Info for newcomers

If this is your first visit to Spring Conference, you may be wondering about what to expect. We hope the following will help answer some of your questions. If you need further information, please contact a member of the committee (see the “Contact Us” link).

Accommodations

The Glen House Resort offers a wide range of leisure activities including the chance to launch your canoe or kayak from their sandy beach, cycle the bicycle path which runs alongside the 1000 Islands Parkway (located across the road from the resort), relax in the games room equipped with billiards, ping pong, darts, foose ball, shuffleboard and card tables, and the opportunity to stroll the grounds and take in the wonderful scenery.

Sharing a room is a great way to meet another participant. Please indicate your choice for private or shared accommodation on the registration form.

Food

The Glen House Resort has been a favourite dining destination for vacationers and locals on both sides of the Canadian-US border for over 40 years. Please contact the resort if you have any special dietary concerns.

What to wear

Dress at the conference is very informal. Jeans, shorts, or casual pants are by far the most appropriate wear. Bring along comfortable shoes (running or walking shoes) and a wind jacket or sweater if the weather is cool.

The weather in May can be unpredictable, so you’ll want to bring sunscreen and your bathing suit if it’s warm and sunny … and an umbrella for the rain (which we won’t have of course). It’s usually the beginning of bug season so be sure to pack some insect repellent.

Communications

If you need to leave a contact number at home, the telephone number for the Glen House Resort is 613-658-2232.

Outdoor activities

Saturday afternoon is the time for outdoor activities (check the Glen House website for local attractions) or you may just want to read, visit with colleagues or take a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool. As for other activities, bring your music—guitar or banjo—for a Saturday evening sing-along and, perhaps, a telescope for stargazing or binoculars for bird watching. The recreational facilities of the lodge, including canoes, nature and biking trails, may be used at no extra charge.

Transportation

If you would like to arrange transportation to the conference, please contact Nandini Sarma, either by email (nandini.sarma@carleton.ca) or phone at 613-520-2600, ext. 2193.