Friday, August 14, 2020


Opening Evening Event

Sponsored by Canadian Museum For Human Rights and Tourism Winnipeg

Opened in 2014, the Canadian Museum For Human Rights is a unique exploration of the importance of human rights. Interactive digital technology, video, film and art are designed to educate and inspire.  As the world’s first museum dedicated to human rights, the museum focuses around the idea that respect and understanding of human rights can serve as a positive force for change in the world.

The Museum is an innovative structure of curving lines and bold geometry. Many of the surfaces are irregular, with more than three-quarters of the walls sloped at unusual angles.  The Museum has won numerous awards for it’s design. 

Human rights and environmental responsibility are interconnected. If we protect the planet’s air, land, water and living things, we also support people’s rights, such as the right to live in health and safety, to earn a sustainable livelihood, and to maintain culture.  Human rights education is a lifelong process. Through our variously themed programs, including workshops and tours, we strive to give students the tools to help them think critically and with empathy. 


Saturday, August 15, 2020


Dine Around: Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball at Shaw Park: Let’s Play Ball! Back by popular demand.

If you don’t have dine around plans, join SYTA Members and new attendees for a night out at the Goldeyes baseball game! Your ticket includes a general admission with capability to network, game day food & non-alcoholic beverages. Add your ticket to your registration for a night full of fun and play! Average temperature in Winnipeg is 77 degrees. The Winnipeg Goldeneyes are a member of the 12-team American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. 


7:00pm – Evening
Dine Around Winnipeg On Your Own

Take advantage of this open night to experience the Winnipeg food scene with customers, colleagues and friends! This the only open evening where there is not a planned conference event.

Manitoba has a unique cultural mix found nowhere else in Canada, with influences from English, French, Ukrainian, Jewish, Mennonite, Icelandic, First Nations, Métis, and more recently, Filipino.

At the top of the list of things to do in Winnipeg, might be the city’s thriving foodie culture, which keeps locals and visitors exploring the city centre and surrounding neighborhoods where excellent Manitoban and ethnic cuisines are on the menus. Throw in a growing indie beverage scene and you’ve got yourself one tasty time.  Specialties. Traditional First Nations foods, such as bison, game, fish, wild fruit and grain. Bannock: flat bread cooked over an open fire, first brought by fur traders. Smoked fish and meats – try some delicious smoked Lake Winnipeg goldeye, or another favorite, pan-fried pickerel (a small pike). The most emblematic food in Manitoba are Perogies and Kubusa sausage.


Sunday, August 16, 2020


Assiniboine Park and Zoo

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a private/public, not-for-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to develop, govern and manage Assiniboine Park and Zoo. Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, the Zoo has been a favorite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century.

SYTA attendees will enjoy an amazing evening at the Gateway to the Arctic and Tundra Grill. Located in the Zoo’s Journey to Churchill exhibit, the award-winning exhibit is home to polar bears, muskoxen, Arctic fox and other northern species. It is the most comprehensive northern species exhibit of its kind in the world. Attendees will experience this incredible opportunity to view polar bears while networking with their colleagues.  


DYMO: Dance Your Meal Off
“A Legendary Evening” sponsored by Legends Attractions

Ticketed Event to support the SYTA Youth Foundation.


Monday, August 17, 2020


Closing Night Event
Sponsored by NYC & Company

New York City will host the 2021 SYTA Annual Conference – ten years from when SYTA last visited the nation’s top student destination. Those who attended in 2011 will remember the evening on Broadway, the earthquake during the General Session and the SYTA Band at Mars 2112.  So much has changed since then, and we are excited to experience it with you.