Conference Format, Location & Hotel

Q: Where will the conference be held?

A: The conference will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s in Hamilton, ON.

Q: Will the conference be held virtually?

A: No, the OAVT 2024 Conference will only be held in-person.

Q: What hotel is available for the conference?

A: The OAVT has a preferred two (2) night stay rate with the Sheraton Hamilton and other hotels close by. After registering for the conference, each attendee will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email includes a link to the online booking system.

This link is not posted on the website in an effort to ensure the event is not easily targetted by scams.

Registration & Fees

Q: How can I register to attend the conference?

A: Click the registration link at the top of the conference webpage.

Q: What are the fees to attend the conference?

A: To view all conference pass options, please visit the Pricing Page.

Q: What is included in my registration fees?

A: All Full Conference passes include:

  • Admission to all continuing education lectures
  • Admission to Trade Show
  • Admission to the Conference Kick-off on Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Delegate giveaway (distributed upon check-in)

Q: Is there a student rate?

A: Yes, there are student rates for both OAVT members and non-members. For more information, please visit the Pricing Page.

Q: If I cannot attend, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Yes, to transfer your registration, please contact All registration changes must be completed by 5:00PM EST on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: A Cancellation Fee of $75 applies to all cancellations. Cancellations can be processed online by the registrant until 5:00PM EST on Monday, January 29, 2024. Cancellation Requests made after 5:00PM EST on Monday, January 29, 2024 will not be refunded. Cancellation Requests can be processed through the online portal or can be made in writing to

CE Credits (OAVT Members)

Q: How many CE credits will I receive for the conference?

A: OAVT member delegates will receive 1 CE credit when their Conference badge QR code is scanned when they enter and exit a Session. You can receive a maximum of 5 credits per day. YOU are responsible for recording your credits in your CE record. This includes exhibitor staff who attend Sessions.

Q: Will CE credits be automatically applied to my account?

A: No, each member will be responsible for reporting their own CE credits.

Topics & Timing

Q: What is the conference agenda?

A: To view the agenda, please visit the Agenda page.

Q: What topics will be covered at the conference?

A: To view all of the topics covered, please visit the Session Details page.

Q: Do I need to select my sessions in advance?

A: Those registered for the event will be able to create a personalized agenda in January, however this does not guarantee a seat for you in the Session. This is an “expression of interest” ONLY. Session pre-registration is only required for hands-on labs and workshops with limited space which are selected during the registration process.

Q: How do I find more information about the hands-on labs and workshops?

A: More details can be found on the hands-on labs and workshops page.

Get Involved

Q: How can I become a presenter?

A: All of our speakers have been selected for the conference. If you are interested in speaking in the future, sign up to receive OAVT emails

Q: How can I become a Sponsor and/or exhibitor?

A: Please visit the Sponsors page for the most recent exhibitor and sponsorship information.

OAVT Conference

107-100 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON
N1G 5L3

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