IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility Conference

In honour of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in Alberta

DEAM Alberta is excited to announce the 2022 DEAM IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) Conference in Canmore, Alberta, October 12 -13.

The IDEA conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to build upon their knowledge of inclusive and supported employment and recruitment while examining topics of intersectionality within diversity and equity and disability as diversity.

Join attendees in the HR, Talent Recruitment, Disability and Human Services sectors, inclusive employers, and community members and advocates from across Alberta for two days of networking, connection, insights, and learning.

Conference accommodations are available including ASL Interpretation, etc. Please connect with us if you require accommodations.

We have blocked rooms at the hotel – please mention "Gateway Association" while booking your hotel space for a special conference rate.

Preview the Coast's Conference Centre and its accessibility features on here.


Wednesday, October 12 MST

  • Start time 5 pm
  • End time 10 pm

Thursday, October 13 MST

  • Start time 8 am
  • End time 2 pm

Proposed Conference Itinerary

Final Conference Itinerary to follow (This draft Itinerary is subject to change).
Keynote Speakers and Breakout session topics/speakers to be announced

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

  • 5:00 pm – Conference Begins
  • 6:00 pm –7:30 pm “Cocktails and Epic Inclusion Fails” formal panel discussion begins
  • 7:30 pm –10:00 pm – Networking/Cocktail hour

Thursday, October 13, 2023

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Buffet Breakfast hour
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Day 2 of Conference Begins
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Breakout Session 1
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Breakout Session 2
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch/Networking
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm- Closing Remarks, End of Conference

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Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore AB T1W 1N7
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