Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference

May 13 - 16, 2018 Niagara Falls, ON

MAPS

Bill Tucker

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Western University
Bill Tucker was involved in public education for 35 years holding various leadership positions including school Principal, Superintendent of Special Education, Human Resources and School Operations.  He retired 5 years ago as the Director of Education for the Thames Valley District School Board,  one of the largest Boards in the province of Ontario.  Currently, he holds a visiting  position at the rank of Associate Professor and teaches in the Graduate and Undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education at Western University. 

14 May

Brandan Woodworth

Senior Service Coordinator, System Administrator
Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services

14 May

Carrie Leigh Percival

Co-Founder
B.R.A.V.E
Carrie Leigh Percival is the co-founder of B.R.A.V.E. , a program that she developed over 18 years ago to help students find confidence within themselves to over come and even prevent bullying. Working with students from all ages (kindergarten to post secondary) and all ability's (alternative education, Autism Ontario, Career path, and epilepsy Ontario), has given Carrie the hands on experience to create a program that fits everyone. Carrie has also expanded B.R.A.V.E. to include workshops for teachers, bus drivers and camp leaders, as she believes that the more people that are involved the better of a community we can build.
Find out more here: http://www.bullybrave.com/


14 May

14 May

Chris DaPonte

General Manager
Voyageur/Voyago

14 May

Colin Mochrie & Deb McGrath

Famed dynamic duo of improv, Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath will provide us an uproariously entertaining morning session sure to start CPTC off on the right foot!  

14 May

Darcy Michaud, CHRL, MA

CEO & Chief HR Consultant
Darcy Michaud is a dedicated and successful human resource professional, a career spanning nearly 20 years. A Masters graduate from the University of Western Ontario, Darcy also holds his Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation and served many years as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry reserves.

Darcy started his HR working at the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, as claims management specialist, before moving into the municipal sector. As the Director of Human Resources, for a large municipal government, Darcy served as the chief bargaining agent for 7 bargaining groups as well as the non-union component. He held purview over all aspects and stages of human resources, from recruitment through to the end of the employment relationship. He also served on multiple municipal and provincial boards in an expert capacity.

Darcy then took his expertise to the private sector, serving as the Senior Advisor and Consultant for one of the largest HR consulting firms in all of Canada. An expert in HR legislation for all Canadian jurisdictions, Darcy took his expertise and started his own company, HRprimed.

In addition to the HRprimed team, Darcy has partnered with HR experts from across the Country, to provide our clients with HR support. From recruitment, employee development and planning through to terminations, succession and strategic planning for the future, we have you covered. In other words, you do what you do best and let your strategic HR partner, HRprimed, take care of the rest.

16 May

Darren Gowing

Operations Manager
Student Transportation Services of Wellington Dufferin
Darren Gowing has been in the school bus and municipal transportation industry for 14 years. He started his career in school bus transportation in Waterloo Region as a Transportation Technician. Darren has also held roles in Student Transportation such as: Data Analyst and Transportation Officer. He has 6 years experience in the Municipal Transit sector as a Transit Planner and Scheduler. Darren’s current role is Operations Manager with Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services in Guelph, ON.

14 May

Dr. Andrea Dinardo

Psychology Professor
St Clair College
Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a college professor, psychology blogger, TEDx speaker, and former school psychologist who applies positive psychology to facilitate positive change and personal growth. Her approach is both empowering and educational in nature.
Dr. Dinardo obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Western University. She received the New Researcher Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her doctoral research: “An experimental analysis of the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student attention, motivation, and learning”.
As a registered psychologist specializing in school and counselling psychology, she spent 17 years working with students, educators, and their families. In 2016, she chose to retire her psychological practice to focus full-time on teaching, writing, and speaking.
Her blog “Thriving under Pressure” was created in response to rising levels of student stress and anxiety. The purpose of the blog is to help students develop coping techniques in fun, interactive, and uplifting ways.By first focusing on what is right, before examining what is wrong, students are motivated to move beyond, and in some cases, be transformed by challenge and adversity.

14 May

Evan Taylor

Operations/Business Analyst
National Express
Evan Taylor moved to Kingston from Ottawa, Ontario after studying Legal Studies and Communication at Carleton University. Before becoming a Six-Sigma certified Operations/Business Analyst for National Express LLC. North America, Evan worked for Stock Transportation as an Operations Manager servicing the OSTA and CTSO in Eastern Ontario. In addition to Business Analytics, Evan is an avid Craftsman and Outdoors enthusiast

14 May

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Dr. Josipa G. Petrunic is the Executive Director & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). In this role, she is leading the formulation of several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and “smart vehicles” innovation, including the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration &
Integration Trial and the Canadian National Smart Vehicle
Demonstration Project. Dr. Petrunic has built up CUTRIC’s consortium
to include almost 100 private and public sector companies and
organizations across Canada.

Dr. Petrunic was born and raised in Calgary. She started her career as a journalist and worked at the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal after completing her undergraduate studies in Political Science and Journalism at Carleton University. She pursued her doctoral education in History of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a Commonwealth Scholar, after completing her two master’s degrees – one in Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh as a Commonwealth Scholar and the second one in Political Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Petrunic is also an accomplished academician and continues to lecture in graduate programs such as Globalization Studies at McMaster University and in interdisciplinary research methods at Athabasca University. She served as the lead researcher in electric vehicle policy studies at McMaster University, and as a senior research fellow at University College London (UCL) in the UK and at University of Toronto.

Dr. Petrunic has won multiple awards and accolades throughout her career, and recently won the Canada Clean50 Award for her leadership in forging and launching the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, which integrates 20 electric buses with 7 overhead charging systems across three Canadian municipalities to demonstrate and promote the standardization of charging technologies. Also, Dr. Petrunic was elected to sit on the Board of Directors for InnovÉÉ (Observer) and would act as an expert advisor to the City of Vancouver’s Electric Vehicle Expert Panel starting in 2018.

