Downtown Ottawa has a number of fantastic hotels within walking distance to the conference center. Accommodations for a number of hotels can be made through the registration system.

For the past few years, poachers have been trying to obtain credit card information from various conference exhibitors and delegates. The official hotel is the Westin Ottawa. Please disregard any organizations which may be offering discounted hotel rates. These companies are NOT affiliated with the CDA and you should not, under any circumstances, provide them with your payment information.

Flight Discounts

Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners and leisure carrier, Air Canada rouge, Air Canada serves over 38 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 190 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

Air Canada is offering up to 10% off the lowest available fare (excludes Tango fares) for conference delegates for their selected travel dates, valid 7 days pre/post conference.

To book, select your flights at and use the promo code U7PRM9D1.  Discount will be applied at checkout.

Since our first flight in 1996, we've sought to enrich the lives of everyone in our world by providing safe, friendly and affordable air travel. Right from the start, we put our guests and our people first; in doing so, we've become one of Canada's most admired and respected corporate cultures. We’ve also had a lot of fun along the way. Today, flying to over 100 destinations, we stay true to our principles and continue to strive for the highest standards of service and success.

WestJet is offering 10% off the base fare for conference delegates for their selected travel dates.

To book, select your flights at and use the promo code TW5IGAJ. If you are a travel agent, use promo code YYZ02.

Ground Travel Discounts

VIA Rail Canada is proud to participate as a major ground transportation company for the 19th Annual CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.

The following are the details pertaining to your conference fare:

VALID: October 21,  2016  to October 31,   2016
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 13329.

Online booking tips:
You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.