Conference Cancellation FAQs
1. In light of the cancellation of the CAGP Conference in Regina, what will happen to my registration?
For those already registered for the Conference, we would like to offer you the following options:
1. Cancel your registration for a full refund.
2. Transfer your registration #CAGP21 (see #5 below)
3. Convert all or part of your registration fee to a contribution in support of CAGP
If you are contemplating cancelling your registration, we invite you to consider the third option, that of converting all or part of your registration fee to a contribution in support of CAGP. We want to continue to provide the leadership that is needed. We want to continue to provide resources to our members, to charities and the professional advisors who enable donors to plan their philanthropy. Providing education and raising public awareness around strategic charitable giving is more important than ever in times like this.
Please reach out to Erin Kuhns, Manager, Education & Training at email@example.com to process your transfer, cancellation, or donation.
2. Do I need to cancel my hotel room reservation or will CAGP do that?
It is up to each Conference delegate to cancel their hotel room reservation individually. You can call them at: 1-800-209-3555/ 306-525-5255. We recommend doing so as soon as possible.
3. Will CAGP refund my airline ticket?
No, unfortunately, CAGP is unable to refund any travel expenses incurred. You will need to reach out directly to WestJet, Air Canada or any other airline with whom you may have booked your flight to find out what your options are.
4. If I opt to transfer my Conference registration to #CAGP21, will I be able to transfer it to someone else in my organization if I am no longer there?
Yes, you will be able to transfer it to someone else in your organization. There is a $75 administrative fee if you choose this option.
The next CAGP Conference on Strategic Philanthropy will take place from April 14-16, 2021 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Following are FAQs from our (Cancelled) Regina Conference, however we will be updating this to the 2021 Halifax Conference in the coming weeks.
CAGP Conference FAQs
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. Please note that the bursary award process for 2020 is now complete and closed.
Where is the Conference going to be held?
The Conference, accommodation and sessions are all taking place at The Delta Hotels Regina, located at 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan. You can visit the hotel website here. To reserve a room, please visit the CAGP Reservation page here.
How can I get to the Delta Hotel?
Directions to the hotel can be found here.
What are the parking rates at the hotel?
There is a discounted conference rate of $6 per day in the Rose Street Parkade. Rates are subject to change.
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 fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a whirlpool. There is also a spa offering various treatments (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 throughout the hotel. It is recommended that you have alternative means to access the Internet and emails through your own service provider as the WIFI provided is very basic. 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 late March 2020. 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.
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 Regina?
We have some great ideas for activities listed on our Visiting Regina 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to ensure a banquet ticket.
There is a place on your Conference registration form to sign up for the social activities. If you decide you would like to join in the activities after you have already registered for the Conference, contact Erin Kuhns, Manager, Education and Training at email@example.com. 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 #CAGP20 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. There is a business centre at the hotel 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. May I attend this course without registering for the Conference?
Yes, this is a one-day pre-Conference course also taking place at The Delta Hotel. You can register for this course through the Conference Registration. Simply choose the “Gift Planning Fundamentals ONLY” option to ensure you are only registering for the pre-Conference course. Click here for more information about Gift Planning Fundamentals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.