Connecting Minds 2020Vancouver BC - May 15 & 16

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 than $100 in 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 La Quinta Hotel will graciously be supplying rooms at a discount rate to all those attending the conference. The La Quinta 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. Visit the La Quinta website, or click the conference link here to  reserve a discounted room.

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

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).


View Larger Map

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

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