CNAM 2020 Conference
May 11-14

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Submit Your Presentation

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Thursday, 28th November, 2019 at 4:00pm EST

The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is holding it’s Annual Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, May 11 to 14, 2020. Canadian public sector staff and the consultants and contractors they work with, know that asset management is foundational to reliable, efficient service delivery.  Building on that foundation of supporting service delivery is CNAM’s conference theme – Asset Management: Rock Solid!

CNAM invites presentations and workshops on the below themes with sub bullets provided as examples.

1. Strategies for the Future
  • Strategy: Governance, Regulations and Policy
  • Impacts of Climate Change and the Role of AM in Climate Resiliency
  • Role of Continuous Improvement in Asset Management Practice
  • Finance: Strategies, Planning and Rate Setting
  • Sustainability: Green Infrastructure and Natural Assets
2. Effective Decision Making
  • Level of Service
  • Risk Management
3. Asset Life-Cycle Delivery
  • Operation and Maintenance Optimization
  • Capital Delivery Enhancements and Financing
  • Asset Renewal and Innovative Rehabilitation
4. Information and Data
  • Role of Emerging Technologies in AM
  • IT Systems Implementation and Integration
  • Data Strategies, Standards and Management
  • Knowledge Management
5. Organization and People
  • Governance and Org Design
  • Staff Education and Training in AM
  • Cultural Change Management and Communications
6. AM101 – For Organizations New to the AM Journey

When submitting your presentation abstract or workshop, you will be required to identify which topic area(s) your presentation best fits.

As always we are looking for a breadth of content to provide all conference attendees with value. We welcome presentations for organizations new to AM who have successfully taken their first steps and wish to share their experiences, all the way through to organizations who are pushing the boundaries and shaping the future of Asset Management. This includes small organizations and large organizations!

Asset owning organizations will be given priority including communities across Canada, provincial bodies, and national organizations. Consultants and vendors are welcome to apply but it is expected their presentations be joint with one of their clients.

The online submission process requires you to provide the following:

  • Session Title
  • Session Description (150 words max)
  • Speaker Biographies (100 words max)
  • Learning Objectives

Workshop Guidelines

The Conference Committee is actively seeking proposals for workshops for the 2020 Conference. These should be interactive sessions to engage CNAM members in hands-on exercises that can be 60 minutes in length and cater to around 50-80 people each.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Thursday, 28th November, 2019 at 4:00pm EST

*Please note: Presenters will be responsible for their own registration and travel expenses.