Calgary Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who is available to speak in Calgary, Alberta, about global business trends including the social media revolution, ‘big data’ and demographic shifts around the world. He spoke at the Internet Marketing Conference (IMC) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in March 2010 about social media and online branding and has returned since for other business conferences. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in technology, small business marketing and global mega trends. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre by the Trans Canada Highway, the Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre on Glenmore Trail, the Telus Convention Centre by Stampede Park or some other conference facility in Calgary, Alberta, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.

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Calgary has many conference facilities, including:

  • Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport on 36th Street North East
  • Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre on Thirty Three Street North East
  • The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre on Glenmore Trail South East
  • Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel on Nineteenth Avenue Sout East
  • The Westin Calgary on Four Avenue South West
  • Other meeting spaces in Chestermere, Airdrie and Priddis


General Information about Calgary, Alberta, for Meeting Planners

Patrick lived in Calgary for a short time during the early 1990s. Calgary is a beautiful city in the province of Alberta in Canada. It has a population of about 1.2 million, making it the 5th largest city in Canada. Located in the southern part of Alberta, Canada, Calgary is regarded as a global city and ranked 51st top city in the world with a strong performing economy in 2011. It’s fast growing economy attracts multinational companies to set up regional offices in the city, including Accenture, Apple, Bank Of America and Walt Disney Company. Kahanoff Conference Centre and Calgary TELUS Convention Centre are two of the world-class venues in Calgary offering conference and convention facilities. Calgary hosted the International Ag Biotech Conference in 2007 and the 18th World Cup in 2011. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Canada.


2014 Business Conventions in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. CERI Petrochemical Conference, hosted by The Canadian Energy Research Institute will be held in April at Fairmont Palliser Hotel on 133 9th Avenue Southwest. Western Business Outlook Conference, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada will take place in May at The Ranchmens Club on 10 13th Avenue S.W. Canada Assembly Conference, hosted by Oil Council will take place in May at Telus Convention Centre on 120 Ninth Avenue SE. LPP2014 – Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2014, hosted by University of Calgary will take place in September at The Rozsa Center on 2500 University Dr. NW., Calgary.

2013 Business Conferences in Calgary, Alberta

The city of Calgary is going to host numerous conferences and symposiums next year including Statoil’s 2013 Engineers Without Borders National Conference “Class of 2036: What’s possible in a generation of systematic change” which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in January. Additionally, the 2nd annual DUG Canada Conference & Exhibition by DUG Canada and CSUR Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources will take place in February at the TELUS Convention Centre. On the other hand, the Annual Calgary Resource Investment Conference by the Cambridge House International will held at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre Macleod Hall in April, while ABIC 2013 “Food, Water, and Energy for a Hungry World” will be held in September at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Calgary

Calgary Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Canada aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Sundial Club meets at Knox United Church on 4th Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), Power Lunch Toastmasters meets at Altius Centre on 4th Avenue (Monday at 12:00 PM), Integrated Sustainability Toastmasters meets at Suite 600 on 5th Avenue (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and Ace of Clubs meets at The Bow on Centre Street (Thursday at 12:00 PM).

Calgary Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Local restaurants in Calgary are worth visiting while attending a business convention in the city. Nellie’s Kitchen (Phone: 403-244-4616) on 17th Avenue in Uptown Calgary is a popular hangout for big breakfasts and unlimited coffee. Red Water Grill (Phone: 403-253-4266) on Macleod Trail is an affordable restaurant offering traditional Canadian dishes. River Café (Phone: 403-261-7670) in Downtown Prince’s Island Park serves modern American cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. And located downtown, Peter’s Drive-In (Phone: 403-277-2747) on 16th Avenue has been serving milk shakes and burgers in an automotive-themed setting since 1962.

Calgary Attractions for Conference Delegates

Explore the attractions in Calgary, the southern city in Canada’s province of Alberta, including the Win Sport’s Canada Olympic Park, Fort Calgary, Glenbow Museum and the Aero Space Museum after attending your business conference. The Olympic park (built for the 1988 Winter Olympics) is situated at 88 Canada Olympic Road SW and is one of the world’s finest recreation centers. Fort Calgary is a national historic site and is located on 9th Avenue. Next on the list is Glenbow Museum which is also located on 9th Avenue SE and is one of the largest museums in Western Canada. Finally, the Aero Space Museum on McCall Way NE features a wide variety of airplanes and is another wonderful place to visit while in Calgary.

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