67 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON, N2L 6C2
We return in 2017 to CIGI, the architecturally award-winning Centre for International Governance Innovation. A gorgeous wooden backdrop frames the auditorium’s stage, and theatre-style seating ensures you’ll have a clear and comfortable view from anywhere. Last year, we took advantage of beautiful weather to lounge on benches and picnic blankets in CIGI’s private courtyard during breaks. Let’s hope for more of the same in 2017!
110 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON, N2L 0C6
Coming from out of town? The Delta Hotel in Waterloo is located right across the street from the CIGI auditorium, our venue for Fluxible Conference. The Delta has set aside a block of rooms for us at a discounted rate of $185/night. It’s a great hotel, with consistently excellent reviews from guests.
Book your hotel room early! Rooms in the city will be in short supply during Fluxible due to other events happening at the same time.
Traffic into and out of Kitchener-Waterloo is pretty smooth on weekends. If you’re arriving on a weekday, do your best to avoid Highway 401 during rush hour from about 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Traffic can get nasty at those times and significantly extend your travel time. For instance, the drive from Toronto normally takes 1 hour but can easily reach 2 hours during rush hour.
Rideshare: While we can’t organize a formal rideshare program, if you are looking for a ride to/from Fluxible, we’re happy to Tweet your request and help you find a match.
If you’re taking public transit from out of town, you’ll arrive in downtown Kitchener at the Via/Go train station or Greyhound bus terminal. Both are easy walking distance from Friday’s workshops and a 10-minute cab ride from the Delta Hotel and Fluxible Conference.
In town, Grand River Transit’s Route 7 Mainline bus will take you from downtown Kitchener to within a few blocks of the hotel and conference venue in Uptown Waterloo.
As Canada’s largest airport, YYZ offers the widest range of options for airlines and flight times.
When traffic is clear, the drive from YYZ to Fluxible takes just under an hour. During rush hour on weekdays (about 7:00–9:30 am and 3:30–6:30 pm), the trip could take up to 2 hours due to bad weather or accidents. Highway 401 (pronounced “four-oh-one”) has the dubious honour of being regarded as North America’s busiest highway.
If you need transportation from the Toronto airport, be sure to make a reservation before your trip. We recommend Airways Transit. You’ll enjoy a shared ride in a van with up to about 7 people. Catch your ride at the Ground Transportation Desk in any airport terminal. Door to door service costs $90 each way.
YKF is more convenient than Toronto airport because of its proximity to the conference venues. However, flight options are far more limited, and you’ll tend to pay a premium, too, so be sure to compare flights through both airports.
No matter when you arrive, the drive between downtown and YKF will take only 15 to 20 minutes. Expect the cab ride to cost about $35 each way, and taxis are usually available when you exit the terminal. If not, call either City Cabs at (519) 747-7777 or Waterloo Taxi at (519) 888-7777.