14 May

Karen Owen

Vice President, Supply Management and Customer Relations
Ontario Collaborative Education Marketplace
Currently Vice President, Supply Management and Customer Relations at OECM, Karen Owen is a recognized leader in public sector strategic sourcing, organizational change management, and business innovation. With over 35 years’ experience in the public sector, she has led significant enterprise wide strategic sourcing, award winning business innovations and the design and implementation of consolidated modernized organizational structures, including shared services models.

Prior to joining OECM, Karen held the position of Director, Strategic Procurement in the Ontario Public Service, where she led the establishment of a strategically focused and innovative procurement function within the Province’s Shared Services organization.

16 May

Kate Berry

Senior Program Manager - Ontario Active School Travel
Green Communities Canada
GCC’s goal is to get more students using travel modes that are active, safe and sustainable. That means more kids walking, cycling, scooting, skating, using public transit and riding the school bus.
This session provides an overview of GCC’s Ontario Active School Travel program, which offers tools, information, resources and guidance that can assist student transportation consortia to promote active transportation to their school communities.

14 May

Ken McLean

Chairperson, D250 Standards Committee
Ken's been a part of the student transportation industry since 1985.  He has extensive fleet management and operations experience.  He became a member of the Student Transportation Association of Alberta in 1987 and has been on the executive committee in a number of roles.   He is the current Chairperson of the D250 committee. 

14 May

Kent Orr

General Manager
CKL Shared School Services
Kent Orr is the General Manager of a progressive shared services organization that provides community use of schools, child care, energy & environmental and student transportation services for coterminous school boards in South Western Ontario.

16 May

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Lauren Silver

Policy Analyst
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario
Lauren Silver is a policy analyst at the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Prior to her current role, Lauren worked as legal counsel at the IPC. She received her BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario in 2010, and her JD from Western’s law school in 2013. Lauren completed her articles at the IPC, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2014. Lauren has been a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Law Section Executive since 2014.



14 May

Leslie Maxwell

School Travel Planner
Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region

14 May

Luis Gomes

Wellington Catholic District School Board
Luis Gomes has been in working in the education field for a short time. Prior to joining the Wellington Catholic District School Board, Luis held executive IT roles in the defense, telecommunications, forestry, nuclear, industrial goods and heavy manufacturing industries. Luis specializes in processes design, business analysis and industrial workflow and has worked extensively with transportation companies in North America streamlining operations. As part of the Ministry of Education’s SBCT team, Luis has worked with boards to define their broadband internet requirements and design and implement Ministry approved solutions.
Luis’ current role is Senior Manager IT Services with the Wellington Catholic DSB and member of the Ministry of Education’s Broadband SBCT team.

14 May

Max Valiquette

Innovation and Trends Expert
Valiquette's unyielding passion for thought leadership, culture, and understanding "what makes people tick" led to his award-winning career as a consumer and cultural strategist.  He will bring a unique focus to CPTC and help us close our conference with tangible ideas to take away.

16 May

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Megan Svidski

Senior Safety Policy Advisor
Safety Policy & Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation


16 May

Miriam Manary

Senior Engineering Research Associate
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Ms. Manary is a Senior Engineering Research Associate at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. She conducts biomechanics and human factors research for the automotive industry and the federal government. Much of her work focuses on wheelchair transportation safety and child passenger safety. She conducts and supervises sled impact evaluation of child restraints, transit wheelchairs, wheelchair securement systems and wheelchair-occupant restraint systems. Miriam is actively involved in national and international standards writing groups in her areas of expertise both as an author and chairperson.

16 May

Peter Lawrence, Ed.D. & CDPT

NAPT Region 1 Director
National Association for Pupil Transportation
Dr. Peter Lawrence has authored numerous articles for trade publications in the pupil transportation industry. He is a nationally Certified Director of Pupil Transportation (CDPT), through the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). He is the NAPT Region 1 Director and co-chair of the NAPT Special Needs Advisory Committee. He has completed over 40 NAPT professional development courses and teaches regularly for NAPT across the nation. He has presented internationally on multiple occasions to transportation professionals in Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, India, Turkey, and Russia. He is very much looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones at the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario!

16 May

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Raymond Melleady

Executive Vice President
USSC Group

16 May

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Renee Barrett

Director of Policy
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario
Renee is the Director of Policy with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s law school, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1984. Renee manages a team of eight policy analysts who conduct research, educate the public and raise awareness of Ontario’s access and privacy laws. The policy department also works with government institutions to ensure compliance with our access and privacy laws.

Renee began her career working in private practice and in various other public sector capacities.She joined the IPC in 2003.

14 May

Scott Nobles

Transportation Supervisor
Tri-board Student Transportation Services

14 May

Sharlene Mitchell

Sharlene Mitchell & Associates

15 May

Sherry Roswell

Transportation Officer
Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk
Sherry is a Transportation officer with STSBHN, assigned to routing for the Norfolk County area. Sherry spent 10 years with Sharp Bus Lines. While with Sharp’s she worked as a dispatcher, Branch Manager and most recently was a Regional Manager. Sherry recently rejoined STSBHN in January of 2018.

14 May

Stephanie Mederios

Director EV Charging Infrastructure
ABB Inc
Stephanie Medeiros is an e-mobility professional with 11 years of engineering and leadership experience in Canada and around the world. She currently holds the role of Director for EV Charger Infrastructure at ABB, and is based in Montreal, Quebec. She started her career as a technical engineer at ABB in the power systems group, gaining valuable experience troubleshooting electrical systems on site, and evolved into various sales and management positions locally and abroad. Since obtaining her role in EV charging infrastructure, Stephanie has helped develop and launch ABB’s Center of Excellence of eMobility in North America, located in ABB Canada’s headquarters in Montreal. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of IGEE (Institute for Power Engineers in Quebec) and is on the executive committee of the Quebec Industrial Cluster for Electric + Smart Vehicles. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and is a graduate from McGill University.

