Frequently Asked Questions

*Please note that some of these questions may not be applicable for our online format in 2021. For any further questions do not hesitate to contact us at  HOL

Are faculty required to attend with students from their institution?
No, there is no requirement that faculty members accompany students from their institution.  Faculty are welcome to register and attend the conference, and might find that their attendance along with students may enhance the overall experience for students.

Are there accommodations available near the campus?
Yes, there are several hotels near TRU. Each year, we work with a local hotel to provide discounted rates to our out-of-town participants. Please check the accommodation page for more information. In the past, attendees have also used AirBnB to find convenient and close accommodation to campus.

Do I need to pay a registration fee?
All students must register for the Conference.

External/non-TRU students must pay a registration fee, however TRU students' registration is funded by TRUSU and is therefore free (thanks, TRUSU!!).

What is included in my registration fee?
Lunch, coffee, and refreshments on Friday and breakfast, lunch, coffee, and refreshments on Saturday are included in the registration fee.

Are there bank machines and eating establishments on campus?
There are two bank machines on campus within short walking distance of the conference session rooms.  The Campus Activity Centre eateries and Tim Hortons are open Monday through Friday until 5pm. We also have an excellent cafeteria that is operated by our Culinary Arts program.

Culinary Arts Cafeteria
Other places to eat and drink

How long are presentations expected to be and will there be time for questions during the sessions?
Each presentation must adhere to the 15 minute maximum time limit.  A question period will follow after each student has done their presentation in which the audience is welcome to ask any of the presenters a question. Often these question periods generate lively discussions beyond just a simple question and answer.

What local transportation is available for those wishing to get to and from campus?
Kamloops has an extensive public transit system, as well as two reputable taxi services.  The bus system runs into the evening during weekdays, though service is limited on weekends. For more information please visit the city of Kamloops Transit website.

Yellow Cab: (250) 374-3333
Kami Cab: (250) 374-5151

Is there parking available close to the conference session rooms and other conference events?
Yes, there is parking behind the Arts and Education building as well as the International Building. Pay parking is in effect from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.

Am I allowed to invite other people to the banquet?
Yes, you can purchase tickets for whomever you wish.