GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Location: The tutorials and conference will be conducted at the conference hotel, the Westin Bayshore on Coal Harbour, 1601 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. Tel: +1 604 682 3377 or +1 800 WESTIN1 (U.S. and Canada). All scheduled activities will be held in the conference facilities on the main floor of the hotel. Individuals should book with the hotel directly. Please mention "SIGCOMM98" to get the conference rate of $195 CDN (Canadian dollars), single or double occpuancy. This rate will only be available until August 3rd. The Westin Bayshore's current charge for parking is $12 CDN per day.
Transportation The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is approximately fifteen kilometers from the hotel. There is a generic hotel shuttle bus service (Airporter Bus). The cost is $10 CDN one way ($17 CDN return). Ask the bus driver for Route 1 (or for the Westin Bayshore). There is a booth with an attendant to help. The bus leaves every half hour on the half hour. It takes about 45 minutes. Phone numbers are: +1 800 668 3141 or +1 604 946 8866. Taxi service is also available at approximately $26 CDN.
If you are arriving by car the directions from Vancouver International Airport are: Exit Airport onto McConachie Way and across Arthur Laing bridge. Take the Granville Street exit. Follow Granville across Granville Street bridge approximately 5 kilometers. Take Seymour exit off Granville Street bridge. Follow Seymour to Georgia Street approximately 6 blocks. Turn left on Georgia Street, follow Georgia Street approximately 6 blocks to The Westin Bayshore on right side. It is approximately a 20 minute drive.
Student Travel Awards: For more information see STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS.
Climate: During late August and early September, the temperature ranges from 15-25 degrees Celsius. Late evening and nights are cool.
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More Information: For further
information about the conference contact Dr. Gerald Neufeld, General Chair, Department of
Computer Science, University of British Columbia at firstname.lastname@example.org