Schedule of Events

SEC 2020 is shaping up to be CSTA’s most dynamic Congress ever!  With over 400 delegates expected, the 2020 Sport Events Congress should not be missed. 

SEC20 Schedule (PDF as of November 27, 2019)

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Speakers & Presenters



Pre-Congress | Monday, March 23, 2020

Welcome Social: Brews & Hues
8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Devonian Room at Westin Edmonton
Sponsored by: Cornwall Tourism / City of Cornwall

Early arrivals are invited to join the CSTA staff, consultants, board of directors and our friends from Cornwall for a fun (and colourful) evening social. Join us for activities that will bring out your artistic side as you belly up to the bar for a drink or snack and reconnect with your SEC colleagues. If you have a thirst for colour (or simply a thirst), you won’t want to miss this event.

Note: Advance SEC registration will be open in the lobby of the Devonian Room, so it’s also a great chance to check-in and collect your name badge and delegate materials the night before the start of SEC.

Congress Day 1 | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Warm-Up: Bubbles & Snuggles
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Devonian Room at Westin Edmonton
Sponsored by: TBA

Warm up for an ICE-y evening later in the night by joining us for drinks, snacks, campfire songs, and plenty of flannel.

Just Add ICE
7:30 pm to midnight
Mercer Warehouse – The ICE District
Sponsored by Edmonton Events

Your ICE-y evening starts with boarding the buses for Edmonton’s newest entertainment district. Buses depart the lobby of the Westin Edmonton at 7:30 pm and head downtown where delegates will experience the vibrancy of Edmonton’s ICE District with three unique experiences at some of Edmonton’s trendiest restaurants – Mercer Tavern, Baijiu, and Rostizado. With themed cocktails, beer, delicious food, a historical building, live music and DJ’s, you’ll be wined and dined courtesy of Edmonton Events.

Buses will return to the host hotel at 10 pm, 11 pm and midnight.

Congress Day 2 | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NHL Game Day in Edmonton: Oilers vs. Avalanche
7:30 pm to 10 pm
Rogers Place (ICE District)
Sponsored by: Edmonton Events

It’s Game Day in Edmonton! Your NHL evening begins with dinner on your own between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm at your choice of several restaurants in the downtown core. With options close to the SEC host hotels or within walking distance of Rogers Place, you’ll have plenty of options for a nice meal prior to the game. Bus transportation will be provided from the Westin Edmonton to the ICE District at 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm depending on your choice of restaurant and preferred dining time.

Then, at 7:30 pm, it’s time for the Edmonton Oilers to face off against the Colorado Avalanche in Canada’s premier arena, Rogers Place. Some lucky ticketholders* will also have access to a VIP experience that will include a visit to the Oilers Hall of Fame Room and a photo op on the ice and on the bench after the game.

When the game ends, buses will return to the host hotels at 10 pm or the party will continue at a post-game celebration (location TBA) from 10 pm to midnight when the last bus will return to the Westin Edmonton to close out the night.

*Ticket Info: NHL tickets are included in SEC registration fees on a first come, first served basis. Delegates must request a game ticket during online registration. Space is limited. Keep your eye on your inbox for VIP experience eligibility.

If you’ve RSVP’d to attend the game, when you check-in for onsite registration you will receive a voucher as proof of your RSVP and intention to attend. Vouchers will be traded for official NHL tickets between 1 pm and 4 pm on game day in Vendor Alley and seats will be assigned at that time.

For more information about social events at Sport Events Congress, please contact Karen Speers at