Register

Registration

Registration

 

Before you register
How to register
Fees
Congress registration types 
Payment options
Terms & conditions

Congress 2021 will take place virtually. All events will take place in Mountain Time.

Before you register

  • For 2021, we are offering complimentary access under certain categories for Black and Indigenous participants: 1) If you are attending an association conference at Congress and are a student who self-identifies as Black or Indigenous, your Congress fee is waived. Contact your association for your unique registration link. Please note, a complimentary Congress fee does not waive your association fee. Check with your association to see if they are waving your association fee or offering a fee discount. 2) If you are purchasing a community pass to attend open events only, and you self-identify as Black or Indigenous, your community pass is complimentary. Questions? View this registration flowchart or email congress@ideas-ideas.ca
  • Review the Congress fees, the associations page and the Association conference fee schedule to find your association and decide which conferences you wish to register for.
  • You are welcome to attend any association conference at Congress regardless of membership status, if you pay the corresponding member or non-member fee.
  • If you are attending your association’s conference as a member or presenting at Congress 2021, renew your membership status on your association’s website and check out the Info for presenters page.
  • If you are a member of the public and/or are attending open events only, you need to register as a community participant. 
  • Attending open events as a community participant costs $25 and registration is required. However, if you have already registered as a regular attendee and have paid the Congress and association conference fees, then you do not have to pay the open events fee, as it is included in the Congress fee. You can purchase community passes from Monday, May 17 until June 30, 2021. Find out more.
  • You must register to Congress 2021 to participate in any type of programming. No registration = no access to the virtual Congress platform.

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How to register

Log into the Congress registration system to register between early January and June 4, 2021. You will automatically receive an email confirmation and be able to print your registration receipt. You will also be able to re-enter the system at any time to make changes. 

If you are new to Congress, you will be prompted to create a new account. Those who have attended Congress in a previous year (2008 to 2018) will be prompted to enter their existing email address and create a new password. 

After you have registered, you can return to the Congress registration system to: 

  • Print your registration receipt 
  • View/update your personal information 
  • Add another association's conference 
  • Request a refund (see Terms and conditions)

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Registration hours  

Registration hours of operation in Mountain Time (MT) for Congress registration assistance between May 27 and June 4 will be: 

  • May 27 to June 3 – 8:00 to 16:00 MT
  • June 4 - 8:00 to 15:00 MT

 

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Fees

The registration fees are broken down into two components – the Congress fees and the Association conference fees, both fees are mandatory in order to attend the associations conferences. For more information about this structure, consult About the fees.

Congress registration types 

 

  • Congress attendee - regular: Attendees who are employed full time, part-time or sessional, a member of a faculty, post-doctoral, or those who do not meet the criteria below.
  • Congress attendee - retired: Attendees who are currently retired from employment and are no longer engaged in their regular research, academic or other scientific activities (age 55 +).
  • Congress attendee - student: Attendees who are currently enrolled in an academic program full time and will be able to provide a student ID card/number. This includes undergraduate students and graduate students.
  • Congress attendee - unwaged: Attendees who are currently unemployed (no income), under-employed or in temporary employment and not of retirement age (as stated above).

Congress fees

Congress fees

Early bird rate (deadline March 31)

Regular rate (as of April 1)

Regular attendee

$140.00

$165.00

Student, retired or unwaged attendee

$55.00

$70.00

*Congress open event programming only

                          $25.00

$25.00


Association conference fees

The association conference fees are mandatory for all attendees participating at an association conference or session, including organizers, speakers, presenters, panelists, association staff, special guests and those chairing or attending a session. Association conference fees do not cover the association’s membership fees. For membership inquiries, please contact the association directly.

View the Association conference fee schedule.  

If you wish to ONLY attend those open events indicated in the online calendar of open events, then the association conference fees do not apply to you. However, you will not be entitled to participate in association conferences or association events where access is restricted to registered attendees at that association.

*Congress open events

If you wish to ONLY attend those general events indicated in the online calendar of open events as open to all attendees, then the association conference fees do not apply. However you will not be entitled to participate in sessions that have access restricted to registered attendees of an association, which includes all association conferences.

As a community pass holder, you can access over 100 hours of open events on the virtual Congress 2021 platform from May 27 to June 30 for only $25. If you identify as Black or Indigenous, this pass is complimentary for you in 2021.

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Payment options

  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, Visa/debit, MasterCard, MasterCard/debit, American Express

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Terms and conditions

  • Telephone or mail-in registrations cannot be accepted.
  • Cancellations are accepted until April 15, 2021, subject to a $25 adminitration fee. Unfortunately, no refunds are possible after this date. 

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