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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a guide to assist you in getting the most out of this 74th Annual Conference and Trade Show. 
The AFCA will kick-off the Conference on Sunday, May 29 with a Keynote Speaker and Workshop prior to the Opening Ceremonies and Memorial Service. 
The Conference will conclude on Tuesday, May 31.  Please reference the Conference Agenda to view the details and full line-up of speakers. 

Are there any advantages for early registration?

Yes, you’ll save $100.00 if you register before April 19, 2022.  Please visit the Delegate Registration Page and complete your registration.
Please view the Conference Agenda to see the line up of keynote speakers and workshop speakers.  
Please view the link Speaker Biographies to see the great line up of speakers for the 2022 Conference and Trade Show.  

I can’t attend the whole Conference.  Are there options to participate for one day?

Yes, there is a day pass option for those who would like to participate in a portion but not all of the Conference. Please visit the Delegate Registration Page and complete your registration.

Delegate Group Registrations

Departments now have the option to register more than one fire service member on a registration form.  The group administrator can manage the registrations.  When you finish entering details for the first delegate then click SUBMIT.  The next page  will have an button labelled  REGISTER ANOTHER PERSON.  You can click the button and that will open the registration form, complete the details for the second delegate registration and click SUBMIT.  You will then see a screen with both registration names.  You can click on the name to view what was purchased for that specific registration.  Please hover  and click your mouse on the avatar icon to the right side of the page to view the delegate details and manage changes. Please reference the screenshot.  

You can also  pay the fees online with a credit card.  You can pay all registrations with one credit card by clicking the blue button labelled pay on-line. The screen will open to the payment page, please enter the credit billing address along with the credit card details then click SUBMIT.  Please ensure all details are correct as there are credit card processing fees for changes.  Please reference the credit card payment screenshot.  

You can submit a cheque directly to the AFCA, please click off-line payment and print your receipt.   Please reference the off-line payment screenshot.  

When the registrations are complete the Group Administrator will receive an email from Dot Com with a link to your group registration.  Please check your spam and junk folder for the email if your server blocks external emails.  

Please visit these screenshots for further details.  If you require assistance, please contact Conference Coordinator Kelly Legris at Kelly@kelconsulting.com.  

Can my registered partner attend any of the keynote speaker presentations?

Yes.  We would be pleased to have your partner participate.

How will I be identified as a Conference Participant?

All registered delegates will receive an Event Name Badge.  Your Event Badge will allow access to all activities throughout the Conference.  Delegates and Trades are distinguished by the name badge.  Day passes will be valid for the date indicated on the badge.

Conference App

The AFCA will have a Conference App at the AFCA 2022 Annual Conference and Trade Show.  The App will include the agenda; speakers; trade show floor plan; the ability to communicate between delegates, amongst other features.  The conference app will be available to registered delegates, trade members and partners.  Registrants must provide an email address in order to access the conference app.  

Will there be a Golf Tournament this year?

We are excited that the AFCA will be hosting it's 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 28 at Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club, 5331 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB.  The fee is $150.00 per golfer (plus GST).  This includes green fees, power cart and buffet dinner. 
Course registration will commence at 09:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 10:30 a.m.  You will be assigned to a golf cart, receive an information package that will include the day’s program, tournament rules and regulations and your score card. Please remember that appropriate dress is required both on the course and in the clubhouse and that no metal spikes are allowed.  Please follow the link to the Golf Registration.  
The Tournament will be played in a ‘Best Ball’ format and there will be a variety of contests and prizes to be won.  For a sneak preview, or to find some additional information on the golf course, please visit www.sylvanlakegolf.com.  If you have any questions on the tournament or golf sponsorship please contact Isaac Comandante at 403-999-9211.
Golf BBQ Only Tickets
The golf tournament BBQ is open to non-golfers.  Please join your AFCA members, trades and sponsors for a delicious BBQ dinner and an opportunity to reconnect with your AFCA friends.  The fee for the BBQ is $50.00 plus GST.  Please follow the link to the Golf Registration Page.  There will be prizes for non-golfers!

What can my partner participate in while I am attending the Conference?

Red Deer has many attractions and entertainment options. Several activities are being planned for partners to participate.  Please visit the Partner's Program Page for details, schedule, off property activities and associated fees.  If your partner/guest is interested in any off-site activities please complete the on-line Partner Program registration form.  

What is the attire for the Conference and Trade Show?

The Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, May 29 in the Tuscany Ballroom, Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre and the Annual Banquet on Monday, May 30 evening in the Tuscany Ballroom are formal. The Trade Show and sessions on Tuesday are business casual. 

Can I make a donation to the silent auction?

Yes, the AFCA would be pleased to accept silent auction donations.  The AFCA 2022 Conference Silent Auction benefactor will be the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.
The Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society is managed and operated by Edmonton firefighters who volunteer their time. Monies raised are presented to the Firefighters Burn Unit, University of Alberta Hospital. The FFBTS designates that the funds be used to purchase new specialized equipment for the burn unit ensuring enhanced patient care and for the continuing education of burn treatment staff to remain current in new treatment techniques and for funds to be designated to the burn camp held annually. If you’re interested in donating an item to the cause, please contact Rob Evans or David Mohl.  Items may be delivered to the conference office starting on Sunday, May 29. 
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