N
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 5T9

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