The 2014 COCA Central Regional Conference

The 2014 COCA Central Regional Conference
Host School: McMaster University
Dates: Thursday to Saturday inclusive
November 6-8, 2014

Arrival: Thursday afternoon, Nov. 6
Conference begins: 5 pm, Thursday, Nov. 6
Departure: Sunday morning, Nov. 9
Site: Hamiton, Ontario
Driving Time: From:
Toronto: 1 hour
Windsor: 3.5 hours
Montreal & Ottawa: 6 hours
North Bay & Sudbury: 5 hours
Venues: Crowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel & Conference Center
150 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2
Tel: 905-528-3451 Fax: 905-522-2281
Toll Free Reservations: 1-877-424-4188


McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4
Tel: 905-525-9140 x24114 Fax: 905-529-3208

Conference registration fees include 2 meals: lunch OR dinner on Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8.
Hotel Reservations: Crowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel & Conference Center

COCA Room Rates:
Regular Room - $114/night – single or double.
Executive Level Room $134/night – single or double.

Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am

Reserve your room today so you are not disappointed! You may reserve using either of these methods:

1. Toll Free Phone
Call Crowne Plaza Central Reservations - Toll Free: 1-877-424-4188
Give the operator the dates of the conference (Nov. 6-9, 2014)
Give the Operator the Group Booking Code: “FH8” - OR give the name of the group: “2014 COCA Central Regional Conference".
Indicate your check-in and check-out dates.
Choose from the 4 room types offered.

2. On-Line
Go to:
Under "Make A Reservation", enter your Check-in and Check-out dates.
Click on: "Check Rates & Availability".
In the grey area, click on: “Group Code”.
In the Group Code box, enter: “FH8”.
Click: “Apply”.
Choose from the 4 room types offered and Click: “Book This Room”.
Trade Show (Biz Hall) Afternoon, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Reserve Ad Space in Conference Manual: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Submit Ad Copy for Conference Manual: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Showcase Spots Available: Music, DJ/Urban, Comedy, Lecture, Variety, Singer/Songwriter
Showcase Submissions: (1) All Music Acts:
online at:

(2) Non-Music Acts:
online at:
by mail/courier using the Showcase Application Form posted below under "Showcase Info".
Showcase Application Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Selected Showcase Acts Announced: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Conference Host: Al Legault, Campus Events Director
McMaster Students Union
Tel: 905-525-9140, x24114 Fax: 905-529-3208

McMaster Students Union (MSU)
MUSC 201, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4
Tel: 905-525-9140, x22722 Fax: 905-529-3208
COCA Membership Information: All schools, companies or artists registering as delegates for the conference must be members of COCA or become members of COCA when they register for the conference.

Check your COCA membership status by contacting: Earle Taylor, Executive Director
Canadian Organization of Campus Activities
509 Commissioners Rd. W., Suite 202
London, Ontario N6J 1Y5

Tel: 519-690-0207
Fax: 519-681-4328
Conference Registration: See documents sections below.
Note: Forms and Info Sheets will be posted below as they become available.

To access Fillable pdf forms download to your computer first and then fill in.

Conference Bulletins

General Info


Artists / Associates

Showcase Info