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Hybrid Events Frequently Asked Questions

Is tax applied to the event fees?

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.

What is a hybrid event?

A hybrid event blends an in-person (physical) event and a virtual (listen-only mode) event.

What are the conference registration fees for virtual participation?

The virtual registration fees are as follows (all in USD funds with 5% GST included): 


Individual Registration

  • Early Bird (by April 30): $367.50
  • Extended Early Bird (by May 13): $420.00
  • Regular Rate (by May 14): $472.50

Company Registration (3-10 participants)

  • Early Bird (by April 30): $918.75
  • Extended Early Bird (by May 13): $997.50
  • Regular Rate (by May 14): $1260.00

Non-members: $1680

Once a company registration is purchased, FGIA staff will contact the primary registrant to obtain information for additional conference participants. The registration fee will vary based on the date when the full list of company registrants is provided (not when initial registration is submitted). No exceptions.

Will all in-person sessions be available to virtual attendees during a hybrid event?

Virtual conference participants will have limited access and will be placed in “Listen-only” mode.

What time zone will the hybrid event be hosted?

The schedule for the in-person conference will follow the event venue’s time zone.

The schedule for the virtual conference will be set in the Eastern time zone.

Can my colleagues attend using the same link for hybrid events?

For each virtual registration option, each participant will receive an email containing a unique link to connect to the event. Those joining without a paid registration will be invoiced after the event concludes.