Ian McCarthy announced as Sunday keynote

W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation and Operations Management and Director of the CPA Innovation Centre at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Ian McCarthy will headline the Sunday morning keynote at the 2021 RCA Conference taking place virtually from January 28 to 31.

In “What Next for Rowing? Exploring the Discontinuous Side of Continuous Change,” Ian will discuss the challenges and opportunities rowing clubs face as they pursue and balance both continuous and discontinuous change in an effort to grow our sport. This session will explore what types of things clubs should start doing and stop doing in order to attain different types of innovation and change.

In addition to his positions at SFU, Iain is a Professor of Innovation Management at the Luiss Center in Leadership, Innovation and Organisation in Rome, Italy. He is an award-winning teacher who has taught in executive education programs for companies and universities across the world, and his work on innovation, social media and misinformation has been featured in the media numerous times. Ian is active in his local sports community, and has been involved with youth soccer in Vancouver as a parent, coach, Club Director and District President.

The “What Next for Rowing? Exploring the Discontinuous Side of Continuous Change” keynote is scheduled to take place on Sunday January 31 at 9:15am PT/12:15pm ET.

Registration is FREE for all members of Rowing Canada Aviron. Non-members can also join sessions for a small fee through our registration system. The deadline to register has been extended to January 22, 2021. More information on the 2021 RCA National Conference and Semi-Annual Meeting can be found here

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