The University of British Columbia

The conference will be held virtually in 2021, but the organizers wanted to give you a glimpse of the original planned venue at the beautiful University of British Columbia (UBC) located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The city of Vancouver is a world class destination ( and was recognized as the top city in Canada in the 2014 World's Best Awards and the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor's 2016 Travellers' Choice awards. In the last 15 years it has always ranked in the top 10 of the world's "Most Liveable Cities”and was chosen as the best place to live in North America in Mercer's 2016 Quality of Living survey. The Province of British Columbia is notable for its wonderful recreational activities, from outdoor adventures, to cultural events, to fine dining ( We will be happy to help you plan activities in Vancouver and beyond, either before or after the conference.

Visit the Tourism Vancouver website for more Vancouver Information.

The University of Waterloo

The organizing committee leadership also hails from the University of Waterloo, Canada. The university is at the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, just west of Toronto. Waterloo Region has a population of over 500,000 people and is home to renowned post-secondary institutions, global think tanks and major companies.

Visit the Tourism Waterloo website for more Waterloo information.