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Conference 2020 [CANCELLED]

Registration Information

The 2020 Annual Conference in Parksville, British Columbia, which was scheduled for May 27 to 31, is cancelled. 

For those who have already registered

Please contact Financial Administrator Jackie McAlpine at and let her know how you would like her to handle your paid fees whether refund, donation, credit on account or a combination of any of these.

To cancel your accommodation at the Tigh-Na-Mara resort, contact them directly by telephone (1-800-663-7373).


Join us May 27th to 31st, 2020 for Conference in Parksville, British Columbia! The theme for 2020's conference is Rivers of Voices, Ocean of Stories: Coming Together - Des flots de paroles, un océan d'histoires : au confluent des mondes.

Early bird registration is now open!

  • Online Early Bird Registration opened Thursday, January 16th
  • Non-Member Registration opens on February 28th
  • Day passes will also be available on February 28th through Eventbrite

Full Registration includes all workshops, keynotes, three concerts,transportation to the concert on Saturday night, breaks, lunch on Friday andSaturday, dinner on Friday and Saturday, a bag lunch on Sunday.

This year there is a NO FOOD option for those with dietary restrictions. NO FOOD options will only be available on Eventbrite

PLEASE NOTE- WHEN YOU CLICK CHECK OUT on Eventbrite, you will be given the option of making your set selections. 

Full Registration- includes meals
 Early-BirdMembers, January 16 – February 28
$375 Members, February 28 – May 15

$425 Non-Members, February 28 – May15

Guest Package

$190 Includes dinner onFriday and Saturday, 2 Concerts, Transport to Concert, Bag Lunch on Sunday


Full Registration- NO FOOD OPTION

Passes can be purchased through Eventbrite only on the following dates

Click here for the Eventbrite link

$210 Early-Bird Members, January 16 – February 28
$260 Members, February 28 – May 15

$310 Non-Members, February 28 – May 15


Day Passes:

Passes can be purchased through Eventbrite only after February 28th

Click here for the Eventbrite link

Friday May 29 Pass- FULL DAY

$200 Includes keynote, 2 Breaks, Lunch,Workshops, Dinner, Concert


Friday May 29 Pass - AFTERNOON ONLY

$95 Workshops only, Break, no Dinner, no Concert


Saturday May 30 Pass- FULL DAY

$125 Includes workshops, Break, Lunch


Saturday May 30 Pass- MORNING ONLY

$95 Workshops only, No Lunch


Masterclasses Wednesday May 27

$170 Includes Masterclass, two breaks, Lunch


Concert Tickets

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite only after February 28th

Click here for the Eventbrite link

Friday May 29 Concert (at Tigh-Na-Mara) $20

Saturday May 30 Concert (at Knox United Church) $20

The New Voices concert on Saturday is free


Refund Policy
If you must cancel your conference registration for any reason, please note our refund policy:

Refunds will be processed within 30 days post conference if notification of cancellation is received by

  • Before April 27th: Full refund minus $25.00 admin fee
  • Between April 28th - May 15th: 50% refund
  • After May 15th: at the discretion of Board of Directors considering exceptional circumstances

Tigh-Na-Mara Resort has its own cancellation policy for any accommodation you book.

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