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2017 Schedule of Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration
Sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Welcome Meet Up
Hospitality Suite - Hampton Inn

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:00 am – 1:30 pm Professional Development Session
Presented in partnership with CAPACOA
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
Provided by Contact East
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:00 am Showcase 1
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm One to One Meetings
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception
Membertou Heritage Park
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Supper on your own
Various Restaurants
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Welcome Meet Up
Join fellow delegates for a drink and conversation to kick off your Contact East conference experience!
Hampton Inn

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
8:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 am – 8:50 am Lobby Call - Drive to Highland Arts Theatre
Transportation provided to the Highland Arts Theatre (HAT) for Pitches
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:00 am – 10:00 am Artist Pitches
Doors open at 8:45am, drop in for coffee and tea!
Highland Arts Theatre (HAT)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm One to One Meetings
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Provided by Contact East
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Professional Development Session
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm Showcase 2
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
5:30 pm – 7:45 pm Supper On Your Own
Various Restaurants
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Showcase 3
Kluskap A+B - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
10:30 pm – 12:00 am Hospitality Suite
Hospitality Suite - Hampton Inn

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
sponsored by Ticketpro
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:55 am – 9:30 am Lobby Call - 8:55 am
Transportation to Glace Bay
Hampton Inn Lobby
9:45 am – 11:15 am Showcase 4
Savoy Theatre
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Cape Breton Experience
Includes Showcase 5
Cape Breton Experience inculdes lunch, cape Breton Miner's Museum, underground mine tour (optional) and Showcase 5 at the Savoy Theatre.
Glace Bay
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Showcase 5
Savoy Theatre
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Contact Room
Jenu Room - Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Final Party
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am APA AGM Brunch
All delegates are welcome to attend!
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
11:15 am – 1:00 pm APA Member's Meeting
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre