Your essential guide to SK networking events this May

This May, we’ll see you at these Saskatchewan business networking events, conferences, trade shows, and small business workshops.

May
1

Chamber on Tap

Join Saskatoon’s business community and the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for a pint-sized chat.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business leaders, entrepreneurs, and future entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Highlights:

  • Entrepreneur insights from local business leaders on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Friendly networking event that’s free for Chamber of Commerce members
  • Guest speaker: Shawn Moen, 9 Mile Legacy Brewing
May
2

Start at Square One YQR

Do you have a business idea, but don’t know where to start? Come to ‘Start at Square One: A Guide to Launching a Small Business Seminar.’

  • Who should attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free

These 1-hour seminars will cover:

  • Idea cultivation and market research
  • Developing a business plan
  • Business structure and registration
  • Licenses and permits
  • Tax regulations
May
2 - 3

Uniting the Prairies

Uniting the Prairies, or UP, is an unmissable 1.5 day conference where top tech leaders come together to share knowledge & experience.

  • Who should attend: The breakout sessions, fireside chats, and keynotes are open to anyone looking to develop skills relating to product, growth, and strategy.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $19.99 - $149.99

Highlights:

  • Fireside chats
  • Speakers from Skip The Dishes, Picatic, Loblaw Digital, and more!
May
9

Social For Beginners

Accelerate your social skills by learning the basics from a social influencer with more than 14,000 followers on Instagram.

  • Who should attend: Beginners looking to learn the basics of Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $75 - $125

Highlights:

  • With Alice Nicholls, VP of Marketing and Operations at Brain Snacks Co
May
10 - 24

Saskatoon Toastmasters

Hosted by Saskatoon Toastmasters every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, this public speaking event lets you practice your communication and leadership skills.

  • Who should attend: Anyone who wants to speak with confidence and improve their public speaking and leadership skills.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Highlights include:

  • You can give and receive constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment
  • As a guest, you won’t be expected to participate - your role is to sit back and enjoy the speakers
  • You’ll receive a free guest package containing information about the club
  • An experienced member will answer any questions you may have about Toastmasters
May
14

Agile Leadership - presented by Jasmine

Learn about the Agile approach to project implementation and how to leverage it within your organization while developing your leadership skills.

  • Who should attend: Business leaders and team members who are planning (or struggling with) Agile transformation within their organization.
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free

Highlights:

  • Come join this highly interactive session
  • Hear how leaders redefine their organizations, make powerful adjustments to their leadership style, and get things done in seemingly impossible environments
May
15

Future Members

An opportunity to non-chamber members to start networking with other local business owners and get involved. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Who should attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Highlights:

  • Free Snacks
  • Meet account manager Lyndon Smith
May
15

What’s HOT in Health and Technology?

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital – More than a Building — A presentation by the Saskatchewan Health Authority on the Economic Impact of this massive construction project.

  • Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in health and technology: business owners, financiers, industry participants, academics, researchers, student, lawyers, accountants board members at health and technology based organizations, software/computer engineers, non-profit foundations and organizations, clinicians, pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, and patients.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free. Space is limited so registration is preferred.

Highlights:

  • An environment that creates the collisions, shifts the mindset and behaviors to create innovation, growth and economic development in Saskatchewan health sector by facilitating the collision between people and ideas, impacting the world and shifting the collective mindset.
  • Spotlight on solo talks, success stories, and interactive discussion with ‘Happy Hour’ networking and great food.
May
16

Fuze

Saskatchewan’s marketing and communications professional development event.

  • Who should attend: Anyone looking to improve their professional marketing strategies.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $125 - $250, or $1,000 for a corporate table of 6

Highlights:

  • Guest speakers from Getty Images, WestJet, and United Way
May
16

CIPS Saskatchewan 2019 Professional Development Conference

Those new to the industry can get matched up with IT professionals in the technology industry to job shadow / be mentored for up to a year!

  • Who should attend: IT professionals, students in IT programs
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $50 - $200

CIPS is an association of IT professionals that has helped strengthen the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. Come, network, and inquire about the opportunity to be mentored by existing members of the Canadian Association of IT Professionals.

May
17

WESK Meets YXE

Grow your network. Grow your business. WESK Meets is your opportunity to connect with other local entrepreneurs.

  • Who should attend: Female entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Highlights:

  • Grow your business by connecting with local entrepreneurs in a safe and relaxed atmosphere
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee and network with other entrepreneurs and business professionals
  • Bring your business cards!
May
21

Start at Square One YXE

Do you have a business idea, but don’t know where to start? Come to ‘Start at Square One: A Guide to Launching a Small Business Seminar.’

  • Who should attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

These 1-hour seminars will cover:

  • Idea cultivation and market research
  • Developing a business plan
  • Business structure and registration
  • Licenses and permits
  • Tax regulations
May
22

Celebration of Achievement & Entrepreneur Awards Gala

WESK is giving female business leaders in our province the recognition they deserve by presenting five outstanding female entrepreneurs with awards.

  • Who should attend: Business leaders and inspiration women in our community
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $110

Highlights:

  • Awards will be presented for Community Involvement, Growth & Expansion, Innovation, and Indigenous Entrepreneurship
May
23

Experience: Strategies & Technologies in the Digital World

“Strategies and Technologies in the Digital World” is specifically designed to give you the opportunity to engage in the latest practices in the digital world.

  • Who should attend: Female entrepreneurs looking to expand their skillsets in the digital world
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $170

Highlights:

  • A powerful keynote delivered by a business mogul & entrepreneur
May
29

Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal! YQR

Business growth means bigger sales and purchases. You’ll be faced with numerous client and vendor contracts that allow you to sell more and earn more money. However contracts can bring more risk and liability.

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs with established businesses
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $25

Highlights:

  • Common legal terms in commercial contracts
  • Key strategies that allow you to negotiate a favorable contract
  • Common pitfalls of commercial contracts

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