Student Life Blog

Gearing up for COCA 2024 National Conference
April 22, 2024

Your COCA hosts are excited to welcome you to Windsor, Ontario this June 17-21 as we gather to learn and support all things student life at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

This is sure to be a conference you won’t forget!

We are welcoming you to Windsor in a big way, as we will be enjoying the best view in the city - overlooking the Detroit River and city skyline – from the comfort of Caesars Windsor – yes, that Caesars.  

Even though our home base will be Caesars, we are also excited to announce we’re taking you outside the hotel with sessions and showcases at St. Clair College and the University of Windsor, so you can tour and see different school sizes and structures. We’re also planning to spotlight some unique venues in our city, so we’ll also be checking out two local favs – the Heimet Biergarten and Bull & Barrel and Disco Inferno.

The fun doesn’t stop there, COCA is excited to introduce the inception of esports to our education streams. With the takeoff of esports in Canada, St. Clair College has been the premiere destination for collegiate esports, with our competitive and successful varsity program, esports administration academic program and Esports Nexus Arena – the first of its kind in the country. We are excited to showcase this new stream and the potential for growth through SA’s across the country.

Our goal this national conference is to ensure every showcase of performers and entertainers has a unique flair and that there is something for everyone each night. Our campuses are unique – so our talent should be too. We are passionate about showcasing artists that will fit the ever-changing demographics and interests of your student population, from coast to coast. Our hope is that all delegates will want to check out each artist showcase regardless if you book the talent at your campuses.

Last and certainly not least, another addition this year, will be the Chill Lounge – added to the main level of the conference floor in Caesars to help provide a calming space, where delegates can retreat for fun amenities and calming vibes, when you don’t have time to head up to your hotel room and re-charge your social batteries.

We still have a few more tricks up our sleeves, so make sure you register and we hope to see you this June in Windsor, Ontario attending the COCA National, repping your school!