Annual Conference or Summit

Save the Date for the POC 2021 Virtual Summit – “Emerging Stronger”!

Thursday, October 21, 2021
9:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time
#POCSummit

2021 continues to be an interesting year. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on global economies, communities, families, and individuals, resulting in a changed way of life and business for us all. This includes POC and the National Conference Committee (NCC) is working to ensure POC members are “Emerging Stronger” by building upon the great success of last years’ virtual Summit to include structured networking times combined with timely and relevant professional development opportunities.

Expanded VIRTUAL Format!

The POC recognizes the value of professional development and connectivity during these challenging times. With the ongoing 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 2021 Virtual Summit is a one-day, live-streamed event taking place Thursday, October 21, 2021 and has been scheduled from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) to accommodate members from the west through to the east. There will be sponsorship opportunities, a great online opening ceremony, interactive and structured networking opportunities, professional development sessions, and more – all in a Virtual Summit format.

Call for Presentations

Interested in presenting a session via live stream for this year’s Virtual Summit? The POC 2021 Call for Presentations is now available! The National Conference Committee (NCC) is seeking new, interesting and high-quality proposals from those interested in virtually presenting motivational educational sessions to conference attendees at the upcoming 2021 Virtual Summit. We are also accepting French language presentation submissions in addition to English. Share your experience, knowledge, trends and tips to motivate attendees to grow their businesses. Get complete details about the submission requirements and process here.

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2021

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! Get the Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Guide here.