Networking Opportunities

Wednesday, October 10
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Kitsilano Ballroom A–C & Foyer

The 2018 Program Committee has livened up the program this year with a registration/reception hybrid meant to encourage networking in a laid-back atmosphere. During this time, the conference exhibit hall will be open, complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and a no-host bar will be provided, and music will be provided by local performers. So pick up your registration materials, explore the exhibits, and enjoy mingling with your colleagues!

So often great conversations inspired by presentations must be cut short because of time constraints, thus we invite conference presenters and audience members to extend these dialogues in our Discussion Pods.

Discussion Pods are dedicated open seating areas designed to encourage one-on-one or small group conversations. They will be located along the windows opposite the Kitsilano Ballroom
and each pod will be clearly marked. All conference presenters are invited to reserve 30 minutes following their presentation to interact with attendees, although participation is voluntary. Those utilizing the space for this purpose should ask their presider to announce this planned time during their introduction.

Discussion Pods may be reserved according to the following schedule:

Thursday, October 11
9:00–11:00 a.m.
1:30–5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12
9:00–11:00 a.m.
1:30–5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13
9:00–11:00 a.m.
2:45–5:00 p.m.

Reserve your Pod by clicking here.


Spotlight Discussions

Thursday, October 11:

John Kao (Thursday Plenary Speaker)
1:30–2:30 pm
Pod B

Keith Ward (CMS President), Eileen M. Hayes (CMS President-Elect) & William Pelto
(CMS Executive Director)
3:00–4:00 pm
Pod B

Friday, October 12:

Kylie Peppler (2018 CMS/ATMI Music Technology Lecturer)
1:30–2:30 pm
Pod B

Keith Ward (CMS President), Eileen M. Hayes (CMS President-Elect) & William Pelto (CMS Executive Director)
3:00–4:00 pm
Pod B