Venue, Lodging, Transportation
When the committee was in search for a venue for the 2024 ASFI, we realized that there were items that were of special importance to us in our choosing a location. Proximity to hotels, exposure to the public, ease of transportation to the venue, food and meal availability, parking, and many other items were on our list to consider. Conveniently located between Calgary International Airport and the city center, in the heart of Calgary's Northeast business community, the Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre will be our home away from home during the ASFI. Lodging as well as the actual event will be held here in one location so there is no need to travel between your hotel and the venue. This venue is just minutes from the Trans-Canada highway, within walking distance of two shopping centers, a variety of dining and entertainment destinations and the nearby light rail transit system. It is located in close proximity to the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark Science Centre and the Calgary Stampede. With 248 spacious guestrooms, we felt that this would be the perfect choice for the 2024 ASFI. The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza also offers one of the largest conference facilities in northeast Calgary, with over 30,000 square feet of event space, which can accommodate up to 900 people in the Plaza Ballroom. Enjoy contemporary cuisine in Barrington's our lobby restaurant and lounge, featuring a daily breakfast buffet, a la carte dining also available at breakfast, lunch and dinner in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Below are images of the venue where the event will take place.
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
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For those who will be arriving by air, the Calgary International Airport ( YYC) is approx. 15 minutes away from the venue and lodging. If you are arriving by air, the choices may be limited as to when your arrival can be scheduled into this airport so you may need to fly in elsewhere and make other arrangements to arrive by ground. When you do arrive here, there are options such as taxi and Uber services that are available for you.