Important Travel Advisory
As of 2016, most travelers from outside the U.S. need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to enter Canada. Your passport may not be enough. To find out what documents you will need, please visit the Government of Canada’s Immigration Services website. If a visa is required, we recommend that you complete this process as soon as possible as it can take approximately 30-60 days.
When should I plan to arrive?
Toronto is an amazing city with diverse culture, art, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife so you may want to arrive on Saturday to explore. ParadigmShift kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 6:00 pm at the Four Seasons. Creative cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.
When will I receive my conference materials?
Conference materials will be distributed when you arrive on Sunday, October 21. Content will be available online, after the event.
What about airfare and accommodations?
Attendance is free, however, we do not cover travel and hotel costs. We have secured a special group rate of $417.20 CAD (includes taxes) per night at the Four Seasons Toronto. There are a limited number of Premium Rooms available at this rate, so please book your hotel as soon as possible. ***You can reserve your room during the online registration process.***
Are meals included?
Yes, premium breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included during both days of the conference. In addition, we will host a welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres on Sunday at 6:00 pm at the Four Seasons Toronto, and a full dinner Monday night at Evergreen Brick Works. Please refer to the agenda for times and locations. If you have any dietary needs, please let us know in your registration form.
How many guests will attend?
We intentionally limit our guest list to about 100 of our most senior client executives to allow for deeper, more personal connections between guests. Repeat attendance and increased interest mean we’ve had to move to a waiting list for the past three years, so we encourage invited guests to register now.
ParadigmShift guests are C-level executives representing a wide range of industries. Nearly half of our guests are international. An attendee list will be distributed prior to the event.
What should I wear?
Business-casual attire is perfect for both guests and speakers. October can be chilly, especially at night. We recommend bringing a jacket and keeping an eye on the weather.
We want everyone to feel welcome and to enjoy their ParadigmShift experience to the fullest. If you require any personal accommodations or have any dietary needs, please let us know in your registration form.
Can I bring a guest or invite a colleague?
Attendance is by invitation-only and registration of all guests is required. If you would like to recommend a colleague for consideration, please let us know. Generally, guests do not bring spouses or partners to ParadigmShift.