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Speaker presentations will be bilingual with live French-Canadian translation provided.
Pre-conference sessions, networking events and exhibitor information will be in English only.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Integration of GSAR into Emergency Management
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Finding our Guiding Star
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sustainable Funding Models in SAR
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An Overview of the Cave Rescue Specialty in Canada and Rescue Considerations for These Austere Environments
Sunday, September 26, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Preparing for Tomorrow's Extreme Weather
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peer Support Programs for Search and Rescue in Canada
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dementia and the Search Subject
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Searching for Survival
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Howse Peak Search and Recovery Operation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SAR Games - Highlights and Results
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boating Safety and SAR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coastal First Nations – Saving Lives at Sea
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women in Marine SAR
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Towards Safe and Effective Use of UAS Platforms in Search and Rescue
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Evolution of CASARA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hidden in Plain Sight: Airborne Technology in SAR
Thursday, September 30, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Revisiting the Initial Response in GSAR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mission Command: A Philosophy for Resilience in Dynamic SAR Environments
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Social Media’s Role in Finding Missing People
Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Building Foundations: Approaching SAR Training & Education in an Evolving Environment
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Accreditation and Certification for Ground Search and Rescue Volunteers
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Truth and Reconciliation and the Role of SAR Teams
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Captivating Journey of Tracking
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Training for large-scale earthquake response in HUSAR - 2019 Indiana Exercise Lookback
Sunday, October 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Effect of Digital on Personal and Public Safety - What SAR Professionals Need to Know
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Management of Spontaneous Volunteers — From Challenges to Opportunities
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lost Person Behavior
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Black Lake Rescue – Case Study
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Ceremony