The Rocky Mountain Conference

October 27-28, 2023 • Calgary, Alberta


From the Pacific to the Prairies, join us for NACC’s Western Regional Conference!


The Rocky Mountain Conference

Registration Now Open!

October 27-28, 2023 | Calgary, Alberta

Register SOLD OUT


Hotel & Travel


From the Pacific to the Prairies

Join NACC in Calgary, Alberta in October for the 2023 Western Regional Conference! The Conference brings together delegates representing regulated career colleges from across Western Canada, including a wide range of owners, managers, staff and stakeholders.


Why Attend the Rocky Mountain Conference?

Expand Your
Knowledge of
Best Practices in
Adult Education

Learn about Vital Issues and Opportunities in the Sector

Network with Other Regulated Career College Professionals

Enjoy a Visit to Beautiful Calgary

Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference - Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00 PM

Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Pearson

All attendees and exhibitors are invited to join us for a Welcome Reception.

Agenda subject to change

Day 1 - Friday, October 27, 2023


8:00 AM Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase – Sponsored by Life and Death Matters
9:30 AM Conference Opening Remarks: The Honourable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta
10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD
11:00 AM Speed Networking
11:30 AM Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase
11:45 AM Keynote Speaker: Sheila Musgrove
12:30 PM Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase
1:30 PM Session: Online Learning, a Pre and Post Covid Analysis
2:10 PM Presentation: INNoVA
2:45 PM Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase
3:00 PM Panel: Lessons Learned
4:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Rajan Sawhney,
Minister of Advanced Education, Alberta

4:30 PM Conference Day 1 Wrap-up
Evening Evening Reception

Agenda subject to change

Day 2 - Saturday, October 28, 2023
8:00 AM Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase
9:00 AM Day 2 Opening Remarks
9:10 AM Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Keifer Herron, “Boost Retention While Building Community”
10:15 AM Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Showcase
10:30 AM Session: More Funding Available for Students than Ever Before
11:10 AM Session: Government Relations Bootcamp
11:45 AM NACC Update and Conference Wrap-up
12:00 PM End of Conference

Agenda subject to change

Including informative sessions on:

Online Learning


Government Relations and Advocacy

and more!

Venue & Hotel

Calgary Marriott Downtown

110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta

Please note: We have sold out our group rate, but rooms may still be available at the hotel. 

Visit the Marriott website to book your room: Calgary Marriott Downtown

Alternative Hotels:

Travel Savings

NACC has partnered with Air Canada and WestJet to provide discounts on travel to the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Air Canada: At checkout, use code FBY7DHY1 for 5% off standard fares and 10% off flex fares & higher.

WestJet: At checkout, use code 6T3D3KG for 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border.

Registration Details


Member Rate

$399 CAD + GST


Available to NACC/CECU members who register
after July 15th, 2023.

Non-Member Rate

$499 CAD + GST


Available to all non-members who register
after July 15th, 2023.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Lanyards Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor – Friday

Lunch Sponsor –

Breakfast Sponsor – Saturday

Exhibitor Showcase

Visit our Exhibitor Showcase to preview who you’ll meet at our Rocky Mountain Conference!

Sponsorship is Sold Out!

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting our event. We have sold out all available opportunities. We hope to have the chance to partner with you in 2024.

Are you ready to sponsor or have questions? Reach out to Victoria at