Special Events

Meet and Greet Welcome Reception – Monday, June 4 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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All attendees are welcome to help us kick off the conference with a Monday evening Meet and Greet Reception at the Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall.

This is a perfect opportunity to network with the conference organizers, sponsors, speakers, and your fellow attendees in a relaxed environment. The evening, which is included with your conference registration, will consist of cocktails and appetizers, beer sampling from our sponsor Blindman Brewing and lots of mixing and mingling. We hope to see you there.

Spouses / partners are welcome to join us at the Meet and Greet Reception and guest tickets may be purchased in advance. Please contact us for payment details and to register your guest.

Fantasyland Hotel
West Edmonton Mall
17700 – 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 4V4
(780) 444-5541 or toll-free 1-800-737-3783

Cocktails and Networking – Scavenger Hunt and Dinner – Tuesday, June 5 – 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

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We are taking full advantage of our 2018 conference location within the West Edmonton Mall.

After cocktails and networking (and more sampling from Blindman Brewery) we will be exploring the mall in an organized scavenger hunt (more details coming soon). You and your team will have dinner on us at one of the mall’s many restaurants.

“West Edmonton Mall’s concept is inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, where shopping and entertainment were plentiful and operated in tandem, fulfilling a variety of consumer needs all in one place. At 5.3 million square feet, the Mall is the size of a small city and is accredited as a zoo. West Edmonton Mall is home to more than 800 stores and services including nine world-class attractions, two hotels, over 100 dining venues, the widest variety of one-of-a-kind retailers, and entertainment for all ages. Average yearly visitation is approximately 30.8 million, making West Edmonton Mall the province’s number-one tourist attraction.”

Finally, to round out the evening, we will gather together as a group for more cocktails and networking (and sampling).

Spouses / partners are welcome to join us for this evening and guest tickets may be purchased in advance. Please contact us for payment details and to register your guest.

West Edmonton Mall Attraction Passes Discount.

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Guests of the Fantasyland Hotel may purchase attraction passes at a discounted rate at the Hotel Front Desk during their stay. Please inquire with one of the Front Desk staff during your stay.

17700 – 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 4V4, (780) 444-5541 or toll-free 1-800-737-3783