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86th Modelica Design Meeting


Maplesoft - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Jun 08, 2015 09:00 AM

Jun 10, 2015 04:00 PM

The 86th Modelica Design Meeting will be hosted by and held at Maplesoft, in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). If you would like to attend the meeting, please send an email to Martin.Otter@dlr.de

Location & Organizer:

Stefan Vorkoetter
Maplesoft
615 Kumpf Drive
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 1K8

Tel: +1-519-747-1278 ext 479
Fax: +1-519-747-5284
E-mail: svorkoetter@maplesoft.com

Getting to Waterloo

The closest large international airport is Lester B. Pearson International Airport just outside of Toronto (YYZ). There are multiple flights per day to and from just about anywhere in the world. For airport information, please see www.gtaa.com.

To get from Pearson airport to Waterloo, you can either rent a car, or take the Airways Transit shuttle, www.airwaystransit.com, about $75 for one ride.

For visitors arriving from Canada or the US, it may be possible to fly into Waterloo Region International Airport (YKF) with WestJet or Northwest Airlines. For more information, see www.waterlooairport.ca.

Accomodation Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the St. Jacobs Courtyard Marriott. At the moment, 15 rooms are blocked for the period from June 6th to 12th, at a rate of $139.00 per night, single occupancy, breakfast included. When making a reservation, use the booking code "Maplesoft".

Alternate Hotels
All three of the above are within walking distance of Maplesoft.

 

Some Things to Do Nearby

For those arriving early or remaining after the meeting, there are a number of attractions that might be of interest.

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Nearest to the hotel (right next door) is the St. Jacobs Country Theatre. From June 3rd to June 27th, they will be presenting "Chicago". Details, tickets, etc. can be found at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse - Chicago. I have not been to this theatre personally, but the director is also the director of many productions I've seen at the Drayton Festival Theatre, all of which have been excellent.

A little further from the hotel is the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, an indoor and outdoor market for food, arts and crafts, leather goods, etc. It is about 500m from the hotel, and is open on Saturdays and Thursdays from 7:00 until 15:00. Several of us in Maplesoft's R&D department generally go there for lunch on Thursdays, and you're welcome to join us if you're still in town.

Across and about 100m up Benjamin Road from the hotel is the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, which is a collection of "brand-name" stores, supposedly operated directly by the manufacturers, often at reduced prices. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a thing in Europe, so the concept may or may not be familiar to some of you.

Across Weber Street from behind the hotel is an Antique Mall, which is basically a large store divided into many smaller independently operated vendors' sections.

For those wishing to experience a typical North American department store, there's a Walmart just around the corner on Farmer's Market Road. It's a great place to go if you've forgotten your toothbrush, travel adapter, or other items, and they also have a fairly extensive grocery section.

A few kilometres north of the hotel is the village of St. Jacobs, which also has a number of nice shops (clothing, antiques, local arts and crafts, etc.), restaurants, and a permanent model train exhibition. It's a little bit touristy, but not excessively so.

In downtown Waterloo is the Clay and Glass Gallery, which I have not been to, but have heard good things about.

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