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Student Life Summit Showcases at a glance

Expose your act to the Canadian college and university market

Founded in 1982, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) is the only association dedicated purely to campus activities in Canada.

The COCA 2023 Student Life Summit provides an excellent opportunity for colleges & universities, booking agencies, and self-represented artists to network, showcase, exhibit, and conduct business. More than 20 showcase opportunities are available in various categories.


The Student Life Summit is the place to get in front of Canadian campus activities programmers! More than 100 student and staff buyers (school member delegates) from approximately 45 schools across the country are expected to attend the 2023 Student Life Summit in Vancouver from June 13 - 17, 2023.  In addition, more than 70 associate delegates representing over 40 companies and artists will host exhibit booths in the Campus Activities Biz Hall; COCA’s annual Trade Show.

All selected showcase acts are expected to be represented in the trade show either by the act itself or by a company representing the act. 

Attention Canadian Artists: There are a number of organizations such as FACTOR and provincial music industry associations that assist music artists with travel expenses involved with showcasing at "contact" events such as the Student Life Summit. You can find links to some of these organizations here

Date & Location: June 13 - June 17 / 2023 - Vancouver, BC at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Showcase Deadlines: 

Showcase Application Deadline: Has been extended to Friday April 21st, 2023

Showcase Selections: Offers will be sent to applicants no later than April 26th, 2023

All Applicable Fees: must be received by COCA no later than Monday May 5th, 2023

Showcase Fees

Showcasing at a COCA conference involves fees that are worked into various registration options - please carefully review the Showcase Fees page to ensure you are clear on all requirements.

Artist Bio Usage:

All biographical and descriptive information is accepted and published by COCA on the representation that the submitting agency is properly authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof, and that all necessary rights for usage of such material have been obtained by the submitting agency. It is understood that the submitting artist or agency will indemnify and hold COCA harmless from and against any loss, expense (including attorney’s fees), or other liability resulting from any claims or suits for libel, violation of privacy, plagiarism, copyright infringement and any other claims or suits that may arise. Factual errors in the information are the sole responsibility of the submitting agency