CONA National Conference 2022

CONA Conference 2022

May 24-26, 2022

Edmonton, Alberta

CONA Edmonton is looking forward to hosting the CONA National Conference for 2022 at Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall.

With National Conference having been postponed due to the Pandemic over the past few years getting together in person will give us a chance to renew friendships and network with colleagues!

For information to be a Vendor or Exhibitor please Email us at:

NOTE:  COVID orders and legislation at the time of the Conference will be enforced.

Our Land Acknowledgement
The City of Edmonton acknowledges the traditional land on which we reside, is in Treaty Six Territory. We would like to thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors' footsteps have marked this territory for centuries, such as nêhiyaw (Nay-hee-yow) / Cree, Dené (Deh-neyh), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay) / Saulteaux (So-toe),  Nakota Isga (Na-kah-tah ee-ska) / Nakota Sioux (Na-kah-tah sue), and Niitsitapi (Nit-se-tahp-ee) / Blackfoot peoples. We also acknowledge this as the Métis' (May-tee) homeland and the home of the the largest communities of Inuit south of the 60th parallel. It is a welcoming place for all peoples who come from around the world to share Edmonton as a home. Together we call upon all of our collective, honoured traditions and spirits to work in building a great city for today and future generations.

Program Details

SAVE THE DATE poster - with Speaker Highlights

- video clip from Zaheen Nanji   

Programme Brochure - for 2022 National CONA Conference

To register Online - for Conference and Social Activities.


Social Activities

      Tuesday May 24, 2022

     Meet and Greet

     "The Power of Yes" with Graham Neil & Donovan Workun

      Be prepared for an evening of laughter, fun and socializing!

                                                                                        Video Clip from their website


     Wednesday May 25, 2022

      Performance:  Shipp's Creek

We are going up Shipp's Creek without a paddle! Whether you are a fan  of the show or just a fan of music and laughter, it is sure to be a great night out. Evening includes a delicious 3 course dinner with bottomless pop, tea/coffee included. Alcohol and other drinks extra

Limited number of reserved seats.

**TO Make sure you have a seat, tickets need to be purchased By MAY 8, 2022.**

After that names will go on a waiting list depending on availablility of seats.



Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall

       -hotel and conference centre is located right in West Edmonton Mall

This one-of-a-kind, luxury hotel is located right inside West Edmonton Mall and features many classically decorated guest rooms and fantasy-themed rooms designed to recreate a specific place or era.

To book a room call :  1-800-RESERVE  and ask for the CONA rate to reserve a room -- Reservation Code 5072652

Special Room Rate for Conference is $164.00 (CAD)/night from Mon May 23, 2022 - Thursday May 26, 2022

***This room rate is being EXTENDED to May 6, 2022 ***

**after May 6, 2022 - there is no guarantee that the room rate will be $164.00 a night **



While at the Fantasyland Hotel you will have the opportunity to explore West Edmonton Mall where a variety of attractions and activities await you. Try out many of the attractions such as the Ice Palace, Waterpark, Galaxyland Amusement Park, or Mini Golf. Maybe take in a Sea Lion show or tour the Santa Maria. There is plenty of shopping and dining experiences to explore also!

For more information about West Edmonton Mall and attactions visit:

Airport to Hotel Options

There are a variety of ways to get from the Edmonton Airport to the hotel at West Edmonton Mall.
Some suggestions are: Taxi, Uber, Shuttle and Bus. A couple of links below to check out

Skyshuttle Airport Service - click here to access their website

Airport Taxi Service - click here to their website

Explore Edmonton

Edmonton has a large variety of things to do! To help you plan your trip to Edmonton, below is links to an online visitor's guide, Explore Edmonton's website and their social media channels.

Check out a variety of popular itineraries with great suggestions of things to do and see while in Edmonton!

Edmonton Visitors Guide        Best of Edmonton Brochure

Explore Edmonton Website:

Edmonton social channels (Instagram , Facebook )

6 Popular Itineraries of Things to do in Edmonton:       

     Edmonton - 24 hours Itinerary                 Edmonton - 48 hours Itinerary   

     Edmonton - Culinary Scene Itinerary                 Edmonton - Great Outdoors Itinerary 

     Edmonton - Indigenous Experiences Itinerary               Edmonton - Wide Open Spaces Itinerary