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CanWISP 2024 Conference

  • February 14, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • February 16, 2024
  • 12:30 PM
  • Ottawa/Gatineau - Hilton LAC-LEAMY
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  • Non Member Early Bird ($749 plus GST/QST) Price available to January 8, 2024
  • (WISP and Industry Partners $399 plus GST/QST) Rate available until end of day January 8, 2024
  • Any ISP that has joined CanWISP for the first time in the past 12 months is entitled to a COMPLEMENTARY Conference registration. Contact for details.
  • Wednesday only - ALL ACCESS
  • Thursday Only - ALL ACCESS, Hockey Game not included
  • Friday Only - ALL ACCESS
  • Want to celebrate Valentine's Day at Hilton Lac-Leamy. Price includes all meals, $100 Gift Certificate to Hilton Lac-Leamy Spa, but no content sessions or exhibit hall access.
  • For Speakers, Sponsors, Board Members
  • For Event Speakers and Exhibitors
  • If you have a code from a Vendor, this is the ticket for you.

Registration is closed

The CanWISP 2024 Conference is coming! February 14-16 at Hilton Lac-Leamy.  Check out the Speakers, Sponsors/Exhibitors, Agenda and book your Hotel Room.  Thursday night is an evening at an NHL Hockey Game (Ottawa Senators vs Anaheim Ducks).  Thanks to TDL/Gentek for arranging this event.  We're also offering a special registration package for significant others - only $225 for all meals and a $100 Gift Certificate to the Spa at Hilton Lac-Leamy.  

invites you to the Hockey Game


La conférence CanWISP 2024 approche!  14-16 février au Hilton Lac-Leamy.  Nous prévoyons un grand événement. Découvrez les Conférenciers, les Sponsors/Exposants, l'Agenda et réservez votre chambre d’hôtel. Jeudi soir, c'est une soirée lors d'un match de hockey de la LNH (Sénateurs d'Ottawa contre Ducks d'Anaheim). Merci à TDL/Gentek d'avoir organisé cet événement. Nous offrons également un forfait d'inscription spécial pour les proches - seulement 225 $ pour tous les repas et un chèque-cadeau de 100 $ au Spa du Hilton Lac-Leamy.



Conference Registration:

All prices subject to QST/HST at 14.975%  /  Tous les prix sont assujettis à la TVQ/TVH à 14,975 %

Until Jan 8 / Jusqu'au 8 jan  Jan 9 and later / 9 jan et après
 Members / Membres
 Non-Member ISP / Non-Membre ISP
Public Sector, Community Leaders and Operators
$549  $599
Non-Members / Non-Membres $749 $799

All prices subject to QST/HST at 14.975%  /  Tous les prix sont assujettis à la TVQ/TVH à 14,975 %

One Day passes are available for $299*
Les laissez-passer d'un jour sont disponibles pour 299 $*
Significant Other passes (Meals/Receptions, No Sessions, $100 Spa Gift Certificate) available for $225. Autres laissez-passer importants (repas/réceptions, aucune séance, chèque-cadeau spa de 100 $) disponibles au prix de 225 $. 
A complementary pass is available for any ISP that has joined CanWISP for the first time in the last 12 months and is still a member. Contact for the registration code. Why not sign up today and get a free pass! Un laissez-passer complémentaire est disponible pour tout FAI qui a adhéré à CanWISP pour la première fois au cours des 12 derniers mois et qui en est toujours membre. Contactez pour le code d’enregistrement. Pourquoi ne pas vous inscrire dès aujourd'hui et obtenir un pass gratuit !

The conference will not be streamed online.

Special Offers / Offres spéciales :

  • Contact us for special pricing for large groups from the same company (3 or more attendees) 
  • New CanWISP ISP members contact for your Discount Code.
  • Student, academic and NGO academic discount available. Contact

  • Contactez-nous pour des tarifs spéciaux pour les grands groupes de la même entreprise (3 participants ou plus)Les WISP non membres contactent votre fournisseur d'équipement pour obtenir un code de réduction.
  • Les nouveaux membres CanWISP ISP contactent pour obtenir votre code de réduction.
  • Rabais étudiant, ONG et académique disponible. Contactez


NOTE: You need to register for both the Conference and the Hotel separately

REMARQUE: vous devez vous inscrire à la conférence et à l'hôtel. Ce sont des inscriptions séparées.

Agenda (available here)

The conference will start with Lunch on Wednesday and end with Lunch on Friday.

Showcase: Gigabit Wireless - Ever wondered how to deliver 250Mbps+ services in a Point-To-Multipoint implementation.  Several vendors will each highlight an installed network doing just that.

EOS & Metrics - If you’re not keeping score you’re just practicing. Every business needs a few key metrics to really tell them how they’re performing. Having a healthy scorecard and really focusing on that is one key component of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, or EOS. There are many systems and frameworks you can use to run your business – Wisper has used EOS since 2009. In this session, we will cover EOS & focus on important scorecard metrics to better understand how your WISP is performing.

