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Natural Channel Systems Conference 2018
University of Guelph, 23rd-25th May 2018
Sustaining Connectivity: Exploring the Importance of Connectivity in Systems, Knowledge, Practice and Policy

The 2018 conference will provide an avenue to discuss new science, practices and academic research. This event will provide the opportunity for sharing and evolving our understanding of the importance, complexity, and interconnectedness of watercourses, and their relationship with hydrological, geomorphological, chemical and ecological processes.

Early Bird Rates End Soon! Deadline April 16th

Registration is open – visit the website for full details on packages and rates offered.

Early Bird - Don’t miss the early bird rate! Save $100 when registering for the Two Day Registration Package prior to the early bird deadline of Monday April 16, 2018.

NGO and Students – special rates are offered to qualifying NGO’s and full time students.

Sign up for all 3 days and get an additional discount. Delegates registered for May 24th and 25th who are also participating in one of May 23rd training day events can receive an additional discount of $25 (delegate) and $10 (NGO and Student).

Please note: Sessions selection for May 24th and 25th are mandatory fields during the registration process (for room logistics only). Please view the preliminary program for details and time of sessions prior to entering the registration system. During the conference, you are welcome to attend alternative sessions.

For details on the concurrent sessions and training/tour opportunities available for signup, please visit the Preliminary Program.

Need Accommodations While Attending the Conference? Book Prior to April 23 to Guarantee Your Discounted Rate at the Delta by Marriott

If you need to book accommodations for your participation at the upcoming Natural Channel Systems Conference, we have secured space at the Delta Hotel, located across the street from the university campus, and also at two University of Guelph on-campus residences.

Delta Hotel:

A limited discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta by Marriott, Guelph at 50 Stone Road West until April 23, 2018. Cost is $144 for guest room with 2 Queen beds and $154 for a one bedroom suite with a Queen sized bed, plus applicable taxes. Please note that hotel parking is an additional charge. For on-campus parking details, see below. For delegates wanting to reserve outside of Wednesday May 23 and Thursday May 24, please call the Delta directly at 1-519-780-3700.

Use the following link to book your accommodations at the Delta, Guelph.

On Campus:

Both traditional rooms (East Residence) and townhouses are available for our conference delegates. Rates range from $48 (students) and $60 (adult) to $114, per person plus taxes and service charges. There is also an option to add breakfast. Parking is included for delegates staying on campus – for further details see below.

Use the following link to see accommodation options, rates, and to book your room on-campus.


If you are a commuting delegate or staying at a local hotel, including the Delta, and wish to park on campus:

Conference delegates can purchase a discounted parking pass before they arrive on campus by using the following link. This pass must be printed and placed on the vehicle dashboard while on campus. This pass allows you to park in lots P13, P14, P15, and P30. Parking is $7.96 per day, plus tax.

If you are staying at one of the University of Guelph Residences:

For delegates staying overnight at the University of Guelph residence, parking is included in the accommodation rates. You will receive a Green parking pass upon check in and the front desk will advise you on what parking lots you may park in.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 6th Conference on Natural Channel Systems would not be possible if it was not for the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. We are extremely grateful for their help in making the upcoming conference possible! See below for the current list of sponsors and exhibitors.

There's still time to support the conference! Visit the Sponsorships and Exhibiting section of the website to learn more on how to become an sponsor and/or exhibitor.


River Level: GEO Morphix Ltd. and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF)
Wine and Cheese Reception: Stantec
Student Poster Event: Toronto and Region Conservation
Wi-Fi Password: R.J. Burnside
Refreshment Breaks: Dynex Construction Inc.


Aquafor Beech Limited
Beacon Environmental
Ecosystem Recovery Inc.
GEO Morphix Ltd.
GeoProcess Research Associates Inc.
Matrix Solutions Inc.
Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
R&M Construction
Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP)
Water's Edge Environmental Solutions Team Ltd.

Help Us Compile a Resource List

The NCS team is compiling a list of resources (guidelines, legislation, technical documents, mapping/data, training courses, conference/networking opportunities) that may be beneficial to the stream corridor restoration community. To make this list as complete as possible, we need YOUR input – please share links, document titles, and/or documents to help build the resource list/ webpage with by April 16th.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact:

Karen Anderson
Conference Coordinator, 6th Conference on Natural Channel Systems
1‑888‑274‑1364 ext. 103


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