#CAJ15: CAJ national conference 2015

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CAJ 2015 national conference comes to Atlantic Canada

Our next conference will be held June 5-7, 2015, at the Atlantica Hotel in downtown Halifax. The CAJ’s annual conference is one of the best chances for journalists across the country to come together and share ideas and techniques.

Credit: Communications Nova Scotia

Credit: Communications Nova Scotia

Metro Halifax is the biggest media centre in Atlantic Canada. It’s home to The Chronicle Herald and The Coast, well over a dozen locally-produced magazines, around 20 radio stations and local studios for national operations like CTV, CBC and Global News.

It’s a great place to hold a conference, and we’re excited to be close to so much local talent.

Questions about this year’s conference? You can contact conference co-chairs Nick Taylor-Vaisey or Paul Schneidereit. General questions can also always be sent to conference@caj.ca.

 

Discounted flights!

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WestJet has graciously offered CAJ delegates a 10% discount off its fares for those travelling to Halifax for #CAJ15.

To take advantage of this discount, visit the WestJet reservations page and enter both the promo code YHZ01 and the coupon code WAV94G9

* discount applies to base fare on any WestJet Econo, Flex or Plus fare. Applies only to flights marketed and operated by WestJet.

porter - 400x200 logo - white on blue.jpgPorter Airlines has also offered CAJ delegates a discount of 15% off its fares for those seeking to book airfares for the conference.

For this discount, head to the Porter Airlines website and enter the promo code CAJ15 in the appropriate spot.

 

Who’s coming to #CAJ15?

Check out our full list of keynotes, speakers and panelists here.

 

What events are part of the conference program?

Click here for a full calendar listing of events.

 

How can I book a room at the hotel?

Please visit our hotel information page.

 

Conference fees

CAJ conference registration is structured to favour CAJ members. Become a CAJ member today to take advantage of the best pricing!

Registration is now closed. The gala is sold out.

Delegates registering for the 2015 conference with the CAJ are able to attend all sessions, workshops and keynotes from June 5-6 at no extra charge. A single ticket to the CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet is included with full-conference registration for members, associate members and non-members. Single-day and student member registrations do not include a gala ticket unless otherwise specified – these can be purchased separately at the time of registration.

Halifax by night

Halifax by night

Registration fees for our 2015 conference are unchanged from 2014 and start at $239 + taxes for CAJ members to attend the full conference. New this year, we’ve added a registration category for those who wish to attend the full day of sessions on Saturday, June 6, and stay for the CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet.

Early bird rates run until May 25, 2015, after which regular rates will apply. Relevant taxes are added to all rates as posted. Registration will be accepted at the venue.

Are you:

  • Working at an organization registering more than five finalists in the 2014 CAJ Awards? You qualify for a 25% discount on the rates below.
  • A finalist yourself for the 2014 CAJ Awards? You qualify for a discount on the rates posted below.
  • Interested in registering a group of five or more? You qualify for a discount on the rates posted below.

If you qualify for a discount, please contact us to qualify your eligibility and confirm pricing. Please do so before registering.

Early bird rates (until May 25, 2015)

  • Full conference (including gala ticket), CAJ members – $239
  • Full conference (including gala ticket), CAJ associate members – $335
  • Full conference (including gala ticket), non-members – $450
  • Full conference (NOT including gala ticket), CAJ student members – $75
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ members – $100
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ associate members – $150
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for non-members – $300
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ student members – $50
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – CAJ members – $140
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – CAJ associate members – $190
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – non-members – $340
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – students – $90

CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet – Saturday, June 6 – Sold out!

  • A single ticket to the gala is included for all those registering for the full conference (except students) and those who’ve registered in the “Saturday… PLUS gala” categories. The entree includes seafood and the main meal is beef – please indicate when registering if you would prefer an alternative meal by selecting the vegetarian option.
  • Standalone tickets are available at a cost of $60 apiece, including all relevant taxes.

Regular rates (after May 25)

  • Full conference (including gala ticket), CAJ members – $269
  • Full conference (including gala ticket), CAJ associate members – $385
  • Full conference (including gala ticket), non-members – $550
  • Full conference (NOT including gala ticket), CAJ student members – $95
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ members – $120
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ associate members – $200
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for non-members – $400
  • Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 6 single-day admittance for CAJ student members – $75
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – CAJ members – $160
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – CAJ associate members – $240
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – non-members – $440
  • Saturday, June 6, PLUS gala – students – $115

Our sponsors

CBC news logo (2015)

CBC News – Platinum sponsor

 

Esri Canada - Platinum-equivalent sponsor

Esri Canada – Platinum-equivalent sponsor

 

ukings

The University of King’s College – Supporting sponsor

Interested in sponsoring?

Are you interested in sponsoring the CAJ conference? Please read through our sponsorship information pamphlet. We have a strong track record of working with interested sponsors to find a solution that meets your needs.