Sponsors and Partners

Tier 1 Sponsor

Destiny Solutions is committed to providing non-traditional learners with an outstanding customer experience. Our Customer Lifecycle Management software platform, Destiny One, is specifically designed to support non-traditional higher education divisions by helping staff manage the entire student lifecycle—everything from enrollment to marketing to curriculum and beyond—while delivering a customer experience that mirrors what learners get from eCommerce leaders like Amazon. In addition to helping the industry advance with software, Destiny also founded The EvoLLLution, which is widely considered the top source for information on non-traditional higher education.

Tier 2 Sponsors

For over 15 years, EF Go Ahead Tours have been providing Canadians with unforgettable travel experiences to all parts of the world.  Travel is the best way to learn about other cultures, and our tours make it easy to get to the heart of a destination. Each trip offers the perfect balance of carefully planned activities and free time to explore your interests, so our travellers return home with memories that last a lifetime.

Part of the EF Education First family, the world’s largest private education company with 46,000 staff in 53 counties, we draw on 50 years of experience and a rich network of local Tour Directors, historians, and experts to create one-of-a-kind journeys.  95% of our travelers say they would recommend EF Go Ahead Tours to a friend or relative.


Student Services is a separate, technology agnostic division of Blackboard helping institutions make a measurable impact on the student experience and ensure your institution’s long-term success.  The solutions we deploy help our clients grow enrollment, improve retention, and provide needed support to the institution. Our portfolio encompasses marketing, enrollment and retention coaching, as well as, one stop and help desk services. Our marketing, enrollment and retention services help institutions reach and enroll more prospective students. In doing so, they grow revenue and enrollment. Our One Stop and Help Desk services provide support to both students and the institution. The One Stop serves students by removing barriers and Help Desk makes the institution more efficient by providing technical support and reducing costs.

Tier 3 Sponsors


D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organizations can personalize the experi­ence for every learner to deliver real results. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000.

D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.



With over 21,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, and over 1,400 faculty members, McMaster University is a Canadian leader in research, innovative teaching and scholarship. It is also a major driver of the regional economy, providing the human capital and the research outcomes necessary to fuel innovation.

Tier 4 Sponsor

ed2go is the industry leader in affordable online learning for adults. We provide the highest-quality online continuing education courses that are easy to use through a network of over 2,100 top colleges and universities. Constant changes in the workplace and an aging population have created major new opportunities in adult education. This new market is already significantly larger than the for-credit higher education market, and demand for adult education and training will continue to outpace supply for some time.

Concurrent Session Sponsor


Canada’s 1.5 million employers count on payroll professionals to annually pay $929 billion dollars in wages, $310 billion dollars in statutory remittances to the federal and provincial governments, and $180 billion dollars in health and retirement benefits, while complying with over 200 legislative requirements.

In-Kind Sponsor

Founded in 1996, WestJet seeks to enrich the lives of everyone in the world by providing safe, friendly and affordable air travel. Right from the start, WestJet puts its guests and people first; in doing so, they have become one of Canada’s most admired and respected corporate cultures.

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