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Recreational/Networking Activities & Tours

Sunday, July 28

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour |City Tour of Calgary

Western hospitality is at the core of this 5-hour walk/bus tour. Begin the tour with a short walk in downtown Calgary and along the historic Stephen Avenue. Hear stories that help shaped Calgary and Western Canada while viewing art installations and historic buildings. Stand in the location where the 1988 Olympic medal ceremonies took place and see how the area is being used today.

Following the walk tour, board the bus for a sightseeing drive around Calgary. Various stops will take you to the birthplace of Calgary, interact with life-size art installations, and view innovative architecture. View popular Calgary visitor sites and spend time walking the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, where you will hear stories of Olympic events. Witness first-hand how the site has evolved to a family sporting location. Finish the tour with a panoramic view of Downtown Calgary.

Tickets are open to both conference attendees and guests

Fee: Early Bird: $35 | Advance: $45 | Final: $50

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Recreational/Networking Activity | Welcome To Calgary Opening Reception

White Hat Ceremony

Join us for a quick bite and a cocktail while becoming an official Calgarian!

An iconic symbol of Calgary’s international reputation for unrivalled hospitality and our passion to be the Ultimate Hosts, Calgary’s identification with the white hat began when local Calgary hat maker, Smithbilt Hats, introduced the first white cowboy hat in 1946. Representatives of Calgary wore the white hats while cheering Calgary’s football team, the Calgary Stampeders, in the 1948 Grey Cup – Canada’s national football championship.

Since 1950, Calgarians have been proudly presenting the white cowboy hats to visitors, dignitaries and guests. Each year, thousands of white hats are presented to Calgary visitors through special White Hat Ceremonies. These ceremonies are a representation of friendship and welcoming – guests arrive in Calgary as visitors, and they leave as friends and honorary members of our community. The official ceremony includes the presentation of a white hat followed by the recipient repeating a short oath.

Special Thank You To Our Event Sponsor:

Mid America


Tuesday, July 30

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Recreational/Networking Activity |Tuesday Night Offsite Reception "Uniquely Calgary"

Ft. Calgary

Enjoy a night in fresh open air just minutes from downtown Calgary.  Situated on 40+ acres of beautiful open space at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers.  The event reception will include live music from the Sam Gyllenhaal Band, delicious Calgary/First Nations eats and craft cocktails/beers showcase local breweries and distilleries.  

A special land acknowledgement ceremony will be included to pay respects to the importance of the land to the First Nations people.

So come tour the museum, visit the craft showcase featuring First Nations artisans or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is "Uniquely Calgary."


Special Thank You To Our Event Sponsor:

Structural Technologies

Free Admission Included With All Full Conference Registrations!

  • Shuttles to and from the host hotel to the venue
  • Additional Tickets Available for $75 per person


Wednesday, July 31

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Recreational/Networking Activity |UESI Golf Tournament

Heritage Pointe

Heritage Pointe Golf Club has been a golf destination in Calgary since 1992. Ranked as one of SCORE Golf’s Top 50 Canadian Public Courses in 2019, we are recognized as an industry-leading golf facility in North America.

Fee includes:

  • Transportation to and from Convention Center and Course
  • 18-hole green fee and power cart fee
  • Complimentary use of full practice facility
  • Special Gift
  • Post Game Buffet Dinner

* limit of 100 spaces available
* rental clubs are available on request

Fee: Early Bird: $150 | Advance: $180 | Final: $200

A Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsors and Partners:




Wednesday, July 31

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Turner Valley Gas PlantTurner Valley Gas Plant

Take a guided tour of western Canada’s first natural gas processing and refining facility. See the historic compression plant, scrubbing plant, absorption plant, and gasoline plant as you visit the birthplace of Alberta’s petroleum industry.

This ticket must be purchased in addition to full registration.

Fee: Early Bird: $35 | Advance: $45 | Final: $50

2.5 PDH

Wednesday, July 31

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Recreational Tour | Calgary Stampede Art &the Wild West Walk Tour

Explore Stampede Park on this walk tour as we weave the story origin stories of Western Canada, Calgary, and the Calgary Stampede.  On this tour you will walk Stampede Park with a knowledgeable guide, viewing the public art and hearing the stories that shaped the city and the Calgary Stampede.  Wander through ENMAX Park and see where the First Nations set up their encampment during the Calgary Stampede and learn why they set up in that location.  Admission is included to the newly opened SAM Centre where you will spend time walking through the Calgary Stampede Museum.  The tour will wrap up at the Big 4 Building and provide insights into the future of Stampede Park.

Tour includes transportation to and from the location. A minibus will be provided and will leave promptly at 1:00pm from the front entrance of the Marriott hotel. 

Stampede Park

Home to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Stampede Park is comprised of multiple venues that host concerts and events throughout the year, including July’s 10-day Calgary Stampede. The BMO Centre, Calgary's largest venue, Agrium Western Event Centre, the biggest agricultural showcase and competition space in Canada, and Boyce Theatre, which hosts theatre and small concerts, are some of the highlights. Conveniently located in downtown Calgary, next to the Victoria Park/Stadium C-Train station, Stampede Park is one of the city's most unique and versatile event venues.

This ticket must be purchased in addition to full registration.

Early Bird: $35 | Advance: $45 | Final: $50

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