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DATE and LOCATION:

 

Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th

 

Ottawa Conference and Convention Centre

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Courtyard® by Marriott Ottawa East

200 Coventry Rd

Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3

p 613-741-9862  

Hotel: Standard King Guestroom $141 (Taxes and Destination Fees will apply)

Guests may book their rooms either online or over the phone. Guests who wish to book online may do so using the link  OHASSTA CONFERENCE.  Guests who prefer to call in may contact my reservations department at 613-741-9862 or 855-333-6896 where they will need to reference the date of their travel as well as the group code OHS. Please book by October 18th.

GETTING THERE:

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

IAN McKAY

Ian McKay is the R.L.Wilson Chair of Canadian History at McMaster University and director of the Wilson Institute. His most recent publications include The Vimy Trap: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2016, with Jamie Swift). The Battle of Vimy Ridge has recently and often been hailed, from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper through to Pierre Berton, Don Cherry and the official Canadian handbook, as the birth of the Canadian nation. This view of the battle , according to historian Ruth Latta , brought Canadian soldiers together as a fighting unit and proved to them and to the world what they could achieve and she states this narrative holds that the heroes of World War I should be honoured for preserving Canada’s democratic institutions, rights and freedoms. In the Vimy Trap Dr. McKay and partner Jamie Swift consider this narrative contentious and they challenge the national breast beating of “Vimyism” as the “big bang theory of Canadian nationhood. Vimy, they implore wasn’t a determining battle of the Great War nor the decisive moment of the forging of the Canadian nation in a convincing fashion. Dr.McKay will bring a refreshing approach to our understanding of World War One, Canadian nation building and our approach to pedagogy in the 21st century.

SUSAN DELACOURT

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Susan Delacourt is the Toronto Star's senior writer in Ottawa and has covered federal politics for more than two decades as a reporter and bureau chief. One of Canada’s most respected political journalists and authors, Susan Delacourt has 30 years’ expertise covering such subjects as the Canadian Constitution, the Reform Party, and the evolution of political marketing in Canada.

 

OHASSTA Award Winner, Charlie Angus has been the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is the national caucus chair for the New Democratic Party. In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the TOP THREE MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton. He has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons. He has been active on many social issues including the fight for equal rights for First Nation children and a national palliative care strategy. He is the author of seven published books including the award-winning book Children of the Broken Treaty.

 

 

Dear Exhibitors

The Fall 2017 OHASSTA Conference is fast approaching. A host of high quality workshops should ensure our usual attendance of about 500 delegates. These delegates come from all parts of Ontario and represent the whole educational spectrum including classroom teachers, administrators, student teachers, professors and researchers.  I am taking this opportunity to invite your participation in OHASSTA’s 2016 Conference.

1. Dates and Location

This year, we will once again be hosting the conference at the Ottawa Conference and Event Center at 200 Coventry Road.  Please note the change in this year’s conference location as we are going to Ottawa. 

The date of this year’s conference is:

 Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th 2017

2. Cost

We will once again have a display area for all of our exhibitors. The cost of a standard display table is $727.50 plus H.S.T. (for a total of $822.08 per table).  Please note that this price includes the following: all coffee and refreshment breaks, as well as the set up and tear down cost incurred by the hotel, which includes two chairs, Wi-Fi, table dressings, and access to power. 

If you require any additional audio-visual equipment please contact the Ottawa Conference & Event Center.  Kindly contact Suzanne Getty, Sales Manager at 613-288-3457

All requests will be filled on a first come first served basis.  

4. Logistics

The publisher area will open at 10 am on Thursday morning. You will have the opportunity to set up your displays Thursday morning. Time has been set-aside on the Conference program specifically for viewing of your display by delegates. A tentative conference schedule will be mailed out with your invoice. 

Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. 

4. Shipping Materials

If you wish to have materials shipped to the hotel, please make separate arrangements with the hotel and you will be billed separately by the conference center for any additional audio-visual needs. 

5. Delegate Bag

If you wish to have materials included in the delegate packages then please contact Leigh Macdonald (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Conference Co-ordinators, to arrange this; please note that there is an additional charge of $100.00 for inserts.

Once again, the date and location of the conference is:

Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario 

Thursday November 16th and Friday November 4th, 2017

If any further information is required please do not hesitate to contact me

**Please make note of my new email address**

Home (905) 467- 3588 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours truly,

Sandi Vander Heyden 

OHASSTA Display Coordinator 

Advertising Liaison for RAPPORT  

 

OHASSTA would like to thank the Faculties of Education for their continued support and encourage student teachers to attend the 2016 conference. Student teachers will be charged a special reduced full conference fee of $85 that includes attendance at the conference workshops, an OHASSTA student membership, and admission to the country’s largest publishers’ display. Please note, this special rate now includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday November 3rd.

No registrations will be accepted after October 30th.

Please go to http://en.ohassta-aesho.org and click on the conference tab to download a Student Teacher registration form. Send all individual student teacher registrations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registrations will not be complete until the $85 payment, in the form of a cheque, is mailed to:

Mike Clare
126 Tilman Cir.,
Markham ON L3P 6A3

Special Ottawa Deals for Conference Attendees!

We've got some great deals for OHASSTA-AESHO conference attendees for our 2016 conference. Here's a sneak peek, more will be added soon!

  • Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum - Free Admission Coupon!
  • Haunted Walks Inc - Free admission always for teachers on any of our tours. Haunted Walks Inc. is sponsoring the Skeoch tour this year, and attendees have the choice of a See our City bus tour or the Time Travel Trail walking tour in English or French.
  • Ottawa Walking Tours, is offering a 30% discount to OHASSTA attendees on Thursday, Friday or Saturday of OHASSTA
  • more to come!

 

 

Dear Publishers and Advertisers,

Please make note of the following sponsorship opportunities that we are currently seeking for our upcoming conference on November 3rd and 4th being held in Ottawa at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre at 200 Coventry Road.

1. Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

This year, OHASSTA will recognize two (2) individuals who have made significant contributions to the Social Sciences and Humanities. Their contributions are both exemplary and inspirational in the field of education and within the local, national or global community at large. 

All winners are invited to the conference as Keynote speakers and as such, OHASSTA is looking for sponsorship. The sponsorship cost is $500 per speaker. In return, our sponsor will have the opportunity to present the speaker with their award and our sponsor will also be formally recognized in the conference brochure as well as in RAPPORT, our magazine. 

2. Advertising sponsorship for the back page of RAPPORT.

An opportunity to purchase a full page advertisement for the back page of our magazine, RAPPORT, which every delegate will receive in their swag bag for a cost of $300.

3. Break out session workshop sponsorship 

An opportunity to sponsor our Break-out session workshop. Sponsorship would include signage at the conference advertising your support. This would be at a cost of $300.

If you are interested in any of the above sponsorship or advertisement opportunities, please email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in the OHASSTA Conference.

Sandi Vander Heyden

OHASSTA Publishers Display Coordinator

Advertisers Liaison, RAPPORT