Jericho Beach Park Red Leaf Project

Jericho Beach Park Red Leaf Project
Event on 2012-08-10 18:30:00

It’s time to give Jericho Park a little love.

Join us on August 10th and help us do all we can to help make this park better than ever.

Everyone who takes part will be rewarded with a ticket to Live at Squamish on Saturday August 25th.

Space for the Park Project is limited. When it’s full, your only way in will be by joining the waitlist. So, if you want to do some good and get some awesome be sure to join now.

If you realize you can’t come, please let us know by clicking the 'Contact the Host' button to the right. That way we can open the event to people on the waitlist.

Itinerary:

Where to meet: The Cove

Meeting Adress: 3681 West 4th Avenue

Meeting Time: 6:30 pm

Bus Leaving time: 6:45 pm

Park Project: 7:00- 8:30 pm

Bus Departs: 8:30 pm

Arrive at Bar for post clean-up celebrations: 8:45 pm

Receive ticket to concert: 9:00 pm

Please note that you must be legal drinking age to attend.

at The Cove
3681 W 4th Ave
Vancouver, Canada

Norwegian Spring

Norwegian Spring
Event on 2013-03-09 19:30:00
Norway’s Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo created the stunning women’s choir Voci Nobili and led it for 20 years to top honours in international competition. Morna Edmundson is thrilled to share the stage with Maria as Guest Conductor for a concert featuring Scandinavian, Canadian and international repertoire. Sure to be a high point in Elektra’s history and an event not to be missed.

at Ryerson United Church
2195 West 45th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

Elektra 12/13 Season’s Ticket

Elektra 12/13 Season’s Ticket
Event on 2012-12-01 14:00:00
Elektra's Renowned Voices, Fabulous Guest Artists and You! A gypsy jazz-infused Christmas concert, a renowned guest conductor, and an internationally celebrated guest soprano are just some of the delights that await you during Elektra's upcoming season. Van Django and the Coastal Sound Youth Choir join us for Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra, a lighthearted blend of traditional favourites, exquisite a cappella, and new arrangements. With Van Django in the house you know this concert will swing! We welcome Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo (founder of the international award-winning women's choir, Voci Nobili) to share the podium for Norwegian Spring, and soprano Nancy Argenta joins us for To Music, our tribute to the marriage of words, melody, and memory evoked through song. Our 26th season brings you innovation, tradition and excitement, all delivered by the glorious sound of Elektra's magnificent voices. Be part of it and let yourself be Elektra-fied! The season includes: Two performances of Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra on Saturday, December 1, 2012 (2pm at Queens Avenue United Church, New Westminster, and 7:30pm | Ryerson United Church in Vancouver (Pick one.) Norwegian Spring on Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:30pm Ryerson United Church, Vancouver To Music on Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:30pm Ryerson United Church, Vancouver Buy a Season's Ticket and save 20% PLUS pay no service charges and no taxes! NOTE: Physical tickets are not issued. You will receive a confirmation number for your Season Ticket and your name will be added to the Will Call list for each performance in our season. This offer ends November 15, 2012.

at Ryerson United Church
2195 West 45th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

Iron Maiden – Maiden England North American Tour 2012

Iron Maiden – Maiden England North American Tour 2012
Event on 2012-07-29 00:00:00
The Maiden England North American Tour 2012 is coming to Vancouver!
Come out and experience the third chapter in the History of Maiden tours.

featuring guests Coheed and Cambria. 

The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour". This opening section of the World Tour is the band's most extensive visit to North America for many years

MAIDEN ENGLAND marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD – the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A) during the World Slavery Tour – and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

Tickets on sale March 2nd via Ticketmaster.

Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster's Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser's party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue's ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit www.ticketmaster.com/paperless

Tickets purchased at Retail Outlets will not be paperless.

at Pacific National Exhibition
100 N Renfrew
Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver Chopin Society presents Wojciech Switala

The Vancouver Chopin Society presents Wojciech Switala
Event on 2012-10-06 00:00:00
Concert 1 Wojciech Switala
Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Magee Theatre

When Polish pianist Wojciech Switala made his Vancouver debut in 2007, Lloyd Dykk wrote in the Vancouver Sun:

"He especially shone in the Chopin half, beginning with two nocturnes,…. Switala put the slightest clues of menace into his languorous, sensuous beginning and then the keyboard suddenly erupted into tigerish, racing octaves."

His recital here was a true revelation for those who attended, but it came as no surprise as he belongs to the international elite of outstanding Chopin interpreters, so we welcome his return to this special season celebrating the 15th anniversary of our
Society. Wojciech Switala's 2 CDs: Waltzes and Other Works and Rondos, Allegro de Concert, recorded for the National Edition, won the Grand Prix du Disque Frederic Chopin award in 2000 and 2005 respectively. The only other pianist who won this award twice was Murray Perahia. Few people know that he was close to winning the 12th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1990, having highest scores on the board but he walked out of the semi-final round. He won the prize for best performance of a Polonaise.

Wojciech Świtała has given concerts in most European countries, Argentina, the United States and Canada.

Programme:

Schumann Arabeske Op. 18
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 12
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Intermission
Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62
4 Mazurkas Op. 67
Ballade No. 4 in F minor
Debussy 6 Preludes

A reception for all will follow the concert

Price: Adults .25
Senior/Student .25
Groups (10 or more) .25
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Single tickets on sale September 5, 2012

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at Magee Theatre
6360 Maple Street
Vancouver, Canada

MusicFest Vancouver presents Odlum Brown Opening Concert

MusicFest Vancouver presents Odlum Brown Opening Concert
Event on 2012-08-10 00:00:00

ODLUM BROWN OPENING CONCERT

Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience
Orpheum
Friday, August  10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience launches MusicFest Vancouver with the Canadian premiere of a multimedia concert event at the historic Orpheum Theatre that celebrates one of the greatest teams of collaborators in the history of American music.

Our guide for this glittering evening is the renowned pianist and Gershwin interpreter Kevin Cole. The brilliant singer Sylvia McNair, vocalist/tap sensation Ryan VanDenBoom, and our own Grammy Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Leslie Dala, join together for this unique and entertaining insight into the legendary duo, George and Ira Gershwin.

Gershwin family photos, rare video clips, and elegant, visual elements provide a distinctive and unique experience, plus there will be an unforgettable offering of the Gershwin brothers' best. Performances include The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, Strike Up the Band, Summertime, 'S Wonderful and many more.

The music and lyrics for "Here To Stay: The Gershwin Experience" were provided through special arrangement with members of the George Gershwin Family and the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts.

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at Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver)
884 Granville St
Vancouver, Canada

Stephen Hough, piano

Stephen Hough, piano
Event on 2012-11-25 15:00:00
Presented by the Vancouver Recital Society as part of the Classic Afternoons Series at the Chan Centre.

With a singular artistic vision that transcends musical fashions and trends, Stephen Hough is widely regarded for his supreme mastery of his instrument. A unique presence on the international concert scene, Hough combines the imagination and pianistic colour of the past with the scholarship of the present to illuminate the very essence of the music he plays.

Program:

Frederic Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Op. 27, Nos. 1 and 2

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, op. 5

Stephen Hough: Piano Sonata No. 2 (notturno luminoso)

Robert Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9

For more info: www.vanrecital.com« Back to events calendar

at Chan Centre For The Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, Canada

MusicFest Vancouver 2012

MusicFest Vancouver 2012
Event on 2012-08-10 00:00:00
  MUSICFEST 2012

Public onsale: May 31st, 10:00 am

For a complete Festival events listing, please check the MusicFest Vancouver website.

Please note that Tickets Tonight does not sell the following MusicFest series: CBC Plaza Series; Inside the Music Series; Early Music Series; Cellar Series.

