Thank You to Everyone Who Joined Us for the Exchange Organizers Conference, 2024. See You Next Year!

Dates: June 7 – 9, 2024
Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

Mark your calendars for the Experiences Canada Exchange Organizers Conference: ‘Learning by Adventure 2024’! This event is specially designed for educators, community leaders and exchange group organizers seeking to learn more about leading a youth exchange. You will enhance your skills, connect with peers, and explore the incredible potential of experiential learning.



Please note: Friday, May 17th at 10am is the deadline to reserve a hotel room. Thursday, May 30th is the final day to register for the conference.



Introducing our Keynote Speaker: Waneek Horn-Miller

We are honoured to present Waneek Horn-Miller as the keynote speaker for the Experiences Canada Learning by Adventure Conference for Exchange Organizers. A distinguished Olympian, Indigenous rights advocate, and captivating speaker, Waneek brings a unique blend of athleticism, cultural insight, and advocacy to our conference. As a member of the Mohawk Nation, Waneek made history as one of the first Indigenous women to compete in the Olympics, representing Canada in water polo at the 2000 Sydney Games. Her remarkable journey, coupled with her academic background in Sociology, allows Waneek to address complex issues related to Indigenous identity and reconciliation. Her keynote promises to inspire our audience, providing invaluable perspectives on the transformative potential of adventure and experiential learning in shaping the lives of Canadian youth. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a true trailblazer and visionary in our pursuit of empowering educators and youth organizers.

Registration and Accommodation Details

Registration for the Exchange Organizers Conference, ‘Learning by Adventure 2024’:


Due to the high number of requests, we are now providing new affordable pricing options for our upcoming conference ranging from $75-$499 CAD. 

  • Full Conference Registration – including 2-nights accommodation and meals: $499.00

  • Full Conference Registration – including meals: $199.00

  • Day Rate – Conference Registration: $125.00

  • 1/2 Day Rate – Conference Registration: $75.00


Subsidized air travel is now available for conference attendance for flights within Canada via Air Canada and West Jet. Please send inquiries to our Events Team: (some conditions may apply)


Ottawa Conference & Event Centre

200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3


Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East

200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3 


Highlights from Experience Organizers Conference 2023

The event featured insightful sessions covering day-to-day operations, best practices, mental health, diversity, inclusion, and allyship at our Exchange Organizers Conference. Keynote speaker Ilona Dougherty, Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project, shared expertise in youth development and innovation, offering valuable insights into impactful exchanges.


The “Exchanges 101” session provided a comprehensive understanding of program intricacies, addressing advocacy for marginalized youth.

Attendees earned their LivingWorks safeTALK Certification, gaining skills to promote youth mental health. Youth development workshops provided practical tools for growth, and networking opportunities allowed for pre-approval for funded exchanges, fostering meaningful connections.


Watch our video capturing the essence of the 2023 conference — a celebration of collaboration, innovation, and professional growth. Thank you to all who contributed, shaping the future of transformative exchanges.

Thanks to our Funders

This program would not be possible without the generous support of our funders. 


You can help ensure our programs are accessible to all. Please consider making a donation, allowing youth to stay connected and participate in our programs.


Send me updates / Envoyez-moi des mises à jour

Please select a valid form