2017 sponsors and exhibitors


Platinum Sponsor

At OCAS, we’re lucky enough to leave our mark on the world every day. We provide the pathways and support that help over 200,000 individuals every year as they take the first step toward a brighter future.
As a shared service provider, we leverage the power of data, people, and partnerships to deliver leading-edge systems, dependable technology, and cost-effective solutions across the higher education sector.
We care a lot about what we do. Learn more about us at www.ocas.ca.



Gold Sponsors

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada.
“They are extremely professional, dependable, thorough and timeline-driven.” – 2018 Chambers Canada
For further information, visit www.blg.com.
With 28 years of experience, Skills Ontario is a province-wide non-profit with a grassroots connection into the many communities we serve. Our programs represent a long-term investment in the lives of Ontarians providing opportunities for youth to explore and develop skills for successful careers in the skilled trades and technologies.

Silver Sponsors

We have the greatest job in the world. We help higher education organizations tell their story. Your story is what gets you more students, it’s what inspires donor support, and it’s what drives your staff to do their very best each and every day. In short, it’s what creates champions for your brand. We’re extremely proud to help you tell your story. Whether it’s through social media, video production, or branding, we combine strategy and execution to create unparalleled meaning with your audience. We look forward to working with you.



Beverage Station Sponsor

CCI Research is proud to provide quality research services to support the ongoing enhancement of educational experiences and outcomes for post-secondary students and graduates in Ontario. Our 25 years+ of experience with student assessments, instructional feedback, program reviews, KPIs, and many other research initiatives, provides a strong foundation for our continuing commitment to helping Ontario’s colleges meet their research needs.



Sunday Reception Sponsor

Chartwells is proud to manage food services on over 60 Canadian campuses.  Together with our partners, we are working toward a shared vision to advance sustainability and provide innovative solutions to nourish and inspire students through our cuisine, community, talent, global resources and flexibility.  Our mission is to be the place “where hungry minds gather.”



Concurrent Speaker Sponsor

Central Michigan University



Print Sponsor

Detonate Group



Concurrent Session Sponsor

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform—Brightspace—is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It’s easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is also a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that you can take action in real time to keep them on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K–12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. | www.D2L.com


FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan live events. They trust us because we intimately understand the importance and the emotion of what they’ve been tasked with: to create a connection.  As the largest independent audiovisual firm in Canada, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices from coast to coast.



Conference Bag Sponsor

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is a non-profit, self-governing, professional association of more than 24,500 members. OACETT is Ontario’s independent certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists. | www.oacett.org



WiFi Sponsor

A member organization with participation of all Ontario’s 45 public colleges and universities, ONCAT works to enhance academic pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among those institutions. ONCAT develops and maintains the student-facing website ONTransfer.ca, a resource for connecting current and prospective students to transfer opportunities. Funded by the Government of Ontario



Sunday Sponsor

As Ontario’s backbone of innovation, Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) connects over 2 million students, educators, researchers and innovators to one of the largest and fastest private networks in the world.



Bronze Sponsors

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