Timelines and Details


Registration for the conference as a whole, for only the Saturday, and for the Community Showcase will be live by the end of February.


Abstract Acceptances

The Scientific Committee is busy completing blind reviews on all the submitted abstracts. Acceptances will be sent out the first week of March.



The conference will be located at the CIGI Campus in Uptown Waterloo: 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 6C2.The parking lot behind CIGI is not available for parking, but the various city lots in Uptown Waterloo are available. 



Waterloo is located 1.5hrs west of Toronto, Ontario. There are a number of options for commuting to/from the conference in May:

Airports:Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Canada’s largest airport and only one hour away from Waterloo. There are bus routes available from the airport (see below) as well as direct shuttle services at a higher price point. The Region of Waterloo International Airport (ALO) and the Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) are smaller local airports but flights may be more expensive 

Buses:There are frequent bus routes between Toronto and Waterloo operated by both Go Bus and Greyhound. The buses make stops in Kitchener at the Charles Street Bus Terminal, and in Waterloo at both the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University. The local Grand River Transit bus system connects Kitchener and Waterloo (30min ride).

Train:Via Rail trains operate from most major Canadian cities to Toronto with connections to Kitchener. You can also choose to book a train to Toronto and take a direct bus to Waterloo.



We are in the process of reserving a block of rooms at the Delta Hotel by Marriott International which is located across the street from the venue. Less expensive accommodations are available at  Wilfrid Laurier University’s King Street Residence, which is a 20min walk to/from the venue. Contact conferences (a) wlu.ca to book a private dorm room.  


Dietary Needs and Accessibility 

In the registration form you were given an opportunity to express any needs regarding diet or other accommodations to fully participate in this event. Please be in touch if there are any changes.