Emerging Professionals Summit

A Virtual Experience | September 26, 2020

How do you equip yourself with the right skills and knowledge to start your career off strong?
What are the skills you need as an emerging professional?

The Emerging Professionals Summit on September 26 is an engaging day of interactive learning, informative discussions, and networking opportunities for members-in-training and post-secondary students. The event will be held virtually using a partner platform featuring the latest engagement features that will make it nearly as easy to connect with speakers and other attendees as in-person events.

The summit is building upon and expanding on a combination of the previous student conference and members-in-training bootcamp providing a forum to gain practical knowledge and skills. Join post-secondary students, APEGA members-in-training, and professional members as we work together to advance as professionals. 

Our speakers include industry leaders and APEGA representatives who will help you understand your professional responsibilities, gain workplace skills, and take your career to the next level.

The summit will wrap up with a networking reception­­—an evening to build your network and demonstrate your own personal brand.

Secure a spot today—register early for a chance to win an iPad!

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Why Should You Attend the Emerging Professionals Summit?


Attend interactive professional development sessions on branding and transferrable skills


Learn about workplace communication and professionalism


Understand how to register and maintain good standing with APEGA


Kick-start your job search by participating in rapid resume reviews and speed mock interviews


Take your networking skills to the next level by interacting with fellow students, young professionals, and industry leaders

Registration Costs

Registration GroupPrice
University Student (Engineering or Geoscience Studies)$55
University Student (Other Programs)$75
APEGA Members (including MIT)$90

Register by September 20 for a chance to win an iPad or 43'' 4K HD TV. If cost is a barrier to you attending this event, please contact [email protected] and we will work with you to find a solution.

*TV prizing is only available to Alberta residents.

Register Now


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Schedule at a Glance

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Opening Keynote – Ignite on LinkedIn: Building a Powerful Personal Brand, with Belinda Aramide
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Closing Keynote – Savvy Networking, with Joanne Blake
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Networking mixer
Check out the full schedule

Keynote Speakers


Belinda Aramide

Belinda Aramide

With more than one million content views on LinkedIn and more than 10 years of executive sales experience, Belinda is an expert in leveraging LinkedIn for thought leadership positioning and building an enviable professional network.

She believes in tapping into and sharing one’s relevant professional experiences on the platform in a way that adds to the conversation and highlights the great work one has done within an organization.

When done effectively, this is the key to generating industry respect and a strong professional network. 

Joanne Blake

Joanne Blake

Joanne Blake is an international speaker, an executive coach, and a pioneer in the field of personal branding. She is one of only 200 image consultants worldwide who has received her certified image professional designation. 

Joanne is the founder of Style for Success, a personal branding and etiquette-training firm in Edmonton. Her core clients are professional service firms as well as engineers and their professional associations.  

In this session, she will provide strategies to boost your credibility, impact, and confidence for career and life success.  


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