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2018 Region VII Conference
OTR Explorers

March 2-4, 2018
Hamilton, ON


Conference Hosts:
Jennifer Kleven, McMaster University
Michelle Corbeil, McMaster University 
Jeremy McQuigge, Algonquin College 


 

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McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario - City of Waterfalls!  Come and explore the beauty of this city while you consider your future goals and aspirations.  We are bringing OTR professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students together from all over Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Ontario with opportunities for everyone to take part in keynotes, workshops, educational sessions, and networking.

 
     
 

 

Important Dates to Remember


Opens Closes
Registration 12/20/2017 2/27/2018
Educational Session Proposal Submissions 12/1/2017 1/17/2018
Associate Member Highlight Session Proposal Submissions 12/1/2017 1/17/2018
Awards Submissions 12/1/2017 1/17/2018
 

 

Registration Prices
 
Registration prices are in US Dollars

   Early Bird Rate Regular Rate Late Rate
   12/20/2017 - 1/17/2018 1/18/2018 - 2/7/2018 2/8/2018 - 2/27/2018
Undergraduate Student   $125  $150  $175
Professional / Graduate Member  $125 $150  $175
Non-Member (Professional / Graduate)  $270 $295  $320
Associate Member   $225 -- --

 

 Conference Venue & Hotel

 

Venue: McMaster University

McMaster University was founded in 1887 and is consistently ranked in the Top 100 universities in the world. A medical-doctoral, research-intensive university, McMaster is dedicated to teaching, learning, and service. The total full-time student population of approximately 28,000 includes students from 98 countries as well as Canada. McMaster's main campus is located in the Westdale neighborhood of Hamilton, Ontario between Toronto and Niagara Falls. 

 

 

 

Hotel

Rate
(per night)

Distance From Venue  Must Book By Phone Number Link
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel Single/Double: $145 5.0 km  February 8, 2018 1-888-627-8161 Click here

 

 

 Conference Schedule
 
Friday, March 2, 2018 
 
Time  Activity 
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Conference registration at hotel 
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Groups go to dinner (independently)
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Evening entertainment 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 
 
Time  Activity 
7:30 a.m.  Buses leave from downtown 
7:45 a.m.  Registration opens on campus 
8:00 a.m.   Breakfast on campus 
8:30 a.m.  Welcome / First timers information / Roll Call / Banners 
9:30 a.m.   Keynote speaker 
10:30 a.m.  Session 1 
11:30 a.m.   Session 2 (Guest speaker / panel discussion available for professionals) 
12:30 p.m.   Lunch buffet 
1:30 p.m.  Session 3 
2:30 p.m.   Undergraduates: ROLI / Undergrad case study / Service project
Graduates: Grad Symposium
Professionals: Facilitate ROLI / Case study / Service project 
5:30 p.m.   Dinner 
6:30 p.m.  Swag swap 
7:00 p.m.  Fashion show prep 
7:30 p.m.  Fashion show 
8:15 p.m.  Undergraduates / Graduates: Evening entertainment (on campus)
Professionals: Dessert reception / Members meetings 
10:00 p.m.  Return to hotel 
 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 
 
Time  Activity 
7:30 a.m.  Buses leave for downtown 
8:00 a.m.  Morning energizer 
8:30 a.m.  Session 4 
9:30 a.m.   Session 5
9:30 a.m.  Professionals: 2019 Planning Meeting 
10:30 a.m.   Closing brunch and awards 
 

 

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