HOST HOTEL + CONFERENCE VENUE:
The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
The discounted rate at The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre expired on November 6, 2015. You can still book a room through the hotel website or by contacting the hotel toll free at
1-800-663-9255 and identifying yourself as part of the IDEA Conference, but the discounted rate will no longer be available. Please contact Anne Picillo or Mary Kate Thornton if you need any assistance.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM AT THE SHERATON VANCOUVER WALL CENTRE or call +1-800-663-9255 and identify yourself as part of the IDEA Conference.
Please CLICK HERE for a recognition letter from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). For attendees from outside of Canada, having this letter will facilitate your entry into the country. Additionally, please attach this document to any boxes or packages being shipped to Canada for this event. Please contact Cheryl Jacques in the IDEA office if you have any questions.
Taxi - The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is approximately 12 miles (18.0 km) from Vancouver International Airport. The average taxi fare in each direction is $31.00 CAD.
On Site Parking - The hotel offers daily parking for $23.00+++CAD and overnight parking for $30.00+++CAD.
Attire - Attire for the conference is business casual. Speakers and panelists are advised to wear business attire.
Gratuities - Tipping is customary in Canada, at a rate between 15% and 20%.
Local Time - Pacific Time Zone (UTC-08:00)
Weather - In early December, daytime temperatures in Vancouver average 40 degrees Fahrenheit (6 Celsius).
*All visitors from other countries must have a valid passport, and may require other documentation such as visas. For more information, please click here. We encourage you to check your health insurance coverage before traveling internationally.*
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