November 16-18, 2018, University of Alberta
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Conference Information

Registration and tickets

Tickets can be purchased securely online for the entire weekend or for any single session.

Full conference registration includes the opening keynote on Friday night, all Saturday and Sunday sessions, lunch on Saturday, and coffee and pastries on Saturday and Sunday.

If you have donated at least $50 to Parkland in the last 12 months, you qualify for supporter rates for full conference registration. If you are not currently a Parkland supporter, you can also qualify for supporter rates by visiting our website to make a one-time or monthly donation to Parkland prior to registering.

If you prefer not to register online, you can download the registration form and return it with payment to Parkland.

You can also register in person or purchase keynote and single session tickets at the Parkland Institute office, located at 1-12 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta.

Keynote and single session tickets can also be purchased in advance in Edmonton at:

Earth's General Store (9605 82 Avenue)
Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Avenue)

Conference registration packages and pre-ordered individual tickets can be picked up at the registration table in ETLC (Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex) upon arrival at the conference from 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday, November 16, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, and from 8:30 am – noon on Sunday, November 18.

If you have not purchased advance tickets, you can also register at the door for the full conference and purchase keynote and individual sessions throughout the conference at the table in ETLC (Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex) from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, November 16, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, and from 8:30 am – noon on Sunday, November 18.

Conference hotel for out-of-town attendees

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel for the conference. Rates start at $169/night for one-bedroom suites (two-bedroom suites are also available).

To book, you can:

  • call the hotel at 780-439-6060 or toll-free at 1-800-709-1824 and use the group code ACT-GFC3220 or ask for the "Parkland Institute" room block.
  • Book online at this unique booking link.

All conference reservations should be made before October 31, 2018 to ensure availability.

Getting to the conference

The Friday evening keynote and all Saturday and Sunday sessions take place in ETLC (Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex) on the University of Alberta's Main Campus. The entrance to ETLC is located on the east side of the building located on 116 Street between 91 Avenue and 92 Avenue. 

ETLC is an accessible building, with physically accessible ground level entrances with door paddles, elevators, and accessible washrooms. 


Windsor Car Park is located a short walk away at 116 Street and 92 Avenue. The evening and all-day weekend flat rate is $5.50.

Bicycle parking is located just south of the main entrance to ETLC.


The ETLC building is located a short walk from the University LRT station and bus loop, and the route will be signed throughout the conference. 


Please bring your own reusable mug.

Lunch is included in the registration (unless you have registered as part of a class).

Lunch will have vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Fair Trade coffee and tea and pastries will be provided Saturday and Sunday morning.