The workshop will take place at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on March 15 and 16, 2018.

Entry into Canada

Please visit this Government of Canada website for visa information. Visitors entering Canada for a short stay can choose “None of the above” on this page to find entry requirements by country of citizenship.

If you require an invitation letter for a visa application, please send a request to

Traveling to Hamilton

There are many convenient ways to travel to Hamilton. Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) offers the most flights, and is conveniently located approximately 75 kilometers from Hamilton. Alternatively, a number of international flights land at Hamilton's John C. Munroe International Airport (YHM) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) (approximately 150 km from Hamilton). Although flights to Buffalo airport may be less expensive than Toronto, ground transportation to Hamilton may be more costly, and traffic crossing the border may result in long delays.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle bus service to and from Pearson airport has been arranged through Airways Transit at a special conference rate of $59 (taxes included) per person. Please use conference code CEMI2018 when making your reservation. Private cars and drivers can be reserved through Hamilton Limo beginning at $139 for two passengers. Major car rental firms are located at all airports.

For more information on getting here, please visit the Tourism Hamilton website.

Where to Stay

The following hotels are approximately 8 minutes by car to the workshop venue.

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

116 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3
Phone: +1-905-529-5515 or toll free +1-888-627-8161

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton

40 Bay Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3
Phone: +1-905-667-1200