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Conference Venue


Letter of Invitation
Certificate of Attendance


Insurance and Liability
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act



Comandatuba Convention Hall

The perfect blend of convenience, modern architecture and high technology, coupled with a charming natural ambiance, has resulted in the new Comandatuba Convention Hall.

A sophisticated building, exclusively for events, with high capacity and prepared to receive cutting edge technology of sound, lighting and media integration resources.

The new complex designed with an 8m ceiling height, offers convention room, backup rooms and other rooms totalizing 6,500 m˛ to create and innovate in events.

More specifically, the space provides four main modular salons (in the style of an auditorium) that can seat 500 people in each one: dressing room, IT room, locker room, kitchen and mezzanine.


Since the island is fully kitted out with Wi-Fi, you can be connected to the network at all times. Technology dominates the new Events Space. The most up to date sound, lighting and media integration services are available for even the most complex and demanding events.


The temperature of the Event Center during the Banff meeting will be around 21C (70F). Light jackets are suggested   inside the Convention Center.

Dress Code

Comandatuba is a very informal place and  the temperature ranges from 17C to 26C (63F to 79F) in this season of the year.

No tie will be requested for any event.


Business Center

The hotel has a business center and  the Banff meeting will provide a backup room at the Convention Center during the meeting hours.

The entire hotel (including the convention center) offers complimentary WiFi connection.


First Aid

The hotel has a 24 hour medical center with a doctor and a nurse for first aid. This service will be charged to the guest room.

If you want to hire a Travel Insurance package to cover and assist you in any eventuality, please feel free to contact Juliana Hirano for more informations –


Materials Pick-up

Attendants will receive registration material at the time of check in, as well as a plastic bracelet (also available for accompanying person) to be identified as a member of the event.



All reservations will be based on “run of the house” availability.

The room rate includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for the attendants and accompanying person. Non alcoholic drinks are included only during these meals.  Alcoholic drinks will be free of charge only at the welcome reception and gala dinner.

Banff meeting attendees will be identified by a bracelet that will be handled at  the hotel registration upon arrival.


Child Care

The hotel provides a child care service (nannies) to be hired directly with the hotel. Baby-sitters must be hired before your arrival.

The hotel provides Baby Kitchen, which is a comfortable and practical place where mothers and nannies count on infra-structure for the preparation of bottles, baby food and anything else babies may need.

The hotel offers the following items for your baby:

Crib: must be booked with reservation at no charge.

Baby Stroller: can be rented upon check-in at the cost of R$ 35 (aprox. USD 18) for the entire stay.


Certificate of Attendance

Upon request, a certificate of attendance can be issued at the time of registration to delegates who are pre-registered.  For onsite registrations, a certificate will be available at the end of the Conference.  No certificates will be issued after the Conference.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The registration information is collected under the authority of the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act”. The information you provide is required to register you for the conference, prepare material for your use and will be used to notify you of future conferences or pertinent information. Financial information is used to process applicable fees. If you have questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact Dr. Kim Solez at (780) 407-2607 or


The official language of the Conference is English.  At present, no simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Letter of Invitation

Letter of invitation is available upon request.  The invitation is intended to facilitate participants' travel and visa arrangements and does not imply the provision of any financial or other support.

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not accept responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance.  You are advised to secure your own insurance policies as necessary.


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