Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

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CARST 2017 - Practical Solutions for RADON Industry, Awareness and Policy

20 Jan 2017 5:47 PM | Pam Warkentin (Administrator)

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20 January 2017

The 2017 CARST Conference is fast approaching, and we are pleased to share some of the highlights planned for this year’s event.  

Our focus for this year is:
Practical Solutions for RADON Industry, Awareness and Policy

Each year, a new conference committee blends local flavor with innovative ideas and industry updates to bring together presentations and conversations that will be an asset to radon professionals across the country. This year is no exception, and we are excited about the conference plans so far!  Over the next few months you’ll be receiving regular updates featuring some of the new ideas featured at this year’s CARST Conference.

Today's Conference Highlight  

Saturday Radon Field Trip:

First ever all-day practical radon field trip! This is no ordinary sight-seeing trip.  These sites will be practical spaces where you will learn hands on and earn 8hrs CE credits.  Choose your top 3 choices when registering.  More information here.



Planning your Travel?  Banff is a Unique Destination!

Majestic, picturesque and breathtaking; the Rocky Mountains are really a destination like no other.   Banff is a wonderful, quaint mountain resort town that must be experienced to be appreciated.  If you have never been to Banff this is a great opportunity to discover a national treasure.  If you have been to Banff, then surely you don’t need a reminder of why you want to return.  As an added bonus, all National Parks are providing free entry this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

A unique destination requires unique planning.


The low Canadian dollar means that we expect a large number of American visitors, so make sure you book your hotel room soon!  The conference is being held at the Banff Centre.  Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain on 43 serene acres, this is not your standard hotel.  You won't find the centre on any online booking service, as they book only through their reservation service and rooms are only open to those attending conferences at their facility.  All guests enjoy property-wide WIFI, parking, admission to the Banff Centre's Walter Philips Gallery, and PLUS membership at their fitness and recreation facilities.  Let's face it, Banff has lots of options in hotel room, and we booked a smaller block of rooms this year, so if you want to get into the Conference Hotel, book now!  (Conference rate ends March 21, but we don't expect the rooms to last that long.)

Book your room reservation here at the Banff Centre.

Air Travel: 

If you are planning on flying to the conference, you'll land at the Calgary International Airport. All of Canada's national airlines and many international airlines fly into Calgary.  The international section has just been renovated and this is one of the nicest airports in Canada!

From the Calgary Airport you'll need to rent a car or take a shuttle bus 150 km (90 miles) to Banff.  Make sure you factor in the travel time between Banff and Calgary when you book your flights.


The Airporter

Receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter’s scheduled shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre. Click

Proceed through the reservation and type - CARST - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or call (888) 449-2901 and mention you are attending the CARST conference.

Promo Code: CARST


For travel between Apr 20 – 30, 2017 you can receive a 15% discount for all Brewster Banff Airport Express transfers.   Log onto for schedules and booking.

Promo Code: CARST2017

Driving and Car Rental

There are lots of options at the Calgary airport.  Just Google car rental YYC.  Parking is free at The Banff Centre for all registered guests.

Bear in mind that if you are driving or renting a car the Banff Park Entrance fees have been waived in 2017 for Canada’s 150th Birthday.  There’s no better time to take advantage of these beautiful parks! 

Sponsorships are selling fast.

Diamond Sponsor – 1 of 2 sponsors for the Sunday Meet and Greet - $5000

  • Includes 1 booth; 4 registrations; logo on the conference banner and co-sponsoring the Meet and Greet on Sunday evening

Platinum Sponsor – 1 of 2 sponsors for the Monday Dinner out - $4000

  • Includes 1 booth; 2 registrations; logo on the conference banner and website; and co-sponsoring the Monday Night Dinner on Monday evening

Bronze Sponsor – 1 of 4 sponsors of the Refreshment Breaks throughout the conference

  • Includes logo on the conference banner and website; and ½ page ad in the program

Half Page Advertisement: $   150                       Full Page Advertisement: $ 300

Email: if you are interested in sponsorships.

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