FAQ

What are the Conference fees?
Click here
to see the registration fees for the Conference.

Are there bursaries available for the Conference?
Yes, many of the CAGP Chapters offer bursaries to members, allowing them the opportunity to attend the Conference when they might otherwise not have the financial means to do so. Click here for more information, the Terms and Conditions, qualifications and deadlines.

Where is the Conference going to be held?
The Conference, accommodation and sessions are all taking place at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, located at 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can visit the hotel website here.

How can I get to the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel?
Directions to the hotel can be found here.

What are the parking rates at the hotel?
You can find the parking rates at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel by clicking here.

Why should I stay at the Conference hotel if I can find different accommodation?
Please take a look at 5 Reasons why it’s better to book at the Conference hotel.

Is there a fitness centre at the hotel?
Yes, there is a Health Club that includes an indoor salt water swimming pool, a salt water hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. There is also a spa offering massage therapy (by appointment only). Please visit the website for hours of operation.

What kinds of food will be served at the conference?
CAGP will make healthy food choices for the conference meals based on the menus available at the venue. However, not all food preferences or intolerances can be accommodated by the venue. We ask that delegates also be responsible for managing their own preferences and intolerances.

What if I have a food allergy?
If you have a food allergy, please note it when you register. There is an opportunity to provide us with this information. We can take food allergy requests up to one week before the conference.  After that, we cannot guarantee that food allergies will be accommodated. Please note that we cannot guarantee that no cross contamination has taken place in the special preparation of an allergy-free alternate meal.

Will I have WIFI access?
Complimentary WIFI access is available in the guestrooms. WIFI may be available in the meeting areas. It is recommended that you have alternative means to access the Internet and emails through your own service provider. It is not recommended that you rely on the free WIFI for security and stability reasons.

Is there a Conference app?
Yes, there is an app for the Conference and it will be ready to be downloaded by early March 2018. On this app you will find the Conference schedule, information about our Sponsors and Exhibitors, information about the hotel and a FAQ section. During the week of the Conference, you will also be able to access the session evaluations through the app. Please visit our Conference App page for more information as it becomes available.

How will I find my sessions at the Conference?
Every Conference delegate will be provided with a personalized at-a-glance schedule which lists where the sessions will take place. This information can also be found on our Conference app. There is signage provided at the venue and you can always ask for help at the Registration Desk as well.

Are there any travel discounts that I can take advantage of for the Conference?
Visit our Travel & Discounts page to see what travel discounts are offered.

If I bring my family, what activities are there to do in Winnipeg?
We have some great ideas for activities listed on our Visiting Winnipeg page.

What meals are provided?
A full Conference registration fee includes a breakfast, lunch and the Opening Reception on Wednesday; breakfast, lunch and the CAGP Banquet on Thursday; breakfast and lunch on Friday. Those attending one day only will be provided with breakfast and lunch. The banquet on Thursday is not included in the Thursday Only registration.

Can I attend the conference banquet?
Full Conference delegates automatically receive entry to the Thursday night banquet. If you are a one-day delegate or coming as a guest, you will need to purchase a banquet ticket. Please contact the National Office at conference@cagp-acpdp.org as soon as possible to ensure a banquet ticket.

How do I sign up for the social activities?
There is a place on your Conference registration form to sign up for the social activities. If you decide you wold like to join in the activities after you have already registered for the Conference, contact Erin Kuhns, Manager, Education and Training at ekuhns@cagp-acpdp.org. There is no guarantee that there will be space left at the social activities after the registration deadline has passed.  

What is the recommended dress code for the Conference?
Dress is business casual for the Conference. For Thursday night’s banquet, we move to business attire.

Is it okay to use my smart phone during the Conference?
Please feel free to Tweet during the sessions using the #CAGP18 hashtag. We do ask that you be mindful of those around you by turning your phones on silent. If you must take a call, please do so outside the session room.

Will I get a copy of the speaker presentations?
CAGP does not provide printed copies of the presentations and handouts at the Conference. A couple of weeks prior to the Conference, delegates will receive an email with instructions for accessing the speaker presentations online.

Not all speakers might have provided a copy of their presentation at the time of posting. As new presentations are received, they will be posted online so check back for updates. Kindly print your desired speaker presentations before arriving at the Conference. During the Conference, a computer and printer will be available at the registration desk if you need to print any last minute presentations.

Will I get a list of delegates attending the conference?
An electronic PDF version of the delegate list will be sent out to the Conference delegates just before the Conference. It will also be available to download with the speaker presentations. Kindly respect the privacy of our delegates – this list is not to be used for advertising purposes. If your name does not appear on this list, it is because you opted out of the list on your registration form.

I am interested in attending Gift Planning Fundamentals or Leadership in Turbulent Times. May I attend one of these courses without registering for the Conference?
Yes, these are one-day pre-Conference courses also taking place at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel. You can register for either one of these courses through the Conference Registration. Simply choose the “Only Gift Planning Fundamentals” or “Only Leadership in Turbulent Times” option to ensure you are only registering for the pre-Conference course. Click here for more information about Gift Planning Fundamentals. Click here for more information about Leadership in Turbulent Times.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
You can call Erin Kuhns, Manager, Training and Education at 1-888-430-9494 x222 or email ekuhns@cagp-acpdp.org.