Targeting Remote Communities - Profitably Expanding Your Addressable Market - Telesat Lightspeed is a game changer for ISPs looking to profitably expand their market and serve remote communities. Telesat Lightspeed, an enterprise-class backhaul solution with multiple-Gbps data links, is an affordable alternative to fibre and allows ISPs to build out networks in remote and under-served areas without any reliance on traditional carriers’ networks. Discover how ISPs can leverage government-subsidized Telesat Lightspeed capacity pools to connect unserved and underserved communities in Canada.

Fibre 101 - You've built out your fixed wireless network and would like to start on a fibre network.  Dave Clelland (MBSI WAV) and Bayan Deanparvar (WAV) will walk you through the basics, answer your questions and more.

Grounding - Do you do it well?  What could you do better?  How can you test your installed equipment?  Andy Moss (Alliance Corp.) will lead us through this session.  

A Disruptive, Open-Architecture Solution (OpenPON) That is Transforming How Fiber is Delivered, Presented by Comtrend.  

In this session, we will introduce Canadian WISPs to a new Open Access architecture approach (OpenPON). Many Providers aren’t aware that there is an alternative Fiber Broadband deployment option that does not use a chassis-based Access architecture. It is a compelling lower-cost, scalable, and flexible Last Mile solution for Providers.

This open architecture ecosystem technology is being evangelized and implemented by many different Providers including larger service providers such as AT&T, Charter, and Liberty Global. Comtrend is one of several companies supporting OpenPON. Recently, this was presented on a panel at WISPApalooza 2023 in Las Vegas. You won’t want to miss this in-depth discussion!

Conference Speakers & Presentations:










Other  Media Sponsor

Pre-Conference Training

Venue and Accommodations:

We are thrilled to be back at the wonderful Hilton Lac-Leamy for another year.  You won't be disappointed with the service, the rooms, the food, the spa or any other part of your visit.

3, Boulevard du Casino
Quebec J8Y 6X4


Click here to reserve your hotel room or call the Hotel directly (866-488-7888 ).  Our group booking reservation is CABD.  NOTE Special rates end on January 12.  The nearest airport to the hotel is the Ottawa International Airport (Code: YOW).  The venue is a 25 minute (18 km / 11 mi) cab ride from the airport.

Cliquez ici pour réserver votre chambre d'hôtel ou appeler directement l'hôtel au 866-488-7888. Notre réservation de groupe est CABD.  Les tarifs spéciaux se terminent le 12 janvier.    L’aéroport le plus proche de l’hôtel est l’aéroport international d’Ottawa (code: YOW). Le lieu est à 25 minutes (18 km / 11 mi) de trajet en taxi de l’aéroport.

CanWISP Events Statements


CanWISP is not in a position to provide assistance with securing VISAs to attend CanWISP events.

CanWISP n'est pas en mesure de fournir de l'aide pour obtenir des visas pour assister aux événements CanWISP.


Photos will be taken at CanWISP Events to be used for CanWISP promotional purposes only. If you do not want your photo used in CanWISP materials please contact

Photography or Recording by Attendees

Photography, audio recordings, and video recordings are not permitted without the prior written consent of Organizer. All requests for press passes must be made in advance of the Conference to 

Des photos seront prises lors des événements CanWISP pour être utilisées uniquement à des fins promotionnelles CanWISP. Si vous ne voulez pas que votre photo soit utilisée dans les documents CanWISP, veuillez contacter

Photographie ou enregistrement par les participants

Les photographies, les enregistrements audio et les enregistrements vidéo ne sont pas autorisés sans le consentement écrit préalable de l'Organisateur. Toutes les demandes de laissez-passer de presse doivent être faites avant la conférence à


If you would like to solicit prospects, distribute marketing material or advertise at a CanWISP event, you must be an authorized representative of a Sponsor or Exhibitor of the event. Note that paying to attend an Event does not constitute being a Sponsor or Exhibitor.

CanWISP reserves the right to remove anyone who violates this principle, and any related material, from the event. Offending individuals and/or their related companies may also be barred from participating in future CanWISP events.

CanWISP recognizes the value and richness of attendees from diverse aspects of the telecom industry. This statement is not meant to restrict casual networking during a CanWISP Event. For a more detailed description of this statement refer to the “SUITCASING” AND “OUTBOARDING” STATEMENT.

Si vous souhaitez solliciter des prospects, distribuer du matériel marketing ou faire de la publicité lors d'un événement CanWISP, vous devez être un représentant autorisé d'un commanditaire ou d'un exposant de l'événement. Notez que payer pour assister à un événement ne signifie pas être un sponsor ou un exposant.

CanWISP se réserve le droit de retirer toute personne qui enfreint ce principe et tout matériel connexe de l'événement. Les personnes offensantes et / ou leurs sociétés apparentées peuvent également être empêchées de participer à de futurs événements CanWISP.

CanWISP reconnaît la valeur et la richesse des participants de divers aspects de l'industrie des télécommunications. Cette déclaration n'est pas destinée à restreindre le réseautage occasionnel lors d'un événement CanWISP. Pour une description plus détaillée de cette déclaration, reportez-vous aux "SUITCASING” AND “OUTBOARDING STATEMENT.

General Inquiries

Phone: 613 = 612 = 2019

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