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Quo Vadis 2017: A New Attendee’s Perspective

Oct. 5, 2017

As a Canadian of Polish origin, I started my business career in the late 1990’s without really considering how my Polish heritage could fit into my career path. At that time, Poland was still in the midst of changing from the old communist economic model to its current capitalist one. I wasn’t in contact with very many Poles in my workaday affairs in Canada. My work was conducted in English with a bit of French here and there. I also didn’t know too many young Poles my age, since I grew up in a part of Winnipeg that was mostly English. Needless to say, I felt very disconnected from my Polish roots until four years ago, when I visited my family in Poland that I had not seen since 1983.

Thankfully for today’s young Polish students and professionals in Canada and around the world, there now is a way that they can connect with other Poles from a whole array of career paths. The Quo Vadis Conferences had its very first event in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa in 2009, and it has grown into one of the world’s largest professional networking events in the world. The main purpose of Quo Vadis is to bring together students and young professionals of Polish origin for three purposes: to encourage and strengthen an active Polonia, to explore and connect further into their identity, and to gain valuable leadership and communication skills to help them become successful in their careers.

This year’s edition of Quo Vadis will be held October 13th and 14th in Burlington, Ontario and will prove to be a wonderful time for all who have registered as delegates and for those who have been chosen to be speakers. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to meet and get to know each other through various scheduled lectures and panels, as well as a Saturday night mixer!

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet for this event, I encourage you to do so by visiting the Quo Vadis website at quovadisconferences.org and look for the ‘Register’ button under the ‘Nowa Fala Conference’ menu. I have my ticket and I am looking forward to attending my first Quo Vadis conference. When you have a chance, please come say ‘hi’ to one or more of our hard-working committee members who have put on this conference with great skill and enthusiasm for all of us to enjoy.

So, on October 13th and 14th, come out to this year’s Quo Vadis in Burlington and connect with your fellow Poles! Serdecznie zapraszamy!

Michael Kulasza, Winnipeg


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Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala Conference
Burlington, Ontario, Canada – October 13-14, 2017

Quo Vadis Conferences Canada Inc., and the Canadian Polish Congress Youth Committee is hosting the next Polish-Canadian youth leadership conference in Burlington, Ontario on October 13-14, 2017. This year’s Quo Vadis conference is a two-day event for students and young professionals of Polish descent. The purpose of the conference is to bring young Polish-Canadians together to network, discuss the future of our Polish community in Canada, and to learn more about the history of Poles in Canada.

SCHEDULE

We are pleased to announce that the following prominent speakers have confirmed their participation in ‘Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala’:

  • His Worship, Rick Goldring, Mayor of Burlington
  • Andrzej Kurnicki, His Excellency, Ambassador of Poland to Canada
  • Wladyslaw Lizon, President of the Canadian Polish Congress
  • Professor Walter Perchal, LCol (Ret), York University

TICKETS

As of today, we are delighted to announce that all 50 early bird tickets for ‘Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala’ have been sold out! We still have a limited number of spots for sale at $85.00 until October 7.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

If you are an organization willing to sponsor our conference, please find our sponsorship package on our website. Alternatively, you may also be interested in sponsoring a delegate to attend the conference. Thank you to our current sponsors:

Silver ($500+):

  • Polish Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor
  • Polish Students’ Initiative of Canada

Bronze ($100+):

  • Polish-Canadian Students’ Association of Windsor
  • The Polish Combatants’ Association Branch 20
  • Mike Kustra
  • Natalia Kusendova

CONTACT

For all up-to-date information on our upcoming conference, please visit our website and search for our Facebook event, ‘Quo Vadis Conference 2017 – Nowa Fala’.

Kamil Podleszanski
Media Director & VIP Coordinator
P: 647 528 2889
E: kamilpod@gmail.com


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Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala Conference
Burlington, Ontario, Canada – October 13-14, 2017

Quo Vadis Conferences Canada Inc., and the Canadian Polish Congress Youth Committee is hosting the next Polish-Canadian youth leadership conference in Burlington, Ontario, on October 13-14, 2017.

Quo Vadis is a two-day conference targeted towards students and young professionals who have ethnic roots in the Polish Diaspora. The aim of the conference is to engage and strengthen the young Polish-Canadian community. In 2009, Quo Vadis was first hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, and since then, the conferences have been held annually and across the globe.

This year’s event will include professional networking events, guest speakers from prominent Polish-Canadians and young professionals, as well as social outings in the community.

Early bird tickets for Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala are selling for $60.00. On September 23rd, the price of tickets will increase to $75.00. Please purchase your ticket as soon as possible, as this conference is limited to 50 delegates.

For more information, please visit our website or search Facebook for our event, “Quo Vadis Conference 2017 – Nowa Fala”.

Kamil Podleszanski
Media Director & VIP Coordinator
P: 647 528 2889
E: kamilpod@gmail.com
W: www.quovadisconferences.org