The Symposium will be held in a beautiful place that is on the traditional territory of Indigenous People who have lived and traveled through these mountains for thousands and thousands of years. In particular, we acknowledge the Shuswap and K’tunaxs (too nah ha), first nations to the west, as well as the Treaty 7 first nations: the Blackfoot, the Kainai (pronounced “gainai”), the Piikani (pronounced Biigani) and the Siksika first nations, the T’suuTina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda First Nation: the Wesley, Bearspaw and Chiniki bands, as well as the Métis People of Region 3.

To learn more about the significance of this land acknowledgement, please read this useful article and associated links to more information.

Early Bird virtual registrations are now open until March 1, 2022!

 

In-person registration includes:

  • Sunday evening welcome reception

  • In-person technical program and exhibits

  • Full breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Monday - Thursday

  • Access to all online/remote presentation content

  • Fresh mountain air and an escape from your basement / office

Remote registration includes:

  • Access to talks and posters presented in-person and remote presentations. Note: in-person talks will be recorded and posted online every evening for on-demand viewing. Award lectures will likely be live streamed as well as recorded.

  • Access to virtual-only presentations.

  • Online content will remain accessible to conferees until July 2022.

  • Online networking opportunities with other virtual and in-person conferees.

  • Access to virtual vendor showcase.

Add-ons:

  • GCxGC courses:

    • Introduction to GCxGC or Advanced Topics in GCxGC

    • In-person and remote options available

    • Courses run Sunday afternoon in parallel

    • Learn about and discuss the technique with world leading experts

    • Detailed course descriptions available soon
       

  • Conference Dinner:

    • Join us on Wednesday evening for dinner at the Iron Goat

    • Limited tickets available
       

  • Accompanying Persons:

    • Have someone coming along to enjoy the mountains but not attending the meeting? Tickets for the Sunday reception and conference dinner are available for accompanying persons.

    • Half-board meal plan available to conferees only.

Wondering what you need to do to enter Canada or travel within Canada? Is your workplace asking you to complete a risk assessment for your trip prior to travel? We have curated a list of links to various pages that can help you. With Omicron, things are changing rapidly. Rather than try to keep up with everything ourselves, we have curated a set of links to various government information sites from Canada and Alberta. Please see the links below.

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Requirements for Travel to Canada / Alberta:

With the emergence of the Omicron variant, travel requirements are quite fluid. Please see the CBSA pages for current requirements.

For details on current documentation and other COVID-related travel requirements to enter Canada, please visit the Canadian Border Services Agency's COVID-19 Vaccinated travelers page.

Other travel-related COVID information for Canada can be found here.

Current data and other statistics on COVID-19 in Canada can be found  here.

COVID-19 in Alberta and Canmore:

Currently, many Albertan businesses, including our conference venue, are participating in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. This is basically a vaccine passport system which is voluntary. Those businesses subscribing to the program, basically ensure that all customers present proof of vaccination. They can then operate as normal with no restrictions other than wearing a mask. While this program is "voluntary" most non-essential businesses subscribe to the program so that they do not need to operate at reduced capacity.

Current COVID statistics for Alberta can be found here.

 

 

Testing to Travel Home:

One of the barriers to travel for many is the need for a negative COVID test prior to boarding your flight home. We are working to make that easy for you. Our plan is to coordinate with a local pharmacy to have people on-site towards the end of the conference who can provide those who need them with rapid antigen COVID tests for a cost of about $40 (CAD). We are also investigating places in Canmore where a molecular test can be obtained if needed.