Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Banff Forum?

The Banff Forum is one of Canada’s pre-eminent public policy forums in which a diverse group of young Canadian leaders come together to enhance their leadership skills and debate key issues to build a stronger and better Canada. We do this through our annual conference, city events, and various community building efforts.

 

When is the Banff Forum?

The Banff Forum is being held from the evening of October 26-28, 2017 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta. Our pre-conference day will be held on October 26, during the day.

 

What is the application deadline for new applicants?

All applications must be received through the Banff Forum’s online application by May 22, 2017. Applications will not be accepted via email. All applications must include a CV and short bio to be considered by the selection committee.

 

Is the Banff Forum open to all sectors or only those related to public policy?

The Banff Forum welcomes applications from all those working to build a better Canada, and is open to those from all sectors. 

 

Can Canadians working or studying outside of Canada participate in the Banff Forum?

All Canadians are welcome to apply to the Banff Forum regardless of location. Please note that the cost of airfare is not included in the cost of conference registration.

 

What is the pre-conference day?

Successful applicants to the conference will be invited to attend an optional pre-conference day, which includes a series of site visits and presentations related to this year’s conference theme. The cost of the pre-conference day is not included in the cost of conference registration.

 

Where can I find information about past Banff Forum conferences?

An overview of past Banff Forum conferences can be found here, while a selection of past speakers is listed here.

 

What is the cost of participating in the Banff Forum?

The Banff Forum has a tiered registration fee structure dependent upon age, sector and level of seniority:

Participants under age 40 

Tier 1: Junior not-for-profit sector employees; students; junior academics and junior government employees (note: junior is defined as any level below manager - manager and above is considered a senior level): $799.00

Tier 2: For-profit sector employees; senior academics (e.g. tenured professor or above), senior not-for-profit employees (e.g. manager, director or executive director) and senior government employees (e.g. manager and above): $1,299.00

Participants aged 40 and over 

Tier 3: Junior not-for-profit sector employees; students; junior academics and junior government employees (note: junior is defined as any level below manager - manager and above is considered a senior level): $1,299.00

Tier 4: For-profit sector employees; senior academics (e.g. tenured professor or above), senior not-for-profit employees (e.g. manager, director or executive director) and senior government employees (e.g. manager and above): $1,799.00.

Please note:

  • All registration fees quoted above are stated in Canadian dollars and are subject to 5% GST.
  • A limited number of subsidies have been made available for Banff Forum XV. Please contact contact@banffforum.ca for more information.
  • This year we have also introduced an early-bird registration fee. 1/3 of total conference registrants or those that register by June 30th (whichever comes first) can receive $100 off their registration fee. The following 1/3 of total conference registrations or those that register before July 30th (whichever comes first) will receive $50 off their registration fee.

 

What is included in the cost of registration?

Conference registration includes access to all conference sessions and workshops, two nights of accommodation and meals over the course of the conference sessions.

Conference registration does not include airfare or transportation to the conference, access to the pre-conference day, the cost of additional nights of accommodation or an optional Saturday night dinner.

 

Can partners attend the Banff Forum?

Partners are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Banff Forum. 

A partner who registers for the entire Conference is considered a full participant and may therefore take part in all Conference sessions and meals. A partner who does not wish to take part in the Conference can nonetheless sign-up to attend the banquet dinner and keynote address on Friday evening. Partners are also welcome to register for the pre-conference day tour on Thursday, October 22nd.  


Two registration options are available to participant partners: 

Option 1: Full Conference participation: $399.00
Option 2: Participation in the Friday night banquet and keynote only: $99.00

 

Please note: early bird registration promotions do not apply to partner registrations.

 

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please direct inquiries to contact@banffforum.ca.