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Event fees for all registrants (regardless of their location) for events hosted in Canada, including virtual registration for hybrid events broadcasted from a venue in Canada, are subject to Canadian federal sales tax. For events hosted in British Columbia (BC), the 5% GST will be applied to the total event fees.
A hybrid event blends an in-person (physical) event and a virtual (online) event, with activities that allow participants to engage with other industry professionals.
FGIA is committed to helping you make the most of your time at the conference. Therefore, the resources below are provided to give you materials for the conference and to aid in networking.
Based upon feedback from other new conference participants, an online resource was created with information on conference materials, committee participation and balloting procedures, as well as information on attire and badges. However, if you need more information, please contact meetings@FGIAonline.org.
The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, receptions, banquet (annual conferences only) and meeting materials. At the national conferences, the spouse registration fee also includes a complimentary spouse program.
Optional events are non-refundable.
Refunds will be issued (less a $100 service charge per registration) if submitted prior to the deadline listed on the event registration form and website.
Attendees are required to make their own hotel reservations. This should be done prior to the hotel cutoff date since reservations made after this date may not be confirmed at the group rate. If you must cancel your room reservation, it is suggested that you first contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Often conference participants are put on a waiting list if they are unable to confirm a reservation at the meeting hotel.
Please send an email email@example.com to request your login information.
For planning purposes, it is preferred to have participants register in advance; however, on-site registrations are welcome.
You must be a Category 1, 2, or GPC-only member to exhibit at the Product Showcase. For further exhibitor details, visit the exhibitor information page.
Non-members are welcome to attend an FGIA conference at the non-member rate. However, after attending two events, non-members are expected to join the association before attending future conferences.
Non-members must submit a paper registration form to sign up for FGIA events.
The in-person conference registration fees are as follows (all in USD funds):
Guests (spouse, significant other, other): $350
Company upgrades are not available for in-person registrations as expenses, such as meals and meeting space rental, apply per person.
The virtual registration fees are as follows (all in USD funds):
Non-members: Company Registration (up to 5 participants): $1150
The company registration options provide meeting access to the noted number of company employees. Once a company registration purchase is made, FGIA staff will contact the primary registrant to obtain the information for additional conference participants.
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The schedule for hybrid events will integrate live sessions from the in-person conference with the virtual participation. Demonstrations, hands-on workshops and other sessions that can only be effectively offered in person may not be offered virtually.
Yes, however, the schedules for in-person and virtual segments will integrate live sessions from in-person conference with the schedule for virtual participation.
The schedule for the in-person conference will follow the event venue’s time zone.
Since the virtual conference is a company registration, each participant will receive an email containing a unique link to connect to the event.