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FAQ: Conference and Gala Registration

What does my conference registration include?

WGA Annual General Meeting (Sunday, May 24, 2020):

Registrants attending the Saturday and/or Sunday conference events  (including Anthony Doerr’s “Breaking the ‘Pre-‘ Off the ‘-Dictable‘” workshop) may attend the WGA AGM on Sunday and lunch following the AGM. Please RSVP to attend the AGM.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 Conference Registration:

Includes all regular conference events on Saturday, May 23.

Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala (Friday evening),  Anthony Doerr’s Breaking the ‘Pre-‘ Off the ‘-Dictable’ workshop (Saturday daytime), and In Conversation with Anthony Doerr and reception (Saturday evening). These events require individual registration to attend and are colour-coded purple or blue respectively in the online conference schedule.

Breaking the “Pre-” Off the “-Dictable” Workshop (Saturday, May 23, 2020):

Those registered for Anthony Doerr’s “Breaking the ‘Pre-‘ Off the ‘-Dictable‘” workshop on Saturday, May 23 are welcome to attend the Showcase Panel at the WGA Conference 3:45 – 5:00 pm at the Calgary Central Library. No registration for the panel is required.

Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala (Friday evening), regular conference events (Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24), and In Conversation with Anthony Doerr and reception (Saturday evening).

Sunday, May 24, 2020 Conference Registration:

Includes all conference events on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala (Friday evening), Anthony Doerr’s Breaking the ‘Pre-‘ Off the ‘-Dictable’ workshop (Saturday daytime), and In Conversation with Anthony Doerr and reception (Saturday evening). These events require individual registration to attend and are colour-coded purple or blue respectively in the online conference schedule.
Also not included are the regular conference events on Saturday, May 23 – if you are attending both days of the conference, please be sure to register for Saturday as well.

Does my conference registration include the Alberta Literary Awards Gala?

No, conference registrations do not include registration for Alberta Literary Awards Gala. Anyone wishing to attend the gala must purchase gala admission for $75.

How do I register for the Alberta Literary Awards Gala?

The Alberta Literary Awards Gala will be listed in the registration form and payment page as a separate line item, similar to each of the conference events. Simply select Alberta Literary Awards Gala (along with any other events you are registering for).

If you are registering any guests for the gala, the $75 fee must be paid for each guest.

How do I receive my tickets for the Alberta Literary Awards Gala?

There are no tickets issued for the Alberta Literary Awards Gala. You and your guests will check in at the door, under the name of the person who submitted the registration.

Does my conference registration include the Saturday Evening Keynote with Anthony Doerr and/or reception?

No, conference registrations do not include registration for Saturday Evening Keynote or the reception that follows. A separate fee is required to attend this event.

I only wish to attend one or two conference sessions. Is registration available for individual sessions?

We do not offer registration for individual conference sessions, except the Saturday Evening Keynote with Anthony Doerr. WGA Conference registration for Saturday and/or Sunday allows participants to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish during the days included in the registration.

Do I need to pre-register for the sessions I wish to attend during the conference?

Registration and a separate fee is required for the Saturday Evening Keynote with Anthony Doerr and the Breaking the “Pre-” off the “-Dictable” Anthony Doerr Workshop. All other sessions held in the days included in your conference registration are drop-in.

I am not registered for the conference on Sunday. May I attend the Annual General Meeting?

Yes. You will be prompted to register for the Annual General Meeting on the registration form regardless of what you are registering for, or you may use the form to sign up for only the Annual General Meeting. A complimentary lunch following the Annual General Meeting is available to all participants.

May I register for the conference or the Alberta Literary Awards Gala at the door?

We can take registrations and payments at the door, but we cannot guarantee availability the day of. Registering in advance is encouraged.

How do I make changes to my registration?

Please contact us and let us know what changes you would like to make. There is no need to submit the registration form again, but if you would like to add paid items to your registration, you may do that directly through the online payment page.