Travel to Ottawa

Plan Ahead for the ADSA 2023 Annual Meeting

ADSA can't wait to welcome you to beautiful Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 2023! You must see it for yourself. Museums, culture, cuisine, and a European feel, right across the border.

Start making your travel plans today!

Travelling to Ottawa as a US citizen from the US?
You MUST have a valid passport. Don't have one? Start the process today! Getting a passport can take up to 3 months, so you need to start now to join us in June! For visits to Canada of less than 180 days, U.S. citizens do not need visas.

Travelling to Ottawa while on a Visa in the US for education?
There are some steps you need to take to protect your F-1 status while you travel outside of the US.

  • Get a travel signature from your advisor on your I-20
  • Make Sure Your I-20 Reflects Your Current Situation
  • Make Sure Your I-20 Will Not Expire While You Are Out of the Country
  • Make sure your US Visa is valid through the date you will return to the US

If Canada is not your home country, you may need a visitor or transit visa. Canada also now requires Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for many citizens of visa-exempt countries who enter Canada.

Contact to request an invitation letter with an IRCC code to facilitate your visa application.

Please locate the Canadian consular office nearest you to assist if needed.

Travelling to Ottawa from anywhere in the world?
Use this tool to find out exactly what you will need to get into Canada for the week at ADSA

For all other concerns and questions relative to Canadian Visas, please check with the Canada Border Services Agency

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Download the program—online or via our app

Registration is open!

Are you speaking at the meeting? Review our instructions for uploading your PowerPoint or poster presentation ahead of time. 

Need to print your poster locally in Ottawa? Rytec Printing is the closest option to the Shaw Centre. 

Air Canada is our preferred airline for the meeting, and we have an exclusive 10% discount code for attendees! Simply enter “ZWBVGUR1” in the promotion code box at checkout on The booking must be to Ottawa in the travel period of Wednesday, June 14, 2023, through Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

Invitation Letter Request Form is now available