2018 CAMA Conference & Annual General Meeting - Fredericton, NB  

Cityscape for Fredericton

 

The 47th Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick - the home of the CAMA National Office.  This event will take place from Monday, May 28th, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at the Fredericton Convention Centre.  The host hotel will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel (directly across the street).

The Fredericton Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Fredericton.

Convention Centre

 

This year CAMA is pleased to partner with the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) to provide you with the opportunity to attend a 1-Day Infrastructure Asset Management Awareness and Education Workshop, immediately before the Conference on Sunday, May 27th, 2018.   Please keep this additional professional development opportunity in mind when booking your hotel accommodations.  The Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning with the Conference Program ending after the President's Dinner on Wednesday evening. 

Mark your calendar for the Post CAMA - Municipal Government Forum and Study Tour being held in Moncton on May 31st, 2018.  For more details click here.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

To view the full 2018 Conference Program, including the Companion activities click here.

To view the Delegate Program-At-A-Glance click here.

To view the Companion Program At-A-Glance click here.

You can also keep up-to-date with Conference news by following us on Twitter, @camalink, and by using the hashtag #CAMA2018.

Maritime Kitchen Party
Maritime Kitchen Party

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Fees

Register for the Conference by April 1st, 2018 and you will receive the Early Bird Rate. 

Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.  If you would like some of your senior managers to attend the Conference and they are not CAMA members they can sign up for $137.50 (50 % off the first year) and also attend the Conference for $525.00 as a First Time Delegate. 

Delegate Type

Early Bird Registration Fee by April 1, 2018 (+15% HST)

Registration Fee after April 1, 2018 (+15% HST)

*CAMA Member (Municipal)

$675.00 + $101.25 HST = $776.25

$725.00 + $108.75 HST= $833.75

*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) & Municipal Interns

$525.00 + $78.75 HST = $603.75

$575.00 + $86.25 HST = $661.25

*Non-Member (Municipal)

$875.00 + $131.25 = $1006.25

$925.00 + $138.75 HST = $1063.75

**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal)

$975.00 + $146.25 HST = $1121.25

$1025.00 + $153.75 HST = $1178.75

**Non-Member (Non-Municipal)

$1175.00 + $176.25 HST = $1351.25

$1225.00 + $183.75 HST = $1408.75

Retired Member / Honourary Member

$375.00 + $56.25 HST= $431.25

$425.00 + $63.25 = $488.75

*“Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 

**“Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals. 

The registration fee for members, non-members, and municipal interns includes all Conference sessions, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out, the President’s Dinner and the hospitality suites.  Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.

An additional fee will be charged for the Study Tours on Wednesday afternoon.

The registration fee for retired members/honourary members includes all Conference sessions, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out, and the hospitality suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($35.00), the Study Tours/Wednesday afternoon speaker session, and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

Conference Registration for Members in Transition

Going in to “transition” is a very difficult situation that all too many members face at some point in their local government careers.  Any job change is difficult, but when its forced on someone for reasons that often have nothing to do with their job performance it can be traumatic.

If you are a “Member in Transition” and have been fired or forced to resign your position in local government and are now “in transition”, CAMA will provide a complimentary registration for you.   Hotel and travel expenses are at your cost.  Register under the “Members In Transition” category on-line, but CAMA’s membership department must have been notified of your status for you to use this option.

Links to Registration

The link to all three registration forms (delegates, companions and golf) can be found here.

For each separate registration form see the links below:

Delegates Registration

  • If you are a CAMA member, you will require your e-mail address. 

  • If you have a companion attending the Conference and they just require a ticket to Casual Night Out or the President’s Dinner please complete the Companion’s registration form (see instructions below).  

Companions Registration  

Special Instructions for Companions Registration:

  1. Full Companion Program:  If you would like to sign up for the full Companion Program (includes the Opening Reception, Opening and Closing Keynote Speakers, Casual Night Out, President’s Dinner, and Hospitality Suites) use the options provided under the first green box.  If you would also like to sign up for some of the Pre-Conference activities, study tours and additional companion activities proceed to the second and third green boxes.

  2. Participation in Pre-Conference Activities, Study Tours and Additional Companion Tours:  If you do not wish to sign up for the full Companion Program but would like to participate in some of the Pre-Conference activities, study tours, additional companion tours, Casual Night Out and President’s Dinner, click "Pre-Conference and Study Tours Only" and go directly to the second, third and fourth green boxes.

