National Steel Conference


Steel conference logoThe last several years have been challenging for Canadian workers in the steel industry. Unfair trade dumping and trade laws, unstable market conditions and a failure by Canadian governments to protect and grow the Canadian steel market, have left USW members vulnerable.

The time is right to bring together USW steel-producing locals from across the country for a National Steel Conference in Ottawa from May 25 to 29, 2020.


Please note that a unique email address is required for each registration.
Registration site includes child care requests and special needs forms.

Registration Fee: $175 per participant

Registration deadline: May 8, 2020 (but please note hotel reservation deadline is April 25, 2020)

Registration is not limited. Payment and mailing information is included in your registration confirmation email. Please include a copy of it with your payment.


Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa

The conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn + there will be two days of lobbying on Parliament Hill.

Here is an overview of the agenda:

May 25 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Plenary session, followed by a cocktail reception (Hilton Garden Inn)
May 26 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plenary session (Hilton Garden Inn)
May 27 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Individual meetings (Parliament Hill)
May 28 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Individual meetings (Parliament Hill), followed by group dinner (location TBD)
May 29 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plenary session (Hilton Garden Inn)


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn located less than a 15 minute walk from Parliament Hill.

Hilton Garden Inn
361 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 0C7

Rate: $249/night (single/double)

Hotel details: Check-in at 3 p.m.; check out at 12 p.m. Cancellation 48 hours before arrival. Guest room rate includes complimentary high-speed internet in all rooms and use of indoor pool. The group rate of $249/night is available from May 25 to May 28, 2020. The hotel will extend the group rate for 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference dates subject to availability. The cut-off date for the block of room reservations is April 25, 2020. After this date, availability & room rate is not guaranteed.

To book your room, please call or email WE Travel and ask to book a room in the “Steel Conference” room block. You can also book your flight or rail travel through WE Travel. A booking fee of $62.15 per airline ticket or $28.25 per rail ticket will apply.

WE Travel
1-888-676-7747 (to book a room, ask for Events Team or for Christina or Nora)

Room bookings: Christina ( or Nora ( From 5-8 p.m. EST, you can also email Claire ( or Kim (
Flight bookings: Lorna Parent: