NREN Tech Strategy Meeting & NREN Assembly 2023

Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Oct 16, 2023


Monday, October 16th - Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Registration Deadline

Monday, October 16th, 2023


OMNI Montréal Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street W
Montréal, QC
H3A 2R6


The National Research and Education Network (NREN) Tech Strategy Meeting and NREN Assembly will be held on October 16 and 17, 2023 at the Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal in Montreal.

We’re hosting other events, too!

The NREN Assembly will be followed by the CANARIE Summit on October 18 and 19 and a ½ day cybersecurity forum on the afternoon of October 19. All are invited to attend, and we’d love for you to join us.

CANARIE Summit (fee for registration)
October 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
October 19 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Visit the website | Register here

Costs incurred for attendance at the CANARIE Summit (additional hotel nights, meals, and registration) will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Canadian SecuR&E Forum (no fee for registration)

October 19 | 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Please note: Even though all are welcome to attend the inaugural SecuR&E Forum at no cost, travel reimbursement for this event is only available to CIP Primes and NCA Analysts. These individuals will receive separate emails with more information.

Contact and Support

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NREN Tech Strategy Meeting

October 16, 2023

Registration includes access to all sessions on October 16 as well as refreshment breaks and dinner.


NREN Assembly

October 17, 2023

Registration includes access to all sessions on October 17 as well as breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and dinner.


October 19 | 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by CANARIE, the goal of the inaugural Canadian SecuR&E Forum is to start the community-building process by introducing those involved in cybersecurity to people and disciplines that they may not have previously encountered.

Who Should Attend?

  • Cybersecurity practitioners
  • Executives with cybersecurity-related responsibilities (e.g., CISOs, CIOs, Directors of Information Security, and similar roles).
  • Cybersecurity insurance specialists
  • Researchers in cybersecurity
  • Anyone interested in issues in a research or post-secondary environment


CANARIE has secured a room block at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal at a highly discounted rate, starting at $259/night + taxes.

Direct Reservations: Direct Reservation Link

You can also make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664). Please quote the group name (CANARIE Summit 2023) when you call.

Please note:

  • The last day you can book reservations in the group room block is Monday, September 25, 2023 before 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Rooms will likely sell out so please book early.
  • A non-refundable deposit for one night’s stay will be charged 72 hours before check-in.


  • Valet parking: $41.75 plus applicable taxes (includes in and out privileges).
  • Parking Supérieur available near the hotel: $16.53 plus applicable taxes (no in and out privileges).

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Additional Information

Photo and Recording Policy

Any person who attends a CANARIE event or workshop grants permission to CANARIE to use and publish their image or likeness collected in connection with the event, for any usual and customary purpose of CANARIE, including promotion of CANARIE and its programs. 

The image or likeness of participants at this event may be captured through still photos, video and/or audio recordings.  These images and/or recordings may be edited, printed, streamed, archived, broadcast, posted online and otherwise retained by CANARIE or made available to the public. By participating in this event, a participant consents to CANARIE performing these actions, and agrees to hold harmless CANARIE and its affiliates, members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers and employees against any and all legal claims arising out of, by reason of, or caused by the performance of these actions or other use or distribution of still photos, video and/or audio recordings.

COVID-19 Precautions

To keep our attendees and staff safe, we respectfully ask anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to not attend these events.

Cancellation Policy

To change or cancel your registration, please contact

NREN Tech Strategy Meeting & NREN Assembly 2023 Contact and Support