Conference information

Workshop dates: April 20 - 21 2012
Contact email:

Conference site: The conference will take place in rooms 125 (registration) and 129 in  the Simard Building (SMD), at the University of Ottawa. A campus map can be found  here and below (click on map, conference building with red circle and arrow!):
Talks will be 20 min with 10 min for questions. A projector will be available, as well as a computer (PC). We will have a variety of connection cables available, but please bring your own if you have one (to make sure!). If you would like to use handouts, calculate around 50-60 copies.

Posters should be 150cm by 100cm maximum. We will provide poster boards and tacks.


Below is a list of hotels close to the conference site (within walking distance):

Lord Elgin
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Les Suites Hotel
Quality Hotel
Swiss Hotel

More information about places to stay in Ottawa, as well as general tourism information can be found in the official tourism website of the city of Ottawa here.

Limited crash space is available for students. Please contact us if you are interested in this possibility.

Getting to Ottawa / Ottawa transport

By plane: Ottawa airport is relatively close to the city center. A cab from the airport to downtown will be around $35. It is also possible to take public transportation (bus 97) from the airport. Bus fare is $3.25 (you will need exact change). The bus will leave you close to the conference site (Laurier stop).

By train: The trainstation in Ottawa (VIA Rail) is relatively close to the city center. A cab from the station to downtown will be around $20. Public transportation is also available.

By bus: The bus station in Ottawa is close to the conference site, but not really within walking distance.

Public transportation is very good in Ottawa (OC Transpo). You can find information about routes, etc here, as well as a travel planner to indicate best route from one point to another.

Taxi companies within Ottawa: You can flag taxis on the street, but you can also call ahead to arrange a pick-up.

o Blue Line Taxi Co Ltd – 613-238-1111
o Capital Taxi – 613-744-3333
o West-Way Taxi – 613-727-0101
o Crystal Taxi – 613-842-4111
o DJs Taxi – 613-829-9900

Printing services

It will not be possible to print or make photocopies at the Linguistics Department during the conference. We recommend that you bring handouts, etc. printed to the conference. If you need emergency printing services, we recommend you contact Rytec or Merriam printing services (nearby), or the campus printing services at the University Centre (Room 0024, tel 613-562-5876):

Rytec Printing
404 Dalhousie Street 
613-241-COPY (2679)

Merriam Print
252 Laurier Ave. East