Founded in 1978 by a group of conference organizers, CUCCOA is committed to fostering growth and the promotion of conference services for its member institutions. Learn more by visiting our site…
What is CUCCOA?
The Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association is a national association committed to fostering growth and the promotion of conference services for its member institutions by providing opportunities for networking, professional development and access to resources.
The History of CUCCOA
In 1978, a group of professional conference organizers from universities and colleges across Canada identified the need for a national association that would unite their colleagues from coast to coast.
The Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association has since grown to include over 75 members and engages in communication, marketing and advocacy activities on behalf of its members.
By having a national voice, CUCCOA members are supported in the challenges that they may face in growing the business of conferencing at their institutions. Of great value is the vast knowledge that is generously shared among members about the issues facing conference organizers working within educational institutions, both in day-to-day operations and long term planning.
Through a national marketing strategy, individual members are able to choose initiatives that best target potential clients. CUCCOA members have opportunities to take part in tradeshows and advertise in publications as part of the CUCCOA collective which maximize the effectiveness of those campaigns and stretch limited individual marketing and advertising budgets.
CUCCOA members provide a complete conference package to meeting planners and groups – from quality, affordable accommodations to first class meeting facilities, technological capabilities and food services.