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

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 promo code  ISOCS29  to receive a $10 discount for each direction of service. 


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 south 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.