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Three Sisters Mountainscape

Laughter Adventures.
A Canadian Rockies Gathering

May 3-5, 2024  |  Canmore, Alberta
A weekend of connection, learning and laughter.


Discover the power of laughter, wellbeing and community at Laughter Adventures Canada!

Join us for a unique experience in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, bringing together inspirational speakers and attendees from nearby and far away. Come and explore the wonders of nature, experience a joyful adventure and build a meaningful community within our laughter family!

The Conference

Friday, May 3, 2024

12:30 PM Optional: self-guided nature walk in Canmore

3:30 PM Arrival and registration at hotel

4:00 PM Free time for hotel check-in

5:00 PM Opening reception 

6:00 PM Dinner & social

Saturday, May 4, 2024

7:00 AM Optional morning activities (choose one):

  • Laughter & breathing meditation 

  • Laughter swim at hotel 

  • Trail walk & cold plunge

8:00 AM Breakfast: included in your booking at Pocaterra Inn

9:00 AM Laughter Session

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker 1

10:30 AM Refreshment break

10:45 AM Break out sessions (choose one of three options)

12:00 PM Lunch & free time

1:30 PM Break out sessions (choose one of three options)

2:45 PM Refreshment break

3:00 PM Special community activity in Canmore

5:30 PM Dinner 

7:30 PM Optional Canadian Laughter Championships and talent/un-talent show evening

Sunday, May 5, 2024

7:00 AM Optional morning activities (choose one):

  • Laughter & breathing meditation

  • Laughter swim at hotel

  • Trail walk & cold plunge

8:00 AM Breakfast: included in your booking at Pocaterra Inn

9:00 AM Laughter Session

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker 2

10:30 AM Refreshment break 

10:45 AM Break out sessions (choose one of three options)

12:00 PM Picnic lunch & travel to park for World Laughter Day event 

1:00 PM World Laughter Day outdoor public event

2:30 PM Closing, networking & departures

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About Laughter Adventures

What is Laughter Adventures Canada?


At Laughter Adventures Canada, we believe that laughter is a powerful tool that builds empowered, supportive and meaningful communities. Through our conference, we will unite intentional laughers from across Canada and the world, including laughter experts, researchers, and practitioners of various wellness modalities. This conference will highlight the importance of laughter in terms of mental health, physical health, and its ability to build strong relationships. Please join us for health, healing and to grow our wonderful laughter family.

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Speakers & Attendees

We are proud to bring inspirational speakers and attendees from nearby and far away. We are finalizing our program and are excited to share all about your wonderful colleagues who will learn and grow with you.

Please check back regularly as our list is growing every day!
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Speakers

Partnership

It takes a village to build a conference! In addition to our wonderful speakers, planning committee and attendees, thank you to the following companies who helped bring this conference to life. 

Want to support the conference? Please email laughteradventurescanada@gmail.com to let us know your interest in partnering with us.

You will also be able to check out some of our needs on an e-commerce page (coming soon). 

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

What is the Laughter Adventures Conference? 

Laughter Adventures Canada is a collaboration of Laughter Yoga practitioners from across Canada and beyond. The conference is an immersive experience that will help create connections amongst our laughter community, promote collaboration, and provide you with new experiences and learning. Sprinkle in a little bit of adventure and self-care and you've got a unique mix of social gathering, conference, retreat and adventure vacation. 
 

Can I attend the Laughter Adventures conference online?

No, you cannot attend this conference online. The conference will be held in person and may include a few special times that we invite our wonderful world-wide laughter community to join us online. We are  looking to foster networking, collaboration, deep connections and presence, which is best achieved by an immersive, in-person experience.
 

How do I apply to be a presenter at the conference?

We are lucky to have so many talented, generous folks in our community and most of the presenter spots are already full. That said, we would still love to chat! Please email laughteradventurescanada@gmail.com to share your thoughts. If nothing else, we may be able to offer you a spot in our talent show on Saturday night.

I have ideas on what I would like to learn and experience at the conference. How do I share my ideas? 

Please email your ideas to laughteradventurescanada@gmail.com or join our public Facebook page. We want to co-create the best and most meaningful experience for our community and you are a part of that.

What is there to do in the Canmore area?