  3. Extra Tickets to Casual Night Out and President’s Dinner:  If you would like to participate in just the Casual Night Out and/or President’s Dinner, click "Pre-Conference and Study Tours Only" and go directly to the fourth green box.

Golf Registration

  • If your companion would like to play golf, please complete a separate golf registration form using the same rate that you registered under (i.e. if you are a CAMA member your companion would also receive the member rate).     

  • Golf club rentals will be available for $30.00 (plus HST). Clubs must be reserved and paid for on the online registration form.

Important Registration Information

  • If you are paying by cheque, you are not considered registered until payment is received.
  • If you are attending the full Conference, the tickets to social functions are included in the delegate registration price.  Add tickets only if you wish to purchase additional tickets for another individual.  Tickets to social events are non-refundable.
  • A cancellation fee of $200.00 for each cancelled registration applies until April 16th, 2018. No refunds will be issued after April 16th, 2018.  Substitutions are permitted. Please request substitutions in writing to: admin@camacam.ca
  • CAMA will take photographs and some video at the 2018 Conference and may use them in CAMA news or promotional materials whether in print, electronic or other media, including the CAMA website. By participating in the CAMA Conference, you grant CAMA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAMA has secured a block of rooms at three hotels however the Crowne Plaza Hotel (located directly across the street from the Convention Centre), and the Delta Fredericton Hotel (overflow hotel) are SOLD OUT.  Delegates are welcome to check these hotels for cancellations and to be put on a wait list (see contact details below).  The Hilton Garden Inn, the new hotel connected to the Convention Centre, will not be completed until July 15th. 

The Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Delta Hotel are offering the same special Conference rate:

Type of Room                                     Single and Double Rate

Standard Room                                              $189.00

**Please note that the above rate is subject to 15% applicable taxes.  There will be a $10.00 charge for an additional person beyond double occupancy.

A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be charged at the time of booking.  If the reservation is cancelled by April 26th, 2018 the deposit will be refunded.  If it is cancelled after April 26th, 2018 the first night’s deposit will be forfeited.

Additional Uptown Conference Hotel - Rooms Still Available

An additional room block has been secured at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fredericton located in the uptown region (470 Bishop Drive) for $165.00 + tax/night.  A shuttle service will also be provided during the peak periods.

To make a room reservation at the Hampton Inn & Suites or check the other two hotels for availability, see the instructions below:

Hotel

Instructions for Booking

Crowne Plaza Hotel (directly across from the Convention Centre)

SOLD OUT

  • Contact the Reservations Department at 1-506-455-3371 or toll-free at 1-866-444-1946.  To ensure the special rate quoted above, please identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference and quote the “CAMA Room Block”
  • Reservations can also be made on-line using this link.
  • The room block will be open until April 26, 2018 or until the group block is sold out – whichever comes first. 

Delta Fredericton Hotel (15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the Convention Centre).  Shuttle service will be provided during the peak times.

SOLD OUT

  • Contact the Reservations Department at 1-888-890-3222 or 506-457-7000 and identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference. 
  • Reservations can also be made on-line using this link.
  • Riverview Guest rooms are available for $209.00/night. 
  • Club Room Guest rooms are also available for $239.00/night. 
  • The room block will be open until February 13, 2018.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fredericton (10 minute drive to the Convention Centre).  Shuttle service will be provided during the peak times.

AVAILABILITY

  • $165.00  HST (includes a hot breakfast) for Two Queen or King Standard room.
  • Contact the hotel directly at 1-844-565-3939 (toll free) or 1-506-300-1818 (local) and ask for the CAMA group rate.
  • Reservations can also be made on-line using this link.
  • The room block will be open until April 28, 2018 or until the room block is sold out - whichever comes first.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

The Greater Fredericton Airport, serviced by Air Canada, West Jet and Porter receives multiple direct daily flights: Toronto (7), Ottawa (2), Montreal (3) and Halifax (4). Toronto is the major hub connecting Fredericton to the rest of the world.  The airport is 14 kms (a 15 minute drive) to downtown Fredericton with a taxi fare of approximately $25.00.

