Calgary City Teachers' Convention 2024 is February 15 and February 16, 2024 (CCTC2024).
CCTC2024 - CCTCA did make a decision to return to the practice of teachers paying for specialty sessions which have material costs or participation fees. Sessions with a fee have a notation indicating it is a paid session. This will require fee payment by credit card.
As participants return to an in-person convention in 2024, registrants will notice changes to CCTC2024. The convention is more centralized with sessions scheduled at the following locations:
- Arts Commons
- Alberta Parks and Forestry Learning Centre Thursday February 15 ONLY
- Calgary Public Library
- Calgary Zoo
- Hyatt Regency Calgary
- Telus Convention Centre
- Telus Spark Science Centre
- Trans Alta Youth Performance Centre - Stampede Grounds, including Dougherty Hall
- Western Canada High School
NEW LOCATION FOR 2024 will be located at Alberta Parks and Forestry Learning Centre, Fish Creek Park.
CCTCA will provide transportation between Telus Convention Centre, Downtown location and Western Canada High School. Bus transport will start at Arts Commons and drop off/pick up at Western Canada High School. This bus will make a loop approximately every 45 minutes.
The bus will operate Thursday February 15 and Friday February 16 from 8:00 am, last bus 4:00 pm.
If you are attending sessions Thursday February 15, 2023 at Alberta Parks and Forestry Learning Centre, Fish Creek Park, CCTCA will provide transportation. Bus transport will start at Tsuu T'ina Sportsplex and go to Fish Creek Park Learning Centre.
This bus will make a loop approximately every 30 minutes. Thursday February 15 ONLY.
The bus will start at 8:00 am, last bus 4:00 pm.
Stampede Exhibition sessions will offer two trolley buses on Thursday February 15 and one bus Friday February 16.
Bus times will be 1 hour prior to your session, pick up and drop off at Arts Commons.
Keynote and Spotlight Sessions
Telus Convention Centre will host TWO locations, one in MacLeod Hall for Keynote Speakers and one in Exhibit Hall Theatre for Spotlight Speakers. There are 10 keynote sessions. To view keynote speaker sessions in person teachers must register, and obtain a ticket to attend these sessions.
Keynote Speakers may be viewed via live streaming at Telus Convention Centre, MacLeod Hall E. These sessions will be recorded for viewing via the registration system starting Monday, February 19, 2024, closing March 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm.
Registrants may view the sessions for personal viewing ONLY. Registrants may not download videos or make private recordings.
There are capacity restrictions, Telus Convention Centre, MacLeod Hall, capacity 2000 and Exhibitor Hall, Exhibit Hall Theatre, capacity 1000. Keynote Speaker sessions will have RUSH seating for KEYNOTE SESSIONS ONLY. Tickets are available two hours prior to the keynote session. Registrants may NOT pick up ALL keynote tickets at one time.
Please go to the HELP Desks located in MacLeod Hall coat check and across from Exhibit Hall Theatre in the pre-function area of Telus Convention Centre, Exhibit Hall. You will be able to pick up your RUSH seating tickets for KEYNOTE Sessions at the HELP DESKS.
There are a few things you should know....
Starting December 26, 11:59 pm. teachers can register. Go to
General sessions will NOT be recorded.
***REGISTRATION TIP*** You may want to add live sessions to your schedule before considering adding Keynote and Spotlight sessions which are recorded to your schedule. Registrants can add ONLY one session per time block, multiple sessions in a time block are not allowed by the registration system.
Keynote speakers requiring a ticket for entry into the session. CCTCA will be scanning tickets for keynote speaker sessions.
Now onto using the Registration System....
Grenadine registration is intuitive. When registering or logging into Grenadine Registration System enter an email address used for previous Calgary City Teachers’ Convention. Grenadine Registration System will prompt you to have a magic link sent to your email address. You can make a request for a magic link at anytime, as long as you are not logged into the registration system. The magic link will give you access to the registration system without creating a password. Keep your link private, do not share it as it YOUR unique link.
If you are with CBE, please do not use an email with the extension EDU. This is an internal email address, and emails from the registration system will be blocked. This means you will not receive a magic link or schedule confirmations.
When registration opens all seats will be released for ticketed sessions, this pertains to keynote speakers.
Registrants may only register for ONE session per time slot. If you register for a ticketed session and then find another session in the same time slot, registrants must first cancel their ticketed session and then register for the preferred session.
Once a session is full, you may choose to be added to the wait list. Grenadine Registration System only creates waitlists of 10 people. There are NO wait lists for keynote (ticketed) sessions.
QUESTIONS ASKED BY TEACHERS WHICH MAY HELP YOU....
Can I attend a keynote speaker session if I do not register for them?
If so, are there specific steps for accessing them once the recordings are available?
Since I can only put one item in each lock of my schedule, it would be useful if I could register for non-recorded sessions and then view the recorded ones later.
- You must be registered and have a ticket to attend a keynote speaker session. It will be in your schedule. The session should be in your MYSCHEDULE. MYSCHEDULE will prompt you ATTEND the session before the session starts.
- Keynotes will be recorded and available for viewing 30 days post convention.
- Log into the registration system to view recorded sessions post convention.
If I change my registration last minute from one session to another, will it be visible in my schedule?
- The best thing about Grenadine is...if you wish to join a session at the last minute, it will prompt you to add it to your schedule so you can view.
- You may wish to refresh your browser to ensure your updates are captured by the system.
Will ARTF host individual retirement interviews in 2023?
- ARTF will not host individual retirement interviews in 2023. ARTA has opted to host an exhibit booth at CCTC2023. They invite teachers to visit their booth in the exhibit hall to address any questions you may have. The booth is open Thursday February 16 and Friday February 18 from 9 am - 3:00 pm.
There are over 450 live sessions to attend during convention.
There are 9 keynote speakers
There are over 400 live sessions over two days.
60 pre-recorded sessions.
Numerous symposium tracks which includes....
- Tours presented by Calgary Zoo.
- Science that will 'explode' on stage hosted by Telus Spark.
- Art, Dance and Music sessions produced at Arts Commons.
- Reading, language, books and more at Calgary Public Library.
- Tours and presentations by Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration questions: email@example.com
Calgary City Teachers Convention Association requires volunteers. If you are interested please visit the volunteer form HERE. If you have difficulty with the link please fill out the form at