2013: Info für Deligierte

Liebe KollegInnen,


it is my pleasure to invite you to this year's CATG conference in Calgary, Alberta, February 15 - 17th, 2013.



The topic of the conference is "Mehrsprachigkeit und Deutsch als Fremdsprache," and we have an exciting line-up of presentations and workshops (see attached program).


Registration for the conference is now open (form attached). Please submit your completed registration form to Ilse Spangenberg as soon as possible to facilitate planning.



Let me add that both Air Canada and Westjet have seat sales running (at least through this weekend - they must have had CATG conference participants in mind :-)! So let's take their generous offer and book your flights while the sale is on.




Two more important issues: the hotel (please see attached information): the hotel rooms are blocked for CATG bookings, and a special rate (CAD 125) is available until January 18. Please book your room prior to that so the special rate will apply.








In preparation for the CATG/AATG conference at the University of Calgary, please review the following financial information:


Conference Fees:

  • All official delegates (two per association) pay a Conference fee of $130.

  • Other conference participants pay a conference fee of $50. Those attending a single day (or less) pay a reduced fee of $25.

  • Graduate students and presenters who are not official delegates may attend the conference at no charge.

Travel expenses:

  • Upon submission of a travel expense claim form with supporting receipts, official delegates and members of the CATG executive are entitled to reimbursement of airfare and airport transfers, and hotel accommodation (based upon double occupancy). Single occupancy will be reimbursed at a minimum of 50%.

  • Conference presenters who are not official delegates are eligible for a travel expense subsidy to cover a portion of their travel costs, upon submission of a travel expense claim form with supporting receipts.

Hotel reservations:

  • Room reservations are the responsibility of individual delegates and presenters. The conference hotel is the Hotel Alma, located at the University of Calgary (reservations: 1.877.498.3203; website: www.hotelalma.ca). A special 'CATG' conference rate has been arranged, for bookings made by Friday 18 January 2013. Please note that arranging room-mates is the responsibility of delegates and presenters.

  • For additional information regarding accommodation, please see our hotel information.

Membership Fees:

  • Each member association pays an annual membership fee to the CATG. The fee is set at $1 per individual member, with a minimum fee of $50. Membership fees are due at the annual conference, payable by cheque (payee 'CATG').