June 19 – 22, 2017, Teledyne CARIS will host its 16th international user conference in Canada's capital, Ottawa.

The timing of the conference coincides with Canada's 150th year anniversary; the city will be alive with multicultural events, showcases, and people. Beautiful heritage buildings and famous landmarks are prominent in the city centre. They tell stories of the past as well as the direction of the future. Parliament of Canada acts as the centerpiece of Ottawa, while representing the heart of the country's democratic government. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a brilliant waterway which cuts through Ottawa's downtown, sharing nearly two centuries of stories and history.

Aligning the conference, location, and theme of "Celebrating 150 Years of Hydrography and Geomatics in the Nation's Capital", creates an atmosphere of community for CARIS Software users – new and old.

Join us in Ottawa for CARIS 2017 as we celebrate the collective spirit of world hydrography.

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Ottawa sites

CARIS 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, located in the heart of Canada's capital. This venue places you near Byward Market, Parliament Hill, and in range of plenty of fantastic dining and entertainment options.

Special rates and room blocks have been made at the Sheraton Ottawa for CARIS 2017 delegates.

CARIS 2017 delegates are responsible for making their own hotel accommodation arrangements and the payment of all associated charges, taxes and incidentals.

For Reservations

Deadline for the special rate is May 19, 2017.

Canada at 150

In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation and Canadians will gather in their Capital to join local residents in a year of celebration. The city of Ottawa will be offering unique and entertaining experiences on a daily basis. These festivities will allow all residents and visitors, from Canada and abroad, to celebrate the nation's identity and become inspired for the future.

Check out what is happening by visiting www.ottawa2017.ca

Sheraton Ottawa

As with previous user conferences, an exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference session, offering you an ideal opportunity to showcase your organization's products and services directly to the CARIS user community. In addition, the conference session of CARIS 2017 kicks off on June 21st—aligning itself with World Hydrography Day, which will generate considerable interest in the work, products, and services that you offer the industry.

CARIS 2017 Exhibitors

Kongsberg R2Sonic Klein Marine Systems SBG Systems IIC Technologies Applanix Teledyne Marine Teledyne Optech

CARIS 2017 Exhibitor Floor Plan

Our Media Partners

Hydro International

As the independent and high-quality information source on professional hydrography, Hydro International brings its readers topical reports and an overview of news and developments related to both technology and management issues within the hydrographic industry.

The Hydro International magazine is published bi-monthly and is available in two formats. The free online edition and printed version. Please visit our website for more information.

Marine Technology Reporter

Marine Technology Reporter is the industry's largest circulating magazine dedicated to the marine technology and subsea markets. MTR provides unbiased news and information from around the world and delivers it to a powerful and highly responsive audience of more than 25,000 recipients.

With 100% requested BPA verified subscribers, Marine Technology Reporter is the best place for advertising and marketing your company to the global marine science and technology market.

Canadian Hydrographic Association

The Canadian Hydrographic Association is a non-profit, scientific and technical group of more than 200 members. It is the only national hydrographic organization in Canada.

The CHA is formally affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and is informally associated with The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA).

The Journal of Ocean Technology

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) is a scientific publication providing full coverage for the oceans community. It is comprised of educational and informative essays; open access, peer-reviewed research papers; and short articles offering a glimpse into the "human" side of ocean technology. Join the JOT community today: subscribe, publish, advertise.

Ocean News and Technology

Ocean News & Technology (ON&T) delivers industry intelligence that helps companies achieve new levels of success. Focusing on the latest technology, ON&T keeps readers abreast of major news and events happening in such diverse areas as Subsea Survey and Intervention, Marine Science, Renewable Energy, Defense, Communications, and Subsea Cables.

Exhibitors at CARIS 2014

The Conference Exhibition Package

The Conference Exhibition Package, $1500.00 USD, includes:

  • Exclusive access to the event through one of only eight (8) booth spaces available (allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis)
  • Two (2) complementary conference-only passes (valid June 21st and June 22nd, $800.00 value)
  • One (1) booth space
  • One (1) skirted table
  • One (1) electrical outlet
  • Two (2) chairs
  • Logo printed in the final program
  • Logo on the CARIS 2017 website

Raise your corporate profile amongst influential CARIS users and maximize your impact at this targeted event. Contact caris2017@caris.com to learn more about available opportunities.

Registration for CARIS 2017 is now open

This four day conference is the largest gathering of CARIS software users worldwide. Don't miss out - take advantage of the early registration price, valid only until March 10, 2017. PDF forms are available for group and individual registrations, or register online.

Individual registration form Individual Registration PDF  Group registration form Group Registration PDF

Boot Camp

June 19th - 20th

Registration includes:

  • Two-day boot camp
  • Dedicated workstation
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Luncheons
  • Evening icebreaker on June 19th

CARIS Subscription Members

$300.00 USD

After March 10, 2017

$400.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$400.00 USD

After March 10, 2017

$500.00 USD


Conference Session

June 21st - 22nd

Registration includes:

  • Two-day conference session
  • Full access to the exhibit hall
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Luncheons
  • Gala dinner on June 21st

CARIS Subscription Members

$300.00 USD

After March 10, 2017

$400.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$400.00 USD

After March 10, 2017

$500.00 USD


User Group Meetings

June 19th - 20th

Two concurrent product specific user group meetings for:

  • HIPS and SIPS/Bathy DataBASE
  • Hydrographic Production Database

CARIS Subscription Members

$75.00 USD

Non-Subscription Members

$125.00 USD

Guest Pass

Spouses and guests are welcome to attend the various networking events of CARIS 2017.

Each pass includes access to:

  • Evening Icebreaker - June 19th
  • Gala Dinner - June 21st

$125.00 USD

Ways to Save

Check out these great ways to lower the cost of attending CARIS 2017

Subscription Program Membership

Organizations with active CARIS Software subscriptions qualify for a discount registration rates.

Early Registration

Attendees registering before March 10, 2017 receive more than 20% off the regular price.

Special Accommodation Rates

Special room rates at the Sheraton Ottawa are available for CARIS 2017 delegates who book before May 19, 2017.

Cancellation and Refund Policies
Program and Session Cancellation

Teledyne CARIS reserves the right to cancel programs and/or sessions because of low registration. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund if applicable.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations made by March 10, 2017 are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after March 10, 2017, as well as no-shows, are liable for the full registration fee. All substitutions must be made in writing. Substitutions can be made at any time. Please submit all cancellations and substitutions in writing by email to caris2017@caris.com or fax (506) 459-3849.