Go Abroad Fair

Held every fall, the University of Alberta's Go Abroad Fair is organized by University of Alberta International - Education Abroad.

A lively and bustling event, the Go Abroad Fair brings together local, provincial, national and international exhibitors to showcase unique and exciting work, volunteer and study abroad opportunities provided by post-secondary institutions and organizations around the world.

This year's fair will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Dinwoodie Lounge in the Students' Union Building where we expect more than 40 organizations and partner universities will connect with over 1000 University of Alberta students. We hope to see you there!

Exhibitors

Exhibiting at the 2017 Go Abroad Fair is an opportunity for your organization or institution to market your unique international work, study and volunteer abroad programs to an engaged audience of University of Alberta students. Registration will be open on May 1, 2017. 

  • All registration fees must be paid online by Visa or Mastercard; payment by UAlberta indent is not accepted.
  • All registrations are subject to review by the organizers of the Go Abroad Fair to determine exhibitor category accuracy.
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Exhibitor Details

As an exhibitor, you will receive:

  • 6’ by 6’ table with poster-board backdrop and two chairs
  • Refreshments
  • Your organization’s name on the Go Abroad Fair website
  • The opportunity to sponsor the event
  • Accommodation Information
    Lister Centre Accommodation
    116 St & 87 Ave 
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6 
    Phone: (780) 492-6056 

    Lister Centre is on the University of Alberta Campus and is located approximately one block away from the Go Abroad Fair site. 
    Note: A limited number of rooms had been reserved for Go Abroad Fair exhibitors until August 21, 2016. Please contact the hotel directly for room availability and rates. 
     
    Campus Tower Suite Hotel
    11145 – 87 Ave 
    Edmonton, AB T6G 0Y1 
    Phone: (780) 439-6060 

    The Campus Tower Suite Hotel is on the edge of the University of Alberta Campus and is located 
    approximately three blocks away from the Go Abroad Fair site. 
    Note: A limited number of rooms had been reserved for Go Abroad Fair exhibitors until August 21, 2016. Please contact the hotel directly for room availability and rates. 
     
    The Varscona (Whyte Avenue West) 
    8208-106 Street 
    Edmonton, AB T6E 6R9 
    Phone: (780) 434-6111

    The Varscona Hotel is located approximately 2 km from the University of Alberta and Go Abroad Fair site. Please contact the hotel directly for room availability and rates.  

    Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel 
    10222 - 102 St 
    Edmonton, AB T5J 4C5 
    Phone: (780) 429-3900 

    The Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel is located in Downtown Edmonton and is accessible to the University of Alberta Campus and Go Abroad Fair site by LRT or Taxi. Please contact the hotel directly for room availability and rates.
  • Transportation Information

    If arriving via the Edmonton International Airport (YEG), the following transport options will get you to campus:

    1. Taxis 

    Taxis charge a metered rate of approximately $55 to get to campus. Find out more about the airport taxi service from Edmonton International Airport. Travel time to campus is approximately 30-40 minutes. 

    2. Edmonton Sky Shuttle 

    The Edmonton Sky Shuttle provides bus service between the airport and various locations and major hotels in Edmonton. A one-way fare is $18 and service operates at 30-45-minute intervals between 7:00 am and 1:00 am. Travel time to campus is approximately 30-45 minutes.

    • You can pre-order your ticket online.
    • You can purchase tickets at the Sky Shuttle kiosk, located in the lower level (Arrivals) by door #7. 
    • When you purchase a ticket, tell the Sky Shuttle staff where you will be staying. The staff will 
    then advise you of the nearest stop. 
    • The Sky Shuttle will not stop unless a location is requested, so make sure you inform them 
    where you need to be let off. 

    3. Edmonton Transit System (ETS)

    The Edmonton Transit's Route #747 provides one-way bus service between Edmonton International Airport and Century Park Transit Centre in south Edmonton. Once the bus portion of your trip is complete, you can transfer onto the LRT (subway), which brings passengers straight to UAlberta's main campus. Travel time to campus is approximately 45-60 minutes. 

    Taking Bus Route # 747

    • The #747 runs 7 days a week from 4:10am - 12:30am. Check the ETS website for current route schedules and details.
    • One-way trip fare: $5 cash paid to driver. Make sure to bring exact change!
     