ODLUM BROWN OPENING CONCERT
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Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience
Orpheum
Friday, August  10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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BMO MAIN STAGE SERIES
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Pink Martini: Shaken and Stirred
Orpheum Theatre
Friday, August 17, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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Deux Pianos: Hommage à Debussy
Vancouver Playhouse
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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World at the Garden: New York Voices
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
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INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
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Guitarist Daniel Bolshoy with Borealis String Quartet: Fandango
Christ Church Cathedral
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 10:30 am
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Gryphon Trio: Beethoven's Best
Christ Church Cathedral
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 10:30 am
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Gryphon Trio: Czech Masters
Christ Church Cathedral
Friday, August 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am
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INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE PRE-DINNER CONCERTS
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Cristina Braga with Ricardo Medeiros & Sal Ferreras: Harpa Bossa Jazz
Christ Church Cathedral
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
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Duo Brazil: Soprano Donna Brown & Guitarist Andrew Mah
Christ Church Cathedral
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
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Jayme Stone: Bach to Africa and Back
Christ Church Cathedral
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
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Donna Brown & Philippe Cassard: Ariettes oubliées
Christ Church Cathedral
Friday, August 17, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
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INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE MUSICFEST FLAVOURS SERIES
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Schweizer Klaviertrio: Chamber Gems
Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
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Quartango: Tangos from the Barrios to the Ballroom
Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
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Legends: The Whitening of the Ox & The Firebird
Vancouver Playhouse
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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Bergmann Piano Duo & Gamelan Si Pawit: Ancient Cultures New Sounds
Christ Church Cathedral
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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Gryphon Trio with Patricia O'Callaghan: Broken Hearts & Madmen
Orpheum Theatre Annex
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
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Carpe Diem String Quartet: Big Sky Big City
Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
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GUITAR DAY
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Oberon Guitar Trio: Music of Our Time
Pyatt Hall – VSO School of Music
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 11:00 am
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Ed Henderson & Celso Machado: Guitar Encounters
Pyatt Hall – VSO School of Music
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
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Bolshoy & Barnes: Brasileiras
Pyatt Hall – VSO School of Music
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
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Casavant Frères: 100 Years of Good Vibrations
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society presents Honda Celebration of Light

The Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society presents Honda Celebration of Light
Event on 2012-07-28 00:00:00
Thanks to the ongoing support of our sponsors and the City of Vancouver the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society is pleased to announce the Celebration of Light will be back in 2012 on the following nights:

Saturday July 28th
Vietnam

Wednesday August 1st
Brazil

Saturday August 4th
Italy

Now is your chance to start planning your trip to Vancouver for 2012 or plan some special occasions around the Festival.

What can you expect at the 2012 event?  Lots of exciting additions including an expanded Vendor Village, Sunset Beach festival zone, and the return of bleacher seating in English Bay (sold out in 2011).  

We look forward to seeing you on the beach at the 2012 Honda Celebration of Light!

Bleacher seating is on sale now!
"YVR Observation Deck at the Honda Celebration of Light"
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Price: Earlybird (book between May 1 and June 30) + s/c

Regular price + s/c (booked from July 1 until event)

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"2012 Honda Celebration of Light – The Keg Lounge VIP"
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Located on the Bathhouse roof in English Bay, the Keg Lounge offers the most VIP summer experience in BC. Featuring cocktail bars, premium grazing stations, live music, designer lighting and VIP guests.

No minors

Price: 5.00

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at The Bay – Vancouver (Downtown)

Vancouver, Canada

Yelawolf

Yelawolf
Event on 2012-08-03 21:00:00
The Union and Timbre Concerts Present:

YELAWOLF

Friday, August 3, 2012

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

For as volatile as it sounds, the actual dictionary term for “radioactive” leaves a lot to the imagination. But just as he does with every word he spits, Ghet-O-Vision/Shady recording artist Yelawolf gives it new life and meaning. Making it a fitting title for his official debut album.

