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On the 2019 Classification Society Annual Meeting

Invited Program
Travel, Transportation, and Tourism

Invited Program

The President's Invited Address will be given by:

  • Claire Gormley, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Invited Lectures will be given by:

  • Brianna Heggeseth, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
  • Antonio Punzo, University of Catania, Italy.
  • Hans Friedrich Kohn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Speakers in the Special Session in Honour of Professor Stanley Sclove

  • Stanley Sclove, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Stephen France, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA.
  • Herbie Lee, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
  • Paul McNicholas, McMaster University, Canada.

Invited Speakers include:

  • Guangliang Chen, San Jose State University, California, USA.
  • Brian Franczak, MacEwan University, Alberta, Canada.
  • Bei Jiang, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • Rebecca Nugent, Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, 
  • Irene Vrbik, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Meredith Wallace, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


MacEwan University is located in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Accommodation is available at a number of nearby hotels and on campus at the MacEwan University Residence.

Within a kilometre (0.6 miles) of MacEwan University:

  1. MacEwan University Residence Hotel (On Campus):
  2. The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton (Approx. 800 metres, 0.5 miles, from Campus):
  3. Delta Hotels by Marriot, Edmonton Centre Suites (Approx. 800 metres, 0.5 miles, from Campus):
  4. Crash Hotel (Approx. 900 metres, 0.56 miles, from Campus):
  5. Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel (Approx. 900 metres, 0.56 miles, from Campus): 
  6. Canterra Suites Hotel (Approx. 950 metres, 0.6 miles, from Campus):

A number of other options slightly outside a kilometre away from Campus also exist and can be viewed on google maps by clicking here.

Travel and Transportation

Edmonton is accessible by air through Edmonton International Airport (YEG). YEG is approximately 32 kilometres (20 miles) from MacEwan University and downtown Edmonton. From YEG there a number of options to get to MacEwan University and the nearby hotels:

  1. Edmonton Sky Shuttle (ideal for large groups):
  2. Airport Taxi Shuttle (flat rate available):
  3. YEG taxi and limo services:
  4. Co-op Taxi Line (flat rate available):


For those interested in spending time in the Canadian Rockies before or after the conference, the typical tourist spots include: 

  1. Lake Louise (Banff, Alberta):
  2. Canmore, Alberta:

Banff, Alberta is approximately 413 kilometres (257 miles) from Edmonton and is easier to access through Calgary International Airport (YYC). YYC is roughly 287 kilometres (179 miles) from Edmonton. Each day, there are many connecting flights between YYC and YEG, this flight is approximately 45 minutes. 

West of Edmonton is Jasper, Alberta. Another very popular tourist destination. Jasper is approximately 365 kilometres (227 miles) from Edmonton, and is accessible through car or bus. 

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