Venue and Travel


The Westin Ottawa is our conference hotel where we will be hosting our plenary and concurrent sessions. Situated on the famous Rideau Canal with stunning views of Parliament Hill and steps from the Byward Market, The Westin Ottawa Hotel is your haven for renewal. The hotel features spacious rooms, fitness gym, indoor pool, business centre and a cocktail lounge perfect for after-hours food and drink. Conference activities will be held in meeting rooms throughout The Westin Ottawa Hotel.

Other hotels nearby include: Novotel Ottawa, Lord Elgin and Les Suites Hotel Ottawa.

If you require a hotel room for Tuesday, May 9th, please contact us at for more information.


WestJet is offering our conference participants 10% off the base fare (taxes, fees and charges are extra) for travel between Ottawa, Ontario and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including their Delta code-share partner network). To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need the discount codes listed below.

Book by: May 17, 2017
Travel from: May 2-17, 2017
Web coupon number: 0WCWLWH
*For Travel Agent Web use only: YOW01

For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit

Passports and Visas

United States visitors

United States law now requires specific documentation for cross-border traveling within North America. U.S. Citizens require a passport to enter Canada by land or air. Visit the Canadian Borders Service Agency website for more details. The U.S. Government’s travel page also provides some useful information on changes to intercontinental travel.

International visitors

If your country requires a visa to enter Canada, visit the Government of Canada website to learn how to apply and track your application.