Next Annual Meeting of the ASLH:
November 13-16, 2008, Ottawa
Dubbed "the San Francisco of eastern Canada" by the New York Times in August 2007,
Ottawa celebrated its 150th birthday this summer.
CHECK IT OUT: travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/travel/26hours.html
Canada's fourth largest city, OTTAWA, is one of the most beautiful national capital cities in the world. In the summer, cyclists and walkers use special paths along the Ottawa and Rideau rivers as well as the Rideau Canal (recently named a UNESCO heritage site). In winter, the canal turns into the longest outdoor skating rink in the world. The city is near to the province of Quebec, creating a dynamic bilingual milieu with deep roots in both French and English cultures, languages, laws, and cuisines.
The ASLH meeting will be held at the historically magnificent railway hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier, in the centre of the downtown area, next to the neo-Gothic turrets of the Canadian Parliament, and the 300-foot-high Peace Tower, offering a panorama for the city, the river, and Quebec's rolling Gatineau Hills.
Your hotel will be walking distance to:
Ottawa has two world-class universities: the University of Ottawa has the largest law school in Canada with its Common Law and Civil Law Sections - http://www.uottawa.ca/ - and Carleton University offers a uniquely interdisciplinary Department of Legal Studies - http://www.carleton.ca/
The Ottawa International Airport has direct flights to LaGuardia, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Washington DC (Dulles and Regan), Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Frankfurt, and Heathrow, as well as easy connecting flights for other American cities and for Europe. Airlines flying into Ottawa include Air Canada, Westjet, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Airways. (U.S. citizens traveling to Ottawa for the meeting will need a passport or a passport card to return to the United States. For more details, see the US Department of State's travel website.)
The Ottawa airport is a 25 minute taxi or shuttle ride from downtown. Taxis from the airport to the Chateau Laurier cost about $35 one-way. Air shuttle (the YOW Airporter) to the hotel costs $14 one-way (or less if there is more than one passenger.) The shuttle leaves every 5 and 25 minutes after the hour.
Please join us for the 2008 Annual ASLH Meeting.
Canadian hospitality and a dynamic program await you!
In the meantime your Local Arrangements Committee
has prepared an informative Guide to Ottawa.