FAQ

Q: Do I need to be a U40 Member to register for the U40 Annual Meeting?

A: Yes, this event is open exclusively to WSIA U40 members and their spouse/guest. If you’re not currently a U40 Member, no worries! Joining is easy and free for current WSIA Members! You can join during the registration process by submitting your date of birth with your registration, or Join Today!

Q: Is there an early registration rate available?

A: Yes! Be sure to submit your registration by August 31st to receive the Early Registration Rate! The standard registration rate will apply after August 31st.

Q: Should I attend the First-Time Attendee Reception?

A: The First-Time Attendee Reception is open exclusively to any first-time attendees. You’ll have a chance to meet the U40 Board of Directors, U40 Committee Liaisons, and Mentors!

Q: I’m arriving early and/or staying late. Are there activities you recommend?

A: Absolutely! Visit The Toronto Convention and Visitor’s Association for area information, tours, hikes and details. www.seetorontonow.com

Q: What airport do you recommend to get to the Hyatt Regency Toronto Hotel?

A: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is located just over 16 miles from the Hyatt Regency Toronto Hotel. Uber and taxis are available for hire. The Union Pearson Express runs every 15 minutes, and is a quick 25 minute train ride from the airport to Union Station downtown. From there, the Hyatt Regency Toronto is located a five minute cab ride (or 15 minute walk), making it easy to travel to and from the airport. For additional transportation options, check out the Transportation page.

Q: I’m already registered. Can I add a tour to my registration?

A: Absolutely! To add a tour registration, please complete the PDF registration form with your information and payment details so we can add the additional selected item. The completed form can be sent to Beth Hanny at beth@aamga.org. For questions or to check availability, please contact WSIA Headquarters at info@wsia.org or (816) 741-3910.

Q: Can I cancel my registration?

A: Yes, registrations can be cancelled at any time. Refunds for cancelled registrations will be available until August 31st. Cancellations received after August 31st are non-refundable. However, we offer a complimentary transfer to another associate within your company at any time. To cancel or transfer a registration, please contact Beth Hanny at beth@aamga.org.

Q: What’s the dress code for the event?

A:

  • Wednesday’s First Time Attendee Reception: Business Casual – Collared shirts for the men. Slacks or Khakis acceptable. Jackets not required. No shorts, jeans, t-shirts or torn clothing.
  • Thursday Education Session: Smart Casual – Collared shirts for the men. Shorts and Jeans acceptable. No t-shirts or torn clothing.
  • Thursday Business Meeting: Smart Casual – Collared shirts for the men. Shorts and Jeans acceptable. No t-shirts or torn clothing.
  • Thursday Reception & Dinner: Business Casual - Collared shirts for the men. Slacks or Khakis acceptable. Jackets not required. No shorts, jeans, t-shirts or torn clothing.
  • Friday Offsite Tours: Casual – Jeans, t-shirts, comfortable clothing and foot wear.
  • Friday Evening Reception & Dinner: Smart Casual - Collared shirts for the men. Shorts and Jeans acceptable. No t-shirts or torn clothing.
  • Saturday Session – The Scoop: Casual - Jeans, t-shirts. No torn clothing.

Q: I have a criminal record or DUI charge. Will that affect my ability to cross the border into Canada?

A: The WSIA assumes no responsibility for those individuals who are inadmissible to cross the Canadian border. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for more information. We’ve also included some pertinent reference material regarding rehabilitation efforts here.

Q: What do I need to know about traveling internationally?

A: International Travel Checklist:
  ✔ Make sure your passport is up to date.
  ✔ Allow for extra time (a minimum 45 minutes to an hour is suggested) to get
     through customs.
  ✔ Keep in mind for your returning flight, to allocate enough layover time between legs.
  ✔ Canada uses Canadian currency. However, most metropolitan areas will accept
      U.S. dollars.
  ✔ Be sure to notify your bank and mobile device carrier of your travel plans to avoid fees.
  ✔ If you’re new to the U40 Annual Meeting, and are planning to attend the First Time
     Attendee Reception, please make sure to arrive by 6:00 PM on Wednesday for a chance
     to network with the U40 Board, Committee Liaisons, and Mentors.

For more information on the ABCs of international travel to Canada, please view the Travel Tips on the Canada Border Services Agency webpage.

Other reference sources:
U.S. Passports & International Travel
What Americans Need to Know Before Visiting Canada (via Trip Savvy)

If you have any questions or would like more information about the U40 Annual Meeting, please contact WSIA Headquarters at info@wsia.org or (816) 741-3910. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto!