Thank you for accepting our invitation to speak at the CIO Peer Forum coming up April  10-11, 2018 in Vacncouver.  The following information will help you to plan and execute your speaker engagement.  Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.
Alison Toscano is your main contact for all general information.  You can reach Alison via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 905-752-1899 ex 257.
The host hotel is the Westin Bayshore hotel located at:
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC, 
V6G 2V4
Our room block is the traditional rooms at a rate of $289 single or double occupancy.  The cut off date for reservations is March 16, 2018.  Reservations can be made via phone at 1-604-682-3377or online.
Immediate: we need a headshot photograph in jpeg or png format, at least 300 pixels wide and scalable. 

Immediate:  Complete the speaker form that will provide us with your session title, descrption, biography and contact/social media information.

Blog Posts and Newsletter Articles: To help promote both the CIO Peer Forum and your topic specifically, we encourage speakers to submit a blog post of 500-800 words and a newsletter article of 800-1200 words.  It can be something you have already published as long as it supports the topic you will present. 

Social Media: The CIO Peer Forum is an extremely social event.  We encourage you to join us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Session Date and Time: Your session will have been confirmed via email.  However, minor program adjustments may still be made as we go along.  You will be notified of any changes via email. 
Conference Attendance:  As a speaker you are invited to take advantage of a full complimentary registration to the entire conference.  The complete program is published on our web site at  We encourage all speakers to take advantage of this opportunity. You do not need to register this will be done automatically for you.
Deadline: March 16, 2018.  To help you ensure that the content direction is the best fit for our audience, a conference call with the speaker and our Event Co-Chairs can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.  Please let Alison Toscano know if you would like to do this.
Deadline – March 30, 2018.  Your presentation deck is due.  The CIO Association of Canada has a firm policy regarding presentation content.  Your presentation must adhere to the session description and learning objectives set out in the form you submitted and refrain from being a commercial/sales pitch.  To ensure the integrity of our program, we require your presentation to be submitted to us by no later than March 30, 2018.  Your presentation should be sent in electronic format (PowerPoint) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For files larger than 2 MB, please contact us for alternate delivery instructions.
Changes to your Presentation:  If you have last minute changes to your presentation, please bring this on a memory stick.  
Parking: There is ample complimentary parking at the hotel for registered conference delegates.  A code will be provided with your final confirmation for the conference.  You will need to follow these steps:

1 - Select "More Choices" on Pay Station machines
2 - Select the Custom Option for CIO
3 - Enter Access Code provided with your final event confirmation
4 - Enter License Plate Number
5 - Select Time
For guests staying in the hotel, please register parking at the Front Desk at check in.
Arrival Time:  Please make arrangements to arrive at the break preceding your session to allow for audio visual set up and orientation.
Dress Code: Business attire for speakers.  Attendees attire is business casual.
Emergency Contact Information:  If you are running late or have an emergency, please contact Alison Toscano at 647-879-4700.
Peer Forum Social Media:  Our social media handles for the Peer forum are as follows:
Audience Demographics: The event will bring together a community of CIOs and IT industry leaders, combining forces with experts, thought leaders and practitioners to explore, discuss, and learn.  All sessions are aimed at providing attendees with actionable information that can create positive and immediate impact on their organization. We want to help our audience become more effective information technology leaders, opening the door to new perspectives on business success.