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The conference takes place on the beautiful campus of the University of Guelph, in the city of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The City of Guelph is situated on treaty land that is steeped in rich indigenous history and home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people today. The University of Guelph campus is located within the Between the Lakes Purchase (Treaty 3); the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

It is recognized that the Anishinnabe and Hodinöhsö:ni' peoples have unique, long-standing and on-going relationships with the land and each other and that the Attawandaron people are part of the archaeological record. It is vital acknowledge these Peoples on whose traditional territory the ISOCS-29 meeting takes place.

International travelers are strongly advised to understand and act on the instructions provided on the Entering Canada page within this website. A visa or electronic Travel Authorization may be required to enter Canada.

International travelers are expected to fly into Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ). For travel from Pearson Airport to and from your accommodation (or other selected venue) in Guelph, symposium organizers recommend Guelph Red Car ground transportation service. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online. Conferees should use the 'booking code'  ISOCS29  to receive a discount for each direction of service. Due to the unpredictable nature of current world affairs, symposium organizers recommend the purchase of flight insurance.


Smaller international airports are also in the area. (Connecting) Flights that terminate in Hamilton, Ontario (John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, YKF) or Kitchener, Ontario (Region of Waterloo International Airport, YKF) may also serve conference travelers. These destinations are located 59 and 21 km from the University of Guelph, respectively. Air Canada and Porter Airlines fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ, 68 km) with short flights from Canada and USA.

Train service to Guelph is available and will often go via Toronto. Trains to and from Guelph are only occasional through the day.

Bus travel to the Guelph and to the University of Guelph campus occurs frequently. The GO bus visit campus regularly from a few sites in Toronto or Mississauga/Brampton.

If you are driving from the USA, border crossings at Detroit or Port Huron from the west or Buffalo/Niagara region from the southeast will serve you well. For daily car commuters or those planning to park on campus during the week, pre-purchase of a parking pass is highly recommended.

To purchase a parking pass, please visit the commuter parking site. Passes are $9.00 per day, including HST and are valid in lots P13, P14, P15 and P30 only. Parking is free after 4:30pm Monday through Friday. There is no charge for parking on weekends. If you will be staying in on campus accommodation, parking is included in your nightly rate and you do not need to register for a parking pass. For those delegates who select to stay off campus at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre or the Days Inn, these hotels are within walking distance to campus.

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