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October 27 - 28

Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus

Learn from presentations, panels, and round table discussions on eTexts and educational technologies.



Come together with the most innovative schools from across the country to discuss how digital technologies can help contribute to student success and engagement. Learn about the resources available to your students and faculty from major publishers and software providers.

Date, Time Topic Presenter
Oct. 27
Starts at
6:00 PM
Kivuto Headquarters, Suite 200, 126 York Street in the Byward Market, Ottawa
Networking Reception: Drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Kivuto N/A
Oct. 28
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Building CA, Rm 105, Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
Registration, Continental Breakfast N/A
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks Claude Brule,
Senior Vice President Academic, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Update on Canada: Brief descriptions of digital initiatives at Canadian colleges and universities and challenges being faced Kelly Smyth,
VP Business Development - Kivuto Solutions
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Panel Presentation: An overview of the eText and digital resource initiatives at Algonquin College, Lambton College, Cambrian College, and Colonel By Secondary School Larry Weatherdon,
Digital Resource Manager, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Rick Overeem,
Director, Learning Innovation Centre, Continuing Education & Online Learning, Lambton College
Brian Vendramin,
Professor and Program Coordinator for Organization Management Post Diploma Graduate Certificate and International Business Management Post Diploma Graduate Certificate, School of Business, Cambrian College
Jean Fulton-Hale,
Principal, Colonel By High School, Ottawa
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break N/A
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Microsoft Canada and Higher Education: Empowering every student to achieve more Marc Seaman,
VP of Education - Microsoft Canada
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM eCampus Ontario David Porter,
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM BCcampus OER Initiative Amanda Coolidge,
Senior Manager, Open Education - BCcampus
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch N/A
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Panel Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges; An industry view on the digital landscape in education James Reeve,
Managing Director of Pearson Canada
Steve Brown,
CEO - Nelson Education
Rhondda McNabb,
Director of Product, Canada - McGraw Hill
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Deploying Digital Resources Through an LMS or a Digital Resources Portal: What's right for you? Louis Fauteux,
Vice President, Engineering - Kivuto Solutions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Ottawa Catholic School Board: Educational Technology and Leadership in the 21st Century Tom D'Amico,
Associate Director of Education - Ottawa Catholic School Board
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break N/A
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Round Table discussions:
  • IPM vs SPM and Dealing with Student Opt Outs
  • Faculty PD and Training 
  • What Features should be present in an eReader
  • Using eTexts in a High School Environment
  • (Other topics TBA)
Breakout Round Table leaders
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Round Table Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Rick White,
President of Kivuto Solutions



Where to go

Digital Learning Summit begins October 27 at 6:00 PM with a registration and networking reception at Kivuto Solutions in the ByWard Market. Learning sessions will be held October 28 at Algonquin College from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.

Kivuto Solutions Inc.
151 George Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON

Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Ave.
ACCE Building, Room CA105
Ottawa, ON

Map of Algonquin College


This event is sold out!

Please contact Glenn MacDougall at for additional registration options.