The City of Fredericton is pleased to provide Conference attendees with complimentary shuttle service during the peaks flight times on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 from the Fredericton Airport to the Conference hotels.  This service will correspond with flights coming in from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax departing the airport at the following times (approximately 20 to 30 minutes after the flight lands): 

Airline

Flight

Arrival Time

Bus Departure Time

Air Canada

AC8954- Toronto

11:25 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

Air Canada

Porter

AC7775 - Halifax

PD 219 – Toronto

1:25 p.m.

1:02 p.m.

1:40 p.m.

Air Canada

AC8502 – Montreal

3:23 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

Air Canada

AC7777 – Halifax

4:16 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

WestJet

WS3406 - Toronto

6:24 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Air Canada

AC8958 – Toronto

8:15 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

 

Arrival times may change and therefore the bus departure times will be adjusted and attendees will be notified in the communication that is circulated one week prior to the Conference.

The shuttle will stop at each Conference hotel (Hilton Garden Inn, Crowne Plaza, Delta Hotel and the Hampton Inn & Suites).  There is limited seating availability on the motorcoach (56 seats), first come – first served.  No booking is required.

With convenient highway links we are within a day’s drive from Halifax, Charlottetown, Montreal, Ottawa, and other New Brunswick cities.  With the FCM Conference happening in Halifax following the CAMA Conference, you will have a quick one-hour flight or a beautiful 4.5 hour drive from Fredericton.  There are two car rental companies in downtown Fredericton:

 

TOURISM INFORMATION

Fredericton is the hidden gem of Atlantic Canada and will provide you with the classic Maritime experience enhanced by a thriving music and cultural scene, an unparalleled cluster of authentic attractions and a commitment to advanced technology.  Add in a close-knit walkable downtown featuring kilometers of green-space alongside the majestic Saint John River and you will discover a perfect combination of beauty, bands and bandwidth.  Fredericton has all the advantages of a small town: little traffic, easy walking, lots of green spaces and welcoming people.  Combined with the big-city amenities and smart facilities and people, it’s the best of both worlds, and the best east-coast meeting destination.

In Fredericton, you don’t just learn about our history, you experience it for yourself.  Stroll past the wrought iron fences that mark the Historic Garrison District, a National Historic Site.  Feel the drama and glory of Fredericton’s historic past as a garrison town, complete with daily Changing of the Guard Ceremonies.

Fredericton is home to the most working artisans per capita in Canada with inspiration from our creative community found around ever corner.  From public art pieces, to historic buildings and galleries, including the world-renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery - itself artfully set on the banks of the Saint John River.

No matter where you are downtown, within five minutes you’ll find yourself in the middle of nature.  Its not just about the scenery; rent a kayak, run the trails, or hook onto a zip-line.  We’ve got your outdoor adventures covered!

Fredericton is practically overflowing with local craft beer, cider and mead, from new start-ups to award-winning breweries.  With the highest concentrated of craft breweries and tasting experiences in the Maritimes (13), Fredericton offers a brew for every taste.

Canada’s first ever community-wide free wireless network was launched in Fredericton almost a decade ago, and we are still leading the way in IT and connectivity.  With more than 100 km of fiber optic bandwidth throughout the city, supporting the Fred- eZone wireless network, you will be connected at your hotel, convention centre, in the taxi, or relaxing on a park bench.

Come early and stay late in the Capital City of New Brunswick!  We look forward to welcoming you!  For more information visit the Fredericton Tourism website.

 

EXHIBITOR TRADESHOW

If you have any questions on the Exhibitor Tradeshow, please contact Rose Fernandes, Manager of Partnership and Exhibitors at 1-866-771-2262 or rose.fernandes@camacam.ca

 

FUTURE CONFERENCES

  • 2019 Conference:  May 27-29, 2019 in Québec City, QC
  • 2020 Conference:  June 1-3, 2020 at Deerhurst Resort, Muskoka, ON
  • 2021 Conference:  May 31 - June 2, 2021 in Montreal, QC
  • 2022 Conference:  May 30 - June 1, 2022 in Regina, SK

 

PAST CONFERENCES

  • 2005 - St. John's, NL
  • 2006 - Montreal, QC
  • 2007 - Calgary, AB
  • 2008 - Québec City, QC
  • 2009 - Whistler, BC
  • 2010 - Toronto, ON
  • 2011 - Halifax, NS
  • 2012 - Saskatoon, SK
  • 2013 - Victoria, BC
  • 2014 - Niagara Falls, ON
  • 2015 - Jasper, AB
  • 2016 - Winnipeg, MB
  • 2017 - Gatineau, QC