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Outline of the schedule:
Wednesday May 15
- 9:30am – 12pm: Data Workshops with the local Calgary Consortium (topics include data visualization, data management, and mapping)
- 12pm – 1:30pm: Lunch at local food trucks
- 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Data Workshops with CDP (Panel discussions on the National Poverty Strategy and Data on Immigration)
Thursday May 16
- 9:00am – 9:15am: Breakfast provided by host
- 9:15am – 12:00pm: Program business and data presentations
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch provided by host
- 1:00pm – 1:45pm: Tour of Central Public Library
- 2:00pm – 4:30pm: Program business and data presentations
- 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Social event at a local pub
Friday May 17
- 9:00am - 9:15am: Breakfast provided by host
- 9:15am – 12pm: Roundtables
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
635 Confluence Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0G1
Telephone: 587-441-6635 or 1-833-258-6635
Please call to book and when you, mention you are with the City of Calgary group.
Bookings are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy. Wireless internet, access to the fitness room, and in-room Keurig coffee and tea are included in the room rate. The hotel is pet friendly. Pets have a one-time charge of $30 per pet.
Message from the host:
Alt Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Calgary’s East Village. The hotel is located a convenient 8 minute walk from the meeting venue (Calgary’s New Central Library) and only steps away from the Simmons Building (with delicious dining at Charbar, coffee at Phil & Sebastian, and baked goods and casual meals at Sidewalk Citizen). You will also have ample access to nature, from the Riverwalk and St. Patrick’s Island just outside your door, to Banff and the Rocky Mountains a 1.5 hour drive away if you decide to extend your stay. The New Central Library is also quite spectacular in its own right, and we will be taking a tour during the annual meeting. Other attractions within walking distance include the National Music Centre, Fort Calgary, the Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum, andOlympic Plaza.
Speaking of walking, please consider leaving the car behind. Parking at the hotel is expensive (approximately $40 per night) and all of the annual meeting activities will be concentrated within just a few blocks of each other. Our light rail transit (the “CTrain”) is free within the downtown core, and busses and CTrains can also take you pretty much anywhere else in the city you may wish to go. Taxis and rideshares are abundant, and Calgary has a very large fleet of Car2Gos with free parking. Transportation from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is easy using public transit, taxi, rideshare (which must be pre-booked, no hailing allowed), car2go or by airport shuttle. You will save money and time by going car-free the car for your time at the annual meeting.
Weather in Calgary in mid-May tends to be sunny, with temperatures in the teens and twenties. However, weather can be unpredictable in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, so please check the weather forecast a few days in advance to make sure you are prepared in case we are in for rain, heat, or even snow!