Please join us for the 34th AEA Annual Conference, which for the first time ever, will be offered in a hybrid format, allowing members to choose to participate in the format they are most comfortable with:
1) In-person at the Banff Park Lodge from Thursday, November 4, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre (222 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta).
Whether you plan to join in person, or virtually, we have a great line-up of presentations. An email will be sent to registrants when presentations are available for download.
In Person Attendance
In-Person Attendance Rates:
The Banff Park Lodge is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for guests, including enhanced cleaning protocols. The Banff Park Lodge’s Conference Centre and Restaurants will be following Alberta Health Services Restrictions Exemption Program. Please note that to attend the AEA Fall In-Person Conference, we have decided that all in person attendees must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses). Negative covid tests within 72 hours will not be accepted. Proof of vaccination will be required to be shown at time of registration and throughout the conference. If you are unvaccinated, we would kindly ask you to attend the AEA Fall Conference by our virtual option.
All mandatory Alberta Health restrictions in place at the time of the conference will be followed. Although, we would love to follow the format of prior years, this is not possible at this time, so please expect some adaptations this year. In addition to being fully vaccinated, all attendees will be required to wear masks in the hotel, unless seated at a table, or in a guest room. As the conference gets closer, in-person attendees will be updated for any changes in restrictions that may impact the in-person conference attendees.
View the tentative agenda for in person participants here: Tentative In Person Agenda
The in-person conference will begin with a sit down Thursday evening wine and cheese reception (if you wish to stand up and mingle, you may do so, but masks will be required when not seated at a table). Friday evening will include a sit down cocktail reception and 4-course dinner. For entertainment this year, recruit some team members, get comfortable at your table and compete for the coveted title of AEA Team Trivia Champs and winners of the inaugural (and hopefully last!) AEA COVID cup.
In place of a silent auction, if you'd like to make a donation to the Prentice Memorial Fund, please use the online donation link. Learn more about The Jim Prentice Memorial Scholarship fund.
Virtual Attendance Rates:
We are pleased to be offering the AEA Conference via livestream through Seminar Tech Services (the same provider that was used for the AEA 2020 virtual conference).
View the tentative agenda for livestream participants here: Tentative Virtual Agenda
Virtual participants will have the ability to ask questions through text. Log in details and further information will be provided closer to the conference.
You are welcome to bring a guest to the Friday evening dinner and Team Trivia Challenge. A Friday evening companion dinner ticket can be purchased for $70.Cancellation cut-off (refund end date) for conference registrations is October 29, 2021. For cancellations made after October 29, 2021, no refund will be issued. In addition, during these times of COVID-19 we wish to be flexible. If you would like to switch from an in-person attendee to a virtual participant, this can be done until October 29, 2021 with the difference in price refunded to you. After October 29, 2021, we will do our best to comply with requests from in person to virtual, however, refunds for the price difference will not be issued due to our contract commitments with the Banff Park Lodge.
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We have many sponsorship opportunities available for the conference. If you or your firm are interested in learning more about what sponsorship opportunities are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Banff Park Lodge is holding a block of rooms until October 14, 2021. Rates (based on single or double occupancy):
Parking is $14, valet $19 (subject to change). Check in is at 4 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m.
To book your room, for the period of November 4th through 6th, rooms can be booked online here: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=3165802&hotelID=97715
If you wish to arrive prior to November 4th, or stay after November 6th, please call the Banff Park Lodge at 1-800-661-9266 and say you are attending the AEA conference and reference booking id, 39684.
If you need to cancel your room, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-661-9266. Individual deposits for hotel rooms are refundable if the notice of cancellation is received by the Banff Park Lodge 72 hours prior to the date of arrival.
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