14 May

Vicky Kyriaco

Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
Strategic Partnerships are necessary to deliver, and enhance, daily transportation services for students. This session explores the benefits and challenges of strategic partnerships between the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority and its for-profit and not-for-profit municipal and community partners, as well as formal and informal arrangements for operational purposes, funding and mutually beneficial in-kind contributions.

14 May

16 May

Sponsorship Opportunities

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Click here to become a Sponsor.  

CPTC 2018 connects industry stakeholders. Meet North American-wide suppliers, school business officials, transportation executives, bus operators and owners along side of provincial and federal government partners.

Sponsors will reach their target audience faster with unique and innovative ways to connect pre and post conference. Get one on one face time during sponsored events. Be part of this best-in-class event and drive your business forward.

Sponsorship inquiry?  Email Wendy Dobson by email at 
wendy@stwdsts.ca.  

Platinum

Platinum Sponsor
Your $20,000 investment provides you VIP level status at CPTC 2018. At the forefront of the conference, you receive:
  • Key backdrop signage at the Conference Registration Table
  • Branded recognition in the final program, including one full page advertisement, logo placement on the front cover and
  • center-page recognition.
  • 4 Complimentary Full Conference Registrations
  • 4 extra tickets to the Gala Banquet
  • 4 10*10 exhibition spaces at the Trade Show
  • 6 personal Trade Show passes to distribute to preferred or potential customers
  • Branded presence on the CPTC 2018 website, including your corporate logo and website link
  • Branded logo placement on all conference promotional materials
  • Special recognition at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and plenary sessions
  • Logo placement on all Trade Show and Registrant Name Badges
  • Include your branded promotional material in each delegate kit
  • Company promotion through CPTC's social media channels and conference app
  • 3 limited-edition special conference gifts
PLUS - as a Platinum Sponsor, host one of the following marquis events:
Welcome attendees in style at the Opening Cocktail Reception "Monte Carlo Night" at the Marriott on the Falls on Sunday, May 13 (SOLD)
Enjoy the magnificent splendor of the Falls from the beautiful Table Rock venue at our evening event on Monday, May 14 (SOLD)
Celebrate the success of CPTC 2018 at the Gala Banquet in the Grand Ballroom at the Scotiabank Conference Centre. (SOLD)

Gold

Gold Sponsor
As a gold-level sponsor, your organization will be a prominent presence at CPTC 2018. For a $15,000 investment, you receive:
  • Branded recognition in the on-site program includes one full page advertisement and logo placement on the back cover of the on-site program.
  • 3 Complimentary Full Conference Registrations and 3 extra tickets to the Gala Banquet
  • 3 10*10 exhibition spaces at the Trade Show on (date)
  • 4 personal Trade Show passes to distribute to preferred potential customers
  • Branded presence on the CPTC 2018 website, including your corporate 1 logo and a link to your site
  • Placement of your branded promotional material at the Conference Registration Desk
  • Recognition at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies Company promotion through CPTC's social media channels 3 limited-edition special conference gifts

Gold Level Sponsors will also be a special sponsor for one of following events. Choose from:

Opening Keynote Address
Cocktail Hour at the Table Rock venue
Trade Show Lunch
Tuesday Night's Gala Entertainment
Closing Keynote Address

Silver

Silver Sponsor
For a $10,000 investment, you will receive:
  • 1/2 page advertisement in the Final Conference Program Company Logo in the Final Conference Program
  • 2 Complimentary Gala Banquet Tickets
  • 2 10*10 Trade Show Exhibitor Booths
  • 3 personal Trade Show Passes
  • Logo placement on the CPTC2018.ca website
As a preferred Silver Level sponsor, you will receive additional recognition
by hosting one of the following events:
Option A: Sunday evening entertainment at "Monte Carlo Night"
Option B: Monday morning refreshment break
Option C: Monday afternoon refreshment break
Option D: Tuesday's Gala Banquet Cocktail Hour

Bronze

Bronze Sponsor
For a $7,500 investment, you receive:
  • 1/4 page advertisement in the On-Site Program
  • Company Logo in the On-Site Program
  • 1 Complimentary Gala Banquet Ticket
  • 1 10*1 0 Trade Show Exhibitor Booth
  • 2 personal Trade Show passes
  • Logo placement on the CPTC2018.ca website
  • 3 limited-edition special conference gifts

As a Bronze Sponsor, you will be recognized as a

host at one of the following events:
Continental Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, or 
Wednesday's farewell luncheon buffet.

Associate

Associate Sponsor
Associate Sponsors ($5,000) - receive special recognition by sponsoring one of the following:
  • Workshop Event Sponsorship
  • Production of Final Program
  • Conference Name Badges and Holders
  • Delegate Kits
  • Delegate Lanyards
  • Conference App powered by Attendify

Golf Sponsor

Golf Sponsor
Be a featured sponsor at Sunday's Golf Event.  As a golf sponsor, select from:
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive (Men's)
  • Longest Drive (Ladies)
  • Hole in One
  • Luncheon

In Kind

In Kind Sponsorhip
In Kind Sponsorship
Providing excellent exposure at an affordable price, in kind sponsorship opportunities include shuttle service to Legends Golf Course or shuttle buses for the Guest Program. Contact Wendy by email at wendy@stwdsts.ca to discuss options.

Shuttle Bus Services

In Kind Sponsorhip
Thank you to the transportation companies who are providing shuttle services during CPTC 2018. 
Transportation Sponsors.pdf Download Link

Thomas Built Buses

Platinum Sponsor
Thomas Built Buses is the featured sponsor of the "Monte Carlo Night" Welcome Networking reception at the Marriott on May 13.  

Navistar (IC)

Platinum Sponsor
Navistar is the featured sponsor of the CPTC Networking and Happy Hour event at the beautiful Table Rock Welcome Centre on May 14.

Blue Bird

Platinum Sponsor
Blue Bird is the featured sponsor of the CTPC Gala Banquet at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, May 15.  

