Thank you for accepting our invitation to speak at the RPNAO 59th Annual AGM and Conference which will take place at the Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9.

By the beginning of July, you should have received a confirmation email with the date and time of your session or poster presentation. Here are some additional requirements and important dates.


Once you let us know that you have accepted our offer to present, we will automatically register you for the conference. Your complimentary registration includes all sessions on Friday, September 29, 2017, breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. If you wish to attend the Gala Dinner on Thursday, September 28, 2017, you will need to register and pay for a ticket.

Bedroom Reservations: Friday, August 26, 2017

If you wish to make a bedroom reservation, bookings must be made before August 26, 2017. The room rates for the Delta Ottawa City Centre, is Single or Double- $209.00 per room per night PLUS 13% HST for a Traditional room. Parking is not included.

Please use code Registered Practical Nurses of Ontario for special rates

Conference Dates for applicable Conference rate: Tuesday, September 26 to Friday, September 29, 2017 Conference date. Please see the agenda for session times.

Keynote and Concurrent Speakers – Details Form – August 25, 2017

A/V - Speaker Details Form – Friday, August 25, 2017.
We need to know your audio visual requirements – if we have permission to record and publish – and your emergency contact information. Kindly complete this form by August 25, 2017.

Standard audio visual to be provided is a data project and screen along with a computer. Larger rooms will have microphones.

Presentation Due Date – Friday, September 15th, 2017

Send your PowerPoint presentation to We need to test to ensure that the presentation retains its integrity. If you have embedded videos or very large files (larger than 2MB), please contact Candace for alternate instructions.

Poster Sessions

Set up time: Set up for posters will be Friday morning between 7 am and 8 am. No set up will be allowed after 8 am on Friday morning. Tear down will be after the last speaker has finished - approximately 4:30 pm on Friday afternoon.

Tear down time: Immediately after the closing keynote speaker and conference wrap-up which is anticipated to be 4:30 pm

Poster Size: The poster boards are 94” wide by 48” high. As there is a metal frame around the edge, the live area that you have to work with is 91” wide by 45” high. Posters can be attached either with push pins or Velcro.

What else to bring: We suggest you bring some handouts for people to take away if they want to review your topic after the conference. This could be anything from a business card with your contact details to a page or two summary of the project which should also contain your contact details.

What RPNAO will provide:
Small table for your handout materials
Poster board per specs above
Complimentary registration to the conference for Friday, September 29.

Still have questions? Contact Alison Toscano at or 905-415-2220 ex 257.