What does the Conference Fee include?

• Catered lunches on all 3 days
• Coffee/refreshments
• A full day of events on Wednesday:

– a tour of the Herbarium of Canada
– a presentation on the Art and Science of Botanical Illustration using
   herbarium specimens
– guided wildflower walk
– transportation from Ottawa to the event sites in Gatineau Quebec.

• Speaker Presentations Thursday afternoon and Friday
• Keynote speakers begin their presentations at on Thursday and Friday
  at 3:30 pm after the one and two day workshops end at 3 pm.
• Visitor admission to the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum

May I attend just for one day or just for a workshop?

• A registration fee of $160 is required for all for all three days.
• There is no single day registration.
• There is no signup just for individual workshops.

Why can’t I just pay for the workshop?

The workshop fees have been kept as low as possible and are in addition to the conference registration fee. The conference fee of $160 plus the low workshop fees are in keeping with the market value of equivalent two day workshops outside of the conference.

Special Needs and Accessibility

Wednesday Events will be held at:
Canadian Museum of Nature Research and Collections Facility in Gatineau, Quebec, a modern building which meets accessibility requirements. The National Herbarium of Canada is located within this building.
Gatineau park wildflower guided walk will follow the Lauriault Trail and Waterfall Trail. These trails are easy to intermediate walking trails, require sturdy walking shoes and are not fully accessible to all needs.

Thursday and Friday presentations and workshops will be held at:
The Learning Centre, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
It is a state-of-the-art learning centre and won the Adaptive Re-Use Category (for the modification of a heritage resource to contemporary functional standards while retaining its heritage character) by the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards in 2014. Please note that the museum is a working farm and other areas of the site may have limited accessibility. For more info visit the Museum website Special Needs and Accessibility.

Do you have recommendations on places to stay?

Visit Ottawatourism.ca for places to stay and events in the city.