BusPlanner

Gold
Bus Planner is the featured sponsor of:
- Lunch on Monday, May 14.
- Lunch on Wednesday, May 16.

Georef Systems’ BusPlanner Suite of school bus routing software has been at the forefront of student transportation technology for over a decade. For 35 years, we have developed powerful, intuitive products for a wide variety of industry sectors, including:

• Student Transportation Management and Routing
• Redistricting
• Field Trip Management
• GPS Tracking

The Georef difference goes beyond the quality of the product itself. Our reputation is built on our personalized, on-call technical support after the sale, and our unwavering commitment and loyalty to our customers. Georef’s customer service is the best in the business—just ask our clients.

First Student

Gold
First Student is the feature sponsor of :
- Trade Show Lunch on Tuesday, May 15.
- Networking Reception Accessible Transportation Monday, May 14.

Sober Steering

Silver
Sober Steering is the featured sponsor of:
- Lunch, Beverages and the closest to the pin prize at the Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 13.
- The Gala Banquet Drink Reception on Tuesday, May 15. 

Century Transportation Ltd

Bronze
Century Transportation is the featured sponsor of Breakfast on Monday, May 14.
Century.pdf Download Link

Stock Transportation

Bronze
Stock Transportation is the feature sponsor of Breakfast on Tuesday, May 15.

Telus

Bronze
Telus is the feature sponsor of the Plenary Session on Tuesday, May 15.

Sharp Bus Lines

Associate Sponsor
Sharp Bus Lines is the feature sponsor of:
- Delegate bag thank you item and golf balls for the golf tournament
- Conference Accessible Transportation
- Golf Tournament Transportation
- School Performance Transportation

Switzer-Carty Transportation

Switzer-Carty is the feature sponsor of the Afternoon Refreshment Break on Monday, May 14.

Bus Patrol

Bus Patrol is the feature sponsor of the CPTC Website.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is the feature sponsor of the Morning Refreshment Break on Wednesday, May 16.

Seon

Seon is the feature sponsor of:
- Closest to the Line, Pin and Target holes and water at the Golf Tournament Sunday, May 13.
- The Morning Refreshment Break on Monday, May 14.

Attridge Transportation

In Kind Sponsorhip
Attridge Transportation a the feature sponsor of 
- School Performance Transportation

DanNel

In Kind Sponsorhip
DanNel Transportation is the feature sponsor of 
- All Guest Program Transportation
- Conference Accessible Transportation

Dunn the Mover

In Kind Sponsorhip
Dunn the Mover Transportation is a feature sponsor of 
- School Performance Transportation

Student Transportation of Canada

In Kind Sponsorhip
STC is the feature sponsor of:
- Gala Banquet Accessible Transportation Tuesday, May 15

Bully B.R.A.V.E.

In Kind Sponsorhip

Fogmaker North America

In Kind Sponsorhip

Campeau

Golf Sponsor
Campeau Bus Lines is the feature sponsor of the Fastest Hole Prize at the Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 13.

Keel-Cottrelle LLP

Golf Sponsor
Keel-Cottrelle is the feature sponsor of the Low Score Team, Honest Team and Longest Drive Prizes at the Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 13.

Allison Transmission

Exhibitor
Allison Transmission is the premier global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems.

AMF-Bruns of America

Exhibitor

Blue Bird

Exhibitor
Each day, more than 550,000 school buses transport 26 million school children to and from school. At Blue Bird, we understand the massive responsibility of this task—on a daily basis we, along with the bus operator, are responsible for the safety of our future generations.
The application of the school bus has changed significantly over time—beginning as a way for children in rural areas to travel to school, then as a way to enable equal access to education, and now as a solution to road congestion and green transportation. For over 90 years, Blue Bird has prioritized unparalleled safety at the forefront of our bus designs, while also lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers, allowing them to put money back into the classroom.

Bully B.R.A.V.E.

Exhibitor
Bully B.R.A.V.E. provides practical solutions for students, educators, and community members to defensively diffuse bullying and conflict. With over 18 years of experience, B.R.A.V.E. prides itself on impacting work and school culture.

BusPlanner

Exhibitor
Georef Systems’ BusPlanner Suite of school bus routing software has been at the forefront of student transportation technology for over a decade. For 35 years, we have developed powerful, intuitive products for a wide variety of industry sectors, including:

• Student Transportation Management and Routing
• Redistricting
• Field Trip Management
• GPS Tracking

The Georef difference goes beyond the quality of the product itself. Our reputation is built on our personalized, on-call technical support after the sale, and our unwavering commitment and loyalty to our customers. Georef’s customer service is the best in the business—just ask our clients.

Century Transportation Ltd.

Exhibitor
Century.pdf Download Link

CI Solutions

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 12:20 - 12:50 - Room B

CI Solutions provides student ID card printing and RFID enrollment software that integrates with routing and student ridership tracking programs. Choose from RFID and non-RFID printing solutions that make bus pass and student ID issuance simple. With CI Solutions it’s easy to distribute thousands of cards during your busy registration period.

DriveABLE Assessment Centers Inc

Exhibitor

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies

Exhibitor
Manufacturers of Automated Transmissions

EDPRO Energy Group Inc.

Exhibitor
Propane Fleet Solutions

Edulog

Exhibitor

ez enRoute

Exhibitor
Created in Canada to integrate with all busing management systems, ez enRoute is the only student/bus tracking solution with touchless smart technology that auto-checks each student on and off, monitors bus/student location in real time, and delivers seamless, secure info with parent app, driver's GPS-equipped tablet/phone, and admin portal.

EZ-ON Products LLC

Exhibitor
EZ-ON Products specializes in passenger safety through dynamically tested vests and mounting assemblies used to secure children and adults in the school bus and in family vehicles. Our goal is to make the world accessible to all, no matter their abilities.
MADE IN USA

First Student, Inc.

