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SEC22 Rates & Fee Categories

STC Members in the following categories: municipal*, international & affiliate

Early Bird Rate
(December 13 to January 13)
Regular Rate
(January 14 to February 28)
Last Minute Rate*
(March 1 to March 10)
*space permitting
$795 CAD (+ taxes) $955 CAD (+ taxes) $1100 CAD (+ taxes)

STC Members in the following categories: associate, education, rights holder – national**, rights holder – provincial

Early Bird Rate
(December 13 to January 13)
Regular Rate
(January 14 to February 28)
Last Minute Rate*
(March 1 to March 10)
*space permitting
$295 CAD (+ taxes) $355 CAD (+ taxes) $410 CAD (+ taxes)

Professors or Teachers at U SPORTS or CCAA member institutions & Federal, Provincial/Territorial or Municipal Government Representatives (including elected officials)

Early Bird Rate
(December 13 to January 13)
Regular Rate
(January 14 to February 28)
Last Minute Rate*
(March 1 to March 10)
*space permitting
$445 CAD (+ taxes) $535 CAD (+ taxes) $610 CAD (+ taxes)

Non-Members

Early Bird Rate
(December 13 to January 13)
Regular Rate
(January 14 to February 28)
Last Minute Rate*
(March 1 to March 10)
*space permitting
$995 CAD (+ taxes) $1195 CAD (+ taxes) $1410 CAD (+ taxes)

Students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited Canadian college or university. Proof of enrolment may be requested.

Early Bird Rate
(December 13 to January 13)
Regular Rate
(January 14 to February 28)
Last Minute Rate*
(March 1 to March 10)
*space permitting
$50 CAD (+ taxes) $60 CAD (+ taxes) $110 CAD (+ taxes)

* Municipal members who wish to participate in Sport Events Exchange (aka Speed Dating) must be registered for SEC22 and have a valid (up-to-date) STC membership by February 15, 2022.

**A Go Congress! program offering complimentary registration and a travel subsidy will be in place in 2022 for eligible sport organizations who are events rights holders. Review the Go Congress! program requirements for more information.

All rates exclude Alberta Taxes (5%) that will be added at check-out. GST/HST number: 867453177RT0001

In-Person Registration Inclusions:

  • access to the SEC Swag Shop
  • access to all educational sessions & workshops (some exceptions – see schedule of events for a list of restricted sessions/activities)
  • access to evening hospitality events, including a ticket to an NHL game featuring the Edmonton Oilers vs. the San Jose Sharks (as space permits)
  • meals and snacks (where indicated on the event schedule)
  • complimentary WiFi at the Edmonton Convention Centre
  • access to a discounted room rate at the host hotels (as space permits)

Registration Changes, Cancellations & Substitutions:

Because COVID-19 is an evolving situation, Sport Tourism Canada has a flexible change and cancellation policy for SEC22.

If a delegate no longer wishes to attend the event and the request for a refund is made in writing to STC before 5 pm ET on February 28, 2022, the registration fee will be refunded less a $100 admin fee.

If a delegate can no longer attend and would like to transfer a registration to a colleague, transfer requests will be accommodated at no charge if they are made in writing to STC before 5 pm on March 10, 2022.

Requests for changes/transfers or refunds that are received by STC after 5 pm ET on March 10, 2022 will not be possible.

If SEC22 is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. If SEC22 is postponed, registration fees will be temporarily held by STC until such time a new event date/format can be confirmed.

Payment Methods

Registration fees must be paid online by credit card at the time of registration. The rate at the time of processing will be in effect.

Deferred Registration from SEC20

Deferred delegates should contact our registration manager for instructions on how to officially transfer a deferred 2020 Sport Events Congress registration to 2022. Please make sure you have a copy of your SEC 2020 registration confirmation email and a payment receipt to provide to STC in case of any discrepancies.

OUR SAFETY PLAN

Sport Tourism Canada is committed to the health and safety of all delegates at Sport Events Congress 2022. The recovery of the sport tourism industry depends on all of us to control the virus, and we support a fully vaccinated environment.

All requirements for meetings and events that are in effect at the time of SEC22 (as directed by the government of Alberta and Edmonton Public Health) will be in place during the event, along with some extra precautionary measures that STC believes are necessary and prudent.

Registration Questions?

SEC registration inquiries can be directed to the SEC Registration Manager, Heather Harcott, at hharcott@sporttourismcanada.com.

For membership inquiries, contact our membership services coordinator at membership@sporttourismcanada.com. Learn more about STC membership here.

SAVE THE DATE!

SEC22 – Edmonton Convention Centre & Westin Edmonton – Edmonton, AB (March 22-23-24, 2022)

Mark your calendars for the only event in Canada where all of Canada’s sport tourism stakeholders gather to learn, network and develop new business partnerships.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who normally attends Sport Events Congress?

Sport Events Congress attracts delegates from a variety of sectors:

  • Events rights holders (organizations/companies who own the rights to sporting events and are seeking potential host cities to partner with them to host their next event.  Events range from community level sporting competitions such as minor hockey tournaments to international elite sporting events to conferences and meetings and special events).
  • Sport Tourism and Economic Development professionals (people who are working to promote their city/town as a destination for sport events and are interested in hosting events)
  • Suppliers to the Sport Tourism Industry (companies who offer services to the sport tourism industry, such as hotels, airlines, magazines, event marketing firms, etc.)
  • Education sector and researchers (students, professors and researchers who are in the tourism or sports administration fields).

Approximately 400 delegates attend Sport Events Congress each year.

