March 6 & 7, 2017 Hyatt Regency Calgary, AB

IMCI is proud to have hosted another successful AWC in Calgary March 6&7, 2017!

We welcomed over 460 women in agriculture from more than 205 organizations from 6 provinces and 5 US States.

It was a tremendous gathering of women in agriculture to learn and network with.

We are grateful to all who came to Calgary to celebrate the powerful women that make up our industry.

Your commitment to building this very important network of support is truly inspiring. Plans are being made for next year, so stay tuned for details on the two upcoming conferences:

AWC EAST 2017 being held at the Hilton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on October 29, 30 & 31, 2017 and

AWC WEST 2018 being held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in Calgary, Alberta on March 26 & 27, 2018.

Didn’t get to Calgary? Watch our slide show recap below. If you have feedback or questions, please get in touch at or call 403-686-8407.

What we’ve heard:

‘The greatest benefit in attending this conference was the uplifting, inspiring & empowering messages from all of the speakers’
Shelly F. Naicam, Saskatchewan

‘Seeing how many women are involved in agriculture made me believe that there is hope for getting a good job’
Kirsten D. Grindrod, British Columbia

‘As a student this conference has introduced me to many new role models and a whole new level of confidence I didn’t know I had’
Brittany K. Ituna, Saskatchewan

‘Being inspired to make more of a positive difference and work harder to do that’
Michelle H. Winnipeg, Manitoba

‘So many more women need to know there are supports for them’
Tiffany C. Strathmore, Alberta

‘It’s extremely empowering and uplifting. I feel like my friends would definitely benefit from this’
Nicole S. Nipawin, Saskatchewan

AWC West 2017 Event Wrap-Up

Calgary, Alberta: March 6 & 7, 2017

View the Event Slideshow:

Here is what we have heard!

In their own words – comments from our sponsors and delegates

“At Cargill, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters growth and development for all our employees. The Advancing Women Conference reflects this and is a great way to accelerate the development of women at Cargill and in Canadian agriculture. Our employees return from the conference energized, motivated and excited about what they learned and the networking they were able to do. It is exciting to see women in agriculture coming together in such an engaging way and Cargill is proud to be a continuous sponsor of this event.”
~Jeff Vassart, President, Cargill Limited

“The success of the Canadian agriculture industry is thanks to the bright women and men who have brought us to where we are today. The challenges of tomorrow will require even greater leadership, and G3 is very pleased to support the Advancing Women Conference to foster the development of women across the industry. We hope the experience is inspiring and empowering for all of the conference participants.”
~Karl Gerrand, CEO G3

Honorary Sponsors