2019 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Logistical Information

The 2019 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and all pre-Symposium Workshops, will take place at the Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1K5. Telephone Main Hotel: 1-403-762-4433, Toll Free: 1-800—661-9266 option 1, Fax: 1-403-762-3553, Email: info@banffparklodge.com or fdesk@banffparklodge.com.

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) by bus, car or shuttle. Please refer to the following links if you require additional information related to Calgary or Banff:


Presentation Logistics

PC Laptops, speakers and projection equipment will be provided in each workshop and concurrent session room. If you are bringing your own Mac, please make sure to bring the cable you received when you purchased your laptop in order to connect to projection equipment.

If you are planning to show a video, please note that wifi speeds may be variable.

Easels, poster boards (3' x 4') or (4' x 3'), and Velcro will be provided for posters.

Staying At the Banff Park Lodge

Located in downtown Banff, only a few steps from the Bow River, the Banff Park Lodge will again be the location for the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as the Pre-Symposium Workshops.

Hotel reservations can be made by one of the following methods.

  1. Email to reservations@banffparklodge.com with the conference or event details
  2. Online at https://iis.banffparklodge.com/V1WebControls/GroupLogin.aspx with the booking details
  3. By Phone at 1-800-661-9266 (toll-free) or 1-403-762-4433 for international callers
For online reservations please follow the instructions below;

Please use your Group ID # (30184) and the Password # (37005612). This information will enable you to make (and change) your own reservations by going to www.banffparklodge.com selecting Conferences & Meetings and Group Guest Room Bookings. Enter the Group ID # and Password # and Log In.

Online Bookings cannot be made after October 6, 2019.

If you plan to extend your stay either prior to the start of the Symposium or plan to stay on in Banff after the Symposium, the Banff Park Lodge will honor our group rate, however, arrangements must be made by calling 1-800-661-9266. Online booking is not available for pre or post Symposium stays.

Please note that the 2018 Symposium room block is available until October 6, 2019. After October 6, 2019 please call: 1-403-762-4433, or Toll Free: 1-800-661-9266 to determine availability.

Banff Park Lodge

Getting to Calgary

By Air: Located in Calgary's northeast quadrant, the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is served by more than twenty airlines with direct flights to and from many major national and international cities.

By Car: Calgary is located in Southern Alberta along the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1) between Banff and Medicine Hat Alberta, south of Edmonton on Alberta 2. From the US, take Interstate 15 (becomes Alberta 4, 3, and 2) north from Sunburst MT. For road conditions in Calgary go to the Alberta Motor Association.

Road reports can be found here: https://roadreports.ama.ab.ca


Getting to Banff

By Car: Banff Alberta is due west of Calgary approximately 130 km (90 minutes) on the Trans Canada Highway (Alberta 1), or due east of Kamloops BC approximately 500 km (6.5 hours) on the Trans Canada Highway (BC 1). Because the City of Banff is located within Banff National Park, those driving to the Symposium will be required to pay a park fee upon entry. For road conditions in the mountain parks go to the Alberta Motor Association.

By Shuttle: Symposium participants will receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter's shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff. Click www.banffairporter.com/book. Proceed through the reservation and type - symposium2019 - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Non-discounted rates are $135.98 Return, $67.99 one way for Adults, and $122.38 Return, $61.99 for Seniors.


About the Weather

Banff is all about mountains, wilderness, and changeable weather; it is fairly sheltered and on average in-town winter temperatures range from highs of 1ºC (32ºF) to lows of -8ºC (18ºF). Pleasant, warm Chinook winds often make for mild winters in the region, and both summer and winter weather can be found during a single week. In November, ski resorts will be open but probably making snow. For current conditions please check the Environment Canada website.

For additional information, please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University at 403-440-5503 or email sotlinstitute@mtroyal.ca