APEGA’s premier virtual professional development conference brings new and seasoned engineers, geoscientists, and working professionals together for two days of expert-led sessions on industry innovation, technical competence, and regulation in Alberta.




CPD Hours

25 Sessions Across Five Streams

In addition to our engaging keynotes, a diverse group of highly regarded and inspiring speakers will present 25 relevant sessions across five streams, all of which will support your professional development goals.


Technical aspects across contexts


Regulatory aspects of APEGA


Career development of all attendees


Business knowledge to advance your career


Innovative ideas across the professions

2024 Nexus Conference Schedule at a Glance

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Address
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break

Exploring Martian Geology for Signs of the Potential for Life

The Evolution of Continuing Professional Development

Why Engineering Disasters Happen—The Lac-Mégantic Disaster (2013)

Communicating with Confidence and Impact

Bold, compassionate, & data-driven: Urban planning trends to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

Application of Engineering into Alzheimer’s Disease Management: Diagnosis and Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Unlicensed Practice and Reserved Titles in Engineering and Geoscience

Unlocking the Passive Job Seekers’ Advantage: Building Career Resilience to Overcome Quiet Quitting

Navigating the Storm: Effective Conflict Management

A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledges and Inclusion in the Professions

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
Afternoon Break

Modern Geophysical Methods Applied to Rural Groundwater Development

Don’t Do It: Key Takeaways from the Discipline Process

Effective Networking Strategies

Leading Positive Change

Drawing the Line: How to Create Boundaries You Can Feel Good About

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Address
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Re-Imagining a New Way Forward with Intention
Presented by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, OC
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break

Positioning Alberta to Compete and Succeed in a Net-Zero Future

Competency-Based Assessment for Evaluation of Experience for Licensure in Alberta – Roles and Responsibilities of Validators

Managing Your Career Health

Mentorship Matters: Engineering a Path to Success

The Future of Digital Mental Health

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

Fire – Earth – Water: Resource Conflicts

Shifting Sands of Digital Trust and Document Authentication

How AI Builds Trust in Your Team

Providing Constructive Feedback and Recognition

APEGA Gender Pay Equity 2014–2023

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
Afternoon Break
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence
Presented by Dan Riskin, PhD

Purchase Your Tickets

*Must purchase three of the same admission items to qualify. Cancellations for a full refund must be submitted by May 31, 2024. No refunds will be permitted after this date. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $5 plus GST.

Full-Conference Access

This package provides access to:

  • the full conference (your choice of 25 sessions across five streams)
  • three keynote presentations
  • live speaker Q&As
  • a customizable agenda
  • the chance to win prizes
  • unlimited, on-demand access until Sept. 6, 2024

On-demand includes access to keynote presentations for 30 days.

APEGA Members




University Students


APEGA supports the ongoing development of our members. Discounts are available to APEGA members who are unemployed or underemployed. Contact APEGA’s Professional Development team for more information.

Earn While You Learn

  • Earn continuing professional development hours
  • Get downloadable, printable digital certificates from the sessions you attend

Session certificates will be available when you have completed 80 per cent of a session. Sessions must be uploaded into myAPEGA to count towards your overall continuing professional development requirements.

Need Help Getting Your Supervisor on Board?

Preparation is key to showing your boss how attending APEGA Nexus will benefit you and your organization. We’ve put together some resources to help you explain.


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