Unfortunately, in the past some exhibitors and attendees have fallen prey to these companies including IEA Event Planning (also known as Independent Entertainers Association, Travel Expo or XMC Hotels) and have either lost significant deposits or have not received the hotel rooms they originally booked. These companies are NOT affiliated with CanWEA or the CanWEA 2012 Conference in any way and therefore you put yourself at financial risk if you provide them your credit card information. They often have hidden costs, charge your credit card in full at the time of reservation, and may not provide the hotel reservations promised. Reservations made through an agency other than The Housing Connection will be at your own risk.
Booking through the official housing provider for CanWEA 2012, The Housing Connection, ensures you will be working with a reputable company, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees at the official hotels including shuttle transportation to the Convention Center.
If you do receive a solicitation from a housing company other than The Housing Connection, we encourage you to inform CanWEA promptly by contacting Sharon Fryer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-234-8716 ext 239.