Exhibitor
Student Transportation and Logistics

FleetSentry

Exhibitor

Fleet Vector

Exhibitor

Fogmaker North America

Exhibitor

Gatekeeper Systems

Exhibitor
Gatekeeper provides scalable, end-to-end, hi-definition safety and security solutions for mobile applications in school buses, transit buses, police vehicles, transport vehicles, military aircraft, coast guard patrol vessels, and on law enforcement officers. The integrated, high-resolution video, voice and mapping for extreme mobile applications provides customers with an effective tool to increase passenger safety, protect drivers, and manage fleet operations.
The products provide a 360-degree view inside and outside vehicles. Each system integrates hi-definition video with GPS location technology for real time vehicle location, along with time, date and telematics data. All data is recorded to a military standard digital recording system, located inside the vehicle. Cameras transmit hi-definition video, in day or night conditions, collecting evidence that includes license plate information of stop arm violators. Gatekeeper wireless devices provide real time connectivity, streaming video, and vehicle tracking. Its video management software can be used as a desktop application for managing basic incidents or the enterprise software can be used to stream live video from any vehicle anywhere, anytime

HSM Transportation Solutions

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 2:20 - 2:50 Room A
CPTC - HSM Transportation Bio - 3-18.pdf Download Link

Industry Trade Show - Tuesday, May 15th

VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Click here to become an Exhibitor. 

Tuesday, May 15 is the one-day trade show event held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.   

Exhibitor Pricing:
10 X 10 Display Booth: $1000
Vehicle Display Space: $1375 per vehicle 
*NEW* "Beyond the Booth" demonstration space (30 minute sessions) $350

More information for interested Exhibitors is available by contacting the Chair of the Trade Show Committee, Phil Kuckyt.    Phil Kuckyt can be reached by email at pkuckyt@stsbhn.ca

Lion Electric Co. (eLion)

Exhibitor

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

Exhibitor
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is the world’s premier market space for public and private student transportation service providers and the companies that provide valuable products and services to support safe school transportation. NAPT is a non-profit §501(c)(6) organization dedicated to helping our members engage in and influence policy making that will enhance operational safety and administrative efficiency.

Navistar / IC

Exhibitor

Onspot Automatic Tire Chains

Exhibitor
Onspot of North America is the Manufacturer of the Onspot Automatic Tire Chain System. Sales and service support is provided through its Regional Managers located across the USA and Canada as well as a network of 1400 dealers. The system can be factory installed by over 200 OEMS on vehicles from ½ ton to Class 8 tractor trailers.

Orbit Software, Inc

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 11:00 - 11:30  Room B

Orbit Software, Inc. specializes in providing a very easy to use routing and scheduling software program with an integrated GIS mapping solution. Since 1998, we have focused on giving school districts and bus contractors the tools they need to efficiently manage their bus routes for all types of students, including those with special needs. We also offer web based field trip management services and integrated GPS student and vehicle monitoring compliance.

Proheat

Exhibitor
Canadian manufacturer of medium and heavy duty diesel fired coolant heaters for idle and emission reduction as well as driver and passenger comfort

Q'Straint / Sure-Lok

Exhibitor
Q’STRAINT continues to build on its 25 year tradition of innovation, advancing its mission of providing safe accessibility to everyone by developing the world’s highest quality, wheelchair passenger safety solutions.

Quinte Plastics Ltd

Exhibitor
Litterbags for Buses – We help keep buses clean! Quinte Plastics Ltd. is proud to be celebrating our 29th year in business! Based in Trenton Ontario, our specialty biodegradable litter bags are a staple on transit vehicles throughout Canada and the USA. Whether you are transporting customers across town, or across the country, our litter bags help to provide a clean green environment. We believe in fast delivery of our quality product, where you want it and when you need it.

REI

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 1:40 - 2:10 Room A

REI provides customized surveillance solutions that surpass safety expectations of students, drivers, and schools. Our trailblazing products include cameras capable of capturing wide detailed views over high seat backs in true 1080p high-definition. REI’s Video Monitoring System (VMS) software enables you to quickly provide answers with user-friendly search options such as time/date or incident. Feel secure knowing our DVRs are customizable (up to 12 cameras) and vibration and shock tested to military standards. REI has been designing and engineering electronic transportation solutions for 80 years. We are proud to provide free support 24/7/365.

Radioeng.com | info@radioeng.com | 800.228.9275

Rosco Vision Systems

Rosco is a leading global manufacturer of automotive vision safety products to the bus and truck marketplace. Founded in New York City in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1974. Rosco products are designed and manufactured in the USA and include mission critical driving safety aides such as interior and exterior mirrors, sun visors, backup and side view cameras, video recording systems, sensor products and collision avoidance systems. Today, Rosco is the largest manufacturer of bus mirrors in North America. Rosco’s staff has grown to over 250 employees in facilities totaling 150,000 square feet. Key fleet customers include New York City Transit and Sanitation, the United States Postal Service, UPS, Fed-Ex, National Grid, Con Ed and PSE&G. Distinguished large bus and truck manufacturers installing Rosco product on new vehicles include New Flyer, Prevost, Nova, Gillig, Navistar / IC Bus, Freightliner/Thomas Bus, and Blue Bird.

Seon / Safe Fleet

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 11:00 - 11:30 Room A

Sober Steering

Exhibitor

Stock Transportation Ltd.

Exhibitor
Getting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn®.

Stock provides safe and reliable transportation to students across Canada, transporting more than 105,000+ students daily. With our expertise and nation-wide resources, you will no longer have to worry about: new bus capital, routing issues, bus breakdowns and the recruitment and training of drivers.

Superior Propane

Exhibitor

Sutherland Corporation / Bus Patrol

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 11:40 - 12:10 Room A

Synovia Solutions

Exhibitor
Synovia’s mission is to sustain a passion for developing world-class software in fleet management for K-12, government and commercial accounts, sell it at a level unequaled anywhere, develop customer satisfaction that is best in breed, and maintain a passionate employee base who view this not as a job, but as an adventure.

