January 14–18, 2015
Convention Centre

Canada's student journalism conference.

About our conference

Whether they are privileged to have it or are in a struggle to get it, ACCESS is fundamentally what journalists seek today. As crucial as it can be to possess, however, the battle for its ownership and maintenance is ripe with challenge. This year's conference will educate students about the role of the modern journalist in relation to the access.


Four days of speakers and workshops.


Writers, editor, radio hosts and photographers.


Keep an eye on your inbox for more info coming soon.

amazing conference

A can't miss conference in the capital.

Full schedule

The best way to stay in the know. Coming mid-December.

What to expect: Past speakers

A selection of previous NASH keynote speakers.

Chris Jones

Chris spoke at NASH74, Archipelago.

Robyn Doolittle
The Globe and Mail

Robyn spoke at NASH77, Mash Up.

Doug Saunders
The Globe and Mail

Doug spoke at NASH75, Redesign.

Anna Maria Tremonti

Anna spoke at NASH74, Archipelago.

Delegate fees

Be sure to register early for the best rate, and most savings. Prices listed are per-delagate rates, HST not included. Contact if you have any questions or more information.

Non-CUP members


  • Early bird rate (until Nov. 3)
  • Full conference + hotel
  • Includes three dinners
  • 13% savings from regular rate
  • 45% savings from NASH76
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Non-early bird rates


  • From Nov. 3rd until Dec. 8th
  • Non-CUP members: $657
  • Full conference + hotel
  • Includes three dinners
  • Late registration: $607
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Getting here

Ottawa is within driving distance for most ORCUP and CUPbeq papers. Porter Airlines flies to YOW from Thunder Bay as well as from the major ARCUP cities (Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s). As for the Prairies and West Coast... there are some direct flights. That’s the best we can do. (Alternative: sled dogs.)

What's hot in a cold city

Union 613: a speakeasy. FallDown Gallery: a spot for artists and punks. Zaphod Beeblebrox: a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-themed bar (the Rolling Stones shot a video here!). The Rink of Dreams: the Ottawa Senators’ sponsors ice rink on the lawn of city hall. Babylon (nightclub): home of legendary ‘90’s nights. Time Code: a “blissfully hot and sweaty dance party.”

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