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FAQ: Conference and Gala Registration

What does my conference registration include?

Full Conference:

  • Alberta Literary Trivia welcome night on Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm
  • All conference activities Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • All conference activities Sunday, June 3, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday evening and pre-conference workshops on Friday afternoon. A separate fee is required to participate in these events.

Friday Evening Only:

  • Alberta Literary Trivia welcome night on Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm only
  • Not included: Pre-conference workshops on Friday afternoon. A separate fee is required to participate in the workshops.

Saturday Only:

  • All conference activities Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday evening. A separate fee is required to participate in this event.
  • Not included: Alberta Literary Trivia welcome night on Friday evening and pre-conference workshops on Friday afternoon, but you may add these events to your registration for additional fees.

Sunday Only:

  • All conference activities Sunday, June 3, 9:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Not included: The Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday evening. A separate fee is required to participate in this event.
  • Not included: Alberta Literary Trivia welcome night on Friday evening and pre-conference workshops on Friday afternoon, but you may add these events to your registration for additional fees.

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?

If you wish to attend both the conference and gala, select your conference package on the registration form, and answer “Yes” when prompted about registering for the Alberta Literary Awards Gala. When you advance to the payment page, you must select the Alberta Literary Awards Gala and pay the $75 fee to complete your gala registration.

If you wish to attend the gala only, select “Alberta Literary Awards Gala Only” on the registration form.

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 Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday?

No, conference registrations do not include registration in the Friday pre-conference workshops. Anyone wishing to attend a pre-conference workshop must purchase workshop registration ($35 for WGA members, $50 for non-members).

How do I register for a Pre-Conference Workshop?

If you are registering for the conference or gala through the registration form, you will be prompted about whether or not you wish to register for a pre-conference workshop. When you advance to the payment page, select “Friday Pre-Conference Workshop” and select your rate and workshop options to pay the fee.

If you wish to register for only a pre-conference workshop, and not attend the conference or gala, you may select “Friday Pre-Conference Workshop Only” on the registration form.

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 Alberta Literary Trivia on Friday evening. Conference registration allows participants to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish during the days included in the registration.

I can only attend the conference on Saturday or Sunday but also wish to attend the Friday evening Alberta Literary Trivia. May I register for Saturday or Sunday plus Friday evening?

Yes. On the registration form, select “Saturday Only” or “Sunday Only,” and you will be prompted about whether or not you also wish to register for Friday evening. When you advance to the payment page, select the Friday Evening and either Saturday Only or Sunday Only options to add both to your payment.

I wish to attend the conference both Saturday and Sunday but am unable to attend Friday evening. Is a registration package available for this?

Registering for both the Saturday and Sunday single days costs more than a Full Conference registration, so registering for the Full Conference would be best even if you are unable to attend Friday evening.

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

All sessions held in the days included in your conference registration are drop-in, with the exception of the Blue Pencil Café on Sunday, June 3. If you expressed interest in participating in the Blue Pencil Café when registering for the conference, you will receive instructions in May explaining how to sign up for a time slot.

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, Alberta Literary Awards Gala, or pre-conference workshops 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.