Meeting Dates

  • Pre-Conference Day: 15 September 2022
  • Main Meeting Days: 16-18 September 2022


Vancouver Convention Centre West

999 Canada Pl

Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1




The official language of the Meeting is English.

Time zone

Vancouver is in the Pacific Time Zone. Daylight savings time (PDT) is in effect from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November when the zone switches to (PST).


The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD) is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or sometimes C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. We recommend that visitors use Canadian currency when traveling within Canada. Currency can be exchanged at Canadian chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, or at offices of foreign exchange brokers, but it is advised to have local currency on hand prior to arriving.


Most purchases in British Columbia will be subject to a 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST), with the exception of liquor (10% GST).

Entry requirements for Canada

International Visitors

The Government of Canada requires that all international visitors carry a valid passport to enter Canada. In addition to your passport, you may also require a visa. For current entry requirements, please visit the Canada Border Services Agency site.


Starting in March 2016, nationals from visa-exempt countries who are flying or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The exception is for U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa for Canada. The online authorization process only takes a few minutes and costs CAD $7. The authorization is valid for five years or until your passport expires. To find out more, please visit the Canada Border Services site here.

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recommends all U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. carry a valid passport for all travel abroad, including visits to Canada from the United States. A passport may be required by your airline or alternative transportation authority, as it is the only universally-accepted identification document.

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of the NEXUS or FAST programs, you may present your membership cards to the CBSA as proof of identity and as documents that denote citizenship, when arriving by land or marine modes only.

Travel document requirements are subject to change. Therefore, to ensure that you have the correct documents to travel to Canada, please consult the Canada Border Services Agency site for current requirements. In addition, be sure to check the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site for current requirements for re-entering the United States after your visit to Canada.


Vancouver offers a comfortable climate year-round with mild winters (average 5°C or 41°F) and warm summers (just over 20°C or 68°F).

Liability and Insurance

The Meeting ​Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.​

Meeting Organiser

ISCoS 2022 Secretariat

Associations Services Ltd