Alberta Hosting CAC’s Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Sportif Conference

November 1, 2017 by  
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Coaching Association of Canada Sport Leadership Conference

Registration Now Open for the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Sportif Conference

Performance Shift: Cultivating Disruption

OTTAWA – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is now open. This year’s edition will take place in Calgary, AB, from November 2-4 at the Westin Calgary.

The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference (#SLS17) is Canada’s conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. Organized by the CAC, the annual conference consists of three days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities.


At #SLS17, Canada’s sport leaders are invited to cultivate disruptive innovation. Delegates will explore how the Canadian sport community can shift performances to grow and retain its leadership position in providing impactful programs to all Canadians. Each speaker and session will challenge delegates to identify, shape, and shift the culture of disruption in sport amidst the demands of technological, entrepreneurial, and social change.

“The only constant is change and disruption is a key driver in successful business, sport is no exception,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “At SLS17, delegates will be challenged to create opportunities through innovation in order to grow the Canadian sport system. We look forward to hosting a successful conference, along with our partners Alberta Sport Connection and the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority.”

Confirmed speakers include disruptive innovation and organizational change expert, Jim Harris, Anne Tiivas, head of the Child Protection in Sport Unit, and the founder of Train Ugly, Trevor Regan. Canada’s top coaches will also be celebrated during the conference at the always popular Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. The CAC and the PGA of Canada have also partnered to present Tee Talks Live, a professional development opportunity for their members in conjunction with #SLS17, and is offering a discount to its members interested in attending both conferences. The annual conference will play host to the TeamSnap Community Coaches Day, where 150 local coaches will take part in National Coaching Certification Program workshops.

Save $150 by Registering Early
The early bird registration fee is $475 per person and is in effect until September 7th. Registration includes access to all workshops and plenaries, one ticket to the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, breakfast (2) and lunch (3), an invitation to the welcome reception, and much more! Register early to save your spot and to also take advantage of preferred hotel and airfare. To register or for more information on these discounts, please visit

Purchase 5 registrations and get your 6th registration FREE!
Bring the whole team! Back by popular demand, we are also pleased to offer a conference group rate for organizations interested in registering 5+ delegates. This offer is valid until October 19, 2017 (while quantities last) and is only available to employees of the same organization. Combining this offer with the early bird rate keeps registration under $400 per delegate and saves your organization over $1,000!


For more information about the conference, please visit, follow @CAC_ACE (#SLS17), and Like the CAC on Facebook.


About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

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