Mr. Jim Watson, the Mayor of the City of Ottawa proclaimed June 10th to June 15th IEEE Week! So, take advantage of it by participating in the following wonderful activities organised for your enjoyment and fulfillment. To read more about the "Proclamation", please click here.
Ottawa is the perfect place for the IEEE International Conference on Communications: it is a major national hi-tech centre, in fact it is the biggest industry in the city, and it uniquely combines an excellent balance of suburbia, rivers, parks and tourist attractions.
ICC 2012 attendees and their accompaniment(s) to Ottawa can expect a plethora of safe venues to keep them active, learned or entertained during the free time. There are activities that will fit all budgets, ages and abilities. A sampling, is provided here; however, a full listing of potenties can be found at the Ottawa Tourism Centre, and Discover the National Capital.
As the national museum of human history, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is committed to fostering in all Canadians a sense of their common identity and their shared past. At the same time, it hopes to promote understanding between the various cultural groups that are part of Canadian society.
National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada holds the best collection of Canadian art in the world and has an international reputation for outstanding exhibitions. Its international acclaimed architecture and stunning interior spaces engage visitors in a unique and dramatic setting.
Canadian War Museum
A stunning architectural design, innovative exhibitions, diverse public programs and leading-edge scholarly content make the new Canadian War Museum one of the world’s most respected venues dedicated to the understanding of human conflict.
Canada Aviation Museum
The Canada Aviation Museum, Canada’s premier aeronautical museum is recognized as one of the most beautiful museums of its type. Among the best in the world, it houses some of the world’s most priceless aviation treasures. The spectacular Rockcliffe Parkway takes you directly from the conference site to the museum in less than ten minutes by car.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canada's foremost natural history museum presents exhibits on the natural world. New bird, energy and fossil, and mammal galleries offer plenty to see and do, including hundreds of specimens, interactive elements and dioramas. On-site cinema screens high-definition movies.
Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By, laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place.
Within an area roughly four blocks square, you will find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs and more!
Sunday, June 10th to Saturday, June 16th
We organised special tours and outdoor activities (like a Norwegian spa day, trip to a heritage village, white water river rafting, biking tour and so on), for you and your companions that will help you see the city and enjoy it’s beauty and vibrancy. Take advantage of the city orientation tour on Sunday to get a head start for the Connect●Communicate●Collaborate Team Activity that follows.
Sunday, June 10th
6PM at the Ottawa Convention Centre: We orgainised a special complimentary team activity for you and your companions that reinforces our Connect●Communicate●Collaborate theme! Everyone regardless of age, ability or interests will have fun exploring the downtown for answers to clues, doing a random act of kindness and providing proof. The PlaybookTM tablet or any other digital camera with e-mail ability will come in handy. Everyone gets a gift and the top three teams will be recognized on Wednesday with something special.
10PM at Parliament Hill: At the end of this activity, everyone is invited to a special complimentary showing of the awesome award winning Mosaika Sound and Light Show on the footsteps of Canada’s government buildings, Parliament Hill.
The Ottawa Delegate Insider Badge
Ottawa Delegate’s Badge. Thanks to Ottawa Tourism, you can take advantage of many savings at restaurants and other participating venues. Showing your conference badge and your smile is all it takes! http://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/plan-a-visit/event-calendar. Your Otttawa delegate badge is like a key to the city! Ottawa Tourism's Delegate Insider Badge entitles you and a guest to a discounted visit to the attractions, tours, restaurants and hospitality listed herein. No need to print this passport, all you have to do is present your delegate badge. Enjoy!
VIA Rail is offering 10% discount on all of its ground transportation train services forconference participants of ICC 2012.
VALID: June 2 to June 23, 2012 TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return. RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only. DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Touring class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied." EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in Economy - special fare or Business - supersaver fare. IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA confirmation number: 12239.
Online booking tips >> You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.