Annual Conference or Summit


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, together the NCC and the POC National Board have made the difficult decision to change our Summit planned for November 5-7, 2020 to a one-day Virtual Summit to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. This decision has been made to ensure that everyone stays safe and yet can still experience a unique educational and networking opportunity. We know as organizers, that most of our members plan ahead and so this decision will help in terms of ensuring that anyone originally planning on attending the Summit won’t lose any deposits, air fares, etc.

In addition, we realize the pandemic is affecting everyone financially so holding a Virtual Summit will be a low cost way of providing the opportunity for more of our members to participate. Please stay tuned for details on the Virtual Summit and be sure to save the date for November 7, 2020!

New VIRTUAL Format!

The POC recognizes the value of professional development and connectivity during these challenging times. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to be both divided and connected simultaneously is unprecedented. The POC Board and NCC have worked tirelessly to achieve a solution that resembles a traditional meeting including multiple presenters, presentation support, and audience interaction. We are excited to be able to offer this learning and networking opportunity that will enable members from across the country to attend!

The POC 2020 Virtual Summit is a one-day, live-streamed event taking place Saturday, November 7, 2020 and will be scheduled in Mountain Time (MT) to accommodate members from the west through to the east. There will be sponsorship opportunities, a great online opening ceremony, workshops and more – all in a Virtual Summit format.

Call for Presentations – CLOSED

The 2020 Call for Presentations deadline was June 30, 2020 and online submissions are now closed. If you are still interested in presenting a session via live stream for this year’s Virtual Summit, you may be considered by contacting POC’s National Conference Committee Program Lead at

Call for Sponsors & Advertisers

Get Noticed by Your Target Market – The POC Virtual Summit is an outstanding opportunity for companies to connect with their target audience – professional organizers from across Canada, whose use and recommendation of a product is passed on to their clientele. By sponsoring the Virtual Summit, you are reaching hundreds of professional organizers and potentially the thousands of Canadians they service. We also have specially designed Sponsor Spotlights that may be of interest to companies who would normally participate in the POC Expo!

POC 2020 Virtual Summit - Sponsor & Advertising Opportunities Guide (PDF)


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