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General Registration Information

For questions and concerns pertaining to the Congress,
please email: info@irc2016canada.ca

For questions and concerns pertaining to the online registration system,
please email: events@agwest.sk.ca

Meeting Location
Teachers Credit Union Centre (TCU Place)
35-22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Click here for Directions

Registration Packages

FULL REGISTRATION - $675 + 5% GST - Early Bird (until May 30, 2016); $775 + 5% GST after May 30, 2016
Includes admission to a Pre-Congress workshop, plenary sessions, oral and poster sessions, opening ceremonies, opening reception, one mid-congress day tour (July 20), evening at Wanuskewin Heritage Park; lunches from July 18-22; registration bag and badge. Pre-Congress Tours are not included – registrants must purchase these separately.

STUDENT REGISTRATION - $450 CAD + 5% GST
Includes admission to a Pre-Congress workshop, plenary sessions, oral and poster sessions, opening ceremonies, opening reception, one mid-congress day tour (July 20), evening at Wanuskewin Heritage Park; lunches from July 18-22; registration bag and badge. Students must provide a written verification of student status from department head or other university official. Pre-Congress Tours are not included – registrants must purchase these separately.

ONE DAY REGISTRATION - $200 CAD + 5% GST
Includes admission to plenary sessions as well as oral and poster sessions and lunch for one day of the Congress. Wednesday (July 20) is not an eligible date for selection. Eligibility for a one day registration is first assessed by email request to events@agwest.sk.ca and is only available to western Canadian residents. Pre-Congress Tours are not included – registrants must purchase these separately.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS REGISTRATION - $175 CAD + 5% GST
Available only with purchase of a Full registration. Persons accompanying delegates to IRC 2016 can register as Accompanying Person for $175 (plus tax). This will provide admission to the opening ceremonies, the opening reception, a mid-congress day tour (July 20), and the evening show, including dinner, at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on July 20. On Monday, July 18 at 9:00 AM, there will be an informal get-together over coffee at TCU Place. This will provide the opportunity to meet other accompanying persons. A representative from Tourism Saskatoon will be there to provide information on what to do in Saskatoon and area. If attending any technical sessions or workshops, must purchase full registration. Pre-Congress Tours are not included – registrants must purchase these separately.

Registration Fees

Full Registration Early Bird (until May 30, 2016)
$675 CAD*
Regular Rate (after May 30, 2016)
$775 CAD
Student Registration  
$450 CAD
One Day Registration Western Canadian residents only. Email request required.
$200 CAD
Accompanying Persons  
$175 CAD
 
$50 CAD

*All registrations will be charged 5% GST (Goods & Services Tax) - GST #865238042. Visitors to Canada may be eligible for GST refunds, please click here to learn more.

Canada has varying requirements for Visa and ETAs - Read more >>

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Payment Options
AgWestBio Inc. is providing conference registration services for IRC 2016. Registration and event costs are priced in Canadian dollars.

Accepted forms of payment are credit card, cheque and wire transfer.

An invoice can be issued upon request to events@agwest.sk.ca; Full payment is required at time of registration.

Payments by cheque should be made payable to:
Ag-West Bio Inc.,
101-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2
Canada

All cheques must be payable in Canadian funds.

For additional information on payment options please contact events@agwest.sk.ca.

Cancellation Policy
Written notice of cancellation received on or before June 1, 2016 will be permitted. Refunds will be subject to a $100 CAD administration fee (including GST).

No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2016.

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Visa and eTA Requirements

Most travellers need a valid entry document such as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to visit Canada. This will depend on your citizenship or your situation.

Click here to see if you require a Visa or eTA

If you require a letter of invitation to accommodate a Visa application, please send a scanned copy of your passport picture page to info@irc2016canada.ca along with your full name, position and mailing address.

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

Starting March 15, 2016, this new requirement will become mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board their flight to Canada.

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Accommodations
Following are hotels in which rooms have been reserved for the Congress. Delegates will book accommodations directly with the chosen hotel.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Downtown Saskatoon

9-22nd Street East,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6 | Website

Location: Across the street from TCU Place; 2 minute walk
Click here for Map

Rates ($ CAD/night):
1 King or 2 Queens $169

 

Reservations: Toll free 1-877-782-9444
Mention 'International Rangeland Congress'
or CLICK HERE to book online

Amenities:
Complimentary internet
All guestrooms have microwaves, fridges, coffee makers
Pool and fitness centre

101 Pacific Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N8 | Website

Location: Across the street from TCU Place; 1 minute walk
Click here for Map

Rates ($ CAD/night):
King with Sleeper Sofa:$167
Two Queen: $175
Two Queen with Sleeper Sofa: $175

Reservations: 1-306-986-5000
Mention , Group block code: IRC or Click here to book online

