Embracing our Voice through Holistic Education

The Assembly of First Nations will be holding the First Nation Directors of Education National Forum 2019 on the traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people at the Halifax Convention Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, from February 12 to 14, 2019. The First Nation Directors of Education National Forum is an event that brings together over 600 First Nation directors of education, educators, administrative government officials, leaders, and those actively engaged in First Nations education cross Canada. The Forum provides a unique opportunity for participants to gather and share perspectives, engage in critical dialogue, network with each other, and build positive and constructive relationships.

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Registration

To facilitate registration, all participants and groups are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay.

Please complete the AFN National First Nation Directors of Education National Forum registration form included in this notice and fax it to the Assembly of First Nations, attention Tash Cote at 613-241-5808.

Registration forms and payment must be received by February 1st, 2019 to ensure processing prior to the Assembly. After this date, please register on-site with your payment.

Register On-line Registration Form Group Registration

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after February 1st, 2019. An administration fee of $50.00 will apply for all cancellations.

Onsite Registration

Onsite pre-registration will be held on February 12th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Halifax Convention Centre. For planning purposes and to avoid line-ups, all delegates are encouraged to pick up badges and USBs.

Fees

Early Bird (Before Jan 15):

  • First Nation Citizen Early Bird: $300.00
  • Observer and Non-Government Organization: $450.00
  • Other Governments: $450.00

Regular (After Jan 15):

  • First Nation Citizen: $400.00
  • Observer and Non-Government Organization: $550.00
  • Other Governments: $550.00
  • Senior Citizen (age 65 and older): $100.00
  • Students (valid student card required): $100.00
  • Presenter: Complimentary
  • Key Note Panelist: Complimentary
  • Elders: Complimentary
  • Elders Council: Complimentary
  • Women’s Council: Complimentary
  • Youth Council: Complimentary
  • Accredited Media: Complimentary
  • Guests: Complimentary
  • Veteran: Complimentary

Please contact Tash Cote at 613-241-6789, ext. 274  with any questions regarding registration.

Accomodations

HOST HOTELS:

As host hotels of the AFN First Nation Directors of Education National Forum, The Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax and The Prince George Hotel are offering a special rate for guestrooms. The AFN encourages delegates to make reservations at either hotel in Halifax, NS by the noted deadline to ensure accommodations are available at the price listed below.

Please indicate that you are attending AFN First Nation Directors of Education National Forum when making reservations.

All expenses with respect to attending the AFN First Nation Directors of Education National Forum (K-12 and Post-Secondary Education) including guestroom arrangements are the responsibility of the guest/group to cover and clear upon departure.

Cambridge Suites Hotel

1583 Brunswick Street
Halifax NS B3J 3P5

Book online: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13605?groupID=2356669

Book via phone: 1-800-565-1263. Please reference booking a room under the AFN First Nation Directors of Education

Book via email: [email protected]  Please reference booking a room under the AFN First Nation Directors of Education

Cut-Off date: January 18, 2019

Reserve On-line

Guest Room Cost:

  • Rates are for single or double occupancy each additional adult in the room is $20.00 per night
  • Studio Guests Rooms: $125.00 per room, per night
  • Suites: $150.00 per room, per night

Check-in: Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Check-out: Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Parking:

  • Self-parking: $22.00 plus taxes, per night

 

The Prince George Hotel

Address: 1725 Market Street
Halifax NS B3J 3N9

Book online: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13608?groupID=2356507

Book via phone: 1-800-565-1567. Please reference booking a room under the AFN First Nation Directors of Education

Book via email: [email protected]. Please reference booking a room under the AFN First Nation Directors of Education

Cut-Off date: January 18, 2019

Reserve On-line

Guest Room Cost:

  • Rates are for single or double occupancy each additional adult in the room is $20.00 per night
  • Deluxe Guest Room: $135.00 per room, per night
  • Crown Service Room: $175.00 per room, per night
  • Prince Suite: $1000.00 per room, per night
  • Crown Floor Suite: $400.00 per room, per night

Check-in: Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Check-out: Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Parking:

  • Self-parking: $24.00 plus taxes, per day
  • Valet: $34.00 plus taxes, per day

Trade Show

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) invites you to participate in the trade show as part of the First Nation Directors of Education National Forum taking place at Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS, from February 12 to 14, 2019.

The Trade Show will bring together education organizations to showcase their products and services to AFN delegates and guests.

If you are interested in securing a booth space at our tradeshow please review and complete the enclosed registration form.

Registration Form

Exhibition Fees 

Standard: $1,260.00 (5% GST included)

All booths will include: 6’ table, one draped display table, two chairs and one exhibitor pass with access to all Forum events. Exhibition fees are non-refundable after February 1, 2019. Prior to that date, a cancellation fee of $100 will apply.

Confirmation: A confirmation receipt of your registration form will be provided to you by email.  An exhibitor kit will be sent to you once available.

Other: Services related to the trade show booth are the responsibility of each exhibitor. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) an exhibitor that is registered and has provided payment, and 2) an exhibitor package of information will be provided with details and instructions on ordering and payment for additional services. AFN is not responsible for accepting or signing for shipments delivered in advance, costs such as: electricity, water, telephone/fax, internet, shipping, storage and handling.

Travel Discounts

*The average cost for a Taxi (one way) from the Halifax Airport to either hotel is $60-70.*

Event Information

Thank you for choosing Air Canada as the official airline for your event, First Nations Directors of Education Forum, which will be held February 12 to 14, 2019

This a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotion Code
Your promotion code: XTNC9U21

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax, YHZ (NS)
  • The travel period begins February 11, 2019 and ends February 15, 2019.
  • No discount will apply to Basic/Standard fare bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.
  • For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares.

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WestJet

On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming FN Directors of Education National Forum,we are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off Flex and Plus fares for travel within Canada ** into and out of Halifax. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Promotion Codes
Coupon code: S77BV72
Promo code: WBB08

Travel from: February 11–15, 2019

Booking details:
To book reservations using this discount code, please advise your delegates and attendees to visit www.westjet.com/conventions. Please note the following information for booking your flight online:

  • The 5% & 10% discount applies to all of our fare products, Econo, Flex and Plus on our entire flight network.
  • The percentage-based discount is applied to the base fare only. Taxes, fees and charges are extra.
  • The discount applies to the following travel period: February 11th 2018 to February 15th 2019
  • The discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, and is not applicable when travelling with our code-share, interline or other airline partners.

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Porter

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to HalifaxThe discounted fares are available for travel from February 11th 2019 to February 15th 2019.

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code AFN13

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Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor to one of the areas of the AFN National First Nation Directors of Education Forum, please contact Larry Whiteduck at [email protected] or by Tel. 613-241-6789 ext. 237  Toll-free: 1-866-869-6789

Contacts

Registration Information
Tash Cote
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 274
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

General Inquiries
Veronica Wemigwans
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 287
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

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