The 69th Annual Conference of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies
Dispute Resolution - What's Relevant? What's Next?
Vancouver, British Columbia | July 25 - 28, 2020
The ALRA Conference Planning Committee is working diligently on a diverse and stimulating program.
The 2020 agendas for the conference will be available in spring.
Full Conference Agenda
Advocates' Day Agenda
Full conference for ALRA Members (Delegates):
For members and employees of ALRA member agencies ONLY, includes Advocates' day program.
Advocates' Day on Monday, July 27 Only (Advocates):
For public and private sector advocates to join ALRA delegates to hear speakers discuss topics impacting the workplace.
The prices and registration portal for ALRA 2020 will be active in spring.
The 69th Annual ALRA Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia July 25 to 28, 2020.
The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is in the heart of downtown, in close proximity to Stanley Park, and the shopping and entertainment districts. A block of city view rooms is reserved for ALRA conference delegates at a group rate of $299 CDN/night ($229 USD/night). Book early to receive the group rate.
Education Grants | 2020 ALRA Conference
(Formerly Travel Grants)
For many years, ALRA provided training grants to attract and support new attendees at its annual conference. This year, the Executive Board has decided to expand the program to also enable former participants to return to the conference and re-engage in ALRA activities.
We are pleased to announce that an annual fund of up to $5,000 will be allocated to an Education Grants Program. Grants of up to $1000 will be provided to first-time attendees or returning attendees to enable the grantee to attend the ALRA Annual Conference.
Additional Education Grants Allocated
After considerable interest from member agencies, the Executive Board has allocated another $10,000 for Education Grants. These additional grants of up to $1000 will be provide to first-time attendees or returning attendees to enable the grantee to attend the ALRA Conference.
Applications for the Education Grant must be submitted in writing to the Vice-President of Professional Development, Sarah Cudahy firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 20, 2019. Applications should provide a detailed description of how it meets the criteria below.
In assessing the requests for education grants, the Executive Board will consider various criteria, including, but not limited to:
- The applicant is a member or employee of an ALRA member agency
- Whether the person is a first-time attendee at the conference
- Ensuring diverse representation from member agencies
- The actual costs that will be offset by the education grant
- The agencies' difficulty in underwriting the full cost of attendance at the annual conference
The Grant will be payable upon submission of receipts following the Conference. Acceptable reimbursable expenses include the hotel cost, transportation to and from the conference location or registration fees. ALRA will not reimburse any other expenses.