Though he’s been releasing material since the early 2000’s, Radioactive qualifies as Yelawolf’s official “debut.” Unlike his prior efforts that were recorded in basements and garages, only to be appreciated by his first core of loyal fans, this album was captured amidst rigorous touring, growing anticipation and now, expectation. If his ability to survive the last ten years are any indication, Wolf will rise to the occasion and beyond.

Tickets available at:
Online: www.http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=315

Phone: 604 569 1144
In person: Northern Tickets Box Office

.50 + s/c

at Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St
Vancouver, Canada

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
Event on 2012-11-03 19:00:00
Perryscope Concerts and Vogue Productions Presents:

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
with PROTEST THE HERO, POP EVIL & HEART-SET SELF-DESTRUCT

Fronted by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, the Los Angeles' based metal band, returns to Vancouver this fall for a headlining event with guests Protest The Here, Pop Evil and Heart-Set Self-Destruct.

For over 20 years Wylde served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) and Ozzmosis.

Tickets Available:

Online: http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=313
In Person: Northen Tickets, Red Cat Records, Zulu & Scrape Records
Phone: (604) 569-1144

Tickets .50 + s/c

at Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St
Vancouver, Canada

Dancing on the Edge Festival 2012

Dancing on the Edge Festival 2012
Event on 2012-07-05 00:00:00

Founded in 1988 by the Firehall Theatre Society, the Dancing on the Edge festival incorporated in 1998 as its own society. Created in direct response to the local dance communities' need for a supported place to perform their work, the festival has evolved into an annual event which presents on average thirty performances in mixed programs and full length works from over twenty different dance companies and choreographers from across Canada each festival.

The festival is recognized for its support of new works through its presentations, commissions and residencies programs. Artists such as Paul Andre Fortier, Wen Wei Dance, the 605 Collective, Serge Bennethan, Peter Bingham, Amber Funk Barton, Lola MacLaughlin, Joe Laughlin, Karen Jamieson, Kokoro Dance, Chick Snipper, Alvin Tolentino and Brian Webb, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg to name just a few have all benefitted from the DOTE's commitment to dance and to bringing dance in all shapes and forms to our audiences.

We invite you to join us for the 23rd annual Dancing on the Edge festival as we push forward on another journey to create, inspire, and enthrall our audiences through dance.

Enjoy!

For a complete Festival schedule, please see dancingontheedge.org

at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Cates Park Concert Series

Cates Park Concert Series
Event on 2012-07-14 16:00:00
The Cates Park Concerts, which are hosted by the Musart Cultural Society, feature local talented artists. Each Saturday, 3 artists perform. The concerts are free to attend. CDs will be sold featuring tracks recorded by artists from the series to help fund their projects.

at Cates Park
200 Dollarton Highway
Vancouver, Canada

Martin Gilmore – Long Road Home

Martin Gilmore – Long Road Home
Event on 2012-08-02 16:00:00
Coombs Bluegrass festival featuring: Long Road Home, the Breakmen, Chris Stevens Family Band, Great Northern Planes, Rural Delivery, Old Time Fiddlers, Cloverpoint Drifters, Pete & Joan Wernick, Riverside Gospel Trio, the Still Blue and Scout Mountain. Not to mention workshops vendors and other events. Not to be missed.

at Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds

Vancouver, Canada

#SPGov+IAnyc Aligning SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture to Business Goals with Paul Culmsee

#SPGov+IAnyc Aligning SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture to Business Goals with Paul Culmsee
Event on 2012-08-23 08:30:00

SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture Master Class

2 full days of real world, examples knowledge and techniques

 

Presented by:Paul Culmsee, Seven Sigma

Courseware by: Paul Culmsee


Previous Master Class Feedback:

"This course has been the most insightful two days of my SharePoint career"

"…Was the best targetted and jargon free course I've ever been on"

"Re-doing my draft SharePoint Governance. Moving away from blah, blah technical stuff"

"Easily one of the best courses I've been to and has left me wanting more!"

"Had a great couple of days at #SPIAUK loving IBIS"

"The content covered was about the things technically focussed peeps miss.."

