IMPORTANT NOTE: For those planning to use the pre-arranged accommodations at Algonquin College for the 2017 GA please be aware that our block of rooms is guaranteed only to December 15. After that date, they'll be released and offered for rental to the general public. Our rates are locked in until 2017 March 31—but after 2016 December 15, you'll be competing with everyone else looking for a place to stay on the Canada Day weekend.
Room reservations can be made NOW even though general GA registration is not yet available.This is due to the large numbers of ordinary tourists (ie not the astronomical variety) expected in town for the Canada 150 celebrations. More details and link to the reservations site may be found here.
Although general registration is not yet available, our 2017 GA website contains the highlights, bios of the major speakers, promo video, and extensive information on accommodations.
We also have a promotional video.
Important announcement regarding accommodations:
For out-of-town GA delegates, the GA team has secured a block of two-bedroom suites at the Residence and Conference Centre Ottawa West.
The residence is located at the Algonquin College campus, adjacent to the GA meeting areas. We have reserved a block of two-bedroom suites at the very attractive rate of $180 (plus tax) /*per double suite, per night*/. In order to secure this special rate, we had to guarantee a minimum booking of four nights on each double suite. Suites may be shared, of course.
Please note that RCC Ottawa West only accepts bookings for two-room suites, not individual rooms. We regret the inconvenience, but we are asking delegates to please arrange their own suite mates, and have setup a bulletin board style Suite Mate Finder on our Ottawa Centre web site. Each room in the suite can be locked, but the bathroom and kitchenette are shared spaces.
The suites will be held for us until 2016 December 15, after which they will be released and offered to the general public. Demand for rooms in Ottawa is expected to exceed capacity over the Canada Day weekend next year.
General registration will be open in the coming months, but it is imperative that attendees book their accommodations through our web site as soon as possible.
For more information, please go to the Ottawa Centre website at: