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SCHEDULE

Schedule-at-a-Glance

The SFPE North America Conference & Expo provides you with two days dedicated to your professional development and networking. This annual event is frequently cited as the top source of the latest technical information on fire protection engineering issues and emerging trends, case studies, research, and codes and standards. With more than 400 leading professionals from around the globe participating in this annual event, it offers unparalleled opportunities for networking with peers and exploring new products, technologies and business opportunities.

Pre-Conference
Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Board of Directors Meeting (board only)
  • SFPE 60th St. Laurent Chapter Anniversary Reception (invitation only)
Conference
Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Board of Directors Meeting (board only)
  • Committee Meetings (committee members only)
  • Chapter Leadership Forum (formerly senate meeting)
  • Annual Business Meeting (all members are invited)
  •  President's Welcome Reception and Expo Kick-Off (all invited: included in registration)
  • Young Engineers of SFPE (YES) Speed Networking (invite only)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Sunrise Walk/Run (optional - no fee)
  • SFPE Membership Meeting: Everything you Need to Know from A-Z (breakfast is included)
  • Conference Program
  • Leadership Luncheon (invite only)
  • Featured Speaker - Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues into the Economy's Direction, Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
  • Featured Speaker - Topic TBD, Philippe Schnobb, CEO, STM Montreal’s Public Transit
  • Fellows Ceremony and Reception (all invited: included in registration)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Sunrise Walk/Run (optional - no fee)
  • Past President's Breakfast (invite only)
  • Conference Program
  • Featured Speaker - Topic TBD - Armelle Muller, Director of Fire Laboratory, CNPP Entreprise
  • Featured Speaker - Topic TBD - Jean François Simard, Cirque du Soleil
  • Dine Around Town (included in registration)
Technical Tours (optional)
*Note: The technical tours are an additional fee and excludes the full-conference registration.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Option 1 - 6:30-8:30 PM

More information coming soon. This tour will include coffee and pastries and will return in time for the educational courses which will start at 9:00 AM. Sign up early as space is limited (25 participants max).

Fee: $40.00 USD

Option 2 - 12:30-2:30 PM

Visit of the new rail/road fire truck for the Mont-Royal Transit Tunnel - deployment exercise of the team dedicated to respond for a tunnel incident. Depart from Queen Elizabeth Hotel at 12:30 PM and return at Queen Elizabeth Hotel at 2:30 PM. This tour is a walkable distance and will include lunch. Sign up early as space is limited (30 participants max). 

Fee: $40.00 USD

Option 3 - 5:30-7:30 PM

Visit of the 1976 Olympic Stadium and its funiculaire transformation for code compliance to occupy an inclined tower as business offices. Depart from Queen Elizabeth Hotel at 5:30 PM and return at Queen Elizabeth Hotel at 7:30 PM. Transportation will be by the subway system and will include a drink/coffee and dessert. Sign up early as space is limited (30 participants max). 

Fee: $50.00

Post-Conference Educational Courses
*Note: The educational courses are an additional fee and excludes the full-conference registration.

One Day Course: Thur. Oct. 12  ||  Two Day Courses: Thur.- Fri., Oct. 12-13  ||  Three Day Courses Thur.-Sat., Oct. 12-14
  • Application of Fire Risk Assessment (2 day)
  • Beyond Cause & Origin: Engineering Analysis of Building Fires (2 day)
  • Emergency Communications Systems, Design and Use (2 day)
  • Engineering Human Response in Fire: Principles, Models and Applications (2 day)
  • Fire Pumps (1 day)
  • Performance-Based Design and Codes (1 day)
  • Principles of Fire Protection Engineering (3 day)
  • Protection Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2 day)
  • Sprinkler Design for Engineers (3 day)