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Forum for New Presidents

June 07, 2024 at 9:00am - June 08, 2024 at 5:00pm

Ottawa Hilton Garden Inn Downtown 
Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 8, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) 

Forum Overview

The purpose of the Forum is to review the services and support offered by CAUT; to discuss the roles and responsibilities of academic staff association presidents and their relationships with their members, executive, and committees; to examine ways of building stronger associations and engaging members; and to build a network among colleagues who are new presidents or presidents-elect of associations.


The Forum agenda will  be available soon.


Registration is now open! Please complete the online registration form by clicking on the registration button below.

** Registration deadline: May 5, 2024

CAUT will cover the travel cost for an association’s newly elected president or president-elect according to the Policy on the Reimbursement of Participant’s Expenses for CAUT Workshops.


CAUT’s policy is to use unionized air carriers unless there is no other option available. Members travelling within 300 kilometers of Ottawa are encouraged to use available rail, bus, public transportation, or carpooling options. Air travel should be booked early to take advantage of the lowest fares.

** Travel reservation deadline: May 5, 2024.  Please make your travel arrangements as early as possible. CAUT will not be able to cover costs for travel after the deadline. 

Reservations must be made directly with CAUT̓s travel agency, Corporate Traveller, by email ( or by phone (1-613-236-2444). Corporate Traveller will require the booking code 23503 to make travel reservations and to bill CAUT directly.

Hotel Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Ottawa Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Hotel reservations can be made online or by contacting the Ottawa Hilton Garden Inn Downtown 613-234-6363 or 1-800-446-6677 and mentioning the "Forum for New Presidents." to obtain the negotiated rate of $225.00/night (Traditional guest room).

** Hotel reservation deadline: May 5, 2024.  

CAUT Meeting Policies

CAUT Anti-harassment and Non-Discrimination Statement

A Scent-free Work Environment

Reimbursement of Participants’ Expenses for CAUT Workshops

Payment policy for care of dependants

Executive Services Support

Questions regarding the Forum, registration and travel should be directed to Marcel Roy, CAUT Meeting and Event Planner, by e-mail at or by phone at 613-726-5167.