8th GEWEX Open Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

May 6 - 11, 2018 | Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Logistical Information


The Early Career Scientist Workshop will be held at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in the resort town of Canmore in Alberta, Canada from 3-5 May 2018. Canmore is located in the scenic Canadian Rockies, about an hour and 20 minutes’s drive from the Calgary Airport. Information on getting to and from Canmore can be found here.


You can find out how to get to Canmore here. Other important information, such as deadlines and registration fees, can be found here.

Visa Information

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport. Visit the Government of Canada’s website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to find out what you need to get to Canmore.

Visa application times can range from two to six weeks. You can check the estimated processing time for a visa from your country at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp. We recommend applying early, in the first weeks of March 2018, to make sure you can secure your visa. To help you apply for your visa, we issue visa application letters to approved conference attendees. When you are filling out your registration form, please select “yes” for the question on whether or not you would like to request a visa application letter.