So you want to speak at ApparelCamp 2019?

Interested in leading your own session at ApparelCamp?
Reach out to and we’ll help you prepare.
Keep in mind, the more you can encourage participation, the more engaged your audience will be.

Here are some ideas:

1. Do you have an idea for an interactive workshop? Use your creativity to develop a hands-on presentation that gets the audience engaged!
2. Don’t want to be the only person in front of your peers? In a panel discussion, a moderator facilitates questions from the audience or a series of prepared questions for the panellists, but a significant part of the session is still interactive with a Q&A with the audience.
3. Lead a Town Hall – The leader presents a short (20-30 minute max) informative topic, open-ended question or premise and opens the floor for expansion, comment, questions and general discussion.
4. Do you have a story that could help others to learn from your experience?
5. Present a case study of a time that you and your team developed a new product, entered a new market, took a risk, innovated etc.

How Does it Work?
ApparelCamp Vancouver is an “un-conference” that relies on the participants to propose topics, lead breakout sessions and vote on topics most relevant to them. This open-source concept facilitates knowledge transfer and collaboration on issues that are affecting the industry the most at that time.

Step 1: Topics are proposed
ApparelCamp does not have pre-scheduled speakers. Everyone and anyone is welcome to propose a topic that they would like to lead at some point in the day. Synopses of all proposed presentations will be posted online leading up to the event to give the community time to review and get excited about the event!

Step 2: Vote
Voting with happen online at Voting will close 2 days before the event to give organizers time to schedule the top voted speakers and allow people to plan their day according to the schedule. Unfortunately, not every proposed topic can make it onto the schedule…only the ones with the most votes.

Step 3: Keynote Speech
Participants arrive in the morning and are treated to coffee, pastries, and an opportunity to network. The keynote speech starts at 9am and gathers the industry into the main ballroom.

Step 4: ApparelCamp Day!
Sessions begin. Three sessions will run concurrently each hour. Lunch is served at noon.

Schedule: October 5th 2019

Time Schedule of Events  
AM 08:00 ~ 8:45 Registration ●      Breakfast: Sponsored by (TBD)

●      Networking

AM 8:45 ~ 9:15 Opening Remarks ●      Intro to how the day will unfold

●      Gold sponsor short intro

●      Thank You to other sponsors

AM 9:15 ~ 10:00 Keynote Speaker TBD
AM 10:15 ~ 11:00 Breakout Session #1 Room A

Topic #1

Room B

Topic #2

Room C

Topic #3

AM 11:15 ~ Noon Breakout Session #2 Room A

Topic #4

Room B

Topic #5

Room C

Topic #6

PM Noon ~ 1:00 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Kendor Textiles
PM 1:00 ~ 1:45 Breakout Session #3 Room A

Topic #7

Room B

Topic #8

Room C

Topic #9

PM 2:00 ~ 2:45 Breakout Session #4 Room A

Topic #10

Room B

Topic #11

Room C

Topic #12

PM 3:00 ~ 3:45 Breakout Session #5 Room A

Topic #13

Room B

Topic #14

Room C

Topic #15

PM 4:00 ~ 5:00 Closing Remarks & After Event ●      Closing Remarks

●      Thank You to all sponsors

●      Onsite beer and wine served.

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