Meeting Venue

The University of British Columbia

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ICED17 will be held at the beautiful University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by gardens, ocean and forests. UBC is situated at the western tip of Point Grey Peninsula away from the traffic and noise of the city, yet within 25 minutes of downtown by transit. The 763-hectares campus boasts spectacular views of the Pacific ocean over the Burrard Inlet, the north shore mountains and the downtown core of Vancouver. Pacific Spirit Regional Park, the largest “green belt” of luscious forested parkland in Vancouver, separates UBC from vibrant downtown metropolitan Vancouver.

The university campus itself has something to offer for every delegate. Visitors to the campus are able to enjoy world class museums, athletic facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a spacious gym and field areas, a variety of shops and services, and restaurants and food providers to tempt any appetite. A variety of accommodation is available on campus within a comfortable walking distance from the conference venue.

The main conference venue for ICED17 at UBC is the AMS Nest which opened in 2015 and is LEED Platinum Certified. The Nest has meeting space, food outlets, and an on-site three-story rock climbing wall.

For more information on “The Aviary” Climbing Wall, click here.

For a list of food outlets at the Nest, click here.

Further information about UBC can be found on the UBC website.

The city of Vancouver is a world class destination ( and was recognized as the top city in Canada in the 2014 World’s Best Awards and the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice awards. In the last 15 years it has always ranked in the top 10 of the world’s “Most Liveable Cities”and was chosen as the best place to live in North America in Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living survey. The Province of British Columbia is notable for its wonderful recreational activities, from outdoor adventures, to cultural events, to fine dining ( We will be happy to help you plan activities in Vancouver and beyond, either before or after the conference.


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