Conference Centre

ICOLD 2019 will be based in the Shaw Centre, an award-winning architectural icon in the heart of downtown Ottawa. With state-of-the-art meeting space, it is an ideal home for ICOLD 2019. The Centre is fully accessible with leading-edge technology infrastructure and environmentally sustainable features and practices.

The ICOLD 2019 venue is situated in Ottawa’s safe and convenient downtown core within walking distance of national sights, historic landmarks and the hotels that will accommodate ICOLD participants. It is an easy 20-minute commute from Ottawa’s International Airport. Ottawa’s character, national treasures, natural beauty, exciting night life and relaxed urban vibe will appeal to all delegates, exhibitors and companions.


ICOLD 2019 has reserved room blocks and negotiated special conference rates for participants in a selection of hotels that are within walking distance of the Shaw Centre. Information about the hotels including descriptions, amenities and cost per night will be available at www.icold-cigb2019.ca when registration opens.

Delegates will be able to make a hotel reservation through the ICOLD 2019 housing bureau once they have completed their registration for the Annual Meeting and Symposium. The ICOLD 2019 hotels will not take reservations directly.

Housing Advisory: Intertask Conferences is the official and exclusive Housing Bureau for ICOLD 2019, and the only organization authorized to liaise on behalf of ICOLD 2019 for hotel room reservations. Should you be contacted by a supplier by email and or telephone indicating that you must book your accommodations, DO NOT engage with them.