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2023 Ropeless Consortium Annual Meeting

October 23, 2023
Halifax Convention Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Meeting Format
The 2023 Ropeless Meeting will be hybrid, with both in person and remote participation options.

In-person capacity limits will be strictly enforced and therefore early registration is strongly recommended for those who wish to participate in person. 

The Annual Meeting will feature presentations from both onsite and remote participants.

All registered participants (in-person and remote) will have a unique login to the meeting site which will allow for access to view all of the pre-recorded presentations that should be viewed in advance of the meeting. Participants will also have an opportunity to submit questions/comments in advance of the meeting as well as live during the meeting. 

**NEW** For the 2023 meeting, we will use Zoom as an interface for remote and onsite participants to interact onscreen and audibly. 

The live meeting will consist of a limited number of live presentations as well as Q&A sessions with presenters (both live and pre-recorded/viewed) in each of the topic sessions. All presenters from each session will be live on stage and/or on screen to take questions that were submitted in advance of the meeting, as well as those submitted live via chat module and in person. Each Q&A session will be moderated by a Board member.

The Ropeless Board is working to explore options for live and remote breakout sessions and those details will be shared once finalized.  

Meeting Resources

(links will activate once available)

Abstract Submission


Important Information for Presenters

Agenda and Abstracts

Venue and Accommodations 

Important Dates

Press Policy

2023 Ropeless Meeting Site (Requires Login)

Meeting Summary Notes

Workshops October 26th, 2023

Pending interest, the RC/NARWC Boards are happy to assist groups looking to host small meetings/workshops on Thursday, October 26th in conjunction with the Annual Meetings. Our support would entail:

  • Connecting interested parties with local orgs/universities with potential space options (The convention center is not available on this day)
  • Facilitating communication/outreach about meetings/workshops through email distribution

If you are interested and able to host a meeting/workshop on the 26th, please complete this FORM no later than July 7th. Once we have a list of available workshops, we will share with NARWC members to help plan travel arrangements. 

Additionally - if you have a  space in the Halifax area that might be available for small group meetings/workshops on 10/26, please reach out to the NARWC Admin with details.


Registration for the 2023 Meeting is now open. 

Registration fees:
In-Person: $125 USD

Virtual: $100 USD

Registration closes on October 6, 2023. Given the technical requirements of the event, we will not accept registrations for the event after this date.

The meeting is closed to members of the press. 

Registration for the NARWC meeting is separate and can be accessed via the NARWC Website.

Code of Conduct

The Ropeless Consortium is dedicated to providing a positive and productive conference experience for all attendees. To that end, we expect meeting attendees to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Videotaping, audiotaping, and photography of and during the Ropeless Consortium Annual Meeting are prohibited.