Social Events

Wine & CheeseTHURSDAY, MAY 19


Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel



Join us for the opening reception at the Marriott Hotel. We’ll have delicious food and beverages for this meet and greet.



Lobster dinnerFRIDAY, MAY 21


Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21



Make sure you purchase a ticket for our gala evening on Friday – a lobster feast at Pier 21, Canada’s Immigration Museum.


Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21—Atlantic Canada’s only national museum! Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail reception in the Pier 21 Rudolph P Bratty Hall exhibition. Following the reception, dinner and presentation will be held in the Kenneth C. Rowe Hall overlooking the Halifax harbour.



Brewery Tour


Brewery TourSATURDAY, MAY 21


Location: Garrison Brewery



Unwind with us at the end of the conference at a casual social at the Garrison Brewery. Beer and snacks will be provided.


Halifax has always been at the centre of a proud and vibrant Maritime brewing tradition. In 1754, William Steel was the first local brewer to quench the thirsts of early settlers and troops gathered on Citadel Hill. Many would follow, with over 20 breweries having operated by the time of prohibition.


Garrison Brewing Company is following in this tradition by producing premium ales of distinction for the local market. With an inaugural batch of “Irish Red Ale” in 1997, Garrison introduced the craft beer movement to Nova Scotians and visitors alike. Today Garrison brews a variety of full flavored, all natural, preservative free ales. Each glass represents a tribute to the art of hand-crafting ales with the finest natural ingredients.