SynTec Seating Solutions

Exhibitor
Manufacturer of school bus seating for Thomas Built Buses

Telitek Wireless Inc.

Exhibitor
Telitek Wireless is a global turnkey telematics, M2M and IoT solutions provider, specializing in mobile assets tracking and management. With 15 years of experience and a skilled R&D team to help you improve business efficiency, productivity and provide the best solutions to meet your demands.

Telus

Exhibitor

ThinkDox Inc.

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 1:00 - 1:30  Room B

Thinking Driver Fleet Safety

Exhibitor
Thinking Driver provides businesses, organizations, school districts, and levels of Government with attitude-based driver safety training and consulting services and products throughout North America. Our team of instructors, curriculum developers, and implementation specialists address most driver and vehicle safety issues and will help you reduce your incident rates.

Thomas Built Buses

Exhibitor
Thomas Built Buses the leading manufacturer of driver-friendly school, activity, commercial, and childcare buses is manufactured and produced in High Point, North Carolina.

Transfinder Corporation

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 1:40 - 2:40  Room B

Transfinder is a global logistics software developer providing intelligent solutions to school districts. Transfinder, an Inc. magazine “fastest-growing company” for the 11th consecutive year, has satellite offices in Austin, Texas and Shanghai, China. Transfinder is used extensively by over 2,000 school districts in 47 states, and is the industry leader in several states, including Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, and Texas. The company develops routing, scheduling, and preventive maintenance solutions for optimal transportation logistics.
Routefinder Pro 2017.pdf Download Link
Routefinder_GO_2018.pdf Download Link
Viewfinder_Brochure_2017.pdf Download Link

Transit Cooling Solutions

Exhibitor

TripSpark Technologies

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 11:40 - 12:10 Room B

With over 30 years’ experience, TripSpark Technologies K-12 transportation software suite has been specifically designed for the complex school transportation environment and features a unique multi-calendar interface. We are proud to have been selected by more than 50% of the largest school districts in North America and currently transport 1.8 million students with 50,000 buses. TripSpark’s solutions include calendar-based scheduling, GPS tracking, student and vehicle tracking, field trip management and more!
TripSpark VEO Transportation Product Sheet November2017.pdf Download Link

TRP Bus Parts (PACCAR, Inc.)

Exhibitor

Turbo MS Canada

Exhibitor

Tyler Technologies

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 1:00 - 1:30  Room A

Ubitransport / CSched

Exhibitor
Ubitransport proposes an innovative school transportation management solution to improve student safety and security.
Our 100% digital, smartphone and cloud-based solution is a turnkey yet modular platform providing student and vehicle tracking, driver navigation, vehicle diagnostics, and much more.
Real-time, precise geolocation information on student boarding, exit and bus locations give families peace of mind, and schools the means to respond and communicate quickly in case of incidents.
For schools and bus contractors, concise analysis of planned v. actual data facilitates optimization of costs and energy resources

The CSched team is comprised of experts with extensive knowledge in public transportation and the application of mathematical modelling and state-of-the-art algorithms to develop safe, reliable, cost-effective sustainable transportation services to communities. Our clients include school boards, public transit agencies and private transit providers.
We offer optimisation services and a cloud-based, turn-key, scheduling solution both of which hold a proven track record of reducing operating cost by as much as 10% while improving both the quality, and safety of the operated transportation services.
Founded in 2008, CSched has built a team of veteran schedulers and transportation planners cumulating over 50 years of innovation. We look forward to meeting you at the exhibit!

United Muffler Corp

Exhibitor
School Bus Exhaust Systems

VerX Direct Corp

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 3:00 - 3:30  Room B

With an average of 3% of company drivers holding an invalid driver’s license, VerX provides companies with real-time direct access to all Canadian Jurisdictions to instantly check the current licence status and class of any driver. VerX is the simplest, most cost-effective way to comply with HTA requirements while mitigating liabilities and risks stemming from suspended or downgraded drivers.
Client Access.pdf Download Link
verx 3 fold.pdf Download Link
VerX_Corporate_Brochure.pdf Download Link

Zonar Systems

Exhibitor and Beyond the Booth Demonstration
Beyond the Booth - 12:20 - 12:50 Room A

CPTN Meeting (Canadian Pupil Transportation Network)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Marriott on the Falls, Ontario Room

For members of the CPTN network.  By invitation only.
Social Program

Self-Guided Tour of Niagara Falls

10:00 AM 03:30 PM

Explore the natural beauty of Niagara Falls, try your luck at a casino and experience the shops and attractions on Clifton Hill.
Enjoy lunch at any of Niagara's many eateries.
A suggested route map will be available in the lobby from a conference host. 
Social Program

Golf Event - Legends on the Niagara

11:00 AM 05:00 PM 9561 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S6

Separate registration is required.  $90 including lunch (taxes incl).
Club rental is available for a fee from the course.
Shuttles to and from the course will be available.
Visit the website to learn about this beautiful golf course - Legends Golf Course
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Registration Desk Open

12:00 PM 05:00 PM Marriott on the Falls Hotel

Pick up your name badge, final conference program & take a look at all the great events over the next few days at CPTC 2018.
Social Program

"Monte Carlo Night" Welcome Networking Reception

06:00 PM 08:00 PM Marriott Ballroom

Join us for "Monte Carlo Night"  and try your luck with some games of chance. Please wear black, white and red. Entertainment provided by the Sandy Vine Trio.   
Light finger foods and a cash bar available.

