Canada's only marketing conference developed exclusively for the nonprofit and public sectors - May 30-31, 2017 at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa



Welcome to MARCOM Annual Conference

Back, in the heart of downtown Ottawa at the Shaw Centre – Canada’s meeting place – May 30 & 31, 2017.

By its very nature, marketing helps the communications function by asking the tough questions, understanding needs, determining what’s working and what needs to be altered. By basing its direction on research, it ensures an informed, evidence-based decision-making approach. It is continually evolving, innovative and creative. It is also measured, analyzed and continuously improved.

Because marketing relies heavily on a project management framework and approach, we’re using Deming’s Circle of Quality Control as inspiration and an iron-clad guide to help attendees to think about their marketing as a continuous cycle of improvement and discipline that breeds a healthy marketing culture in our digitally driven, utility-focused marketing efforts.

Let’s maximise the time we have together focusing on how we continuously improve the cycle of marketing through all we do, no matter our role.  Let’s talk about outcomes and impacts, not outputs.

You will meet passionate marketing and communications professionals from across Canada. They will bring stories, case studies and results – all in an effort to help you plan and deliver the best, most effective marketing and communications initiatives possible.

You’re invited to come together on May 30-31, for two unique days with private sector, public sector, non-profit and association colleagues to get acquainted with the latest directions, tools, technologies and strategies to develop and prepare yourself for the ever-expanding role of today’s and tomorrow’s marketing and communications professional.

To Inspire You

  • Nick McCarthy
  • Jim Mintz
  • Elizabeth Braitenbach
  • Jim Mintz
  • Josef Jurkovic
  • Paul Dombowsky
  • Debra Merowitz
  • Mike Kujawski
  • Brian Thwaits – KEYNOTE


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Brian Thwaits

Brain Trainer

Brian Thwaits is a learning whiz who first demonstrated his flair for performance as an award-winning educator. He’s now an engaging and entertaining ‘brain trainer’ who shows people how to enhance their thinking, communication, innovation, and change management skills. Brian shares fascinating discoveries from the fields of learning theory and neuroscience to suggest—in fun and …Read more


The Voice Live at MARCOM

July 11, 2017

Honoured to have had Sherrilynne Starkie cover MARCOM Annual Conference wearing her IABC Ottawa The Voice Podcast hat. Many thanks…Read more

The Attendees Have Spoken

June 14, 2017

It’s always incredibly helpful to hear any and all constructive feedback to ensure MARCOM continues to add value moving forward.…Read more

Thanks for the Ideas & Memories

June 5, 2017

MARCOM Annual Conference attendees spent 2 days at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, sharing and learning with 33 top-notch presenters, roundtable…Read more

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Presenting Sponsors

  • Jester Creative