Local Information


The conference will take place at the McMaster University Main Campus. A map of the campus can be found here.

The conference workshops and sessions will take place at the following two locations:

The conference banquet will be held at the Ancaster Mill.

Transportation, Directions & Parking

Instructions for those travelling to McMaster by plane, car, or public transit can be found on the Welcome to Mac webpage.

From Pearson Airport
To get from Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Hamilton, the best approach is to take the number 40 GO bus, which travels from terminal 1 (pickup on the lowest level) to downtown Hamilton. - If traveling downtown (e.g. the Staybridge hotel), exit the bus at the Caroline stop (be sure to request the stop) to arrive at the hotel. - If traveling to McMaster: exit the bus (by request) at the Paisley stop and walk a few blocks East to McMaster, or go to Caroline Street and catch a city bus more details.

For information on parking locations and rates, visit parking.mcmaster.ca.

Public Transit
Those travelling by transit can find further information at sustainability.mcmaster.ca.

Sobi Hamilton is a vast, affordable, and robust bicycle sharing program that facilitates transport across the city.


Hamilton is home to a variety of urban and rural cycling and recreational trails. Visit Nature at McMaster or the City of Hamilton’s Cycling Routes & Maps page for more information.

Built around and atop the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is known as the city of Waterfalls. Find more information from Tourism Hamilton, or see the full Cascades and waterfalls of Hamilton map from waterfalls.hamilton.ca.

Food & Drink

Hamilton is home to a thriving food scene. You can explore the local offerings through websites such as the Inlet and Tourism Hamilton.