With the reopening of the Canadian border to international travel, we’re pleased to be moving ahead with NAVSA 2021-22, “Unsettling Victorians,” at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver, March 3rd-5th, 2022.

We warmly thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult year and a half. Please rest assured that your health and safety are uppermost in our minds as we plan this event. We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting and generative conference in the spring

Covid Information: Currently fully vaccinated travellers to Canada are required to show proof of vaccination, and have a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure to Canada. In lieu of a BC Vaccine Card, British Columbia also requires international travellers to show the proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada in order to access certain events and services. Masks are required in all public indoor settings. As national and provincial guidelines change, we will continue to update this website with the most current information. Please see the following websites for more information:


We also want to assure you that Westin Bayshore Hotel is committed to the health and safety of their guests. For more information, see the hotel's COVID-19 health and safety measures here. 

Travel Grants: NAVSA is now accepting applications for travel grants from graduate students, adjunct faculty, underemployed instructors, and independent scholars in need of assistance. The deadline for consideration is Friday, October 29th, 2021. Apply here.


Sketch of Fort Vancouver village, c. 1850, attributed to George Gibbs. Source: National Parks Service. 

How to Register

Registration for NAVSA 2021-22 takes place through our Ex Ordo submission and registration system:

If you submitted a paper or panel proposal and already have an Ex Ordo account, please use your username and password to log in. Once you have logged in, click on the "Registrations" link and follow the directions from there.

If you did not submit a proposal and do not have an Ex Ordo account, you will need to establish one in order to register.  Please click on the Ex Ordo link,, follow the steps for creating an account, and then click on the "Registrations" link.

All conference attendees must be current (2021) members of NAVSA. Special membership rates are available for graduate students, adjunct faculty, and independent scholars. Join or renew your membership here.

Delegates travelling from anywhere outside Canada, including the US, will need a valid passport. You may also need a Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. See the Government of Canada website for more information.

If you have questions, please contact:

Registration Fees


Early Bird registration is open until December 17, 2021, after which rates will increase by $40 (except for undergraduates). Payments will be in Canadian dollars, but we provide approximate USD prices based on current exchange rates.


Registration includes breakfast, refreshments during breaks, caucus meetings, opening reception, research seminars, and pre-conference virtual profession workshops.


Registration rates and dates are as follows:

  • Tenure-track faculty:

    • $222 USD / $280 CAD through December 17th

    • $254 USD / $320 CAD December 18th to February 4th

  • Nontenure-track faculty and independent scholars:

    • $182 USD / $230 CAD through December 17th

    • $215 USD / $270 CAD December 18th to February 4th

  • Graduate students:

    • $159 USD / $200 CAD through December 17th

    • $190 USD / $240 CAD December 18th to February 4th

  • Undergraduate students:

    • $79 USD / $100 CAD

The final registration deadline for conference participants scheduled to present in any session or event is January 21st, 2022. Those who remain unregistered after this date will not appear in the printed program. The final registration for attendees not scheduled to present is February 18th, 2022.

Banquet and Other Events


We invite all registrants to attend the conference banquet and NAVSA AGM on the evening of Saturday, March 5th, 2022. There is a cost of $60 USD / $75 CAD for banquet attendees. We can accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences as well as other dietary restrictions.


Registrants have the option to enjoy the Stanley Park Indigenous History Tour, Sunday, March 6th, 2022. Rudy Reimer Yumks, Professor of Indigenous Studies and Archaeology (Simon Fraser University), will lead guests to park sites meaningful to Indigenous Peoples. Sign up early, as spaces are limited. The cost is $32 USD / $40 CAD.

We are also offering a series of pre-conference Profession Workshops for free. Enrollment in this event will be separate.


Cancellation Policy


For those who cancel their registration, a refund will be provided through January 21st, 2022 with a subtracted $25 CAD processing fee. Cancellations made between January 21st and February 21st will receive a $50 CAD refund. Cancellations made after February 21st, 2022 will not be refunded.


Cancellation requests must be made in writing to