 

Master Class Details

Most people understand that deploying SharePoint is much more than getting it installed. Despite this, current SharePoint governance documentation abounds in service delivery aspects. However, just because your system is rock solid, stable, well documented and governed through good process, there is absolutely no guarantee of success. Similarly, if Information Architecture for SharePoint was as easy as putting together lists, libraries and metadata the right way, then why doesn’t Microsoft publish the obvious best practices?

In fact, the secret to a successful SharePoint project is an area that the governance documentation barely touches.

This master class pinpoints the critical success factors for SharePoint governance and Information Architecture and rectifies this blind spot. Based upon content provided by Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma) which takes an ironic and subversive take on how SharePoint governance really works within organisations, while presenting a model and the tools necessary to get it right.

Drawing on inspiration from many diverse sources, disciplines and case studies, Paul Culmsee has distilled in this Master Class the “what” and “how” of governance down to a simple and accessible, yet rigorous and comprehensive set of tools and methods, that organisations large and small can utilise to achieve the level of commitment required to see SharePoint become successful.

In this Master Class we aim to articulate:

  • Present SharePoint governance and Information Architecture in a new light – focus on the “blind spots” where the current published material is inadequate
  • Cover lessons learned from Paul’s non IT work as a facilitator and sensemaker in complex large scale projects
  • Examine the latest trends in the information landscape for industry and government and review studies that inform governance and Information Architecture efforts
  • Present an alternative approach to business-as-usual SharePoint governance planning that focuses on real collaboration
  • Provide quality information that is rigorous yet accessible, entertaining and interesting

 

Master class outcomes:

  • Understand the SharePoint governance lens beyond an IT service delivery focus
  • Develop your ‘wicked problem’ radar and apply appropriate governance practices, tools and techniques accordingly
  • Learn how to align SharePoint projects to broad organisational goals, avoid chasing platitudes and ensure that the problem being solved is the right problem
  • Learn how to account for cognitive bias and utilise tools and techniques that help stakeholders align to a common vision
  • Understand the relationship between governance and assurance, why both are needed and how they affect innovation and user engagement
  • Understand the underlying, often hidden forces of organisational chaos that underpins projects like SharePoint
  • Understand the key challenges and opportunities that SharePoint presents for Information Architecture
  • Learn how to document your information architecture
  • Practical knowledge: Add lots more tools to your governance and IA toolkit!

 

Course Structure: The course is split into 7 modules, run across the two days.

Module 1: SharePoint Governance f-Laws 1-17:

Module 1 is all about setting context in the form of clearing some misconceptions about the often muddy topic of SharePoint governance. This module sheds some light onto these less visible SharePoint governance factors in the form of Governance f-Laws, which will also help to provide the context for the rest of this course

  • Why users don’t know what they want
  • The danger of platitudes
  • Why IT doesn’t get it
  • The adaptive challenge – how to govern SharePoint for the hidden organisation
  • The true forces of organisational chaos
  • Wicked problems and how to spot them
  • The myth of best practices and how to determine when a “practice” is really best

 

Module 2: The Shared Understanding Toolkit – part 1:

Module 2 pinpoints the SharePoint governance blind spot and introduces the Seven Sigma Shared Understanding Toolkit to counter it. The toolkit is a suite of tools, patterns and practices that can be used to improve SharePoint outcomes. This module builds upon the f-laws of module 1 and specifically examines the “what” and “why” questions of SharePoint Governance. Areas covered include how to identify particular types of problems, how to align the diverse goals of stakeholders, leverage problem structuring methods and constructing a solid business case.

 

Module 3: The Shared Understanding Toolkit – part 2:

Module 3 continues the Seven Sigma Shared Understanding Toolkit, and focuses on the foundation of “what” and “why” by examining the “who” and “how”. Areas covered include aligning stakeholder expectations, priorities and focus areas and building this alignment into a governance structure and written governance plan that actually make sense and that people will read. We round off by examining user engagement/stakeholder communication and training strategy.

