2016 - General Information



Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals

2016 Annual Conference

May 9 - 10, 2016

Ottawa, ON




CAIDP 2016 Conference Report


The CAIDP 2016 Conference "Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals" has sold out!

We apologize for those who might have been planning to buy a last minute pass. Please send a note to caidprpcdi@gmail.com with your name and email address if you would like to be waitlisted in case passes become available.

Thanks to all of you for making this years conference the biggest and best ever and we look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Branch
CAIDP President

Building on the success of the 2015 conference (see the 2015 Conference Report here), CAIDP and CCIC will be holding back-to-back events the week of May 9 in Ottawa. As always, CAIDP is committed to bringing you a conference focused on the topics you want to discuss and features impressive speakers, hands-on training, keynote lunches and ample networking opportunities. 
Is a new era dawning? Do we collectively have the skills and tools to meet the challenges of a new and integrated development agenda? Our conference will address issues in the global context and their implications on Canadian development professionals. The conference offers Canadian development professionals the practical information, advice and connections they need to succeed in these changing times.
This year's conference will feature three key streams:
1) The SDGs - Looking at the economic, social and environmental aspects
2) Skills and Tools - Sessions to help you grow professionally, including networking, performance measurement, and security
3) Partnering and Financing - How to work effectively and better market your services to Multilateral Development Banks (those leading the work on financing for development), the Department of Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFATD), and others
For more information about the theme "International Development: A New Era?" please read the concept note


We are working tirelessly to bring you the best speakers and sessions. Click here to view our evolving program


Registration is now open! Click here for more information. 

Sponsors and Partners

Our conference could not be possible without the support of our Sponsors and Partners. If you would like to sponsor the CAIDP Annual Conference please contact Kanika Thakar at caidprpcdi@gmail.com.

Contact Us!

If you would like to volunteer, have any questions or have thoughts on topics, speakers or activities for the conference, please send an email to our conference coordinator Kanika Thakar at caidprpcdi@gmail.com.