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Dec, 2019

Canadian Conference Canmore Alberta

Government of Canada 
The world Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2020 Canada Conference Details




a Delegate is a person attending on behalf of a District, each District may send 2 Delegates, Travel Reimbursement to and from Canmore, 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation (Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Double Occupancy), if Delegates do not share a room, then 2nd room is at the expense of the Delegate, Thursday Night Welcome Reception, Friday Breakfast, Lunch,& Banquet, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Delegate Welcome Package


a Registrant is a person wishing to attend the conference, the person may be from your District or a League, travel and hotel accommodation is at the expense of the Registrant, Thursday Night Welcome Reception, Friday Breakfast, Lunch & Banquet, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Registrant Welcome Package

 Hotel:  Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Canmore, Alberta

"Little League Canada Hotel Block is FULL"

Shuttle Service: "Leading the Way between the Calgary Airport and the Canadian Rockies for over two decades, Banff Airporter is the first choice of scheduled transportation.

Banff Airporter offers a scheduled service which departs 11x a day between Calgary Airport and Canmore Coast Hotel. Receive a 15% discount by clicking  

Proceed through the reservation and type - LITTLELEAGUE - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page. To ensure availability, please reserve your seat as soon as possible, the very latest a week prior to your travel date.

And then, sit back and enjoy the view as their driver escorts you through the beauties of the Canadian Rockies. See you in Canmore!"

To find the shuttle at the airport follow this link for directions. We are located between exit doors 5 & 6, area B at main domestic arrivals, close to Tim Horton's.  

Conference Registration:


Conference Swag (clothing):


Swag Store CLOSED 

Roundtable Schedule of Sessions

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre – Canmore, Alberta
*All Presenters and Times are subject to change.


Thursday March 19


7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

LLC Pub Night & Silent Auction – snacks will be served – Cash Bar


Friday March 20


9:00 AM – 9:25 AM


9:30 AM – 10:15AM

The Future of Little League® Participation: An update new strategic tactics, goals, and plans to continue to create excitement and opportunity in the Little League program. Presenters: Pat Wilson, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Operations Officer

10:15 AM – 10:30AM

Health Break

10:30 AM – 11:00AM

Technology Advancements: Understanding enhancements to the Little League Data Center, local league technology offerings, and the new Little League Rulebook App. Presenter: Andy Frederick, Senior Director of Information Services

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Social Media Uses and Best Practices

A discussion about the usage of Social Media for District and League Operations– Communications Department - Remote

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Evolving Little League World Series Selection and Development: Update on new umpire selection process for World Series and Regional Tournaments and additional information on umpire development initiatives. Presenters: Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education and Brad Johnston, Canadian UIC

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Health Break

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Alternate Methods of Play: New, approved game modifications, district programming, and local league opportunities to bring more fun and excitement to the field. Presenter: Dan Velte, Senior Director of League Development and Regional Operations

3:30 PM -3:45 PM

Clear Room and set Roundtables *Will need table numbers and assignments as well as moderators

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Roundtables Session #1


Friday Night Banquet at Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

Cocktails at 7:00pm – Dinner to follow at 7:30 pm – Cash Bar


Saturday March 21


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Open Discussion: Question and answer session with President/Regional Director of Little League Canada. Presenter, Roy Bergerman

Review of Little League Canada Important Date Calendar – Handout

9:30 AM- 10:15 AM

An Update on the Challenger Division:

A discussion on the Challenger program in Canada including updates and best practices. Presenter: Sam Ranck, Director of Challenger

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Health Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Roundtable Session #2 – Pat Wilson

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Keeping the Little League Player First: How all Little League volunteers, parents, and staff members can lead while always thinking with a Players First mentality. Presenters: Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

An Update on Softball Development:

A discussion on the Softball Program in Canada. Brainstorm and share development ideas. Presenter: Sara Thompson, Director of Softball

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Health Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Coach Education Workgroup:

A discussion about the needs of Leagues and District regarding coach training and a possible blueprint to address the needs. Presenter: Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Open Discussion: Question and answer session with Senior Vice President and Chief Program Operations Officer

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing remarks


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