Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference

May 13 - 16, 2018 Niagara Falls, ON

REGISTRATION

Registration Information

Keynote 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

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

Sharlene Mitchell

Sharlene Mitchell & Associates

15 May

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Vicky Kyriaco

Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority

14 May

16 May

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Kent Orr

General Manager
CKL Shared School Services

16 May

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Brandan Woodworth

Senior Service Coordinator, System Administrator
Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services

14 May

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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

Nigel Moore

Manager, Global Programs and InitiativesManager, Global Programs and Initiatives
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
Nigel Moore is the Manager of Global Programs and Initiatives at the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE). He previously worked at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada as well as the University of Oxford in the UK and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany as a climate and energy researcher. At WISE, Nigel manages a global network of researchers that are developing low-carbon energy solutions for communities facing energy poverty, particularly in the developing world.

14 May

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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

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Ken McLean

Chairperson, D250 Standards Committee

14 May

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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

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Raymond Melleady

Executive Vice President
USSC Group

16 May

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Megan Svidski

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


16 May

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Renee Barrett

Director of Policy
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario

14 May

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Lauren Silver

Policy Analyst
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario



14 May

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Dave Imre

Transportation Officer
Student Transportation Services Brant Haldimand Norfolk


14 May

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Scott Nobles

Transportation Supervisor
Tri-board Student Transportation Services

14 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.

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.  

Trade Show - 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

CPTN Meeting (Canadian Pupil Transportation Network)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM TBA (Marriott)

For members of the CPTN network.  By invitation only.
Shuttle Service

Accessible Shuttle Service

09:15 AM 04:45 PM

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

Registration Desk Open

09:30 AM 04:00 PM TBC

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
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.

Thomas Built Buses will be the featured sponsor of this event.

Light finger foods and a cash bar available.


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 TBC

Government Delegates Breakfast (invitation only)

07:30 AM 09:00 AM TBC

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

Continential Breakfast

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

The Scotiabank Centre is a 10 minute walk for 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: TBA
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-theLake.  

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

Meals & Refreshments

Networking Luncheon

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

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.
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?  
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

Diesel Emissions 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.
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

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.  

Navistar is the featured sponsor of this event.  

Finger foods provided, cash bar.  Shuttle provided from hotel lobby.

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

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. 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 04:00 PM TBC

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

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.
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 09:30 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 9:30 pm.  Enjoy your evening in the Falls.  (formal attire for the banquet, please)
The Gala Banquet is sponsored by Blue Bird.


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 TBC

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.  
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 a 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.