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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.
The in-person conference registration fees are as follows (all in USD funds):
Non-members: $1680 (incudes 5% GST)
Guests (Spouse): $367.50 (incudes 5% GST)
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): $1207.50 (incudes 5% GST)
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.
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.