Amenities:
Free parking, Complimentary internet
All guestrooms with microwaves, fridges, coffee makers
Pool and fitness centre

Park Town Hotel
Sheraton Cavalier

924 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H5 | Website

Location: Looking over South Saskatchewan River; 15 minute walk from TCU Place
Click here for Map

Rates ($ CAD/night):
Standard One Queen: $149
Standard Two Queen: $149
Standard Two Doubles: $149
Executive King: $165

Reservations: Toll free 1-800-667-3999
Booking numbers: #140725 (July 15-22); #145689 (for July 9, 12, 13)

Amenities:
Complimentary internet
Complimentary airport shuttle
Pool and whirlpool

612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G9 | Website

Location: Facing South Saskatchewan River; 10 minute walk from TCU Place
Click here for Map

Rates ($ CAD/night):
Traditional Queen : $159

Reservations: Toll free 1-888-627-8184; Group Rate Code: IG15AA
or CLICK HERE to book online

Amenities:
Free parking
Complimentary internet
Pool, waterslide and fitness centre

Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
University of Saskatchewan Residences

405-20th Street East,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 6X6 | Website

Location: One block from South Saskatchewan River; 10-15 minute walk from TCU Place
Click here for Map

Rates in effect until June 17 ($ CAD/night):
Corner Queen (1 queen + double pull-out sofa): $149
Two Queens: $149
Junior Suite: $187

Above rates available for stays during July 17 to 23, 2016. If booking outside of these dates, you must call the hotel directly.

Reservations: Click here to book online

Toll-free 1-800-333-3333
Mention International Rangeland and dates of stay (July 17-23, 2016)

Amenities:
Complimentary internet
Pool, water slide and fitness centre
Underground parking $5.00 per day/vehicle

128 Saskatchewan Hall
91 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | Website

Location: On University of Saskatchewan Campus; 35-40 minute walk to TCU Place
(bus pass available –travel to downtown bus mall; 5 minutes from Congress Centre)
Click here for Map

Rates ($ CAD/night):
Single (1 single bed) $58.95/person
Double (2 single beds) $51.95/person
Registration fee $15

Reservations: Click here to book online

Rooms being held until June 16, 2016

Amenities:
Hot breakfast is included
Dormitory style rooms - Shared washroom
Wi-Fi in common lounges only
Bedding, towels, soap, glasses provided

 

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Pre-Congress Workshops

A number of Congress Sponsors are holding complimentary workshops on the two days (July 16 & 17) prior to Congress start. For a complete list of the workshops that you can attend, please click here. Workshop sign up is part of the online registration process.

 

Pre-Congress Tours

There are three Pre-Congress Tours ranging in length from 3 to 7 days. Registration for these tours is separate from the Congress Registration. To register for a Pre-Congress Tour please click here.

Mid-Week Congress Tours

When completing your registration form you will need to select a tour that you would like to attend on Wednesday, July 20. There are nine tours to choose from as indicated in the table below. For greater detail on the Mid-Week Tours please click here. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 52 registrants, once a tour is filled, it will no longer be available for sign up during the registration process.

Mid-Congress Tours Overview Mid-Congress Tours Overview
Tour Tour Stops
Total Distance (km)
Early History of Saskatchewan
U of S Research Tour Univ of Saskatchewan - Crop Development Centre - AAFC - Kernan Prairie
Forage & Livestock Research Western Beef Development Centre - PoundMaker Feedlot
Saskatchewan Farms Tour Western Development Museum - Case New Holland - Local Farm
Specialized Livestock Tour Western College of Veterinary Medicine - Bison Ranch - Wolverine Grazing Alliance
320
Industry of the Saskatoon Area Cory Potash Mine - Great Western Brewing - Canadian Light Source Synchrotron
50
Dairy Research and Milk Production Rayner Dairy Research & Teaching Facility - Western College of Vet Medicine - Kornelius Dairy - Feitsma Dairy
95
A Glimpse of the Northeast AAFC Melfort Research Farm - Fort a la Corne Provincial Forest - Choiceland - Prince Albert
550
South Saskatchewan River Tour Whitecap Dakota First Nation - Spring Creek Garden - Irrigation Diversification Centre - Gardiner Dam
265

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Gold Sponsors

ARS-USDA
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US Forest Service
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USDA - NRCS
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Joint Sponsor

ACIAR

Silver Sponsors

US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management

US Dept of the Interior - US Geological Survey

Utah State - Reed Funk
Reed Funk Fund

Bronze Sponsors

U of S College of Agriculture & BioresourcesspacerWestern Beef Development Centre

Supporters

University of Saskatchewan

Chadron State College

SK Forage Council

Australian Rangeland Society

Tourism Saskatoon

 

Sponsor X IRC 2016

 

 

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