Annual General Meeting 2021

We look forward to hosting you!

Join us for Seeds Canada’s inaugural Annual General Meeting to be held virtually with sessions planned from July 9 – July 16. This event is an opportunity to connect with colleagues in the sector, engage in the latest industry issues, and get to know the Seeds Canada staff, Board and Members. The event will host the committee meetings, the seed testing open forum and workshop, dynamic speaker sessions, virtual networking tables and a virtual happy hour.

This is your Seeds Canada – let’s see what we can grow, together! 

All sessions will be held on our dynamic events platform. Here, you will be able to access materials, network with colleagues,  attend the events virtually, and enter contests! Access to the platform could take up to 24 hrs, so please ensure you register in advance of the sessions you wish to attend. 

AGENDA

FRIDAY, JULY 9

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Seed Testing Open Forum
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Garden & Vegetable Committee
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: International Committee

MONDAY, JULY 12

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Seeds Canada Welcome Session
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Annual Business Meeting
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Keynote Speaker

TUESDAY, JULY 13

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Oilseeds, Pulses and Western Cereals Committee
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Intellectual Property Committee
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Get to Know the New Executive Director, Barry Senft

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Seed Applied Technology Committee
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Biotechnology Committee
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Diversity & Inclusion Speaker

THURSDAY, JULY 15

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Seed Testing Workshop
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Corn, Soybeans and Eastern Cereals Committee

FRIDAY, JULY 16

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Forage and Turf Committee
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Closing Reception/Happy Hour

                                                                                                   All times are noted in EST. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JULY 12 | DR. JP PAWLIW-FRY 
Leadership and Performance Expert, New York Times Bestselling Author

Organizations face big challenges: whether it is an accelerated rate of change, the threat of disruption, ambitious targets, or aggressive competition. For over twenty years, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry’s curiosity and passion for helping people manage their emotions has driven his research into the skills and tools required to build a culture of exceptional leadership.

Generously sponsored by: 

JULY 14 | KENDAL NETMAKER
Award-winning entrepreneur, author 

In this discussion, Kendal takes you into Indigenous Peoples’ worldview and shares his heartfelt stories of living and thriving in two different worlds. He explains the importance of understanding everyone’s stories, beliefs, and way of life. Kendal’s offering is to plant seeds of hope so that we all are Working, Succeeding, and Prospering Together.

Generously sponsored by: 

JULY 12 | Seeds Canada Welcome Session  is a great opportunity to hear from leadership on where we’re at & where we’re going. You will hear messages from the President and Executive Director, and various updates and introductions from staff.

The Welcome Session is brought to you by:

JULY 16 | Closing Session & Happy Hour is a chance to recap the discussions had and to unwind and socialize with colleagues in the sector. Comes cheers to an exciting year ahead for Seeds Canada!

Thank you to SeCan for sponsoring this session. 

JULY 13 | Get to Know the New Executive Director! 

Join Seeds Canada’s President, Ellen Sparry, as she sits down with Barry Senft to chat about his career in agriculture, life on the farm, and his vision for Seeds Canada. 

 

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Join the Lounge! Pick a topic, grab a table and networking with colleagues in the sector!

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This meeting is made possible through the generosity of our sponsorS. 

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