Hotel and travel information


Accommodation on the UBC campus and in Vancouver city centre will be available for the conference delegates.

Venue area

The conference will take place in the campus of the University of British Columbia, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Canada. The campus is located in the western part of Vancouver and is surrounded with a rich natural diversity including forest and ocean. With only an approximate of 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver the property offers also museums, gardens, parks and theatres alongside the educational facilities. 

VISA information

Most international participants will need to obtain either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada. You can check the specific requirements for entry documents here. In case you are uncertain about the application process, please check the detailed instructions here.  

Should you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the conference secretariat at Please note that the invitation letters are issued only to registered participants.

The conference venue (address: 155 boulevard de l’Hôpital 75013, Paris) is located in the 13th district of Paris, famous for both modern architecture (the postmodern building of the French National Library or the contemporary art scene buildings along the Seine river) and historical monuments like the Manufacture de Gobelins right next to the conference venue. 

The popular 5th district with the university area around Panthéon – Sorbonne, the stunning parcs Jardin des Plantes (or even Jardin du Luxembourg) and the lively area for eating out around rue Mouffetard are all within walking distance.

Enjoy Paris!

Getting there

There are several possibilities how to reach the conference venue from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Public transportation: The public transportation is departing directly outside of the international terminal at YVR. It will take approximately 50 min to reach the conference venue by using public transportation. Take the Canada Line until Broadway, cross the street to the North side of Broadway and catch the Westbound 99 B-line bus to UBC. The tickets can be purchased from ticket machines available at the Canada Line station, where most machines accept card payments.

Taxi: Taxi services are available at the airport. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to reach the conference venue.

Other: Lyft and Uber are also available in Vancouver

The conference venue is well accessible by public transport from both Paris international airports Charles de Gaulle and Orly.


RER train line B to Denfert-Rochereau and change to metro line 6 to Place d’Italie
RER train line B to Gare du Nord and change to metro line 5 to Campo-Formio

(both ways will take you cca 1 hour)

ORLY is a bit closer to the conference venue:

Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau and change to metro line 6 to Place d’Italie

Orlyval train/RER train line B to Denfert-Rochereau and change to metro line 6 to Place d’Italie

(both ways cca 45 min)