Upcoming Spring Conferences

  • March 09, 2017

The CCCA conference in Toronto in April and IP Day in Ottawa in May are just two of the many conferences taking place between now and the end of June. 

IP Day 2017

A great networking event for young lawyers

Junior members of the IP bar won’t want to miss IP Day 2017, the premier networking, educational and social event for IP litigators across Canada, presented by the CBA National Intellectual Property Section on May 11 in Ottawa.

Networking breakfast: Diversity in the IP Bar (8:00-9:30 am)

Connect with your colleagues. Join us for breakfast and share stories with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Federal Courts Town Hall (10:00-12:00 pm)

Discuss practice issues. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for members of the bench and bar to engage in an open exchange of ideas.

The 2017 IP Debates (12:15-4:45 pm)

Debate controversial topics. Join a lively and engaging discussion of substantive issues debated by senior members of the IP bar.

CBA Junior Bar Cocktail Reception (6:30 pm) and Judges’ Dinner (7:15 pm)

Celebrate! The evening starts with a private reception for junior members of the IP bar, judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court, and members of the CBA IP Executive. The Judges’ Dinner pays tribute to retiring members of the Federal Courts and the IP bar who have made significant contributions to IP law in Canada. This year’s dinner will be at the Canadian War Museum.

Register now; special rates for young lawyers

Calling all in-house counsel "secret agents"

Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is the CCCA Agents of Change conference taking place April 2-4 in Toronto. This three-day assignment includes: capturing new skills and leadership strategies, mixing and mingling with other high-profile colleagues, and seizing inspiration from engaging speakers.

Warning: this mission is only for agents seeking to blaze a professional trail and future-proof their careers.

Mission One: Secure your skills

More than a dozen accredited workshops, keynotes and plenary sessions, targeted exclusively for in-house counsel, await you. The best part? These topics are guaranteed to help you excel in your role as in-house counsel, and also shape your standing as a future business leader.

Mission Two: Find out who’s who

As the largest gathering of in-house counsel in Canada, Agents of Change is your chance to network and connect with high-profile, forward-looking peers at innovative social events. Think of the opportunities – and, of course, the fun – that await.

Mission Three: Lead through inspiration

Thought-provoking keynote sessions, delivered by highly experienced industry leaders, are sure to influence new thinking patterns and refuel your inspiration. You’ll return to work with fresh ideas and a renewed passion for your career – benefiting your organization, as well as your personal and professional development.

CCCA’s Agents of Change conference is designed exclusively for in-house counsel – a community across Canada whose presence and influence grow stronger every day. Register now and raise the bar to the next level.


Is your Section or Forum holding an in-person conference this spring? Here’s a list of what’s coming.

CCCA National Conference
April 2-4, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Criminal Justice Conference
April 8, 2017 (Vancouver, ON)

CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit
April 27-28, 2017 (Montreal, QC)

CBA Health Law Summit
May 4-5, 2017 (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)

May 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)

CBA Charity Law Symposium
May 12, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Competition Law Spring Forum
May 25, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Military Law Conference
May 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)

CBA Aboriginal Law Conference
June 1-2, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB)

CBA Tax Law for Lawyers Conference
June 4-9, 2017 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

CBA Immigration Law Conference
June 8-10, 2017 (Toronto, ON