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Welcome to the wiki for the Workshop on Programming CRNs. Check back regularly as we will include important daily information on the front page.



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Day 5: Friday

Remember that you must checkout by 12:00 noon.

Day 4: Thursday

First talk at 9:00 in TCPL Room 202.

Meet at 1:00pm to discuss afternoon plans. Progress discussion at 3:00pm. Break at 3:30pm.

Day 3: Wednesday

We kick things off at 9:00, for a half day of work. Enjoy the area in the afternoon!

Day 2: Tuesday

See the Schedule page for a detailed schedule of the day.

First talk begins at 9:00 in TCPL Room 202.

Day 1: Monday

See the Schedule page for a detailed schedule of the day.

Task 0: Come prepared to talk about problems you are interested in working on this week. This will help us all to get organized into working groups by the end of the day.

Task 1: Get to the TransCanada Pipelines pavilion before 8:45am.

At 8:45am the BIRS station manager will jointly address both workshops that are running this week in the TransCanada Pipelines pavilion. This will probably happen in (TCPL) Room 201, or the room next door (follow the crowd). At 9:00am we kick off our workshop in (TCPL) Room 202.

If you haven't already, collect your name tag from the BIRS lounge in Corbett hall (day 0, task 1).

Note: Breakfast is served from 7am.

Day 0: Getting to BIRS

Task 0: get to the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).

We expect most participants will be arriving through the day on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Calgary International Airport (YYC). BIRS is located on the Banff Centre campus. Upon arrival, check-in at the front desk reception in the Professional Development Centre building (see Banff centre map). Reception can direct you to Corbett hall where all BIRS participants will be staying. There is no official programming for the workshop on Sunday. Feel free to make use of the facilities to work on your favourite problems, meet other participants, and enjoy the grounds of the Banff centre and surrounding area.

Banff centre map

Task 1: get your name tag.

Your name tag will be in the BIRS lounge (Room 5210) on the 2nd floor of Corbett Hall. The code to enter the lounge can be found in the email you received with the subject 14w5167: BIRS Arrival Information. Printed schedules of the program are in the same room.

Shuttle travel between YYC and BIRS

If traveling by shuttle, it is recommended to reserve in advance. It is mandatory to reserve for trips from the Banff Centre to YYC.

From the BIRS welcome email:

 The Banff Airporter Shuttle offers a 15% discount to all BIRS participants.
 To get the discount, enter the promo code "birs" at the payment screen.
 Reserve online at:
 Tel: 1-888-HIWAY-01 (1-888-449-2901) in the US and Canada.

Carpools between YYC and BIRS

For those renting cars and willing to give rides to other participants with flights around the same time, please add an entry on the YYC Carpools page. We leave it to participants to self-organize.