Co-opalooza Conference 2019

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6 June, 2019 to 7 June, 2019

Co-opalooza Conference 2019In response to our sector’s need for an education & networkingretreat, and building on the success of the Co-opalooza festival, we’re excited to announce that we are evolving the event into a 2-day conference in 2019!

Tailored for your co-op & credit union’s champions, brand ambassadors and community builders, the two days will focus on: igniting passion and exploring creative techniques for staff & member engagement sharing innovative strategies in marketing & communications for your co-op/credit union.​

Taking place at our 98-acre site, the event will feature interactive workshops, inspiring, high-profile speakers, valuable networking opportunities, and will take advantage of the beautiful Carolinian forest with nature hikes, bonfires and a live music social.

Spaces are limited for overnight shared cabin accommodations, so be sure to book early!

Register now for Co-opoolaza 2019


Wednesday, June 5th
For those travelling a distance we invite you to join us for a relaxed night-which will include dinner, an optional hike, social activity, campfire and accommodation.

Thursday, June 6th
Highlights include:

  • KEYNOTE SESSION: Keys to a Co-op's Culture: with Libro CU's CEO Stephen Bolton & Gay Lea Foods' CEO Michael Barrett
  • "Lightening" Talks from Sector Experts: Rapid Resource & Best Practice Sharing
  • "Business Improv" Skill Building Communication Session

Friday, June 7th
Highlights Include:

  • GUEST SPEAKER: Nickolaas van der Velde of Impact Consulting
  • "Communicating Your Brand" with Kerr Smith of Gay Lea Foods Co-op

The Co-operative Education Centre
Aylmer  Ontario
Educational Programs