September '14 Technical and Planning Committee - Calgary, Canada

Monday, 2014-09-15
Friday, 2014-09-19

University of Calgary
Rozsa Centre
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4


Esri Canada


University of Calgary

Schedule of Meetings: 

The tentative agenda is now online.


On-line Registration is now open:

  • In order to submit registration through security, we will cut off early-bird registration on 11 September. On-Site registration fees will be imposed on or after 12 September.
  •  OGC Members Must register through the My Account section of the OGC Member Portal
  •  Non-members and Guest may register directly through the OGC Storefront.

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Wednesday evening OGC 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will be $55.00 USD per person.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 12 September)On-Site (on or after 12 September)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $50
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $225.00 $275.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $100.00 $150.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
$325.00 $375.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
OGC 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Only $55.00 $55.00

** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.


The closest hotel to the Rozsa Centre is the Hotel Alma on campus. One minute walk to Rozsa Centre. (http://www.hotelalma.ca/).

There is a cluster of hotels near campus about 18 minutes walk to Rozsa Centre:

There are some nicer hotels in downtown, where is about 30 minutes C-Train ride ($3 CAD per ride) to campus.

Local Information and Travel: 


You can find the Parking map here:  (http://www.ucalgary.ca/parking/visitorparking). The closest parkade is the Art Parkade ($10 CAD per entry).

If you are interested in visiting the Banff National Park:      

The Banff National Park is about 80 minutes drive from Calgary (map) and it’s a very scenic ride. Renting a car would be a good idea. Just follow 16th Avenue North heading west and you will be surrounded by the Canadian Rockies in about 30 minutes.

Pre-TC or Post-TC Trip Suggestions

September is a great time to visit the Canadian Rockies as it’s not too cold and not too hot. Below are some suggestions:

Hiking: Kananaskis Provincial Park (50 minutes from Calgary) Banff National Park (80 minutes from Calgary). Below are some suggestions.

  • Barrier Lake in the Kananaskis Provincial Park is a nice and easy hike. And it’s close to Calgary.
  • Consolation Lakes is an easy hike (60 m elevation gain) near Moraine Lake.
  • Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass is a great one day hike (7 hours, 732 m elevation gain).

Hot Springs (Banff Upper Hot Springs)

Scenic Drive (One Day: Calgary-Banff-Moraine Lake-Lake Louise-Columbia Icefields and drive back)