July 25-27, 2018 / Vancouver, BC

Locations

The 2018 Design & Content Conference will take place at two great venues, plus the official conference hotel, all in the heart of Vancouver, BC.
Map of all locations

Workshop Venue (Wednesday July 25, 2018)

725 Granville Street, Suite 700, Vancouver, BC

Located at the corner of Georgia & Granville, Microsoft Vancouver offers open, collaborative space. The design of the space reflects the west coast, while floor to ceiling windows deliver stunning, 360-degree city views.

Microsoft Vancouver is spread across two floors and more than three acres, with natural light throughout. Inspired by the teams themselves, the open environment is organized into neighbourhoods. Teams enjoy a connected space with break out areas and clustered seating.

Main Conference Venue (Thursday and Friday)

109 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located in the Woodward’s mixed-use redevelopment. The Woodward’s redevelopment comprises a full city block and is located between Abbott Street and Cambie Street, with Hastings Street to the south and Cordova Street to the north.

Situated in the centre of Vancouver’s historical district, the city’s oldest neighbourhoods—Chinatown, Gastown, and the Downtown Eastside—are all only steps away.

The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a ten-minute walk from Vancouver’s transportation hub, Waterfront Station, where SkyTrain, SeaBus, Canada Line and West Coast Express stations transport riders to all parts of metro Vancouver and beyond. City buses run directly from Waterfront Station to the Hastings Street entrance of the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The building can be entered from the Hastings Street entrance or from the Cordova Street courtyard of the Woodward’s redevelopment, which can be identified by the iconic red W that rotates above the Woodward’s atrium space.

Official Conference Hotel - The Metropolitan Vancouver

645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

Our conference room block sells out every year and we recommend booking your room early. You can book your room by calling The Metropolitan Hotel at one of the numbers listed below or by sending them an email. Our conference rate is $259 + taxes. The hotels are priced in Canadian Dollars which is a significant discount over USD.

  • Metropolitan Hotel: 1 (604) ­687-­1122
  • Toll free: 1 (800) ­667-­2300
  • Email: reservations@van.metropolitan.com

A Vancouver luxury hotel with a superb downtown address positioned against a serene mountain backdrop. The downtown Vancouver hotel’s convenient location is surrounded by all the excitement that one of Canada’s finest cities has to offer, whether you come for business or pleasure.

You can take the Skytrain directly from the airport to the hotel in approximately 30 minutes. It’s just around the corner from the City Centre Skytrain station. The DCC17 hotel is at the immediate right at 645 Howe Street. Driving time from the airport to the hotel is also approximately 30 minutes. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Host City - Vancouver, BC

If a city is judged by its diversity and culture, Vancouver neighbourhoods take top honours. No less than a dozen different enclaves invite visitors and locals to stroll colourful sidewalks, savour spectacular settings, and soak in a wide range of urban vibes with roots in many different cultures and ways of life.

The close proximity of Vancouver neighbourhoods make it easy to take in the many sides of this complex and diverse city. It’s not just Vancouver, you guys — it’s Vancouver in the summertime!

  • Mountain hikes
  • Ocean swims
  • Seawall bike rides
  • Backwoods, urban lakes
  • Outdoor patios with dreamy views
  • 518 flavours of gelato
  • Deep Cove kayaking with a honey-donut chaser
  • Paddle boarding
  • Night markets

And, and, and, and…

If there’s an end to the list, we can’t find it.