The congress venue will be The Westin Ottawa, located in the heart of the nationís capital. Surrounded by art, nature, and tradition, Ottawa boasts all the conveniences of a metropolitan city with a small-town feel.


Ottawa, capital of Canada, is located on the border of Ontario and Quebec. It truly represents the diversity of beauty of Canada. Travel to Ottawa is simple and convenient. Ottawa International Airport has recently been renovated, and is a gateway for over 120 non-stop flights. Taxi, limo and bus service are easily accessible at the airport. All major car rental companies have services located within the airport. The city is located a four hour drive from Toronto, and two hours from Montreal. The average temperature in July ranges from 15C (59F) to 26C (79F).


Ottawa also offers a multitude of dining options, from diners to top-end restaurants. The Byward Market offers an international marketplace, which is European in feel and look, but distinctly Canadian in content. Entertainment can be found at the National Arts Centre, numerous smaller theatres, movie houses and nightclubs. There are plenty of festivals occurring throughout the year. Some of those offered during the month of July are: International Jazz Festival; RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies; Cisco Bluesfest; Canalfest; Chamber Music Festival; Changing of the Guard; Shakespeare in the Park; and the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill.

Canadian Museum of Civilization National Arts Centre
National Gallery of Canada Bytown Museum
Canada Agriculture Museum Canada Aviation Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum Casino du Lac-Lemy
Parliament of Canada Tours Whitewater Rafting