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Each year, we host webinars on national topics that are most relevant to our leaders. Access previously recorded webinars in CAIS Connect. Register for upcoming webinars here.

New PD model

Anne-Marie speaks to moving forward with a new national PD model with the creation of one national conference. Watch the Video

2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines

Review the new CAIS Accreditation Guidelines that are being piloted this school year. We welcome your feedback!

2016 Heads and Chairs Conference Exhibitor Information


Date: October 13 - 15, 2016 at The Westin Ottawa Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Audience: Heads of School, Board Chairs
Set up time (Exhibitor Reception) - Friday, October 14th, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

  • Exhibitors will be given a 6 foot table, 2 chairs and roughly 4 feet of depth space. Flow will be roughly 180 delegates over the 2 hour reception period. If power is required at your booth please indicate it in the registration guide.
  • To view the room floor plan click here.
  • For a virtual tour of the space click here.
Set up time (Foyer Table) - Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:30am (participation on Saturday is optional)

  • Exhibitors will be given a cocktail riser to display marketing material on and roughly 3 feet of depth space. Exhibitors may set up a roll up style trade show banner beside the table. Flow will be roughly 100 delegates over the course of the day (between sessions, during breaks and meals etc).
  • To view the room floor plan click here.

All shipments must be coordinated with the Westin's Meeting and Event Manager, Chrissy Lavender. To download a copy of the Westin shipping label click here. To view a overview of handling charges click here.

Rooms at the Westin are sold out. CAIS has established a discounted rate at another overflow hotel. For more information see below:

Les Suites

Group reservation link here (password: CAIS2016)

Premiere One Bedroom Suites: $169.00/night (Single occupancy)
Premiere Two Bedroom Suites: $289.00/night (Single/ double occupancy)

Note -
Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet
$25.00/night for each additional person
Rates subject to applicable tax and fees

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel direct (group code CAIS2016) -
Reservations: (613) 232-2000
Toll free: (800) 267-1989
By fax: (613) 232-1242
By email: reservations@les-suites.com

Exhibitor Information Coming Soon - 2017 NATIONAL LEADERS CONFERENCE

Date: April 9 - 11, 2017 at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, QC.
Audience: Academic Leaders: Junior, Middle & Senior School Heads, Academic/Curriculum/Teaching & Learning Directors & IT Professionals

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