Registration is now open!

Registration is through the conference registration page.

The regular rate for registration is $375.00 (Canadian*) per person until 15 June. Late registration fee is $400.00. This fee includes the opening reception, the annual Jazz Night and reception, barbecue, banquet, conference trip to the BC Forestry Discovery Centre, lunches, and coffee breaks. The only meals that are not included are breakfast (included with most resident room bookings), and one evening meal. Pre and post conference trips can be paid for separately.

Students and others in financial need** are eligible for the reduced conference rate of $185.00 until 15 June.

Accompanying Person Rate is $155.00. This includes banquet, barbecue, receptions, and conference trip. Does not include most lunches and coffee breaks. A visit to Butchart Gardens and other events are planned for accompanying persons.

All prices include GST.

Pre and Post Conference Trips

Pre-conference Trip A (Tuesday August 5th 10:00-4:00): British Columbia Aviation Museum and Viking Air (Tuesday August 5th 10:00-4:00) Viking Air is a Victoria based company in process of restarting manufacturing of the famous DeHavilland Twin Otter Aircraft. The company is engaged in a unique process of recreating and updating the manufacturing process for the Otter, which ceased production with DeHavilland some twenty years ago. The BC Aviation Museum has a small but interesting collection of aircraft, with a particular focus on Canadian aviation history. Lunch will be in beautiful Sidney-by-the-Sea. $75 dollars per person. Numbers strictly limited.

Pre-conference Trip B (Tuesday August 5th 10:00-4:00): Esquimalt Naval Dockyard and Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. The naval dockyard contains some of the oldest industrial buildings in British Columbia. The dockyard was established as the base for the Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron in the late 1840s. The dockyard has been in continuous use since then, and is now home to Canada’s west coast fleet. Fort Rodd Hill consists of the coastal defences built to protect the Esquimalt Harbour, dating from the late 1890s until the Second World War, and Fisgard Lighthouse. From the fortifications there are spectacular views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Picnic lunch will be provided on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill. $75 per person

Post-Conference Trip: Three hour whale watching and nature voyage. Sunday August 10th. Times to be announced, but the trip will likely take place in the morning and finish early afternoon. $100.00

Payments can be made through the secure conference registration page. Method of payment is by VISA , MASTERCARD, or AMERICAN EXPRESS.

For information on housing at the University of Victoria residences, see the Accommodation page.

*The Canadian dollar is worth about the same as the US Dollar. International exchange rates, of course fluctuate and are determined by your credit card provider at time of processing your payment.

**Those wishing to be eligible for the reduced rate should confirm their status by email at Students should scan a copy of their student card and letter from their department head or other official confirming their status. Others requiring financial support should explain their need, such as being an independent scholar.