Conference Travel Tips

We look forward to seeing you in Victoria for the CICan:GPOP Conference!  Getting away from the office to attend a conference is often difficult, but rewarding.  Whether you are only attending the GPOP session, or the entire CICan Conference, we have some suggestions that might help you enjoy your trip.

 Before you Leave …


  • Bring an umbrella
  • Remember chargers for all your electronic devices
  • When you think of it – pack it

The Office

  • Slip extra business cards in your bag
  • Water your plants (no one is going to remember to do that for you)
  • Set your Out of Office, Voicemail, etc.
  • Leave your hotel, flight and other details with your colleagues
  • Take time to review the conference agenda:

Once you are in Victoria ….

  • Arriving by air? It will take you approximately 30 mins to get into the city. Click this link for taxi and shuttle information:
  • Looking for local information? The Camosun College organizing committee has put together some helpful information at the following link:
  • What to wear? Bring business clothes for the GPOP and CICan conference sessions, business casual for the GPOP and CICan opening reception, and if you are attending the CICan closing gala, the dress code is “Elegantly Relaxed”.
  • Relax, learn, connect, enjoy!



Acknowledgement of Traditional Territories

A recent query from a member generated many different responses from GPOP colleagues. She had been asked by her Board Chair to inquire about the practices other Colleges may have adopted regarding acknowledgement of traditional territories at the beginning of Board meetings. Click here for a summary of responses. Thanks to Jenny Forestell (NBCC) and Lisa McIntyre (Fanshawe) for their work in compiling this information.

2018 Conference Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28/18

Join us as we launch the weekend with a welcome reception

All GPOP members attending this year’s conference are encouraged to kick off the weekend in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with our opening reception. Enjoy appetizers, networking and views of Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour as you re-connect with colleagues and welcome new members. Cost of the evening is included in your GPOP registration fee. Dress is business casual.

Saturday, April 28th ┃5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ┃Finn’s Restaurant, 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria


It’s here: 2018 GPOP Annual Conference Agenda

The agenda for our April 28/29 conference is now available! Our time together will be jam packed from Saturday evening’s welcome reception to Sunday’s full day of learning, sharing and networking. Click here for the complete agenda. Note that the Annual General Meeting will be held at a later date in the Spring.

If you haven’t registered for the conference yet it’s not too late! The GPOP conference discount rates are available until conference day. Click here for an overview of how and where to register.

We look forward to seeing many of you in the “City of Gardens”!Tourism Victoria Logo