 

Module 4: Information Architecture trends, lessons learned and key SharePoint challenges

Module 4 examines the hidden costs of poor information management practices, as well as some of the trends that are impacting on Information Architecture and the strategic direction of Microsoft as it develops the SharePoint road map. We will also examine the results from what other organisations have attempted and their lessons learned. We then distil those lessons learned into some the fundamental tenants of modern information architecture and finish off by examining the key SharePoint challenges from a technical, strategic and organisational viewpoint.

 

Module 5: Information organisation and facets of collaboration

Module 5 dives deeper into the core Information Architecture topics of information structure and organisation. We explore the various facets of enterprise collaboration and identify common Information Architecture mistakes and the strategies to avoid making them.

 

Module 6: Information Seeking, Search and metadata.

Module 6 examines the factors that affect how users seek information and how they manifest in terms of patterns of use. Building upon the facets of collaboration of Module 5, we examine several strategies to improving SharePoint search and navigation. We then turn our attention to taxonomy and metadata, and what SharePoint 2010 has to offer in terms of managed metadata

 

Module 7: Shared understanding and visual representation – documenting your Information Architecture

Module 7 returns to the theme of governance in the sense of communicating your information architecture through visual or written form. To achieve shared understanding among participants, we need to document our designs in various forms for various audiences.

 

Putting it all together: From vision to execution

As a take home, we will also supply attendees with a sample performance framework, governance plan, SharePoint ROI calculator (Spreadsheet), sample mind maps of Information Architecture. These tools are the result of years of continual development and refinement "out in the field" by Paul Culmsee and until now have never been released to the public.

 

Venue, food, drink, wifi and laptop

Venue to be confirmed. Morning and afternoon teas, and lunch will be provided with coffee/tea availbale throughtout the day.

Some of the workshop sessions will be hands on, we provide all of the tools and samples needed but please bring your own laptop.

Community

See whose interested in or has already registered on LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for attendee cancellations once payment is received. Class cancellation by the organiser will result in a refund less transaction fees.

Force majeure or 'acts of God' – should the event be cancelled due to causes beyond our control, such as but not limited to natural disasters including snow storms, government restrictions, flight delays, a credit will be given to registratns to attend the event at a later date. Seven Sigma shall not be liable for any costs incurred due to these causes.

at TBC

Vancouver, Canada

Lovesick: Vocal Music and Keyboard Works of Monteverdis Time

Lovesick: Vocal Music and Keyboard Works of Monteverdis Time
Event on 2012-07-29 20:00:00
Early Music Vancouver presents: Monteverdi: Ohim ch'io cado; Frescobaldi: Cento Partite sopra Passacagli; Monteverdi: Si dolce 'l tormento; Sances: Usurpator tiranno; Rossi: Toccata for Harpsicho…

at University of British Columbia
Woodward IRC, Room 2
Vancouver, Canada

Indian Summer Festival 2012: The Well-being Weekend

Indian Summer Festival 2012: The Well-being Weekend
Event on 2012-07-07 00:00:00
THE WELL-BEING WEEKEND

DATE & TIME: Saturday July 7 10am-4pm & Sunday July 8 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University

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The Well-being Weekend /day

Join leading experts from India and Canada for a whole day (or the whole weekend) of talks, demonstrations and hands-on classes.

Two studios dedicated to yoga postures, meditation & pranayama and lectures on health, nutrition, ayurveda and feeling good. Make your own schedule – pick and choose which sessions to attend.

Session topics include: the philosophy of yoga, the culture of health, and stress management. Hands-on classes with local and international teachers feature Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini. With participation from YYoga, Chopra Yoga & AYUSH.

Beginners and advanced students welcome. Meet other yoga enthusiasts, healthcare experts and medical practitioners. Bring your own mat or use one courtesy of YYoga!

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring along a bottle of water. An hour lunch break will be given mid-day.

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at Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward’s
143 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada