Public sector conference 2020

If you’re a senior financial professional in the public sector or work for a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this annual event in the nation’s capital is the place to be.

Event Details

Location and date:
Ottawa October 19-21, 2020

The role of public sector financial professionals is continuously evolving. The 2020 conference will give you the opportunity to upgrade your skills and enhance the value you bring to work with a variety of innovative sessions, captivating keynote speakers and thought-provoking panels.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

In-person $1095 | Virtual $895 | Post-conference Workshop $395

14 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Topics include:

  • important PSAB updates
  • innovative best practices
  • ethics and AI
  • government financial management and reporting
  • technology trends for the public sector
  • leadership development

Who should attend?

  • senior financial professionals with controller, treasury or budget functions
  • public accountants, auditors and other professionals
  • financial analysts and other financial statement users

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
t.:613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


The Novotel Hotel
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Booking accommodations at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel:

A block of guestrooms has been reserved at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel at a guaranteed rate of $193 plus applicable taxes. This rate is available until September 25, 2020, or until our room block is filled.

Contact the hotel to book (refer to CPA Canada's Public Sector Conference to get the conference rate), or reserve your room online here.

Note, the hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy, should you wish to cancel your reservation.

Frequently asked questions:

What equipment do I need to join the virtual conference?

For a smooth virtual conference experience, ensure that you have:

  • the most current operating system and browser on the device you will use to connect to the virtual conference platform
  • access to high speed/broadband Internet; if you are not on high-speed Internet, your video may become patchy at times
  • speakers/headphones to hear the conference speakers, and keyboard to submit any questions to the speakers.

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Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793