2016 Conference

The 2016 Post-Secondary International Network (PIN) Conference


Olds College, in the heart of Central Alberta, is proud to host the Postsecondary International Network’s (PIN) 2016 Executive Leadership Conference in the Town of Olds. We look forward to welcoming postsecondary leaders from across the world to our beautiful province in July 2016.

Click here for more Detail about the Conference.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

1:00pm – 3:00pm       PIN Executive Committee Meeting
3:00pm – 5:00pm       Rolling Round Tables
5:30pm – 6:30pm       Opening Show
6:30pm – 8:30pm       Welcome and Dinner

Monday, July 11, 2016

6:00am – 8:30am       Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am     Presidential Panel 
10:00am – 12:00pm   Current Issues: Breakout Session 
12:00pm – 1:00pm     Lunch 
1:00pm – 4:00pm       Exploration of Higher Education Partnerships: Tour of Campus with focus on Hotel, Housing and CLC 
6:00pm – 8:30pm       Western Cookout 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

6:00am – 8:30am      Breakfast 
9:00am – 10:30am    PIN Talks 
10:30am – 10:45am   Break
10:45am – 12:15pm    Dr. Ruben Puentedura on SAMR Model: Technological Integration into Higher Education 
12:15pm – 1:15pm       Lunch and 30 minute applied iPad Learning
1:15pm – 2:30pm        Dr. Jon Landis from Apple on Technological Trends in Higher Education 
2:30pm – 2:45pm       Break
2:45pm – 4:15pm        PIN Talks 
4:15pm – 4:45pm        Opportunity to visit with Apple guests 
6:00pm – 9:00pm      Experience Olds: Backyard BBQ's

Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

6:00am – 8:30am       Breakfast 
9:00am – 10:15am      Ken Steele: Innovative Trends in Higher Education
10:30am – 12:00pm   Ken Steele: Interactive presentation on Fostering Innovation in your Institution
12:00pm – 1:00pm     Lunch: Ken to share Top Ten Bright Ideas 
1:00pm – 2:15pm        Identify and Share 
2:15pm – 2:30pm        Break
2:30pm – 4:30pm       PIN Members have Business Meeting  
5:00pm – 6:30pm       Travel to Calgary
6:30pm – 9:00pm       Evening at District Ventures with Arlene Dickinson: "All In" Presentation
9:00pm – 10:00pm     Return Travel to Olds

Thursday, July 14, 2016  

6:30am – 8:30am    Breakfast 
9:00am – 9:00pm   A day at the Calgary Stampede 
9:00pm                        Settle into Delta Kananaskis

Friday, July 15, 2016  

7:00am – 8:30am      Breakfast 
9:00am – 12:00pm    Morning with Dr. James Honan Case Study 
12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm      Afternoon with Dr. James Honan 
7:00pm                           Closing Function at Kananaskis with entertainment 

Saturday, July 16, 2016  

8:00am      Departures or Optional Day Excursion
9:00am      Optional Day: Depart Delta Kananaskis
10:30am    Lake Louise: One of Alberta's most popular tourist spots, Lake Louise offers amazing photo opportunities of the glacial lake. You can walk the Lakeshore Trail on the west side of the lake or take the Lake Agnes Trail.
12:00pm    Lunch
2:00pm      Moraine Lake was once featured on the Canadian twenty dollar bill and is a short climb to the top of a rock to get the famous "20 Dollar View". There are numerous pathways and you can canoe on Moraine Lake for an additional charge.
4:00pm      Depart Moraine Lake to Calgary