2020 Annual Conference in Ottawa!


HAPS Annual Conference - May 23 - 27, 2020
(Saturday to Wednesday)

The Early Bird Registration and Workshop/Poster Proposal Submission
deadline is February 21st.



Click here to view the current schedule of events
Please note this is a draft version and is subject to change.

The HAPS contracted hotel is The Westin Ottawa.To make an online reservation, please click here. Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling +1 613-560-700 and letting the reservation desk know you are with the HAPS group. The discounted rate is $249 CDN. The cut-off date to make your reservation at this discounted rate is May 1, 2020.

Looking for a roommate?  This forum may help (login required).

Don't forget to register for the HAPS FUNdraising FUN Run! Click here to Pre-Register.
Pre-registration for the Fun Run is $15 and will increase to $20 on the day of the event. All proceeds from this event are considered donations to the HAPS. 

Check out our 2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The theme for HAPS 2020 is Extending Boundaries. This year's conference is coordinated by Jacqueline Carnegie. For questions about the conference, please contact info@hapsconnect.org or 1-800-448-4277 (USA) or 1-706-845-8204.



This is what you get with each package:

Entire Conference Package (May 23 - May 27) includes Saturday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Monday night Social, Workshop sessions hosted by the University of Ottawa, breakfast and lunch at the host Institute, and transportation to and from the campus on Workshop days.

Update Seminar Package (May 23 - May 25)  includes Saturday Evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Monday night Social.

Workshop Package (May 26 - May 27) includes all workshops, breakfast and boxed lunches both days, and transportation to the University of Ottawa on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27.

Guest Fees apply to all guests who are not registered as participants for the conference, regardless of age. The guest fee allows a participant's guest to attend the Welcome Reception, Monday Night Social, and visit the exhibit hall. To attend the update seminars or workshops, a package (entire conference, update seminar, or workshop) will need to be purchased. 

Conference Policies

Speaker & Workshop Presentations
HAPS cannot provide PowerPoint presentations or videos from Update Speakers or workshop presenters. If an attendee would like a copy of a speaker or presenters material, individuals should ask for materials directly from the speaker/presenter if they so desire. Photos and videos of presentations are forbidden without permission from that speaker/presenter. Please contact the HAPS Main Office with any questions you may have. 

Refund Policy
Until the end of the regular registration period for the conference, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus a handling fee equal to 15% of the registration fee. From the beginning of the late registration period up to 5 business days before the conference begins, 75% of the registration fee will be refundable. No refunds will be made later than 5 days before the conference begins. Refund of fees requires an emailed request to info@hapsconnect.org no later than 5 business days before the start of the conference. Refund requests received prior to the conference may not be processed until after the conference.