ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference: Vancouver, 2008
SIGMOD/PODS 2008 has reserved a block of rooms at Vancouver's Westin Bayshore Hotel at reduced room rates. This 4.5-star hotel is the conference site for all of the keynote speeches, paper presentations, tutorials, business meetings, etc.
The reduced single or double occupancy rate for rooms is $219 per day (Canadian dollars). To receive this reduced rate, you must book your room on or before May 18th, 2008. .
Reservations should be made directly with the hotel, using a major credit card. The best way to register is by clicking on this Westin Bayshore conference registration link. Another way is by telephone: (888) 219-2157 or (604) 682-3377. Mention that you are registering for the 2008 SIGMOD or PODS conference to qualify for the reduced room rates.
The Westin Bayshore hotel is located at the western edge of downtown Vancouver, near the major intersection of Georgia and Denman streets, and at the mouth of Vancouver's renowned Stanley Park (lots of additional photos are available here). Stanley Park has about 500,000 trees on 400 hectares (1,000 acres), and many kilometres of walking trails, especially the very popular 8.8-kilometre (5.5-mile) seawall which starts by the hotel, and circles the perimeter of Stanley Park. The seawall borders the Pacific Ocean, and more specifically, Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Georgia Strait, and English Bay.