Save the Date for the POC 2021 Virtual Summit – Emerging Stronger!

POC 2021 Summit

Thursday, October 21, 2021
9:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time

2021 has seen a continuation of lockdowns and restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic. However, as the nation continues to adjust to the uncertainty of it all, as organizers we are shifting the way we work with our clients by implementing new tactics and approaches. Many of us are learning the value of virtual organizing and coaching and as result, we are growing our skills, and some are busier than ever before. It just seemed a natural fit to select Emerging Stronger as this year’s theme.

The NCC, along with the management team at Associations First, have learned a lot since last year’s Summit, and as a result we’ve built a professional and engaging event that is chock full of learning, networking, and fun.

The day will begin with an optional orientation session where you will learn how to get familiar with the online virtual platform so that you can maximize your Summit experience.

With a strong response to our Call for Presenters, we are happy to offer four blocks of concurrent professional development sessions that include a range of topics, diversity, and French content. If you are undecided about which session to attend, don’t worry. One of the many advantages of hosting a virtual Summit is the ability to record sessions. All our Summit sessions will be recorded so you can view them later with the exception of D1: Prise de parole en public : domestiquez la bête, which is prohibited due to copyright restrictions. Recordings will be available to registered attendees until November 30, 2021.

Besides offering an outstanding line-up of presentation topics, this year’s Summit will also include:

  • Social networking breakouts – with a twist
  • Wheel of names and prizes throughout the day
  • Morning Yoga – to get your day going
  • Social networking activities that include Mini Self-Massage & Reflexology, Mixology, and Painting

We are confident you will come away from this Summit inspired and motivated to continue to emerge even stronger than before.  We look forward to “seeing you there”!

View the POC 2021 Virtual Summit Brochure for complete details.



Members: $150.00 + GST/HST
Non-members: $175.00 + GST/HST

Refunds and Cancellations

Refunds for the Summit will be processed up to and including September 6, 2020, minus a $20 administrative fee + GST/HST. After September 6, 2020, no refunds will be provided for any reason. Please note that refunds will not be provided in the event you encounter technical difficulties. It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure they meet the recommended technical requirements for viewing the Summit presentations, as outlined below.

Recommended Technical Requirements

Internet connection recommendations:

Download speed: 25Mbps or higher
Upload speed: 10Mbps or higher
Latency: less than 30ms (milliseconds)

You can test your device by going to this website:

Tip: Plug into your router using a network cable or be as close to your router as possible for best connectivity if you are using WiFi.

Please ensure you have an audio output, such as speakers or a headset.

The following web browsers are supported: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge. Please note that Internet Explorer is not supported.

Call for Sponsors & Advertisers

Get Noticed by Your Target Market – The POC Virtual Summit is an outstanding opportunity for companies to connect with their target audience – professional organizers from across Canada, whose use and recommendation of a product is passed on to their clientele. By sponsoring the Virtual Summit, you are reaching hundreds of professional organizers and potentially the thousands of Canadians they service. We also have specially designed Sponsor Spotlights that may be of interest to companies who would normally participate in the POC Expo! Get the Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Guide here.




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