What is the difference between Sport Events Exchange and Vendor Alley?

Sport Events Exchange is a business-to-business marketplace that provides an opportunity for events rights holders and destinations to meet one-on-one to explore sport events hosting opportunities.  Participants are assigned brief appointments to conduct a short business meeting.  The format is similar to ‘speed dating’ whereby both parties have a short period of time (8-10 minutes) to determine if there is potential to work together and then a bell rings prompting people to move on to their next appointment.

Vendor Alley is the trade show element at SEC.  It offers companies the opportunity to set-up kiosks and promote their products and services to SEC delegates during the conference.  Each year, approximately 30 exhibitors take part in the trade show and pay the appropriate fees for their kiosk space that is allocated to them in the trade show area.  Conference delegates are encouraged to visit booths, pick-up promotional material and speak with company reps who are exhibiting.  Exhibit space in Vendor Alley normally sells out well in advance of the Congress so any company interested in exhibiting should confirm their intentions to STC at least 5 months prior to the Congress.

WHERE AND WHEN DOES SPORT EVENTS CONGRESS TAKE PLACE?

Sport Events Congress has been hosted in March or April in Toronto, Ottawa, Richmond, Edmonton, Halifax and Gatineau in previous years. Decisions regarding the location of the conference are made on an annual basis.

View upcoming dates and locations for SEC here.

Do you offer special rates for delegates who only want to attend portions of the Congress or one-day only?

Congress delegate fees are based on the attendee taking part in the full Congress. There is no one-day rate available.

View registration information here.

Do I have to be fully vaccinated to attend Sport Events Congress 2022?

Yes. All delegates will need to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine no later than March 7, 2022. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry to the event. Instructions on how to submit your proof of vaccination will be provided in advance of the event. View our SEC22 safety measures.

Will the hotel, the convention centre and the other venues we are visiting during SEC22 be enforcing COVID-19 protocols?

Yes. View the Westin Edmonton, Edmonton Convention Centre, and Rogers Place policies & requirements here.

Do I have to wear a mask at SEC22?

Yes – there is a masking policy in place. Because this is an evolving situation the details of the policy will be communicated to all delegates in advance of the event. View our SEC22 safety measures for the latest information about masking at SEC.

Is there an airport shuttle for delegates attending SEC22?

Some VIPs and participants in the Go Congress! program have access to an airport shuttle provided by Sport Tourism Canada and Edmonton Events. All other delegates are encouraged to book a taxi or ride share service or contact the Edmonton Sky Shuttle to book a ride from YEG to downtown. Masks must be worn when travelling on buses/shuttles or in taxis or ride shares.

What is the SEC22 refund policy?

Because COVID-19 is an evolving situation, Sport Tourism Canada has a flexible change and cancellation policy for SEC22. View details here.

How do I participate in the speed dating activity (Sport Events exchange) at SEC?

This popular activity is limited to destinations who are members of Sport Tourism Canada and events rights holders with events open for bid who meet the eligibility criteria. Discover how Sport Events Exchange works here.

Do I have to be a member of Sport Tourism Canada to attend SEC?

Congress is open to anyone, however, STC members have discounted rates on registration fees and may have access to certain activities or events that are restricted to members only. View the program of events for details or view the membership section of our website for more info on how to become a member of STC.

I deferred my SEC20 registration fees to SEC22. How do I make sure I am fully registered for SEC22?

Deferred delegates can contact our registration manager for instructions on how to officially transfer a deferred 2020 registration to 2022. Please make sure you have a copy of your SEC 2020 registration confirmation email and a payment receipt to provide to STC in case of any discrepancies.

I am interested in sponsoring SEC or becoming an exhibitor in Vendor Alley. Who do I talk to?

Visit our sponsorship and exhibitor information page for an overview of the opportunities available or connect with our events & marketing team for more details.

What is the Go Congress! program?

STC and its host city partners for SEC sometimes offer a subsidy for registration fees, travel, and accommodations for eligible events rights holders. More information about this program can be found here.

How do I find out if my company/organization is a member of Sport Tourism Canada?

View the list of current members on our website or contact STC’s membership services department at membership@sporttourismcanada.com to check membership status.

Is SEC a sustainable event?

Since 2015, Sport Tourism Canada has been implementing sustainable event practices at Sport Events Congress. More info about SEC: A Sustainable Event is posted on our website.

Do you have to pre-register to attend concurrent sessions at SEC?

No. Seating in the concurrent session breakouts is available on a first come, first served basis. If you arrive to a concurrent session that is full, you will be directed to an alternative session by a member of our events team.

I am a first-time attendee and have many questions about the event format, networking activities, etc. Is there any onboarding provided for new delegates?

Yes! Visit our SEC for Rookies info page on our website for our top tips on how to make the most of your first time attending Sport Events Congress.

If I am unable to attend SEC22 in-person in Edmonton is there an opportunity to attend the event virtually?

Based on the learnings from SEC22, which was hosted as a 100% virtual event, STC is working to provide access to some SEC22 sessions & presentations (Sport Events Exchange excluded) through an online platform. Details about this option will be advertised on our registration information page.

I am interested in speaking or presenting at SEC? How do I submit my request or topic idea?

STC is in the process of developing a list of engaging topics for SEC22 that will provide learning and inspiration to assist the sport hosting system to be more successful and resilient in the future. If you would like to recommend a topic or have interest in speaking/presenting at SEC22, please submit to: consulting@sporttourismcanada.com. View our schedule of events here.