ConvergenceYMM is Wood Buffalo’s annual high caliber and vibrant event that brings leaders from Wood Buffalo’s social profit and philanthropic community together to expand knowledge, exchange ideas, explore partnerships and multiply networks.
The ConvergenceYMM event is an innovative gathering bringing together industry, business, government and the social profit sector in a multi-panel discussion regarding current and future challenges and opportunities in our region.
This year’s event will include more opportunities for networking and connecting with our attendees throughout the conference.
ConvergenceYMM 2020 was delivered last year for the first time in an online format allowing the the steering committee to fulfill their commitment to cross sector collaboration, while still ensuring the health and safety of our community partners, speakers and attendees.
The event featured a welcome greetings from the Honourable Mayor Don Scott, a keynote address by Blythe Butler, and Mrs. Toni Elliott (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Community Services), Mrs. Lorna Dicks (RCMP), Mr. Scott Davis (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Director of Emergency Management), Mrs. Chantal Beaver (Social Profit), Mr. Murray Crawford (Alberta Health Services), Mrs. Monica Mankowski (Fort McMurray Catholic Schools), Mr. Fred Russel (Keyano College), Mr. Kevin Weidlich (Wood Buffalo Economic Development) and Mr. Karim Zarifa (Oil Sands Community Alliance).