Connecting Minds 2018Vancouver BC - May 18 & 19

Travel & Accommodations

To make booking rooms and finding the conference easier on our international attendees, we have provided dynamic maps and additional contact information. By clicking on the "view detailed information" link, located under each respective map, you will find detailed instructions on how to reach your destination.

Travel Subsidies

Connecting Minds will be awarding a limited number of travel subsidies up to $100.  More funding may be available (with appropriate receipts), dependent upon the number of applicants.

Please specify your interest in being considered for a travel subsidy by indicating "yes" on the travel subsidy option on the Connecting Minds Abstract Submission form. Subsidies will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Only applicants traveling from outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley region will be considered eligible.
  • Only those presenting research at the conference are eligible.
  • Subsidies are limited to one per registrant and one per project.
Recipients will be expected to produce valid ID and ALL conference related travel receipts (e.g., airfare, hotel accommodations, gas receipts, bus fare) at the conference travel subsidy desk in order to claim their subsidy. All reimbursements will be mailed to successful applicants. It may take up to one month post conference to receive your travel subsidy.

Conference Hotel Accommodations

The Sheraton Hotel will graciously be supplying rooms at a discount rate to all those attending the conference. The Sheraton Hotel is located minutes away from shopping and a short skytrain ride from Vancouver. All rooms feature over-sized rooms and the latest amenities, as well as beautiful views. Click here to visit the Sheraton website and reserve a discounted room.

In addition, a block of rooms are on reserve for CM2018 attendees at the Executive Plaza Hotel.  The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel is located in close proximity to Richmond's shopping malls and is 5 minutes to the Vancouver International Airport, 5 minutes to Brighouse Station - Canada Line Skytrain and 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. For reservations, call the hotel locally at 604-278-5555 or toll free at 1-800-663-2878 and quote "Connecting Minds".

Of course, feel free to take advantage of numerous Airbnb opportunities around our lovely lower mainland.  Visit and peruse what's available in your price range!


YVR to the Connecting Minds Conference

Note: The following directions are primarily provided to attendees who will be landing at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, BC, Canada. However, the map provided is dynamic and can be actively manipulated to show directions from anywhere in the world. The Connecting Minds Conference is being held at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC).

The Sheraton offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle service from the airport and attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this free service (only available to attendees who have booked rooms with the Sheraton). Please visit their website for more details.


View Larger Map

Attendees who have booked rooms at the Sheraton Hotel should consult the following map, which provides directions from the conference to the Sheraton, located at 8368 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC.  


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