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Our Northern Skies/Sous un ciel nordique - Cancelled


PWC's 42nd International Training Conference

April 6 - 9, 2020   Room rate $279 CAD/$210 USD (approximate)

‘Our’ to highlight partnership in air traffic control and aviation on a global stage; A perspective on ATC that crosses borders; Common experience and goals; Spirit of sharing and cooperation; Celebrate Canada’s unique geography

Mark your calendars for the 42nd Annual Professional Women Controllers (PWC) Conference with the theme of “Our Northern Skies” — a suitable name for a conference taking place in Ottawa, Canada.

Held from April 6-9, 2020, the PWC’s first international conference will provide you with the opportunity to connect with other air traffic services professionals and will focus on building networks and enhancing co-operation between NAV CANADA and our counterparts in the FAA.

Why should you join us at the conference? We have some exciting things in store for PWC attendees!

The conference takes place at the historic Fairmont Château Laurier, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The Château Laurier is minutes away from the city’s biggest attractions including the Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Shaw Center, and the National Arts Centre. 

On April 6, take a day trip to the Diefenbunker Museum, Canada’s Cold War Museum, and join us at the conference’s opening reception that night.

April 7 to 9 will feature training sessions on technology, safety, ATS coordination, gender-related workplace issues, personal accountability, NexGen Innovations, training the workforce of Tomorrow, self-empowerment, system operations/traffic management, and more.

We’ll close things off on April 9, when you can cut a rug with us at the 1950s sock hop-themed closing banquet, held at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. It’ll be a bash!

Find more information by emailing

The closest airport to Fairmont Chateau Laurier is Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier Airport (YOW).

Located in the center of Downtown Ottawa, Fairmont Château Laurier is minutes away from its biggest attractions including: The Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Shaw Center, and the National Arts Centre.  The closest airport to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier airport (YOW).

Canada travel requirements for entry are different from the requirements to re-enter the United States. While Canadian law allows all American citizens entering Canada to show government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver's License) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport to enter, the United States does not accept these documents.  For additional information:  

American citizens, including American-Canadian citizens, must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada. You do not need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an eTA to enter Canada if you are travelling with a valid U.S. passport.