If you are not able to use the on-line registration system (for example, you need to submit a form for approval or accounting reasons), or you want to review a PDF copy of the registration form before proceeding to the on-line system, download a PDF copy of the Registration Form (click on the link in the right-hand column). 

You do not have to use both a PDF form and the on-line system. You can create your itinerary on-line and print it (it will be saved automatically). Submit the printed itinerary with any requests for approval or reimbursement. Once approval is received, simply access your itinerary (steps 1 and 2, below) and proceed to register and pay, or adjust your itinerary as necessary.

On-line Registration System

Conference Registration Rates

to August 12, 2019
$849 for CDA members
$939 for non-members

After August 12, 2019
$949 for CDA members
$1,039 for non-members

GST of 5% will be added to all event prices.

If your organization is paying for your registration and it is GST/HST exempt, please review your order before paying to ensure that GST has not been charged. If it has, please do not complete your order; instead, contact the CDA office via e-mail or telephone (416) 255-7076 to have your account coded correctly so that taxation is not charged. 

Membership Pricing

Members-only pricing is offered for a Full-Delegate Registration. If you are currently a CDA member but the registration system charges you the non-member rate, the reason is your membership expires sometime before the Conference (likely June 30, 2019).
You can check your expiry date by signing into your CDA account and going to your Account page (click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen).

By paying the non-member rate, your membership will be renewed to June 30, 2020, and you will retain all the benefits of CDA membership.

Alternatively, you can do a two-step process:

1) Renew your membership first (via "Shop CDA"); 
2) Register for the Conference.

On-line Registration

You can browse all the Conference information without signing in, but to register you must sign in.

Hint: We recommend signing-in before going to the Conference Registration system.

Conference on-line registration consists of five easy steps:

Step 1: Sign-In to the Website
Click on "Sign In" in the upper-right-hand corner. Complete details on signing-in are on the Sign-In page. Once you are signed in, return to this page to learn about the rest of the steps, or go immediately to the Events List: CDA Conference 2019/ 2019 ACB Congrès.

Step 2: Activate the Registration System
Click on “Register Myself” to activate the registration system for your own registration or "Register Someone Else" to register another person. This will allow you to choose the activities that you want and add them to your itinerary.

Step 3: Choose a Registration Category
Choose the appropriate Registration Option. Certain registration options can only be chosen by staff.

Step 4: Create an itinerary by choosing your activities
Hint: Before reviewing your options, you may want to “Select Programs by Category” (your options are “Day", "Category" or "View All”).

Create an itinerary by choosing any Program Items (Workshops, Technical Tours, etc.). Simply click on the "Add" button to build your registration. Every program item is listed with its price and a brief description; if you need more detail, come back to the conference website.

a. Respond to the questions that appear below the registration options.  Once you've responded to the questions, please click on "Save Responses".
b. If a Full Delegate or a Tuesday-Only delegate, choose a conference workshop from Category 01. There is no additional charge for conference workshops this year.
c. Choose a post-conference technical tour from Category 02.
d. Choose any social events not included in your delegate registration from Category 04 or Category 05.
e. Choose any activities for your Companion from Category 05.

Hint: We recommend reviewing your itinerary before going to Step 5: Submit Payment. To do so, click on “Only display program items in the registrant’s itinerary” to see the items that you have chosen. You may want to print it as well.

You can review your itinerary and add or delete functions at any time, even after you register and pay. The system will create a refund (processed by staff) or allow you to pay any additional charges. You might find this useful if you decide to add a Technical Tour or workshop closer to the conference date. Simply go back to the Conference registration page and add or delete items from your itinerary and follow the remaining steps. 

Step 5: Submit Payment
Click on “Proceed to Checkout” (or click on your Shopping Cart in the upper right-hand corner). Payment is by credit card. The system will generate a confirmation and send it to the e-mail address that we have on file. There is the option to send the confirmation to multiple e-mail addresses, for example, if you register someone else.

If you are unable to pay by credit card, choose the “Bill Me” option to generate an invoice, and submit a copy of the confirmation notice with your payment. You may need to use this option if your accounting department needs to issue a purchase order, or if your organization is tax-exempt. Note that your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund of your registration fees, less a $50.00 administration charge, will be processed upon receipt of written cancellation notice to CDA received no later than September 21, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after September 21, 2019. Substitutions for full registrations from the same organization will be accepted if submitted in writing up to and including October 4, 2019.

Additional Information

International Delegates
If you require a letter of invitation to arrange for a travel visa to attend this Conference, please click here to submit your request by e-mail to the CDA office. To determine the travel documents that you need to enter Canada, please visit the Canadian government website.

Use of Private Information
Please review the Conference Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to have your name included in the Participants' List, please answer the Participants' List question as part of your delegate registration.

Opt-Out of CDA Membership
If you are not already a current member, your full delegate, two-day delegate, or student delegate (indicated as non-member fee) automatically includes a complimentary membership in CDA for the 2019-2020 membership year. If you wish to opt out of this benefit, please click here to submit your request to opt out by e-mail to the CDA office. You will still be required to pay the non-member rate.

No Registration Sharing
Each individual must have their own delegate registration. CDA does not permit a company to buy one registration and share it among multiple individuals. Please contact the Event Coordinator if more information is required.

Registration Questions?
Should you require any assistance or additional information to register for the CDA 2019 Annual Conference, please contact us:

Don Butcher, Executive Director, CDA:  416-255-7076 / Email:  executive.director@cda.ca
Saskia Martini-Wong, CDA Registration Manager: 416-200-2102 / Email:  registration@cda.ca