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To Be Announced

Doors open 8:30 am
Forum 9:30am – 4:30pm
Networking Reception 4:30 – 6:30
CFR Rodeo 7:00-9:30 pm

CFR Cabaret starts at 9:30

August 12, 2020

Olds College
Olds, Alberta


Brandi Buss

Brandi Buss



Brandi Buss is the Founder of Beelieve Lifestyle and Apparel, a travel clothing line company based out of Ponoka, Alberta. After traveling and living abroad for 5 years she has learned the ins and out of travel and travel safety. The simple act of being pick pocketed is why Brandi started to create accessories, like headbands, with hidden pockets in them to keep her valuables safe while on the road. In 2018 Brandi came home to launch Beelieve and help support her fellow traveling community, giving them the courage to travel and an apparel line to keep them safe. 

Ryan Townend

Ryan Townend



Business and entrepreneurialism has always been a driving force behind Ryan.  Growing up in small town in Saskatchewan, he refined his business acumen at the University of Saskatchewan.  Ryan applied his marketing talents in a not-for-profit setting until he could no longer ignore the entrepreneur within, and relocated to Calgary and co-founded William Joseph Communications. His bold ambition was to create an agency that wielded smart strategy as the foundation for innovative and on-the-mark creative. From humble beginnings, the agency has grown to house a diverse team of industry experts, with Ryan providing leadership that is guided by his unending passion for forming enduring client relationships. When he’s not travelling between his various offices visiting clients, you can usually find him hanging out with his dogs (fur-kids) or ripping around on his motorcycle. 

Lessons I have Learned

As an entrepreneur you need to be comfortable in being uncomfortable. You need to show up everyday and be prepared to have the best or worst day of your life.  The only thing you can guarantee is that you give it your best.  Over the last 20 years I have learned a lot of lessons on running my own business and the field of branding and marketing.  I want to share with you my lessons I have learned and inspire you to make your dreams a reality.


Poonam Tauh, Ph.D.



Poonam Tauh’s practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical,
petrochemical, and polymer patent applications in Canada and around the world. Her range of patent
expertise extends to oil & gas, clean technology, cosmetics, personal care, pet care and consumer household
products. Poonam also has expertise in the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Poonam is a Registered Canadian Patent Agent and also has limited recognition to represent Canadians in patent matters before the USPTO.