Sponsored by:


Supplier Hosted Events (by invitation only)

07:30 PM 10:00 PM

Social Program

Stretch and Stroll (2 kms, Low Impact)

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby for a leisurely morning walk.
Rain or shine. 
Social Program

Morning Run 5 kms

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby.  They will lead participants for a brief stretch to start and end an approximate 5 kilometre moderate run. The running route and views will vary each day. Maps will be available for those who prefer a longer or shorter running route.
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Registration Desk Open

07:00 AM 04:00 PM Scotiabank Convention Centre

Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

07:45 AM 04:45 PM

A continuous shuttle will run between the hotel and the convention centre.
Meals & Refreshments

Continental Breakfast

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Scotiabank Conference Centre (room location tbc)

The Scotiabank Centre is a 10 minute walk from the hotel.  A shuttle bus will be available starting at 7:45 AM.
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speakers

08:45 AM 10:30 AM SCC - Room TBC

Enjoy a performance by Forestview Elementary Choir and Chimes
Keynote Speakers: Colin Mochrie & Debra McGrath

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Sponsored By:
Guest Program (Separate Registration Required)

Niagara Parkway and High Tea

10:30 AM 03:30 PM

Tour the Niagara Parkway with stops to take in the natural beauty and local history.  Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  

Delegate PD

Distribution of Student Information from School to Bus Driver

10:45 AM 12:00 PM SCC: Room TBC

Explore how Ontario's transportation consortia provide high-quality student information.  Learn from the expert panelists how student data is received, processed and distributed through the chain of control from school boards, to consortia, to contractors.   

Speakers

Delegate PD

WiFi on School Buses

10:45 AM 12:00 PM SCC: Room TBC

Can wi-fi on school buses truly be a classroom on wheels? What are the obstacles of implementing this technology? Learn how wi-fi on buses has enhanced student learning and improved on-board behavior.  

Speakers

Delegate PD

Electrification in the Transportation Industry

10:45 AM 12:00 PM SCC: Room TBC

Discover how electrification of the transportation industry will save resources, both financial and environmental.  

Speakers

Delegate PD

Thriving Under Pressure

10:45 AM 12:00 PM

Why do some people struggle under pressure while others thrive in response to stress? What explains the difference between these two groups of individuals? Stress hardiness is a key factor in resilience - the ability to remain healthy and strong during challenging times. Hardy individuals transform stressful events into opportunities for growth by taking direct action in response to stress and trauma.
Dr. Andrea Dinardo will explore the three components of stress hardiness, namely: challenge, control, and commitment. Challenge is the understanding that stress is normal and acts as an incentive for self-improvement. Control is the confidence in one's ability to influence stressful life events. Commitment is the ability to engage fully in all aspects of life, no matter how big or small, with a sense of purpose and meaning.
This presentation will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about how to apply the principles of positive psychology and stress resilience in their personal and professional lives.

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Networking Luncheon

12:00 PM 01:00 PM SCC: Room TBC

Sponsored by:


 
Delegate PD

How Operators Harness the Power of Technology in their operations

01:15 PM 02:45 PM

Bus operators use a variety of technological tools, from GPS to apps, to simplify operations, improve communications and build efficiencies.

Speakers

Delegate PD

D250 Update

01:15 PM 02:45 PM

If you buy school buses, come and learn about the proposed changes for D250.  An overview of the current Standard and where CSA stands with the publication of the next edition of the D250.

Speakers

Delegate PD

School Environments of the Future

01:15 PM 02:45 PM

Bricks and mortar - but what lies beyond?  How will online learning and virtual learning going to shape the delivery of education in the future?  

Speakers

Delegate PD

Bully B.R.A.V.E

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Learn how to empower a positive bus culture. Bus drivers are pulled between having their eyes on the road and managing the growing list of behavioral problems from students. This workshop will cover practical tools on how body language and tone of voice can help set a positive culture and cut down behavioral problems.

Carrie presents a program that she developed over 18 years ago to help students find confidence within themselves to overcome and even prevent bullying. Working with students from all ages (kindergarten to post secondary) and all ability's (alternative education, Autism Ontario, Career path, and epilepsy Ontario), has given Carrie the hands on experience to create a program that fits everyone. Carrie has also expanded B.R.A.V.E. to include workshops for teachers, bus drivers and camp leaders, as she believes that the more people that are involved the better a community we can build.

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Afternoon Refreshment Break

02:45 PM 03:00 PM

Delegate PD

Cameras on School Buses and Privacy Concerns

03:00 PM 04:30 PM

With camera systems becoming more prevalent on school buses, find out what the privacy requirements are and how they can be managed by your organization.

Speakers

Delegate PD

Emissions Standards and Alternative Fuels

03:00 PM 04:30 PM

Diesel emissions are becoming problematic and large cities are implementing bans as early as 2025. Discover what alternatives exist and learn about their emission profile along with their impact on the environment.

Speakers

Delegate PD

Active Transportation

03:00 PM 04:30 PM

Learn about services some of Ontario's consortia offer in order to encourage greater uptake of walking and cycling by students in the walk zone, and how this can decrease car traffic and make school zones safer.

Speakers

Delegate PD

Bully B.R.A.V.E. (repeat session)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Learn how to empower a positive bus culture. Bus drivers are pulled between having their eyes on the road and managing the growing list of behavioral problems from students. This workshop will cover practical tools on how body language and tone of voice can help set a positive culture and cut down behavioral problems.

Carrie presents a program that she developed over 18 years ago to help students find confidence within themselves to overcome and even prevent bullying. Working with students from all ages (kindergarten to post secondary) and all ability's (alternative education, Autism Ontario, Career path, and epilepsy Ontario), has given Carrie the hands on experience to create a program that fits everyone. Carrie has also expanded B.R.A.V.E. to include workshops for teachers, bus drivers and camp leaders, as she believes that the more people that are involved the better a community we can build.

Speakers

Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

05:00 PM 11:00 PM

A continuous shuttle will run between the hotel and the Table Rock Welcome Centre.  
Social Program

CPTC Networking and Happy Hour Event

05:30 PM 08:30 PM Table Rock Welcome Centre

Join us for our welcome event at the stunning Table Rock Welcome Centre overlooking the beauty of the Falls.  Finger foods provided, cash bar.  Shuttle provided from hotel lobby.

