Schedule of Events

SEC 2019 is shaping up to be CSTA’s most dynamic Congress ever!  With over 400 delegates expected, the 2019 Sport Events Congress should not be missed. 

SEC19 Schedule (PDF as of March 15, 2019)

SEC19 Schedule (Mobile Device version)

Speakers & Presenters

Registration Fees


Hospitality Events 

Pre-SEC | Monday, March 18th | Partner Appreciation Social hosted by the CSTA (private function) | Rideau Suite (Westin Hotel – 22nd floor)
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sponsors of Sport Events Congress and the PRESTIGE Awards and Vendor Alley exhibitors are invited to join the CSTA staff, consultants and board of directors for an evening welcome social. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided.

Day 1 | Tuesday, March 19th | #RNATION Ottawa Redblacks Tailgate Party presented by Ottawa Tourism (Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne Park)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Hop on the bus to Lansdowne Park to enjoy the best part of game day with end zone games served alongside stadium snacks (burgers, nachos, poutine and salads) courtesy of Ottawa Tourism. Budweiser beverages will be available at the bar.

Wear your jersey (from any sport) to show your hometown pride. Special appearance by the Ottawa Redblacks’ Big Joe.

Event Invitation (PDF)
Event Menu (coming soon)

*Buses depart the Westin Lobby at 6:30 pm sharp. Return is either 9:30 pm or 10:30 pm / 11:30 pm (for those staying on at Lansdowne Park for the karaoke event).

Day 1 | Edmonton Events’ Karaoke Nightcap | Jack Astor’s (Lansdowne Park)
9:45 pm to midnight

You warmed up your throwing arm at the tailgate party and now it's time to warm up your singing voice for a karaoke nightcap featuring complimentary appetizers and an inventory of classic karaoke songs on stage. Step up to the mic!

*Bus transportation to Lansdowne Park is at 6:30 pm as part of the shuttle for the RNation Tailgate Party (departing from the Westin Lobby). Return bus transportation is available at either 10:30 pm or 11:30 pm.​

Day 2 | Wednesday, March 20th | Escape Room Social (Jigsaw Escape & SHARE Plates & Drinks - Byward Market)
5:15 pm to 9 pm

Get your sleuth on! Bring your magnifying glass and a sharp mind to solve the puzzles and riddles in an escape room using clues, hints and strategies. You will only escape from your locked room if you successfully unveil the secret plot within a set period of time. If you fail at your mission, you can drown your sorrows with food and drink at the neighbouring SHARE Plates & Drinks. This is a ticketed event - RSVP required during online registration (+ all participants must reserve a timeslot onsite).

Event Menu (PDF)
Reserve Your Timeslot

*This activity is a 9-min walk from the Westin Hotel.

Day 2 | Shhh … It’s A Silent Disco Dance Party (Venue on Twenty Two – Westin Hotel)
9 pm to midnight

Are you a dancer or a networker?  We've found the perfect compromise for those of us who love to jam out to their personal little dance party and those who prefer to chat and network at the bar. Music will be broadcast wirelessly to headsets worn by dancers, while networkers enjoy some casual conversation without having to shout-scream across the room. You've got to see it to understand it! Join us on the 22nd floor of the Westin Hotel for the best view of the city in a stunning space for a unique networking event.


Note: These events are limited to registered SEC delegates. No outside guests may attend and RSVPs are required at the time of online registration. In certain cases, additional fees may apply for certain events and / or for additional food and beverage not provided by event organizers. SEC delegate name badge must worn at all times.