The 2023 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and all pre-Symposium Workshops, will take place at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre.
Rooms will be available at our conference rate until noon (MST) on Thursday, October 26, 2023. After that, we cannot offer the conference rate or guarantee availability.

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A dedicated website is available to book your hotel rooms online at the conference rate. Reservations can be made now at this web address:

Booking Website


Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies just an hour outside of Calgary, Canmore is easily accessible from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) by bus, car or shuttle.

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Oral Presentations

Presentation rooms will be equipped with a screen and HDMI cable. If using slides, presenters need to bring their own laptops and any necessary adapters for HDMI cables (e.g. Mac users). If you are planning to show a video, please note that wifi speeds may be variable, so consider downloading in advance.

All concurrent sessions are 40 minutes in length: usually 30 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes for questions. The room set up will be in classroom style. If you would like to have flip charts or any other materials please contact conference organizers before Wednesday, November 22.

Round tables
All round table sessions will be held simultaneously in the ballroom at tables of 8. There will be 3 rounds of 20 minute discussions, with 5 minutes between for attendees to switch sessions.

Easels, poster boards (3' x 4') or (4' x 3'), and Velcro will be provided for posters. Please hang your poster between 12pm and 3:30pm on Friday.

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 Canmore

Canmore is approximately an hour west of Calgary, and is nestled in the vast wildlands of Kananaskis Country. You can get to Canmore from Calgary by way of the Trans-Canada Highway (AB-1). From the Calgary International Airport, it takes just over 1 hour (119 km) to get to Canmore by car. For shuttle times from the airport, check: https://banffairporter.com/

About the Weather

Canmore 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 Mokakiiks Institute for Scholarship of eaching and Learning at Mount Royal University at 403-440-6042 or email mokakiiks@mtroyal.ca