Join the CPA and approx. 1,500 of your colleagues at Canada's largest gathering dedicated to those involved in the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada - The CPA National Convention and the CPA Marketplace trade show.
We're gathering June 9-11 in beautiful Victoria, BC. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada, it is green and beautiful year-round. Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences where visitors are offered an escape from the hurried world of the mainland, that beams with ambiance. In Victoria, heritage architecture, colourful gardens and traditions like afternoon tea, mix seamlessly with outdoor adventure, authentic culinary experiences and eviable cocktail and craft beer scenes. In fact, Vancouver Island, where Victoria is located, is rated the TOP ISLAND in the Continental US and Canada and one of the “top ten islands in the world” by the 2014 Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards.
This year's CPA National Convention is one you won't want to miss. Not only will you get to hear from a who’s-who list of Keynote and Featured Speakers, but you’ll also have the unmatched opportunity to choose from 10 Pre-Convention Workshops, 32 Workshops, 92 Symposia, 660 Posters (over 6 sessions), 20 Digital Posters, and 33 CPA Section Annual Meetings. This is your unique opportunity to:
- ✔ LEARN more about best practices
- ✔ GROW your standing within the profession by increasing your knowledge, profile and visibility
- ✔ SHARE innovation happening in your community
- ✔ NETWORK with peers and subject matter experts from coast to coast to coast.
- ✔ CONNECT with your national association and gain new insight into your profession’s challenges and needs
At times it may feel like a particular situation you are facing may be unique, but the truth is that many others across Canada face similar or identical situations and/or challenges. Don’t miss this chance to take advantage of numerous opportunities to meet, learn from, and exchange views with others involved in the science, practice and education of psychology from across the country.
This year, in order to enhance your convention experience, we're providing new, more interactive ways to meet with colleagues and guest speakers.
CPA President’s Welcome Reception
Kick off the conference with a fun and connecting experience. Reacquaint with colleagues, make plans for where to meet up over the course of the convention, discuss which sessions you plan on attending, plan a night out… this is a “not-to-be-missed” event to that will set the stage for the three days of the Convention that follow!
First-time Attendees Orientation Breakfast
The CPA Board of Directors and the CPA Convention Committee invite all first-time speakers and attendees to enjoy some health oriented breakfast selections, all while getting a brief presentation to help get familiarized with the CPA Convention format and program over the next three days.
New this year - Another great opportunity for networking, conversations and the exchange of ideas is the CPA Dine-Around. Select a topic of conversation from the list provided, reserve your seat, bring your appetite, and join your fellow convention delegates at one of Victoria’s dining hot spots. Those who register for the CPA Dine-Around will receive a confirmation email inviting them to sign-up for a specific topic of conversation (which determines the restaurant). The cost of each registrant’s dinner (food, drinks and gratuity) is at their own expense. A $30 non-refundable deposit on the dinner is required at the time of making the reservation.