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2019 WNRCASN Annual Conference

February 20, 2019 9:00 AM MST to February 22, 2019 4:00 PM MST

Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre in West Edmonton Mall
17700 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4
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WNRCASN Annual Conference, February 2019

Planning is underway for the 2019 conference! The following details have been confirmed! 

Dates: Feb 20 to 22, 2019

Location: West Edmonton Mall, Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre, 17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4. Phone: 800-737-3783                                   

A block of rooms has been reserved that include Theme Rooms (Polynesian and Roman Themed Rooms) as well as Executive King, Superior Queen, and Superior Queen with Bunk Beds. There are limited numbers of the theme rooms at the blocked rate of $164 / night (plus applicable taxes) Tuesday Feb 19 through Thursday Feb 21. If you choose to stay the night of Friday Feb 22 or through the weekend, the rate does increase to $199/ night (plus applicable taxes). The going rate for rooms in the Fantasyland Hotel is $230 - $276 / night, so these are great rates! We encourage you to BOOK EARLY as the reserved rooms block will be released as on January 21, 2019 and room rates will increase to refelct current demand. 

**To receive the conference rate for your room reservation, please call and inform the booking receptionist that you are booking with the Western and Northern Region, Canadian Assiociation of Schools of Nursing. 

Click Here to view the Polynesian Rooms

Click Here to view the Roman Rooms

Host Schools: University of Alberta, Red Deer College, Grand Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, and Athabasca University

Important Programming and Planning Notes About the Conference: 


Call for Abstracts for Poster, Presentation, Workshops, and Plenary sessions will be open in mid to late September 2018. 

Abstract submission deadline will be the end of October 2018 with notifications of acceptance going out by mid December 2018.

Conference Registration will open in mid to late September 2018 to coincide with the call for abstracts. 

Room Rates at the Fantasyland Hotel with the conference rate of $164/night plus applicable taxes are only available until January 21, 2019. PLEASE BOOK EARLY!



* Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 - workshops will be scheduled for the Wednesday. The workshops will be in addition to the conference and have an additional registration fee associated with them. These will be announced soon. 

MALs / Executive Committee Board Meeting

* Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 - the Members-At-Large (MAL) and Executive Committee Board Meeting will begin at 3pm, also at the Fantasyland Hotel in Conference Room 5. This is the annual face-to-face board meeting for the MAL and Executive Commitee. Each member school of WNRCASN has an appointed Member-At-Large. These members are expected to attend the conference and attend the Board Meeting each year. MALs who are not able to attend may designate an alternatate who will attend in their place. This person must be a member in the association as they will have voting rights delegated to them by the named MAL. This is a working meeting, and dinner will be provided. 

Opening Reception, Grants and Awards Ceremony

* Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 - the opening reception of the conference will take place from 6pm to 9:30pm in the Fantasyland Hotel in Conference Room 7. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. A cash bar for wine and beer will be available. 

Conference Proceedings

* Thursday Feb 21, and Friday Feb 22, 2019 will be two ful days of conference proceedings with keynotes, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and poster presentations. 

Fun and Adventure! 

* Thursday Feb 21 - an extra ticketed event will take place on Thursday evening aboard the Santa Maria replica harboured in the cove just outside of the Hotel's mall entrance. More details regarding this event will be forthcoming, along with ticket prices. 

* Special discounted tickets will be made available for the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark, the Galaxyland Amusement Park, as well as the Scotiabank IMAX / 3D movie theatre. Other attractions and discounted dining options are currently being explored and we hope to have fun and exciting adventure packages to suit everyone and their families!