SSC 2019 - Local Arrangements

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The 47th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada will be held at the Univeristy of Calgary from Sunday, May 26 to Wednesday May 29, 2019. The meeting will be preceded by the Canadian Statistics Students Conference on Saturday, May 25, 2019, also at University of Calgary. The Local Arranegements Co-Chairs are Karen Kopciuk and Alexander de Leon frome the University of Calgary; the Program Chair is Lisa Lix of the University of Manitoba.


We look forward to seeing everyone in Calgary!


About the University and Conference Location
The Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary are thrilled to be hosting the SSC's annual meeting for the very first time.  As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, the University of Calgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. It is located in the heart of Southern Alberta, which are the traditional territories of the people of Treaty 7 region. The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Local arrangements have been made with several nearby hotels at preferred pricing; in addition, a number of rooms have been blocked at Hotel Alma, the university hotel, and in university residences on campus.  Please book your hotels early to avail of special room rates!


Social Events

Following established tradition, the Meeting will open with the Reception Mixer on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019, at the EEEL (Energy Environment and Experiential Learning) Building on the University of Calgary campus. The Banquet on Tuesday evening, May 28, 2019, will take place at the Red and White Club, overlooking McMahon Stadium football field, home of the Calgary Stampeders; it is a short 15-minute walk from campus and close to Motel Village. The Student BBQ will be held on Monday evening, May 27, 2019, in the MacEwan Conference and Event Centre on campus.

Local Attractions
Along with the city's famous hospitality, visitors to Calgary enjoy uncompromised convenience. Attendees will have plenty to see and do, whether it's taking part in one of the city's 700-plus annual cultural events, experiencing the tastes at over 6,000 restaurants, shopping at hundreds of unique retail shops, enjoying the city's arts and entertainment scene or exploring urban parks and river pathways.

Calgary offers a mix of big-city energy and natural beauty. Calgarians consider themselves fortunate that in addition to being next door to some of the world’s most extraordinary natural beauty, like the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Canadian Badlands and the Foothills of Southern Alberta, Calgary is also located close to a number of historic and cultural attractions, including four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Please visit the conference website for detailed information about Calgary's local attractions.

Calgary is easily accessible by direct flights from most major Canadian airports. Transportation options from the Calgary International Airport include the following: Bus Rapid Transit Route 300 to downtown, where one can transfer to the C-Train to get to Motel Village or main campus (\$10.75 fare includes all-day access to our buses and C-Trains),  the Allied Downtown Shuttle Service, taxis (taxi fare to campus is about \$45), car rentals.



Blocks of rooms are available on campus at the Hotel Alma as well as at the residences. Additional blocks of rooms are available at four hotels in Motel Village, a short 20-25 minute walk from campus or 1 stop on the C-Train. See here for a list of options.

More detailed information with links to accommodation, travel and social events, as well as registration and the scientific program are available on the conference website.



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