The IV AMMCS International Conference

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | August 20-25, 2017

Travel & Local Info

Getting to Wilfrid Laurier University

The conference will be held at the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. The city of Waterloo is easily reachable by air and ground transportation. The campus is approximately a 25-minute drive away from Waterloo International Airport, 70 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, and 80 minutes from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

From Waterloo International Airport, the campus is most easily reached (if not renting a car) using one of the local taxi services: United Taxi, City Cabs, or Waterloo Taxi; for which the approximate cost of taxi trip will be $40.00.

From Toronto Pearson International Airport or John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, the campus is most easily reached using Airways Transit. Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport with the Waterloo area providing 24 hour door to door shared ride service. For Toronto Pearson airport transfers we have obtained a reduced conference fare of $69.00 per person, one way, tax included. To receive the reduced fare you must book in advance and your travel dates must correspond to the event dates.

Book online at:
Enter booking code: AMMCS2017 (enter exactly as shown).
By phone 24 hrs: 519 886 2121 – Identify yourself as an AMMCS delegate.

Parking and local info

For getting around on campus, you may see campus maps for a reference.

Due to convocation ceremonies being held on campus from June 8-12, parking is limited.

AMMCS Congress participants staying in residence will receive a complimentary parking permit at check-in. Participants not staying in residence must purchase a parking permit at the Hotel Laurier office located in the King Street Residence (200 King Street North) at a cost of $9.00 per day. The Hotel Laurier office opens at 7:30am (Monday-Friday). Temporary parking is available in front of the King Street Residence while you purchase a permit.

In addition to the aforementioned local taxi services, one may travel in Region of Waterloo using Grand River Transit. Wilfrid Laurier University is serviced by routes 7, 8, and 12 on University Ave. W. and King St. N, or 7, 8, 12, 29, 200, 201, and 202 at University Ave. and Hazel St. Google Maps can be used to find routes that are accessible with GRT transit. At any individual bus stop, you may text the number 57555 with the 4-digit stop number (found on the bottom of a stop's sign) to receive a list of upcoming buses. Alternatively, a system map and route schedules are available on Grand River Transit's Web site. Intercity transit service is provided by GO Transit, VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Aboutown.

Local recommendations on various activities is provided below. More comprehensive recommendations may be found on the Web sites of Region of Waterloo, Explore Waterloo Region, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, and City of Cambridge. Furthermore, Great Canadian Holidays offers a number of tours that may be organized before or after the conference.

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In order to find out if you will require a visa to enter Canada, refer to Government of Canada's Find out if you need a visa to enter Canada as a visitor page. Nearby Canadian embassies and consulates may be found on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's Canadian Offices Abroad page.

If you need a visa to enter Canada and you have an accepted paper to present at AMMCS2017, then we will issue an official invitation letter to you. In order to receive the said letter you are required to submit the following documentation:

  1. a scanned copy of your passport,
  2. your institutional postal address,
  3. your institutional email address, and
  4. the title of your accepted paper to be presented at the conference.

This documentation is to be sent to with the subject line "Request for AMMCS2017 visa invitation letter". The conference will be unable to process your request for a visa invitation letter if any of the documentation items are missing. If you require an official document, for funding purposes, stating that you will be travelling to Canada to attend 2017 AMMCS Congress, please send the request to Please ensure that the aforementioned matters are dealt with as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for unexpected difficulties or delays.