Helm Conference™ 2018

The Marine Industry’s Best

Conference is Back!

Back by popular demand, Helm Conference is the learning and development event of the year for Helm CONNECT users. You’ll join thought leaders, industry pioneers, peers, and technology experts for 2 days of high-energy learning, inspiration, and fun.

  • Get a sneak peek into what’s coming in the future for Helm CONNECT across all product lines.
  • Learn valuable skills and strategies from our keynote speakers to improve your career and your company’s business.
  • Participate in highly focused breakout sessions that will provide tangible take aways
  • Network with others in your industry and join us for some fun events!

Location and Venue

Helm Conference will be held at the Laurel Point Inn in our home town of Victoria BC.
680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8

Please contact The Laurel Point Inn at +1 800-663-7667 or reservations@laurelpoint.com to make your room reservations.


The Helm Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 27

Time Session Description
8:00-9:00 Welcome to Victoria Enjoy a west coast style breakfast with the Helm team and your fellow Helm Conference attendees.
9:00-9:45 Welcome to Helm Conference! CEO Ron deBruyne will be kicking off the conference with a warm welcome and an update on what’s been going on at Helm.
9:45-10:00 Helm Labs Introduction During the Conference our developers will stop their work in our Helm CONNECT release and exclusively work on elective projects they think would be a valuable addition or integration to the product. Director of Product, Cooper Barry will explain all the details.
10:00-10:15 Team Building Activity
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Thought Patterns for Personal Performance Back by popular demand, Ron Medved, a Consultant from The Pacific Institute, a global agency that focuses on creating high performance mindsets for both individuals and organizations, will be speaking on improving self performance.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Reporting in Helm CONNECT Emma Murowinski, our Helm Analytics Product Manager will be discussing our plan for reporting in Helm CONNECT and how to best visualize your data in the system.
2:00-2:15 Coffee
2:15-3:00 Helm Talks: Breakout Session 1 Choose between the following:

The Power of Integrations: Director of Product, Cooper Barry explains what integrations are and how you can leverage them to get more out of your software.

The Six Secrets to Leading Exceptional Change in your Workplace: Managing Change in your organization Helm Implementation Specialist Owen Duckett discusses best practices for change management within your organization. How to get your employees onboard with change so that you’re successful.

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-4:00 Helm Talks: Breakout Session 2 Choose between the following:

Best Practices to get your Subchapter M COI:  Pat Folan, Safety Expert and CEO of Tug and Barge Solutions presents on the best practices for becoming compliant with Subchapter M.

Creating a Data Driven Business: Product Manager, Emma Murowinski will outline a step-by-step approach to identifying and implementing data driven decisions in your organization.

4:00-5:00 Break
5:00- 11:00 Fun Event/Dinner It’s a surprise!

Friday, September 28

Time Session Description
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome to Day 2! An update on what’s going on at Helm Headquarters while our developers code, and what’s in store for the final day of the Conference.
9:15-10:45 Creating the Setting for Organizational Performance Building on mindsets from Ron’s presentation of yesterday, Gregg Cochlan, Managing Director of the Pacific Institute, will take us into world of organizational performance. The question is, do we want a safety culture or a performance culture? Better yet, how we can have both?
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 The Future of Helm CONNECT: An introduction to our product lines Director of Product, Cooper Barry along with all our Product Managers, present what’s in store for the future of Helm CONNECT including all product lines – Maintenance, Compliance, Personnel, and Jobs.
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Helm Talks: Breakout Session 3 Choose between the following:

Helm CONNECT Personnel: Join Product Manager, Rachel Aylard for a discussion on what’s coming in the product and meet with your peers to discuss best practices, ask questions, and further your knowledge on Helm CONNECT Personnel.

Helm CONNECT Maintenance: Join Director of Product, Cooper Barry for a discussion on what’s coming in the product and meet with your peers to discuss best practices, ask questions, and further your knowledge on Helm CONNECT Maintenance.

1:45-2:00 Coffee Break
2:00-3:00 Helm Talks: Breakout Session 4 Choose between the following:

Helm CONNECT Jobs: Join Product Manager, Andrew Kroesen for a discussion on what’s coming in the product and meet with your peers to discuss best practices, ask questions, and further your knowledge on Helm CONNECT Jobs.

Helm CONNECT Compliance: Join Director of Product, Cooper Barry for a discussion on what’s coming in the product and meet with your peers to discuss best practices, ask questions, and further your knowledge on Helm CONNECT Compliance.

3:30-5:00 Helm Labs Presentation Back at Helm Operations headquarters, our brilliant Development Team will be presenting what they’ve developed over the course of the Conference. Helm Labs is about innovation, and these presentations will show just that – the sky’s the limit with our developers, and what’s possible with Helm CONNECT.
5:00-9:00 BBQ at the office Join us for an office tradition! A home style cooked BBQ by our Master Chefs (and IT team), Mike Lord and Webb Anderson. Our office has a beautiful deck overlooking the water so in addition to fabulous food and even better company, you’ll get to enjoy the best view Victoria has to offer.

Helm CONNECT Advanced Training

Become an expert in Helm CONNECT along with your peers in the industry.

In addition to our two day conference, we’re offering a Helm CONNECT Advanced Training day. In these interactive, topical sessions, you’ll work in a hands-on, small group environment with our Helm CONNECT expert trainers to learn advanced skills in Helm CONNECT, grow your knowledge of the Helm CONNECT platform, and improve ROI for your company.

Wednesday, September 26

Length Session Description
1 hour Optimizing your hours-based maintenance program Initialize and manage maintenance routines that are based on running hours
1 hour Jobs Business rules Automating order updates based on business conditions
1 hour Tariff formulas Master different scenarios for your tariffs and contracts
1 hour Helm reporting Get data from Helm CONNECT that will help you improve your business
1 hour Stepping up templates Get more out of your inspections, maintenance routines, and forms
1 hour Request manager Leveraging the request manager to maximize efficiency while keeping your configuration data clean
1 hour Vendor price contracts Set up and use vendor price contracts to keep your requisition estimates up-to-date
1 hour Event-based forms and Activity-based maintenance Schedule your maintenance and compliance for when it’s needed
1 hour Helm Installations Options for structuring your network to maximize use of Helm onboard
30 min Training Crew Resources and techniques to increase training efficiency and improve crew buy-in
30 min Training on the latest features What’s new in Helm CONNECT?!


Register for Helm Conference

Get in early! This year’s conference will be an exclusive event with limited space. We want to ensure we’re giving our attendees their maximum value, so we’re limiting space to 100 people. You’d be surprised, but our Support team gets calls from people waiting to sign up on a weekly basis.

* Pricing includes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Thursday and Friday. Fun event, and all conference sessions. Bonus training day includes lunch.

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