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Great Ideas Conference

Save the date: June 20-22, 2018, at Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood

Details about the 2018 Great Ideas Conference will be posted soon!

GIC_2017_LogoWhat is the Great Ideas Conference?

The Great Ideas Conference is an information-packed event held at a fabulous venue, offering:

  • Top-notch practice management and life skills continuing education.
  • Opportunities to network with your colleagues and swap ideas on topics of interest.
  • A variety of recreational facilities and activities to help you
    de-stress and unwind at the end of the busy spring season.

Who should attend?

  • Veterinarians
  • Practice managers
  • Anyone who wants to improve their practice management and life skills

What you'll learn

The Conference features informative “how-to” sessions on a wide range of practice and life management topics. Each session is designed to provide you with tangible skills you can take back to your clinic and implement immediately. Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Health and wellness
  • Human resources management
  • Social media
  • Personal finance

For 2017 proceedings, contact Nina Vaughan at



Plenty of activities to enjoy at Blue Mountain!

At Blue Mountain, you’ll enjoy access to the widest variety of recreational activities available anywhere in Ontario right at your doorstep. Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Kayaking
  • Treetop walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Caving
  • Zip lining

Blue Mountain also offers team-building activities for you and your team. Prices and availability vary. Contact OVMA for more information.



Sunrise yoga with Dr. Gwen Jeun overlooking the Blue Mountain Village

What attendees had to say about their Great Ideas experience:

  • "If you think you know it all - you don't! This conference provided enhancements to what is already being done in veterinary medicine and opened my eyes to what's changing in the future. It was well worth attending."
  • "Great content for the whole veterinary team. Content that we all need. Great venue with lots of activities to participate in for the whole family! Will be attending next year for sure!"
  • "The Great Ideas Conference was a GREAT IDEA. The venue was lovely. Quality speakers with interesting content. I would certainly attend again."


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420 Bronte Street South, Suite 205
Milton, Ontario L9T 0H9
T: 1.905.875.0756 / 1.800.670.1702

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