Registration is now open!

Seventeenth Annual Conference
April 20 and 21, 2020
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

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Registration is only available through an online form. By clicking the above button, you confirm that you have read and understand all the registration information and policies of the IIC Canada 2020 Conference.

Online registration closes on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (midnight) ET, or once maximum capacity has been reached (whichever comes first).

For assistance with registration for this event, contact the Conference Secretariat.

Qualified professional journalists who want to attend can do so by contacting IIC Canada's media team.

Early Bird Fee: $1,200 + $156 (13%) HST = $1,356 *
Regular Fee: $1,400 + $182 (13%) HST = $1,582

* Fee must be received or postmarked no later than March 21, 2020 to qualify for the early bird rate.

There is no single day registration option. Registration fees include access to all plenary sessions, two luncheons, four refreshment breaks and a Welcome Reception that are part of the conference program. The registration fee does not include accommodations, non-program related meals, travel or any other expenses that may be incurred by delegates to participate in the conference.

We do not offer a discount for group registrations. A discounted rate is available to current full-time employees of Canadian government agencies. Please contact the Conference Secretariat before registering with your government-issued email address for details.

Registration includes research papers on key legal and policy issues (delivered in electronic format prior to the conference) and Regulatory Handbooks on Canadian Communications and Copyright law prepared by McCarthy Tétrault LLP (provided on the opening day of the conference).

The program has been designed to enable Ontario lawyers to claim accreditation for nine hours of Continuing Professional Development as well as three hours of Professionalism and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) hours. The Law Society of Ontario has accredited the latter three hours as follows:

  • This program contains 2 hours and 10 minutes of Professionalism Content.
  • This program contains 50 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

Approaches are being made to other provincial bar associations for accreditation and updates will be posted as they become available.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

By registering for and/or attending the IIC Canada 2020 Conference, all delegates agree to be bound by, and comply with, our registration policies. It is the delegate's responsibility to read and understand these Terms and Condition.

A) Payment Policy

  1. Registrations may not be shared. As such, only the participant whose name appears on the registration form may pick up the badge on-site.

  1. Registration must be submitted online and paid in full to qualify for the early registration rate. If payment is not received by the deadline date, attendees will be invoiced at the regular fee rate. Registrations received without full payment are considered incomplete.

  1. The Conference Secretariat will send via email a confirmation of conference registration and acknowledgement of payment once full payment has been received and processed. Online registrations with credit card payments are processed and confirmed immediately by emaill.

B) Cancellation and Substitution Policy

It is regrettable when delegates are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. Although we understand please note the following policy that helps us cover fixed costs due to non-attendance, regardless of circumstance (food and beverage orders, program printing and transaction costs associated with your registration cannot be altered and these are real costs for each registration).

  1. Conference cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretariat and received no later than April 6, 2020. Registration fees will be refunded minus a $250 (plus 13% HST) administrative fee. Refunds will be made in the form that it was paid in registering (credit card refund or cheque).

  1. There will be no refunds for cancellation requests received after April 6, 2020. No-shows occur when individuals register but do not attend the conference. No-shows are not eligible for a refund.

  1. If you are unable to attend the conference, you are welcome to send a colleague in your place. There is no fee to make this change provided you email the Conference Secretariat no later than April 17, 2020.

C) Consent to Record and Communicate

The Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications ("IIC Canada") may sometimes film, televise, stream, photograph or otherwise record and communicate to others the contents of its events or authorize others to do so. By registering for this conference, you consent to being included in such recording and communication and grant IIC Canada permission (without payment or any other consideration) to archive, distribute, communicate and otherwise use the materials in any and all media or form of communication, whether now existing or hereafter developed, including on IIC Canada's website or on the website of anyone acting with IIC Canada's authority, all for the purpose of publicizing or communicating the content of IIC Canada annual conferences. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

D) Privacy Policy

Completion and submission of the registration form to the International Institute of Communications, Canadian Chapter provides your consent to IIC Canada to collect your personal information associated with your registration in order to communicate with you, process your conference registration and make any arrangements with third party service providers pertaining to your participation at the conference (including the provision of this personal information necessary to complete your registration or any aspect of your participation). The credit card information is used for the purposes of a single transaction on a secure site, and is not recorded.

A list of participants may be produced in electronic format and posted on IIC Canada's website. If you choose an appropriate box during the online registration process, your name, business title, and organization as provided on the conference registration form could be used for this purpose.

In accordance with Canada’s anti-spam laws, IIC Canada requires express consent to contact you for commercial purposes outside of your participation at the 2020 Conference. You will be given the option of consenting or declining to receive such future communications from IIC Canada during the registration process. Except as previously noted, your information will not be provided to any third party.

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