Location The 7th VOA will be organized at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building. It is located on the Main Campus of the University of Alberta. Many restaurants and cafes are located both on- and off-campus withing only few minutes walking distance from the venue, and the campus is well-connected to other parts of the city by public transit.

Edmonton, with a population of almost one million, is Alberta’s capital city. It offers year-round cultural treats, numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, and is home to some highly acclaimed restaurants. Edmonton is known as “Canada’s Festival City”. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, one of the most popular folk music festivals in North America, will be held from 06. to 09. August in 2020 in downtown Edmonton, only a short transit ride from the conference venue. The University of Alberta is situated on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley, North America’s largest inner-city park which provides more than 160 km of maintained walking, running, and biking paths. Elk Island Park, a national park 35 min east of Edmonton, is not only an important refuge to bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, but also offers a wide range of activities from hiking, kayaking, to stargazing and observation of norther lights. Jasper, a picturesque town in the Canadian part of the Rocky Mountains, is about a four-hour drive from Edmonton and an access point to the spectacular Icefields Parkway.

Edmonton has a dry climate with cold winters but pleasant summers. The average maximum daily temperature in July/August is 23 °C.

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