2017 Conference Information at a Glance


Thursday April 27th and Friday April 28th, 2017


Chateau Laurier, Ottawa


Renew, Rethink, Re-imagine: Our Vision For Education


Available here in PDF Format

Conference Cost includes Thursday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Banquet and Friday Breakfast and Lunch:

OPSOA Members
Full Conference Package: $615.00 (Includes HST)
There is no option for one day.

Alumni Members
Please contact the OPSOA office

Full Conference: $675.00 (Includes HST)
No option for one day



Keynote Speakers:

Nouman Ashraf

Rotman School of Business, Changing Structures to Modernize Education

Niigan Sinclair

Truth and Reconciliation

Rick Huijbregts

Education Needs to Change for the Future

On-Line Conference Registration:

OPSOA Members click here

Not an OPSOA Member?

Non OPSOA Members can register online for the Annual Conference by clicking here

The Chateau Laurier in Ottawa

Important Notes:

  • Please note that you are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. Click here for reservations and to obtain special OPSOA pricing.
  • Check in time is 3:00 PM
  • Check out time is 12:00 PM


Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 8S7
Tel: +1-613-241-1414

About the Hotel:

Reflecting the confidence, dignity and style of Canada's capital city, Fairmont Château Laurier stands as a testament to this dynamic, thriving city. Located next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Château Laurier 4 star hotel is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French château. This luxury downtown Ottawa hotel near Parliament Hill enchants guests with its charm and stateliness. Summer or winter, we make healthy activities simple. The Rideau Canal offers miles of bicycle and inline skating paths and the world's longest skating rink just outside our door.

In addition, the nearby Gatineau Hills offer great hiking, biking and canoeing in the summer, as well as abundant cross-country ski trails and excellent downhill thrills each winter.

WestJet is happy to confirm that, for the upcomingOPSOA Annual Conference 2017, we are able to offer 10% off the base fare* for travel into or out of Ottawa to anywhere WestJet flies in North America.To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need the discount codes listed below. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit[ http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/deals/promo-code/g... ]westjet.com/convention-discount. Please use the Promo and Coupon code if booking with a Travel Agent.

Book by:May 6, 2017

Travel from:April 19, 2017 to May 6, 2017

Coupon code: EGJJFWO

(web coupon no.)

*For Travel Agent Web use only

Promo code: YOW01


You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our[ http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/basics/fare... ]service fees page for more information.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the OPSOA Annual Conference. The discounted fares are available for booking from January 31, 2017 to May 02, 2017 and available for travel:

Location: Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

To: Ottawa

From: 23/04/2017

To: 29/04/2017

From: Ottawa

To: Anywhere in Canada or US

From: 26/04/2017

To: 02/05/2017

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promoco...7 or through your travel agent using promo code “OPSOA7”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Porter Airlines est fière d’offrir une réduction de 10% sur tous les tarifs de base (à l'exception des tarifs de la plus basse classe lors d'une période de vente promotionnelle) pour les déplacements à destination et au retour de OPSOA Annual Conference. Ces tarifs réduits sont offerts pour les réservations faites à partir du Le 18, Janvier, 2017 jusqu’au le 01 Mai, 2017 et visent les déplacements :

Lieu : Dates du déplacement :

Départ : n’importe où au Canada ou EU

Destination :


Du: 23/04/2017

Au: 29/04/2017

Départ :


Destination: n’importe où au Canada ou EU

Du: 26/04/2017

Au: 02/05/2017

Veuillez réserver en ligne à l’adresse https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promoco... ou par l’entremise de votre agent de voyages et utiliser le code promotionnel ‘OPSOA7’.

Porter offre à titre gracieux des collations et des boissons (y compris bière et vin) durant ses vols, le service GatePorter pour les bagages de cabine et l’accès aux salons des voyageurs Porter à Toronto et à Ottawa, qui comprennent l’accès Wi-Fi gratuit et des sièges en cuir confortables.

Ce code est réservé aux participants et organisateurs de conférences et ne doit pas être diffusé en dehors des canaux autorisés. Les modalités relatives aux tarifs de Porter s’appliquent. Pour toute question concernant les services de Porter ou en cas de préoccupation avant votre déplacement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 1 888 619-8622.


Thursday Evening Presidents’ Reception/Awards Banquet Sponsorship

$2,000 GOLD Level

- Two (2) registrations to the conference including meals

- Prominent Recognition on program and website as Gold Sponsor

- Special Recognition at Reception/Meal

Refreshment Break Sponsorship (morning breaks on Thursday and Friday; afternoon break on Thursday)

$1,500 SILVER Level

- Two (2) registrations to the conference including meals

- Recognition on program and website as Silver Sponsor

- Recognition at Sponsored Break

Exhibitor Exhibit space is limited to 10 so please book early.

$1,200 EXHIBIT Space

- Two (2) registrations to the conference including meals

- One 10 x 10 ft. space and one skirted six ft. table and two chairs for duration of conference.

- Recognition on program and website as Conference Exhibitor

All exhibits are centrally located in high-traffic areas that serve as a "conference commons."

These areas attract conference attendees between sessions and during coffee breaks.

As a part of this environment, sponsors are encouraged to welcome attendees to their exhibit areas for discussions about their products and services.