ISHGD2015 Newsletter ~ Issue Three - 17 June

A Unique transportation method

Our opening session includes travellers, Colin and Julie Angus. They will share their story, “Rowboat in a Hurricane” which began when they both set off on a quest to become the first to row across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland North America. Within their keynote Julie and Colin will share techniques to deal with changing environments including altering our perception, preparing for the unexpected, assessing risks, and improving communication. Their story is one of adventure and courage and they experienced it in a unique method of transportation!

To learn more about them and their company Angus Adventures, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook

How to get to the SYmposium

Flying into YVR? The Canada Line is Vancouver’s new rapid transit rail link connecting YVR to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. It’s a fast and easy way to get to the city centre. You can conveniently access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.

  • ARRIVING FROM WITHIN CANADA? If you’re picking up checked bags, you are at Arrivals, level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. Go to Level 3, and walk toward the Link Building (located in between the International and Domestic Terminal). Follow the signs marked Canada Line.
  • ARRIVING FROM THE U.S.A OR AN INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION? Once through the customs and immigration arrivals process, walk toward the exit to the International Arrivals Greeting Area. Exit the building following signs marked Canada Line. Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform. 

Get onboard and take the train to the end of the line, “Waterfront Station”. To walk to the hotel, exit the station, turn right at Cordova Street and right again on Howe Street onto Canada Place Way. The Fairmont Waterfront is on your left hand side. Estimated walking time is 5 minutes. The hotel is on the corner of Cordova and Howe and the address is 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver (Telephone: (604) 691-1991).

Planning another method of transportation? Get directions to the Fairmont Waterfront.

Vancouver weather

The forecast is looking promising and it seems like we will enjoy a sunny and warm climate throughout the Symposium. You should note that it can cool off in the evening after the sun goes down, so you might want to pack a sweater or a light jacket. The weather in Vancouver can be unpredictable at this time of the year - it’s always best to plan ahead for a possibility of a rain shower or two.

 The Symposium Venue

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is the home of ISHGD2015.
    900 Canada Place Way 
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 3L5 
    TEL + 1 604 691 1991 
    thewaterfronthotel@fairmont.com

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workshops and tours

Didn’t yet register for a workshop or tour? There’s still a few seats left in Workshops 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 and in Tours 1 and 3. Click here to register. Transit Passes

A limited number of transit passes will be available at the registration desk on a first-come first-served basis. Don’t forget to ask for one if you think you could take advantage of this opportunity for a day pass or a two-zone pass.

Partners and supporters

The ISHGD2015 committee would like to acknowledge and thank our partners: McElhanney, SNC Lavalin, Bentley, Keysoft Solutions, CH@M Hill, MMM Group, Stantec, ICBC, ISL Engineering, RDV, PTV Group, CGS, Manning Elliott and ASTTBC. Thanks also to our supporters: Rodel, Hammerberg Lawyers, Softree and Palmer IP.