The conference will take place on the SGW campus of Concordia University at the ENCS - Engineering and Computer Science Faculty building (EV Building on the campus map).
Sir George Williams Campus.
1515 St. Catherine W.,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Concordia University has been in existence since 1974, but its two founding institutions Loyola College and Sir George Williams University have a considerably longer history. The name of the university comes from the motto of the City of Montreal, "Concordia Salus," which means "well-being through harmony." Concordia University has four Faculties: the John Molson School of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Faculty of Fine Art.
The Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, where the conference will take place, opened in September 2005, a striking addition to Montreal's downtown landscape. The two towers of the high-tech complex are completely integrated with links at every floor and a common corridor.
The 17-storey Engineering and Computer Science tower houses research and graduate teaching labs, administrative offices, and the Dean's Office. From the many disparate locations in which it was previously housed, this tower integrates a large part of the Faculty in a single space, fostering more effective interaction of researchers. Facilities include over 300 specialized labs, conference and meeting rooms, and student areas.
The Visual Arts tower includes some of Studio Arts (Print Media, Fibres, Photography, Design and Computational Arts), Art History and the Dean's Office. It features improved facilities and equipment for traditional media but also offers access to cutting-edge digital technologies that are organized so they can be easily integrated into the creative process. It also boasts an art gallery, a black box theatre, art history amphitheatres and specialized facilities for Hexagram, the Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies.
The complex features five three-storey stacked atria, interconnecting spiral stairs, a magnificent glass mural by Nicolas Baier on the exterior of the Mackay Street elevation, a Holly King mural at the Metro-level entrance, river-view terraces, and natural light to support sustainability.