Location and Accommodations


Location – Friday Public Keynote

The free public keynote panel and reception on Friday April 6 will be held at the University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall room 147. You will see a sign in the foyer of Fauteux Hall—please come in and seat yourself.

Location – Saturday Main Conference

The main conference on Saturday April 7 will be held at the University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building room 4101. You will see a sign in the foyer of Desmarais and conference staff will be outside room 4101 to greet you. Registration is required for the main conferenceclick here to register.


There are a variety of pay parking lots at the University of Ottawa—a parking map is available here. There is no guarantee that a given parking lot will have space at a given time, so you may have to explore a little.

There is also free street parking in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood on the east edge of campus for limited periods of time before moving your car (1 hour within 5 minutes walk of campus edge, 3 hours within 15 minutes walk).

Many bus routes run directly to the University of Ottawa—see transit map here.

Ottawa has Uber.


There are many options for accommodation in downtown Ottawa. We have reserved a group rate at the Novotel, which is within walking distance—you will receive booking instructions upon registration. See the Novotel website here for general information on the hotel. The group rate is guaranteed until March 5 or until rooms sell out.