At the Table
Frequently Asked Questions

Will COVID restrictions be in place?

We will abide by the restrictions of the Manitoba government and the host venues (i.e. hotel, museum) at the time of the event.  Check these links for current information:

Provincial regulations

Museum regulations

Travel within Canada

Travel from outside Canada

Why is the conference on Tuesday–Thursday?

Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on Friday, September 30, so we want to be finished the conference before that date.

What should I wear?

We’re a laid-back crew, so casual/business casual is fine. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear on Wednesday as we will be walking to the museum and you will be on your feet for a good part of the day.  Also, as we’ll be walking outdoors, dress for the weather.

What are my transportation and parking options for the event?

The James Armstrong Richardson Airport is approximately 10 km from the hotel and you are responsible for getting from the airport to the hotel. Once at the hotel, all activities are within walking distance. If you have a car, limited onsite parking is available.

What does my registration fee include?

  • Access to all keynotes and sessions
  • Entrance to and activities at the museum
  • Tuesday evening dessert and reception
  • Breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Lunch on Wednesday
  • Refreshments throughout the conference
  • If you register for the pre-conference, Tuesday breakfast and lunch are also included 

What does my registration not include?

  • Transportation to and from the hotel
  • Accommodations
  • Dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday and lunch on Thursday 

Can my spouse attend?

If your spouse would like to participate in any of the events, they must register for the conference at the regular rate.  

Are conference participants required to stay at The Fort Garry Hotel?

Conference participants are not required to stay at The Fort Garry but should consider that a special conference rate has been negotiated. Your patronage at the hotel makes it possible for us to secure the space and food for the conference at a reasonable rate. Plus, it’s just a great hotel, super convenient and staying at the same place as your colleagues is fun!

What will the weather be like in Winnipeg?

Average high temperature should be in the mid-teens, but who knows - it’s Canada!  We really hope for warm weather as The Forks is a beautiful place to explore on foot.

Will there be time to enjoy the city during the conference?

Wednesday evening is a free evening so delegates can explore the city on their own. If you would like to spend more time at the museum, your ticket is good until close of day on Wednesday.  Also, as Friday, September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Winnipeg may be a very interesting place to spend the day if you are able to extend your stay.