There are endless recreational opportunities in Canmore and the surrounding areas! Here are some websites that would be a great starting point in planning out your trip if you wish to do more than the Laughter Adventures conference:

  • Tourism Canmore

  • Banff & Lake Louise

  • Tourism Calgary

What is covered in the conference fee?

 

The conference fee covers the entire program (speakers, events, and activities) from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon as well as two dinners (Friday and Saturday) and two lunches (Saturday and Sunday). 

What is not covered in the conference fee?

Your transportation to and from Canmore and your accommodation is not covered. If you want to save money and make new friends, you have the option to connect with others attending the conference to carpool and share accommodation with them through our private Facebook page that you can join after you register for the conference. If you stay at the Pocaterra Inn, you will get a booking discount code and breakfasts are included in the room rate. Canmore also has a variety of accommodation options including camping and hostels, all the way to luxury hotels.

How do I get to Canmore?

The closest international airport is Calgary (YYC). Canmore is 126 km (about 1 hour 15 minutes) away from the Calgary airport. If you wish to shuttle from the airport, you can book the Airport Shuttle Express, Banff Airporter or Vivo Green. There are also many other bus options through Bus Bud and many car rental options. If you wish to carpool with someone, please join our private Facebook group once you are registered for the conference. 
 

May I bring my family along with me?

You most definitely can! If they want to attend the conference with you, they'll need a ticket, of course. And, if they want to come to sight see while you are at the conference, they won't be disappointed! If your family would like to eat with us at conference meals, they may be able to for a fee - please inquire with us.

Will the conference have childcare?

Officially, because of insurance and space, we will not provide childcare. That said, there are well-connected Albertans attending the conference who, unofficially, have connections to semi-local babysitters. You could also check out local babysitting companies in Canmore.  

 

What is happening on May 5th for World Laughter Day?

 

As the World Laughter Day tradition goes, we are having a free public event from 1:00pm-2:00pm for all of the community to laugh with us. This will be held in the Canmore Centennial Park at the Stan Rogers Stage. This is the grand finale of the conference and we want to have as many people join us as possible!

How do we get to the World Laughter Day event from the conference venue?

The World Laughter Day (WLD) event will be at the Stan Rogers Memorial Stage in Canmore Centennial Park which is 2.3 KM away from the Pocaterra Inn. Conference participants will have the option of walking (30 minutes), renting a bike and cycling (10 minutes), taking a bus with some walking (25 minutes), or driving (5 minutes). To make sure we have time to get there, we will be packing bagged lunches to have a picnic before the WLD event starts.

What happens if it rains for the World Laughter Day event?

World Laughter Day is happening rain or shine! Please make sure to dress in layers and pack your rain jackets and umbrellas! Mountain weather is unpredictable and can change quickly. There will also be limited space on the Stan Rogers Stage, which is covered.

I would like to share a hotel room or transportation with someone. How might I do that?

Once you register for the conference, you will have the option to join a private Facebook group where you can connect with other attendees. You can arrange all of the details directly with other people attending.  

I have accessibility needs - how can I ensure they are met during the conference?

We made sure that the conference room is wheel chair accessible and there are a limited number of accessible hotel rooms at the Pocaterra Inn. To get to the World Laughter Day event, there will be some folks driving. If you let us know in advance, we can connect you with them. As always, please reach out if we can do anything more to accommodate you. 

I have dietary restrictions. Will these be accommodated? 

When you register for the conference, you will be asked for your dietary needs and we will do our very best to accommodate you. Each meal will have a variety of food options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. If you have questions or are unsure, please reach out to us.

Are there scholarships available for folks with financial barriers?

We want this conference to be accessible and still want you to come if you have financial barriers. We are working on getting sponsors and would love to work something out with you if money is a barrier. Please email us at laughteradventurescanada@gmail.com

Is the Canadian Laughing Championship happening at the conference

Yes, it sure is! We are proud to bring diverse laughter offerings to our united laughter community and this is one of them! The Canadian Laughing Championship will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30pm Mountain Daylight Time, along with talent show acts in between each competition. It is one of the only events that will be hybrid so that people from across Canada can participate with everyone live in Canmore. Information on how to enter the competition will be shared on Facebook in January 2024. In the meantime, check out our teaser video.   

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