Meeting/Event Information

Conference

The CAJ’s largest annual event is our national conference, traditionally held in May or June. This two-and-a-half-day conference offers noteworthy keynote speakers, diverse skills workshops and panel discussions on issues facing journalists and journalism.

After all sessions wrap up, we hold our awards gala dinner on the Saturday evening at the conference to celebrate the annual CAJ Awards of Excellence. Winners in each category are announced during the banquet, as is the winner of the CAJ Charles Bury Award for ourstanding contributions to the CAJ and/or journalisms in Canada. The evening concludes with the presentation of the Don McGillivray Award for the most outstanding investigative journalism of the previous year, chosen from among the night's winners of all investigative journalism categories.

The conference closes on Sunday morning with the CAJ's annual general meeting, where newly elected members of the CAJ's national board of directors are announced.

The CAJ sometimes has held other national events through the years; information on those is also posted in this section. CAJ chapters also hold regular events. For more information on those, please visit individual chapter pages.

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2017 CAJ national conference, Ottawa

April 28, 2017 8:00 AM to April 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert St.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P5G2
Venue website

Discuss the challenges facing our profession, build your skills and network with fellow journalists from across Canada at the CAJ's annual conference, this year being held in Ottawa to coincide with our nation's 150th anniversary. The conference will feature local, national and international speakers and a variety of workshops and panels. And, of course, the CAJ awards gala that Saturday night, where we'll toast the best work in Canadian journalism in 2016.

Awards finalists registering for the conference – either one-day plus gala or full conference – are automatically eligible for a 10% discount off the relevant fee. If your organization wants to send more than five finalists to the conference, a 25% discount is available. Contact us to confirm eligibility and register.

Tickets

$279.00 Full conference for CAJ members (includes awards gala ticket)
$249.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$395.00 Full conference for CAJ associate members (includes awards gala ticket)
$345.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$600.00 Full conference for non-members (includes awards gala ticket)
$500.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$95.00 Full conference for CAJ student members/unemployed journalists (does NOT include awards gala ticket)
$75.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$125.00 Friday or Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ members (does NOT include awards gala ticket)
$105.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$210.00 Friday or Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ associate members (does NOT include awards gala ticket)
$160.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$410.00 Friday or Saturday single-day admittance for non-members (does NOT include awards gala ticket)
$315.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$75.00 Friday or Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ student members/unemployed journalists (does NOT include awards gala ticket)
$50.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$175.00 Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ members PLUS awards gala ticket
$155.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$260.00 Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ associate members PLUS awards gala ticket
$210.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$460.00 Saturday single-day admittance for non-members PLUS awards gala ticket
$375.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$130.00 Saturday single-day admittance for CAJ student members/unemployed journalists PLUS awards gala ticket
$105.00 Earlybird rate before April 25

$67.85 Stand-alone awards gala dinner ticket

$20.00 Session ticket