CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase

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It's time to look forward to the CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase.

Dust off your red shoes, CSAE is returning to Canada’s Capital, Ottawa! A lot has changed in the six years since Ottawa Tourism last hosted the conference and we look forward to sharing our stories with you.

The Centre Block on Parliament Hill will undergo extensive reconstruction starting late in the fall of 2018. A new House of Commons and a new Senate will be unveiled. Dramatic new spaces in national museums have been unveiled, and a brand new Canada Science and Technology Museum and Bank of Canada Museum have opened.

A new light rail transit (LRT) system, called the Confederation Line, debuts in 2018, with three downtown underground stations. All aboard! The culinary and craft beer scenes continue to innovate and expand their offerings. A few things haven’t changed, though: The warm welcome you will receive from the citizens of Ottawa, and dedicated staff at Ottawa Tourism. The Shaw Centre, a notable icon within the urban landscape of Ottawa, continues to be an inspired choice for truly memorable events housing 192,000 sq.ft. of flexible, state-of-the-art function space spread over four floors facing views of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The compact, walkabout downtown core that means you’re just steps away from meetings, dining, shopping, and more. Dramatic fall colours and crisp autumn days! Staying active during the conference is a cinch: hiking, biking, and running trails are easily accessible.

Your 2018 Co-Chairs,

Lesley Mackay
Director of Meetings and Events
Ottawa Tourism

Sean Kelly
Director, Events, Membership & Association Development
Canadian Psychological Association

Why Attend the CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase?

Are you an association executive or professional? Are you serious about improving your skill sets and advancing your organization?

The annual CSAE National Conference presents a broad range of activities and events with this in mind. Our conference events are planned to provide an unforgettable experience:

  • Keynote speakers ready to inspire with their expertise and experience.
  • Current, relevant topics detailed in our comprehensive educational programs
  • Invaluable socializing and networking opportunities
  • Over 100 booths as part of the exceptional trade show
  • Learn about Ottawa with provided activities

Visit CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase News & Updates for the latest discussions, updates, and more!

Who Should Attend?

CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase offers numerous chances for education and networking. There is something for staff and volunteers at all levels of not-for-profit organizations and the businesses that support them.

This conference is designed to prepare you and your organization for the association sector by providing you with best practices, education, and information you need to excel.


CSAE does not provide attendee information to third-parties, nor do we engage third-parties for Conference booking/housing purposes. Ignore any third-party claiming it represents CSAE in this manner. Please contact us with any information if so approached.

Individuals operating at all levels and functions within an association can derive value from the CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase. Such individuals include:

  • Business Suppliers to Associations
  • Directors, Senior Managers or Managers
  • Association Executives
  • Staff Members filling various other functions in associations

CSAE National Conference: Something for Everyone

The CSAE National Conference provides numerous sessions suited to a broad range of educational needs:

Introductory -- How To

For Business and Association Executives seeking new ways to conduct business.

Intermediate -- Best Practices

Develop innovative approaches and solutions by exploring association sector best practices.

Advanced -- Strategy

Understand and leverage conditions and trends currently affecting the association Sector.

Don't Miss Out on CSAE 2018 National Conference & Showcase

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