(All fees listed are in Canadian dollars.)*

Registration Type Registration Fee
ICAADE Conference
Regular $490
Speakers/Moderators $390
University of Waterloo Faculty / Staff $220
Single-day $190
Student $110
ICAADE Social Events
Opening reception $40
Poster reception $35
Conference banquet $80
Global Policy Symposium (June 29-30)
Regular $150


All conference registrations include the following:
-Participation in all sessions
-Conference materials
-Lunch and refreshment breaks (Monday-Wednesday)
-Wednesday afternoon field trip (except Monday or Tuesday single-day registrations)
Regular Registration and Speakers/Moderators Registration also include:
All ICAADE Social Events:
-Welcome reception (evening of Sunday, June 25)
-Poster exhibition reception (evening of Monday, June 26)
-Conference banquet (evening of Tuesday, June 27)

University of Waterloo faculty and staff are eligible for a special reduced registration rate. Register with your UWaterloo email address to receive this reduced rate.

To receive activation code for student registration, email proof of student status (id card scan, transcript, current course schedule) to

University of Waterloo faculty / staff and student registration include the Monday evening poster exhibition reception but do not include the Sunday evening opening reception or the Tuesday evening conference banquet. Tickets to these events may be purchased separately. Conference attendees may also bring guests to the social events with the purchase of tickets in advance.

Sponsors of ICAADE 2017 at the level of Silver and above receive complimentary conference registration.

*All registration fees include HST (Canadian sales tax) and processing charges. Registration fees are in Canadian dollars. (FYI, $1.00 CAD is approximately equal to $0.75 USD. For current exchange rates click here.)

CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received prior to June 11, 2017. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing. After June 12, 2017, no refunds will be issued; however, registration may be transferred to another attendee without penalty. Please email any cancellation or registration transfer requests to:

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The ICAADE 2017 conference events will be held at St. Jerome's University on the University of Waterloo main campus in Waterloo, Ontario. All plenary and parallel sessions on June 26, 27 and 28 will be held at this location.


We have arranged special rates for ICAADE attendees at The Inn of Waterloo at 474 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario. The discount rate is $129 (CAD)/night (plus $16.77 taxes=$145.77 CAD or approximately $108 USD), including breakfast. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-875-6410 or by emailing the hotel at: Mention the group name "ICAADE" when booking to receive the discounted rate. More information can be found here: The Inn of Waterloo

Dormitory-style budget accommodations are available to attendees of the ICAADE 2017 conference and student workshop at St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo. Rates are $55 (CAD)/night per person, double occupancy, including taxes (approximately $40 USD) and $75 (CAD)/night per person, single occupancy, including taxes (approximately $55 USD). More information can be found here: St Jerome's Residences. To request accommodations at St. Jerome's residence, click the button below.


Getting to Waterloo

By Air:

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the largest airport near Waterloo. Many airlines serving the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America have direct or one-stop flights to Pearson airport, and from Pearson airport, Waterloo is an approximately one hour drive (100kms).

Ground Transportation from Pearson airport to Waterloo

Airport shuttle: Airways Transit offers an on-demand door-to-door shuttle to and from Pearson airport (terminals 1 & 3) at a cost of $94.00cdn. You can make a booking online here:

Bus: Process: 1) Take the Greyhound bus service from Toronto Pearson Airport to Kitchener’s Charles St downtown main bus station which is about 5 kms from Waterloo ($14, 1 hr 45 mins, schedules here:  ), then 2) take a public bus ($3, 25 mins) from the Charles St Kitchener bus station to your conference accommodations: Inn of Waterloo:  Bus route #7 – Mainline; St. Jerome’s residences: Bus route #200 - iExpress(schedules are here: and system map is here: ). Alternatively, take an Uber or taxi from the Charles St bus station ($15/$25 estimated)

Driving: there are many car rental companies operating out of or near to Pearson Airport (e.g. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, etc). When booking, make sure you are clear whether the car rental company has operations inside the airport terminal vs. “offsite” (a few kilometres away from the airport). The latter may be cheaper but may also take longer to pick up/drop off your car since you will have to wait for a company shuttle bus.  Driving directions: it’s probably easiest to use a smartphone mapping/driving app such as “Google Maps”, “Waze”, etc. Then, simply enter your destination into the app and follow the instructions. Please be careful entering your destination address!

St. Jerome’s accomodations: enter “St. Jerome’s University” into Google maps/Waze

Inn of Waterloo: enter “The Inn of Waterloo” into Google maps/Waze

Navigating the University of Waterloo campus: You can use a smartphone app (Google maps/Waze) to help you get around campus, but just make sure to select the “walking” option (otherwise, the app will assume you are driving and will send you on roads rather than walking paths!). Maps of the campus are also available online at:

Key buildings on campus (that you can enter into your navigation app) include

St. Jerome’s University-conference venue, accommodations & cafeteria (STJ building code)

Federation Hall-conference banquet (FED building code)

Student Life Centre - convenience store, food, bubble tea, bus tickets, computer shop, information desk and bookstore, open 24hrs (SLC building code)