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ASAC 2019 Conference

Professional Development Workshops and Symposia

Academy of Management Learning & Education
Professional Development Workshop

Saturday May 25, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Facilitators: Dr. Bill Foster, Editor, AMLE; Dr. Gabie Durepos, Associate Editor, AMLE

Workshop description: The mission of the Academy of Management Learning & Education is to contribute to management learning and education by publishing theory, empirical research, reviews, critiques, and resources that address the processes of management teaching and the learning that results from it. Dr. Foster, Editor of AMLE, will present a 30 minute information session on publishing in AMLE. Dr. Foster, Dr. Durepos, and AMLE Editorial Review Board members will then work directly with attendees on extended abstracts that have been submitted in advance of the conference. All attendees are welcome to stay for the paper workshop and learn with their colleagues.

To submit a paper: Submitted work should be between 8 to 10 pages double-spaced, and must be submitted by May 10. Submit your work through AMLE.

Registration not required.

Data Visualization and Storyboarding with Power BI

Saturday May 25, 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Facilitators: Ashraf Ghonaim (City of Toronto), Vivek Patel (Insight2Action Inc.)

Part I - Data Visualization best practices with Power BI Desktop

By the end of this course, you gain a better understanding of the best practices and components that influence communicating data visually. Specifically gain familiarity with Power BI report layouts and structure the agile process to creating Power BI data visualizations. Understand the art behind visualizations, implications behind choosing the right charts, the impact of color, shape and size, and finally the use of Power BI custom visuals.

Part II - Story Telling with Power BI Desktop

Delves into the data storytelling components of Power BI. By the end of this sessions, you will gain a better understanding of how to communicate data more effectively through storytelling. This all demo session will focus on Power BI Desktop in action (Connecting to Data source: Excel/CSV, Bookmarks, Q&A, Explain the Increase, Drill Through, Page Report Tooltips, Key influencers) to help you to tell stories with your data and help users navigate your reports.

Part III Power of Power Platform overview :-Measure (Power BI) --> Act (PowerApps) --> Automate (Flow)

Quick Overview of technology integrated with Power BI. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Pre-registration is required

Harvesting Hedonic Markets: Collisions at the Intersection of Cannabis, Craft Beer, Gourmet Food and Wine

Saturday May 25, 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Co-Chairs: Dr. Donna Sears and Dr. Terrance Weatherbee, Acadia University

With few exceptions, recreational drug use in Western nations remains illegal or socially-censored, with Canada now being the exception. The few studies that look at tourism and cannabis use tend to be problematic from several respects. Lack of generalizability arises because studies are conducted in unique jurisdictions (e.g., Amsterdam); are focused on the activities of marginalized sub-cultures; or because jurisdictions with legalized recreational use are still recent and have very different forms of legislation (e.g., Canada versus the United States). In Canada, formal academic study on the potential impact of cannabis on the tourism & hospitality, and recreation & leisure, sectors remains virtually non-existent. Given that the research of cannabis use still lags market/business development of cannabis related products and services - and the absence of any national-level legal market – questions on the potential of cannabis in the practitioner literature and popular press tend to be largely hopeful and analytically speculative. Thus, the symposium is designed to start exploring these issues through a panel and question & answer session.

Registration not required.

Connecting Management Concepts to Major Games: New Avenues for Research

Saturday May 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Moderator and Panelist: Dr. Julie Stevens, Special Advisor to the President - Canada Games, Brock University

Dr. Nick Burton, Brock University
Dr. Ryan Clutterbuck, Brock University
Dr. Laura Cousens, Brock University
Dr. Christopher Fullerton, Brock University
Dr. Shannon Kerwin, Brock University

Hosting the 2019 ASAC Conference at Brock University offers a special opportunity to dialogue about the business implications related to a key industry in the Niagara Region – tourism, and more specifically, sport tourism. The Region has a long-standing history of staging sport events and will host the 2021 Canada Summer Games, a multisport event involving 5,000 athletes and coaches from across the country. Given this, the purpose of the symposium is to introduce and discuss the opportunities a Major Games context offers management research.

The directed and interactive session will involve panel expert and conference attendee input to explore various questions, such as “How to utilize a Major Games context to advance one’s research?”; “Which theoretical perspectives are best suited for exploration within a Major Games context?”; and “How might Major Games context help researchers address gaps that exist within various ASAC Division disciplines?” The symposium will conclude with Panelist summaries based upon their review of research opportunities related to various management disciplines/ASAC Divisions and the integration of attendee comments during the breakout. A compilation will be submitted for the conference proceeding as a future resource.

Registration not required.

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