Theories of Family Enterprise

2018 Theories of Family Enterprise Conference

May 23 - 25, 2018
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Theories of Family Enterprise conference, now in its 16th year, aims to bring together leading scholars from varied disciplines such as strategic management, organization theory, finance, and entrepreneurship, with leading scholars in family business, to build knowledge on one specific type of organization – the family enterprise.

Across the past few decades substantial work has been done to engage more scholars in family business research and integrate family business conversations into the mainstream conversations in management. While family firm research may not yet have become fully integrated into these conversations, substantial progress has been made to strengthen the legitimacy of family business. Conferences, such as the Theories of Family Enterprise, have been an important forum for engaging diverse and varied scholarly perspectives in discussion, and in raising the profile of family business. Continued scholarly interaction with other disciplines is important to enable the field of family business to build and disseminate knowledge on family enterprises.



Attendance of the Theories of Family Enterprise conference is by invitation only.  After invitees receive and confirm their registration with one of the conference organizers, no further registration process is necessary.

There is no registration fee.



Please ensure your reservations are secured soon so you don't miss out!  A block of rooms are being held for conference participants at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. 

To book your room, visit, or call the Campus Tower Suite Hotel directly at 1-800-709-1824 (toll free) or within Edmonton at 780-439-6060.

Quote "TOFE Conference 2018" and the group rate code "ACT-GFC2743".

Rates range from $179.00 - $219.00 CAD depending on occupancy.

These rooms will be released after April 25, 2018. Rooms may be cancelled without penalty up to two days prior to your reservation.

Campus Tower Suite Hotel
11145 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Y1
Toll Free: 1-800-709-1824 or within Edmonton dial 780-439-6060

This premier hotel is centrally located and adjacent to the University of Alberta’s north campus – only a short 9 minute walk to the conference venue. Here is a walking map from the Campus Tower Suite Hotel to the Stollery Centre.

Participants are asked to pay for their hotel rooms (and parking) directly and, if applicable, submit this expense for reimbursement after the conference. 



This year’s ToFE conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on the University of Alberta’s main campus in the Alberta School of Business building. Presentations will take place in the Stollery Executive Development Centre which is located on the 5th floor of the Alberta School of Business building.

Here is a University of Alberta Campus Map with the Alberta School of Business building highlighted


Parking on the University of Alberta's North Campus

The University of Alberta has many parking lots located throughout the north campus.  The closest public parking lot to the Stollery Executive Development Centre is Lot N.  The daily rates are approximately $15.00 CAD. Here is a map with additional University of Alberta parking information.


Transportation to and from Edmonton’s International Airport (EIA)

Taxis and Limos – Approximate cost from the Edmonton International Airport to the Campus Tower Suite Hotel will be $55.00 - $66.00 CAD.

Uber – Transportation from the University to the airport only. Approximately cost is $32.00-$67.00 CAD depending on the car/service choice.

Car Rentals – Airport car rentals are available however there is no free parking at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel or University of Alberta.


Driving from the Edmonton International Airport to the Campus Tower Suite Hotel will take approximately 30 minutes depending on the time of day. Here is a map to help guide you.

Public Transportation

Edmonton’s Skyshuttle airport service departs every hour on the hour and offers transportation from the Edmonton International Airport to the University of Alberta. It is best to book this in advance however you can check-in at Door 7 on the arrivals level at the Edmonton International Airport. The approximately cost is $18.00 CAD. The closest drop off location to the Campus Tower Suite Hotel is HUB Mall South.  (Please do not get dropped off at the University of Alberta Hospital or University of Alberta Lister Centre.) 


Weather in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Average temperatures and precipitation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in May.



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