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Seventh ACM Workshop on


Hot Topics in Networks


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 6-7, 2008

Travel Information

This page provides basic travel information on how to get to Calgary. For detailed information on how to get to the hotel, or to the meeting venue, see the local information page.

Getting to Calgary

The most obvious way to get to Calgary is by air. Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a major hub in western Canada, with numerous connections and direct flights available from North America, Europe, Asia, and other international points. Domestic air carriers include Air Canada, Air Canada/Jazz, and WestJet. Many US airlines fly to Calgary, including Alaska/Horizon, American Airlines/Harmony, Continental, Delta, Frontier, North West Airlines/Sky Service, United Airlines, and US Airways/America West. In addition to charter airlines, both Air Canada and British Airways have direct flights to Calgary from London-Heathrow, and Air Canada and Lufthansa from Frankfurt.

There are also numerous international airlines that fly into Toronto or Vancouver, with subsequent direct connections to Calgary (Toronto-Calgary is approximately 4 hours, while Vancouver-Calgary is approximately 1 hour). For the adventurous, you can try a Rocky Mountaineer train trip between Vancouver and Calgary, for a spectacular Rocky Mountain experience (seasonal operation).

Travel Visa Information

All foreigners visiting Canada require at a minimum a valid passport to enter the country (i.e., one that does not expire within 6 months of your travel dates). Depending on your country of origin, you may also require a travel visa of some kind. Since visa requirements may differ for each country, please visit the FAQ on the Government of Canada's Web site to see what the requirements are for your country. Further information or clarification about travel documents can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in your country or from the nearest Canadian Consulate.

Any authors, speakers, or conference attendees who require an official "Letter of Invitation" for Canadian travel visa purposes should request one from the General Chair no later than August 31, 2008. Your request will be handled as quickly as possible, once your registration payment information has been received.

International students transiting through the USA, or wishing to re-enter the USA following the workshop, should check with a US embassy to ensure that they have the proper visa and travel documents for this purpose. The HotNets-VII General Chair has no authority to issue invitation letters for US travel visas.

Note that Canada does not pay for hospital or medical services for visitors. Please ensure you have the appropriate health/travel insurance in case of an emergency. This is your own responsibility.