    Directions from Century Park Train Station

    1. Once you arrive at the Century Park Transit Centre by bus, head west toward the Century Park LRT (subway) station. From there, you can purchase a regular fare ticket for $3.20 from the Fare Vending Machine. Make sure to validate your ticket at an orange box before entering LRT “Proof of Payment area”. 
    2. Once the ticket is validated, board the train heading to Clareview Station (north). 
    3. If you are staying in the Lister Centre accommodations, exit the LRT at the Health Sciences/Jubilee station, and walk west on 87th Avenue towards the Butterdome (a large yellow sports and recreational building) to get to your residence. 
    4. To learn how to get around the UAlberta campus, see Campus Maps. 
    • Runs 7 days a week from 4:10am - 12:30am 
    • One-way trip: $5 cash paid to driver
    • Runs 7 days a week from 4:10am - 12:30am 
    • One-way trip: $5 cash paid to driver

    • Once you arrive at the Century Park Transit Centre by bus, head west toward the Century Park LRT (subway) station. From there, you can purchase an ETS ticket for $3.00 at the Fare Vending Machine, and then validate it at an orange box when entering LRT “Proof of Payment area”. 

    • Once the ticket is validated, board the train heading to Clareview. 

    • If you will be staying in Lister, exit off at the Health Sciences/Jubilee station, and walk west on 87 Avenue towards the Butterdome which is a large yellow building to get to your residence.

    • Once you arrive at the Century Park Transit Centre by bus, head west toward the Century Park LRT (subway) station. From there, you can purchase an ETS ticket for $3.00 at the Fare Vending Machine, and then validate it at an orange box when entering LRT “Proof of Payment area”. 

    • Once the ticket is validated, board the train heading to Clareview. 

    • If you will be staying in Lister, exit off at the Health Sciences/Jubilee station, and walk west on 87 Avenue towards the Butterdome which is a large yellow building to get to your residence.

    • Once you arrive at the Century Park Transit Centre by bus, head west toward the Century Park LRT (subway) station. From there, you can purchase an ETS ticket for $3.00 at the Fare Vending Machine, and then validate it at an orange box when entering LRT “Proof of Payment area”. 

    • Once the ticket is validated, board the train heading to Clareview. 

    • If you will be staying in Lister, exit off at the Health Sciences/Jubilee station, and walk west on 87 Avenue towards the Butterdome which is a large yellow building to get to your residence.

Sponsorship

The Go Abroad Fair offers the following four levels of sponsorship to choose from:

  • 1. Exclusive Platinum Sponsor ($2,000)

    • Up to four (4) representatives welcome at the event
    • Free exhibitor booth registration
    • Prime booth location at venue
    • Extra booth space at no extra charge
    • Opportunity to give opening remarks at the Networking Reception
    • Designated web feature banner at on the Education Abroad website
    • Premier sponsor recognition on all event signage
    • Individualized ‘thank you’ signage at event
    • Individualized content shared on Education Abroad social media sites
    • Large logo on the event program
    • Large logo & link to company website through the Go Abroad Fair webpage
    • Thank you in the Education Abroad Program e-newsletter
    • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon beverages provided to all representatives

  • 2. Gold Sponsor ($1,000)

    • Up to three (3) representatives welcome at the event
    • Free exhibitor booth registration
    • Prime booth location at venue
    • Individualized content shared on Education Abroad social media sites
    • Sponsor recognition on all event signage
    • Medium logo on the event program
    • Medium logo & embedded link to company website through the Go Abroad Fair webpage
    • Thank you in the Education Abroad Program e-newsletter
    • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon beverages provided to all representatives

  • 3. Silver Sponsor ($750)

    • Up to three (3) representatives welcome at the event
    • Prime booth location at venue
    • Designated web feature banner at on the Education Abroad website
    • Sponsor recognition on all event signage
    • Medium logo on the event program
    • Medium logo & link to company website through the Go Abroad Fair webpage
    • Thank you in the Education Abroad Program e-newsletter
    • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon beverages provided to all representatives

  • 4. Bronze Sponsor ($250)

    • Up to two (2) representatives welcome at the event
    • Sponsor recognition on all event signage
    • Small logo on the event program
    • Small logo & link to company website through the Go Abroad Fair webpage
    • Thank you in the Education Abroad Program e-newsletter
    • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon beverages provided to all representatives

Questions about registration or sponsorship?

Contact:

Gaïa Willis, Student Mobility and Promotions Coordinator
gaia.willis@ualberta.ca