The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2020 – REGISTER NOW!

The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2020 will take place as follows:

Conference dates: May 25 to 26, 2020
City: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Location: The Westin Calgary – 320 4th Avenue SW

Theme: Responding to the Complexity of Nursing Education and Practice


  • Ethical issues in nursing education
  • Nursing knowledge within the curriculum
  • Simulation/digital practices
  • Interprofessional/intraprofessional
  • Assessments and evaluation
  • Graduate education

Post-Conference workshops:  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Morning
Workshop Topics – Select one:

  1. Relationship building using simulation – max 60 spots available.
  2. Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education – max 40 spots available
  3. Research and Scholarship – max 24 spots available

Keynote speakers

May 25: Bernie Garrett, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing
Keynote address title: Nursing Science and Education in the 21st Century: Where do we go from here?



May 26: Jacinthe Pepin, Professeur titulaire, Université de Montréal, Faculté des sciences infirmières
Keynote address title: Learning experiences in complex environments: transforming the nursing practice



Registration Information


Registration closes: Friday, May 15, 2020

Registration Fees:

Conference – May 25-26:

Cost includes breakfasts, lunches and breaks

Early bird (up to and including March 20) after March 20
Member $675 CDN $725 CDN
Non-member $725 CDN $775 CDN
Student $370 CDN $395 CDN

Networking Reception – evening of Monday, May 25 – optional:

Member $50 CDN
Non-member $60 CDN
Student $40 CDN

Post-Conference Workshop – morning of Wednesday, May 27 – optional

$175 CDN – cost includes breakfast

Nurses registered in Québec (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec) may use this conference for unaccredited continuing education hours.

Hotel Reservation Information

Book your hotel reservation before April 24, 2020, 5 p.m. Calgary time to secure the special CASN Conference 2020 guestroom rate ($219.00 for traditional Westin Room) by clicking here: Event Reservations
For additional reservations assistance, please call 1-888-627-8417 and mention the “Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)” guestroom block.

Marriott Bonvoy loyalty members receive special perks when staying at The Westin Calgary. Consider becoming a member here:

Travelling to the Conference

Air Canada is offering a travel discount for conference attendees.

  • For North America: 5% standard fares, 10% flex & up
  • For International Travel: 10% on standard fares & up

Promotion Code: KR9PZKD1

To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the promotion box. The discount will be automatically calculated for you.


  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC (Alberta, Canada)
  • The travel period begins May 18, 2020 and ends June 3, 2020.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • The promotion code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Air Canada’s Terms and Conditions apply.

Abstract Submission Details

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. You will be contacted after your abstract has been reviewed regarding whether or not your abstract has been accepted for the Conference.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please see details provided in the Sponsorship/Exhibitor Package.

Contact Information

Please contact Roxanne Nizio, Administrative Officer-Event Coordinator
Tel: (613) 235-3150 Extension 133