SLB 2017 Meeting GENERAL INFORMATION


Vancouver, B.C.
Accommodations for the 2017 meeting will be provided by the conference hotel, The Westin Bayshore.
Located in British Columbia, Canada, along the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, the Westin Bayshore is conveniently located for easy travel and for enjoying the beauty of region. Within walking distance are several shops and resturants. Please see the Vancouver visitor's website for more details and ideas for touring the area.

Meeting Location
Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4, Canada
Phone: 
888-627-8634
 
Transportation
The hotel is located 9.2 miles (14.8 km) from Vancouver International Airport. The approximate cost of a taxi from the airport to the hotel is $30-$40 CAD. Vancouver also has a very efficient transit system and attendees can leanr more about trains, car rental and more here.

Meeting Registration Hours
The meeting registration desk is located on the main meeting level in the Bayshore Foyer.   Name badges and conference materials can be picked up at this location. The SLB registration desk will be staffed during the following hours.
 
Registration Desk Hours:
Thursday, October 5th - 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, October 6th - 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 7th - 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
 
Registration
Registration fees include the opening reception on Thursday night, coffee breaks, breakfast Friday and Saturday, Poster Session Lunch on Friday and Saturday, all scientific and special sessions, and one name badge and program book. Registration fees exclude hotel and travel costs. The Dinner Cruise Banquet on Friday October 6th requires a ticket purchase for an addditional fee ($75 USD per person). On-site registration will be accepted.
 
Language
The official language of the SLB 2017 meeting is English.

Catering
Included in registration fees are the following catered events: Thursday Night Opening Reception (Hot and chilled d’oeuvres, beverages.),  all AM and PM coffee breaks listed in the program, Friday and Saturday Breakfast, Friday and Saturday Lunch.
 
Abstract Books
Printed Abstract books will be made available online through Lulu Press. Detailed information will be posted in late August. Please note that all abstracts are also available for viewing as PDFs on the SLB website and will also be available in the event app.
 
Internet Access
Internet access is provide by SLB in both the guest rooms of the hotel and in the meeting space. Check back for login codes.
 
Accompanying Persons
Guests are welcome to enjoy Vancouver during conference hours. There are many outdoor activities, shopping, restaurants and local attractions to explore! Visit the hotel conceirge desk for more information and recommendations. Guests are also welcome to join the Friday evening dinner cruise with a purchased ticket ($75 USD).
 
Membership
All members are encouraged and invited to attend the SLB Member Business Meetings on Saturay, October 7th at 2:15 pm in the Bayshore Grand Ballroom A&B. SLB Presidential awards will be announced at this time. The advice and guidance of the membership on current society issues are welcome in these “open forum” meetings. If you are not currently a member, applications are available in the program book or registration desk.
 
Awards
Those who have been notified that they are Student Travel Award recipients may pick-up their checks at the registration desk (signature required). Other awards will be presented during the named program session or during the society business meetings.
 
Special Needs
Registrants with special needs are invited to contact the SLB office in advance or stop by the Registration Desk for assistance. We will gladly work with you to provide the accommodations needed for a full conference experience.
 
Liability
Neither the host venue nor the organizers can be held responsible for any personal injury, loss, damage to private property or additional expense incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, sea, road or other services. All participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.
 
Childcare Services
Two Childcare/Babysitting Programs are available for use by attendees who are encouraged to make their own arrangements as needed. These services are as recommended by the event hotel and the society does not endorse the use of any particular service.

Nannies on Call, Telephone: (604) 734-1776; Address: 788 Beatty St. Contact: silvana@nanniesoncall.com.
Their website is www.nanniesoncall.com and insurance is covered by GNK Insurance Services Inc. (SBS)
Policy Number: COM 800524355; Accreditation/license number: 16-11287

Just like Mum, Telephone: (604) 325 – 4225; Address: #137-8623 Granville St. Contact: jlmkid@aol.com Their
website is www.justlikemum.blogspot.com and insurance is covered by CG & B Group Inc. Policy Number:
COMAP 2604305; Accreditation/license number: 16-146772

Parking
Parking rates at the hotel are listed below. Local attendees are encouraged to utilize parking apps to identify other options nearby. The EasyPark app is especially handy for locating parking lots throughout the city of Vancouver. 

Self Parking: $38 per night (CAD, including taxes)
Valet Parking: $42 per night (CAD, including taxes)