We can’t wait to have you there — and we want to make sure you have all the tools under your belt to make this conference the highlight of your personal and professional year.
… and more!
For now, please see below our FAQs for attendees and be sure to send us an email with any questions!
SHOULD I MAKE MY OWN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND WITS? WHEN SHOULD I GET THERE?
As of right now there is no group travel rate or plan. Official summit activities begin on the evening of Friday, May 4th and will last through the late afternoon of Sunday, May 6th. FAM trips, tours, and meetups will be scheduled before and after this timeframe (in the past these have begun on the Wednesday before and ended the Monday after), as well as a few new pre- and post-conference sessions on Friday and Monday, so feel free to stay a while. These events are organized independently from official summit activities. We’ll be announcing these as the summit approaches, so plan accordingly if you’d like to participate.
I’M COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN. WHERE SHOULD I STAY AND HOW SHOULD I GET THERE?
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is our official hotel partner, and the host of WITS ‘18. Staying there will ensure you’re close to the action. All WITS sessions will take place atLe Château, and most parties and summit-related activities will also happen at the hotel. Our room block has an exclusive room rate of just $209 CAD/night (about $154 USD/night) starting on Wednesday the 2nd and ending on Thursday the 10th. You can book your room at our special booking link here.
Note: there are only a limited number of rooms available at this rate (Fairmont Castleview and Fairmont Citiview). However, we also have special rates for other rooms, as follows:
Fairmont Riverview – $249 CAD
Deluxe – Citiview – $239 CAD
Deluxe – Riverview $259 CAD
Studios – $269 CAD
Signature $289 CAD
Junior $359 CAD
Frontenac – $659 CAD
GOLD – $759CAD
You can also visit our Facebook group to meet other attendees before the summit and look for a roommate. It’s a great way to make a new friend before WITS ‘18 even starts.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO WITS? IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
There is no official dress code for WITS, but we recommend attendees dress business casual. You’ll be networking with and meeting other bloggers, travelers, and organization/brand reps, after all! We also recommend bringing something to take notes with, whether that be a laptop, tablet, phone, or notebook – whatever is most comfortable for you!
Yes! We’re excited to offer free WiFi for all attendees at the summit.
HOW CAN I MEET OTHER ATTENDEES BEFORE WITS?
Visit our Facebook group to meet other attendees, make connections, and plan your visit with new friends! If you’re interested in being contacted by our sponsors before WITS, be sure to check that box when purchasing your ticket.
WHERE’S THE SCHEDULE/HOW CAN I PLAN MY WITS?
We’ll release a preliminary version of the WITS schedule in late 2017, and add day trips, press visits, and other activities through early 2018. Keep an eye out on our website or join our mailing list to make sure you see it as soon as it’s up. You can also take a look at last year’s schedule here.
I HEARD THERE ARE GIVEAWAYS! WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
If we do have giveaways, every WITS attendee will be automatically entered to win. This includes all general attendees, speakers, brand or organization representatives, volunteers, and planning team members. We will be giving away prizes during plenary sessions throughout the weekend, and you must be present if your name is called in order to claim your prize.
We may also have special giveaways for specific prizes throughout the weekend. We’ll be sure to let all attendees know how to register for these during the summit!
WHAT MEALS WILL BE OFFERED AT THE SUMMIT?
Breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as coffee breaks and our famous Sunday Brunch will be offered at the summit. Locations for dinner offsite will be recommended as we near our WITS date. This information is subject to change (but you can count on always having coffee!).
WHERE DO I REPORT ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR SPECIAL NEEDS?
Part of our commitment to inclusion also includes a commitment to accessibility. If you require any assistance (including dietary specifications, physical assistance, visual or audio aid, etc), please share this in the appropriate section when purchasing your ticket.
WILL THE WITS SESSIONS BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM OR WATCH ONLINE?
At this point, we will not be live-streaming WITS or recording any of the sessions in full (although we’ve been known to broadcast our keynotes on Facebook Live). If that changes, we will gladly let you know!
I DON’T SEE WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR HERE/HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT WITS?