Join us in this beautiful and unique venue - Table Rock Welcome Centre

Sponsored by:

Supplier Hosted Events (invitation only)

08:00 PM 10:00 PM

Social Program

Stretch and Stroll (2 kms, Low Impact)

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby for a leisurely morning walk.
Rain or shine.
Social Program

Morning 5 KM Run

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby. They will lead participants for a brief stretch to start and end an approximate 5 kilometre moderate run. The running route and views will vary each day. Maps will be available for those who prefer a longer or shorter running route.
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Registration Desk Open

07:00 AM 04:00 PM Scotiabank Convention Centre

Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

07:45 AM 04:15 PM

A continuous shuttle will run between the hotel and the convention centre.
Meals & Refreshments

Continental Breakfast

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Marriott on the Falls

Sponsored by:
Delegate PD

Plenary Session "Creating a Culture of Innovation"

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

This session will start off with the findings of the pre-conference ‘Approaches to Innovation’ survey from conference attendees.  Sharlene will then highlight exciting examples of innovations in related industries that will challenge the way we look at our own business. She will offer strategies that foster a culture of innovation at work and effectively manage staff through culture change. 

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Guest Program (Separate Registration Required)

Shopping Excursion and Journey of the Senses Culinary Experience

10:30 AM 03:30 PM

Enjoy Niagara Outlet Collections for shopping and lunch before experiencing a Journey of the Senses from Niagara College's Teaching Winery and Brewery.  


All Registered Delegates & Guests

CPTC Trade Show

11:00 AM 04:00 PM Scotiabank Convention Centre

A complimentary lunch is available at the trade show.
Shuttle service is available between the hotel and the trade show location.
"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Orbit Software

11:00 AM 11:30 AM SCC, Room B

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Safe Fleet/Seon

11:00 AM 11:30 AM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Sutherland Corportation

11:40 AM 12:10 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

TripSpark Technologies

11:40 AM 12:10 PM SCC, Room B

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

CI Solutions

12:20 PM 12:50 PM SCC, Room B

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Zonar Systems

12:20 PM 12:50 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

ThinkDox Inc.

01:00 PM 01:30 PM SCC, Room B

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Tyler Technologies

01:00 PM 01:30 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

Transfinder

01:40 PM 02:40 PM SCC, Room B

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

REI

01:40 PM 02:10 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

HSM Transportation Solutions

02:20 PM 02:50 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

George P Johnson

03:00 PM 03:30 PM SCC, Room A

"Beyond the Booth" Trade Show Experience

VerX Direct

03:00 PM 03:30 PM SCC, Room B

Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

05:15 PM 10:00 PM

A continuous shuttle will run between the hotel and the convention centre.  
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Gala Banquet and Entertainment

05:30 PM 10:30 PM Marriott on the Falls Ballroom

Cocktails from 5:30 - 6, and a 4 course meal between 6 - 7:30.  At 7:30, prepare to be entertained by Dueling Pianos Niagara  The entertainment will conclude at 10:30 pm.  Enjoy your evening in the Falls.  (formal attire for the banquet, please)

Sponsored by



Social Program

Stretch and Stroll (2 kms, Low Impact)

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby. They will lead participants through a series of stretches to start and end an approximate 2 kilometre easy stroll. The walking route and views will vary each day. The Conference Host will have maps available for distribution for those whose pace prefers a longer or shorter running route.
Social Program

Morning 5 KM Run

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Meet your Conference Host in the lobby. They will lead participants for a brief stretch to start and end an approximate 5 kilometre moderate run. The running route and views will vary each day. Maps will be available for those who prefer a longer or shorter running route.
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Registration Desk Open

07:00 AM 12:00 PM Scotiabank Convention Center

Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

08:15 AM 01:45 PM

A continuous shuttle will be available between the hotel and the convention centre.  
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Breakfast and Keynote Speaker

08:30 AM 10:00 AM SCC: Room TBC

Sponsored by: TBA

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Morning Refreshement Break

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Sponsored by:
Delegate PD

A Guide to Safe Wheelchair and Occupant Securement

10:15 AM 11:30 AM SCC: Room TBC

This workshop will explain best practices of transporting persons in wheelchairs using crash test footage to illustrate the negative consequences of improper securement.

Speakers

Delegate PD

Shared Services & Strategic Partnerships in the Education Sector

10:15 AM 11:30 AM SCC: Room TBC

This session is designed to explore the value of shared services and partnerships in the education sector, from consortia models for transportation to group purchasing power and support services for schools such as community use of schools.

Speakers

Delegate PD

Autonomous Vehicles in the Student Transportation Industry

10:15 AM 11:30 AM SCC: Room TBC

How will autonomous vehicles impact the student transportation industry in the next decade?  Explore this exciting topic as we drive to the future.

Speakers

Guest Program (Separate Registration Required)

The Great Canadian Wine & Whiskey Glimpse Tour

10:15 AM 01:00 PM

Enjoy a visit to the Great One's local winery at Gretzky Winery and Distillery for a wine and rye tasting.
Separate registration is required.
All Registered Delegates & Guests

Plenary Session: What does the changing labour market mean for the school bus industry?

11:30 AM 12:30 PM SCC: Room TBA

The labour market for qualified drivers is changing.  Hear about industry trends in transportation and learn from a human resources expert on effective recruiting and retention ideas.  

Speakers

Meals & Refreshments

Closing Luncheon

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Join us for our celebratory closing luncheon.  Don't miss a look back on the great memories and look ahead to CPTC 2020 as we announce the next location.
Social Program

Niagara Hornblower Cruise

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

CPTC has come to an end.  After a busy conference, relax and enjoy the beauty of the falls up close on a cruise.  A separate sign up and tickets are required.  Shuttle service from the lobby and back has been arranged.
Niagara Hornblower Cruise

The Bluebird Experience

01:45 PM 05:45 PM

Bluebird Bus presents the Bluebird Experience.  Please contact Bluebird for more information about this unique event offering after CPTC concludes.  A separate registration is required.