The MEARIE Conference

The 2024 MEARIE Conference - Save the Date

Mark your calendar to join us to connect, learn and engage at the 2024 MEARIE Conference. With a focus on leadership, risk management and HR solutions, with excellent networking opportunities, this event is not to be missed! We look forward to seeing you back at the beautiful JW Marriott in Muskoka.

 

JW Marriott, The Rosseau in Muskoka

June 19 - 21, 2024

 

Stay tuned for registration details in early 2024. If you have questions about The MEARIE Conference or sponsorship opportunities, contact conference@mearie.ca.


2023 Program Highlights

Keynote Speaker: Mitch Joel

Business Transformation & Marketing Expert

The Future Is AI-ncredible

HOW AI INFUSES BETTER IDEATION, CREATIVITY, AND STORYTELLING IN BUSINESS (AND YOUR PEOPLE) TODAY.

MitchJoelThe pace of change driven by AI in recent years is astounding, and it has the potential to continue disrupting businesses in the future. Let’s explore how it’s driving better ideation, creativity, and storytelling. AI is already revolutionizing idea generation by analyzing massive amounts of data and providing insights that were previously unattainable to anyone on your team. While there are undoubtedly concerns about the impact of AI on society, it’s critical to know and use the current platforms for positive business change. In this presentation, we’ll dive into the challenges and opportunities that come with incorporating AI into your content and storytelling. We will look at real-world examples of companies that are successfully (and subtly) integrating tools like ChatGPT and Descript into every level of how their team works.

The future is AI-ncredible, and this presentation will provide a roadmap for how businesses can harness the power of AI to drive innovation, creativity, and storytelling.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Presented by: Dr. Nafeesa Jalal, LifeWorks

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You will develop a better understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, its complexities and what barriers, both conscious and unconscious, exist within our organizations. We will discuss inclusivity and what behaviours to adopt. Dr. Jalal will explain the importance and urgency of a DEI-B Strategic Plan for your organization, share an outline of how to develop and implement one, touch on the importance of measuring success using metrics, list resources required and share best practices. 

Dr. Nafeesa Jalal, Ph.D. is a DEI-B Subject Matter Expert (SME) and a facilitator working with LifeWorks. She is the Founder & CEO of N. Jalal Global Consulting (NJGC Inc.). She has expertise in delivering training/workshops, conducting policy reviews, creating surveys and analyzing associated data, and creating multi-year Strategic Plans for organizations.


Plenary & Stream Sessions

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility)
  • Keynote Speaker: The Future of AI-ncredible
  • Securing Substations with AI Technology
  • Legal Workplace Trends to Watch
  • MEARIE Claims Insights
  • MEARIE Group Benefits Health & Wellness Survey Results
  • Investment & Financial Risk
  • Learn How Positive Employee Mindsets Increase Performance
  • ESG: Myths & Realities
  • HR Panel: Hiring in Today's Environment, Blending Cultures Through Mergers
  • Talk Won't Transform Culture, But Employee Engagement Will
  • Executive Panel: Together Towards Tomorrow - The Utility of the Future

The conference agenda is a packed two days. In addition to the excellent speaking program, this event includes exceptional opportunities for networking. The agenda features: the annual Golf Tournament at Lake Joseph; Wellness afternoon, the Lakeside Reception & Dinner and informal mealtimes and breaks.

View the day-to-day Preliminary Schedule.
View the detailed Program Guide.

 


Have Reservation Questions?

Do you have questions about our event? Want to know more about it or how you can participate? Learn more about opportunities to sponsor or speak at our next event, contact us: conference@mearie.ca


Thank You to Our Sponsors

The MEARIE Conference is supported by the generous contributions of business partners, industry members, LDC members and more.

This year's event is brought to you by the generous support of the following sponsors.



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    Diamond Sponsor

    Lakeside Reception & Dinner

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    Titanium Sponsor

    Golf Tournament

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    Gold Sponsor

    Conference Kick-Off Evening

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    Conference Keynote Speaker

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    Wine+Cheese & Champagne Tasting

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    Gold Sponsor

    Branded Mints & Thursday Entertainment

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    Ruby Sponsorship

    Breakfast

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    Ruby Sponsor

    Breakfast

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    Ruby Sponsor

    Delegate Badge Lanyards

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    Ruby Sponsor

    Bus Transportation

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    Opal Sponsor

    Travelling Golfer's Lunch

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    Quartz Sponsor

    Delegate Branded Pen

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    Emerald Sponsor

    Scotch Tasting Station

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    Emerald Sponsor

    Digital Photobooth

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    Emerald Sponsor

    Conference WiFi

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    Pearl Sponsor

    On the Water Activity

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    Guided Bike Tour

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    Networking Break

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    Networking Break

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    Networking Break

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    Pearl Sponsor

    Delegate Prize Draw

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    General Sponsor