ELAA Counsellor Update (Red Deer)

From September 11, 2018 10:00 until 14:15

Join us and start the year off right with the most up-to-date information and resources from our members. Connect and network with post-secondary representatives and colleagues from across the province, find out what's new and exciting at member institutions, pick up new viewbooks and publications for the year, get answers to questions about post-secondary ...and collect all the swag!

Location: Cenovus Learning Commons at Red Deer College
Address: Room 2909, 100 College Blvd., Red Deer, AB.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

NEW! Second ELAA Counsellor Update. 

ELAA is offering two counsellor update events this year. Each year we receive feedback that the event is important in your role, so in order to provide access to member's updates to as many people as possible we've added a second event in Lac la Biche. Each event will share the same format, so you're welcome to attend either event.

Red Deer - Tuesday, September 11 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Lac la Biche - Tuesday, October 23 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registering through this page will register you for the ELAA Counsellor Update in Red Deer. Click here to register for the ELAA Counsellor Update in Lac la Biche.

Red Deer College Update

Thank you to Red Deer College for partnering with ELAA to hold the ELAA Counsellor Update (Red Deer) at the college. Prior to the ELAA Counsellor Update on September 11, Red Deer College will be holding an update for high school counsellors from 8 to 9:45 a.m. to discuss their transition to a university, the Gary Harris Centre, as well as their new residence building and new programs. The college will then offer updates on its program and service areas at the ELAA Counsellor Update alongside the other ELAA members.

If you're interested in also attending the Red Deer College update, visit rdc.ab.ca/counsellorupdate to register.

IMPORTANT! If you're planning to attend the Red Deer College update and want to also attend the ELAA Counsellor Update, advance registration and payment is required. Please click "Join" above to register for the event.


High School Representatives: $15 per person
ELAA Members: $160 per member institution

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Cancellation and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided if your attendance is cancelled on or before Monday, September 4, 2018. No refunds will be provided if cancellation occurs after Monday, September 4, 2018. Cancellations must be done through the website for a refund to be issued -- cancellations via phone, fax or email will not be accepted.

10 to 10:30 a.m.            Registration and welcome
10:30 to 10:50 a.m.       Presentation group 1:

University of Alberta
MacEwan University
University of Lethbridge
Medicine Hat College

10:50 to 10:55 a.m.        Q&A group 1
10:55 to 11:15 a.m.        Presentation group 2:

Portage College
Athabasca University
Bow Valley College
St. Mary’s University
Alberta College of Art + Design

11:15 to 11:20 a.m.        Q&A group 2
11:20 to 11:40 a.m.        Presentation group 3:

Prairie College
Norquest College
Mount Royal University
Olds College
Red Deer College

11:40 to 11:45 a.m.         Q&A group 3
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 to 12:35 p.m.         Presentation group 4:

Keyano College
University of Calgary
Lethbridge College
Lakeland College
Ambrose University

12:35 to 12:40 p.m.         Q&A group 4
12:40 to 12:55 p.m.         Presentation group 5:

Burman University
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canadian Forces

12:55 to 1 p.m.               Q&A group 5
1 to 1:15 p.m.                 Q&A everyone
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.            Publication fair
2:15 p.m.                         Event concludes 

Hotel Details

We have blocked off a set of rooms and arranged a special group rate of at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Red Deer for Counsellor Update. 

The following are the group special rates:

Room Types

Single Rate

Double Rate

1 King Studio Suite



2 Queen Studio Suite



How to Make a Reservation

  1. Phone:                              Call the hotel directly at 403-341-3589
  2. Group Name:                    Guests request to book their room under the “ELAA group” room block   
  3. Cut-off:                               Rooms will be held until Friday, August 24, 2018                                                  
  4. Rooms Release:               Rooms are automatically released on Friday, August 24, 2018     ** the group rate will not be valid after this date.
  5. CANCELLATION                Individual reservations are to be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival.
  6. EARLY DEPARTURES       Early departures require 24 hour notice – otherwise a $65.00 early departure fee will be incurred.