2018 National Conference &
Fellowship Awards Gala

The 2018 National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala brings together seasoned directors, executives and industry leaders for two days of thought leadership, networking and celebration. Join us as we examine emerging boardroom issues and deliver dynamic learning, dialogue and cutting-edge insight for directors.  

The theme of this year’s conference, Boldness in the Boardroom: Preparing for the Next World Order, highlights that leadership in the boardroom is not an option, but a necessity, in today’s unpredictable world. Boards and directors must be bold, embrace risk and enable innovation to thrive.

What's on the agenda?

  • The Future of Canadian Trade and What it Means for Your Board
  • Social Licence in Volatile Times
  • Director Lens Breakout Sessions 
    • Effective Oversight in a Climate Where Leadership Character Could Be Your Biggest Risk
    • Governance in the Blockchain Age
  • Empowering Transformation: How Your Board Can Enable Innovation

We will also celebrate excellence in directorship and honour the accomplishments of this year’s Fellows at the 2018 Fellowship Awards Gala on May 31, 2018. Don’t miss the chance to attend one of Canada’s most influential business events of the year!  

Register to participate in this year’s event on May 30-31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. 


“I thought this year's conference was the best one I have attended in recent years. The content was very relevant and practical.”
Barbara Muir
SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary, Bank of Montreal
“It is all very good. ICD is playing a very important role in business leadership in Canada.”
Mac Van Wielingen, F.ICD
Chair, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, C/o ARC Financial Corporation
“The ICD.D luncheon was the best event I have attended in at least 5 years. It was stimulating, interactive, informative and more akin to the DEP experience at Rotman.”
Christopher Henley, ICD.D
President, Henley Capital Corporation
“Great balance of networking and educational panel and discussions.”
Pascale Daigneault, ICD.D
Vice Chair, The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited


Bev Briscoe
Chair, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc., Vice Chair and Lead Director, Goldcorp Inc.
Hon. David L. Emerson
Chair, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Maple Leaf Foods
Robert L. Phillips
Chair, Canadian Western Bank and Maxar Technologies Ltd.
Lead Director, West Fraser Timber, Director, CN                                               Rail

2017 National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala Highlight Video