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The Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) hosts an annual conference for substitute teachers in Alberta. Organizing this conference is one of the ways the ATA recognizes the valuable service that substitute teachers provide.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for networking and professional development. Sessions are geared specifically towards the needs of substitute teachers.

Preconference Session (Preregistration required)

The Blanket Exercise—Friday, October 20, 2017, 1630–1800.
If you wish to participate in this session you must select it on the registration form when you register for the conference. Session participation is limited to 25 delegates. 
The Blanket Exercise will also be offered during each block of breakout sessions at the conference. Preregistration for these sessions will occur at the conference.

Registration Fee

  • $40 Early Bird Registration Fee—deadline is September 22, 2017.
  • $50 Registration Fee—starting September 23, 2017.


Delegate cancellations will be accepted until October 18, 2017. No delegate substitutions will be accepted. Contact Doreen Link if you are cancelling your registration in order to receive your refund.

Travel Allowance

The first 150 registrations received will be eligible to claim for reimbursement for travel by automobile at the rate of 53¢ per kilometre. The first 150 registrants will also be eligible to claim for reimbursement for accommodation costs for the Friday night of the conference to a maximum of $120 provided they must travel more than 200 kilometres return to attend the conference.

Delegates that qualify for the travel allowance will receive expense claim forms and directions for completion of the form at the conference. Receipts for accommodation must be submitted with the expense form. Expense claims are to be submitted at the end of the conference and cheques will follow by mail five to six weeks after the conference.

Check with your ATA local for available financial support if you do not qualify for the travel allowance.

Hotel Information

    The Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel has a block of guest rooms for conference delegates available at an ATA conference rate of $119 (plus taxes) per night; single or double occupancy.
    Conference delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements with the hotel and payment of their own account.
    To obtain the conference rate either book online at Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel or call the hotel (403-291-0107/1-888-627-8044) and request the Alberta Teachers' Association Conference rate prior to September 20, 2017. After this date, reservations will be on a space-available basis only and the conference rate cannot be guaranteed.  

    If you have any questions contact
    Doreen Link, Administrative Officer, Member Services (SARO)
    403-265-2672 ext 3 (Calgary) or 1-800-332-1280 ext 3 (toll free)
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