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PAVRO LiVE 2020 - Postponed

It is with much regret that the board is accepting the recommendation of the Conference Committee to postpone our annual conference until the fall of this year, given the evolving global health crisis as a result of the spread of COVID-19. We have noticed that other conferences and larger gatherings are being postponed or cancelled for public health reasons, and in light of these considerations, we felt that the only responsible choice was to postpone our own conference for the time being.

*Update March 18, 2020: 

With the postponement of PAVRO LiVE Annual Conference to the fall, we know that some members might be interested in using professional development funds now before March 31st, which is the fiscal year-end for many organizations. We are pleased to let you know that registration is still open until the end of March and we will keep your registration fee as a credit towards the conference in the fall. A full refund will be issued should the fall date not work for you. Register here 

Conference Information: 

This year, we're taking you back to school! We have such an exciting learning plan coming together for our participants – you won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend #PAVROcollege!  This interactive 2 day session will actually begin more than a week BEFORE we assemble - our conference facilitators,  Learn2 will be sending you homework in preparation for this premier event!  

Day 1 with Learn2: Communicating Naturally - 9:30-12:30  (will be conducted as one large group involving all conference participants):  Building meaningful relationships and creating strong connections are the cornerstones to great volunteer engagement. Effective communication is at the centre of both.  In this opening session we will explore our natural communication approaches, learn more about others and find ways to quickly adapt our behaviour to connect effectively with them! 

"You will be on your feet, learning, laughing, connecting and practicing every step of the way – you will be DOING as you learn and LEARN as you are doing!" ~ Mary Bean, Learn2  

Day 2 with Learn2: Pulling it all together – That’s a Wrap! - 12:15 - 2:15 (will be conducted as one large group involving all conference participants):  What better way to leave Conference than with a plan, an expanded network and a renewed connection to your work and each other! In this final session we will focus on what we have learned, make new commitments to ourselves (and each other) and use our new connections to bridge the gap to a new future for ourselves and our work! View the Communicating Naturally session description in full. 

Much of our time will be spent together as a group however, there will be breakout sessions giving you four opportunities to select workshop topics you are drawn to! Details coming soon.


Check back regularly for updates! 

Agenda and Presenters (The RFP deadline has been extended to March 12th! )

We have a great conference planned for you! Check out the 2020 agenda for more details.  The program, presenter profiles and workshop selections will be made available soon.


Mary Bean from Learn2 will be facilitating 3 hrs of interactive learning on Day 1 of conference and a 2 hr "pulling it all together" session on Day 2. Both of these will be as a group. There will also be 4 breakout sessions, workshops and topics to be announced soon! 


Visit Accommodation for  hotel booking information. There is opportunity to stay at the Centennial College Residence however,  only a limited amount of rooms are available and will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. We recommend you book early! There is also information on hotel options very close to the venue.


 PAVRO LiVE hoodies available for a limited time only -  commemorate your #PAVROcollege experience! Order deadline is March 11th. Pick up will be at conference registration. Order Now! 

Stay Connected

Get all the latest conference information by following us on LinkedIn,  twitter and Facebook ! Use #PAVROLiVE2020. PAVRO members can connect with each other regarding car pooling and room sharing via the member discussion forum. We will have a Facebook Event page soon to help non-members to connect as well.  

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