Career Boost 2019

Career Boost YYC 2019

Career Boost YYC 2019

The Power of Networking

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bow Valley College, North Campus, 2nd Floor Lobby


Career Boost is your opportunity to learn about Alberta’s changing economy. You will fortify your career with optimized networking skills. Attend expert guest speaker sessions, and visit the exhibitors' fair featuring over 20 employers where you can ask questions about business trends and employment opportunities.

Exhibitors Include:

Amazon | DIRTT | RBC | Cintas | Cert Logistics | Walmart Logistics | MNP | Skip the Dishes| Acuspire | Paladin Security | and more!

Dress professionally, free LinkedIn Headshot photos will be taken between 8:30am-3:30pm.


Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB financial - Alberta's Economic Update

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary.

Todd wrote his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, and his most recent, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change, was released in 2017.

Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University.

Todd spends most of his time connecting with people across the country through his many presentations and his media commentary. He also writes an economic update that is sent daily to thousands of subscribers. It’s called The Owl and you can subscribe at

Adam Czarnecki, Talent Tactics, Consultant

Adam Czarnecki (chair-net-ski) is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a recipient of the CPHR Alberta Award of Excellence and the Distinguished Teaching Award from Mount Royal University. 

Since 2010 he has been a member of the Senior Management team of a heavy duty truck dealership group in Alberta where he is the Director of Corporate Services.

He is an Instructor at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. Adam Czarnecki is an avid contributor to industry webinars, conferences and expert panel discussions related to human resources, trades, cannabis, and the Alberta employment pool, including a past role as technology columnist for CPHR Alberta’s quarterly magazine, HUMANCapital. He is a past CPHR Alberta Board Member as well as volunteer with post secondary institutions and various none for profit societies as a committee member, speaker on employment, corporate readiness and as a resume advisor to students. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree from the University of Calgary with a concentration in Crime and Deviance.

David Brown, DIRTT Environmental Solutions - Energizing Your Personal Brand

Equal parts educator and entertainer, he’s spent more than 15 years travelling North America to study trends in operations, marketing, manufacturing and construction. Through first-hand experience, David understands the significant connection between the built environment and its influence on our lives, the opportunities we seize and our wellbeing.

Using technology to disrupt the stagnancy of conventional construction, David reveals the benefits of building better, which include the ability to partner in pre-construction design, provide cost certainty (to the penny!) and demonstrate how this new idea called DIRTT benefits our planet.

Looking at key market indicators, macro-economic factors and the return on investment different construction approaches offer, David instills and encourages the passion to Build Better.