Registration Categories & Rates 

  Early Bird Registration
(until April 15)  
Regular Registration
(April 16 - May1) 
Late Registration
(May 2 - May 14) 
GRAND Researcher
(PNI & CNI)*  

$190 $290 $340
GRAND Project Champion & Industry/Partner Rep** $190 $290 $340 
GRAND Student & Postdoc*** $90 $90 $140
Non-GRAND Student & Postdoc****
(registration code required) 
$140 $190 $240
General Public  $290 $390 $440

All fees are in Canadian dollars. Administrative fees and HST included.

*GRAND Researchers include all GRAND Principal Network Investigators (PNIs) and all GRAND Collaborating Network Investigators (CNIs).
**GRAND Project Champions and Partner Representatives include representatives from all GRAND partner organizations (i.e., those organizations who wrote a letter of support for GRAND at the application stage), and all those individuals who have been designated as a "Project Champion" for a GRAND project.
***GRAND Students/PostDocs are those students and post doctoral fellows who are directly involved with a GRAND project and supervised or co-supervised by a GRAND Network Investigator. All such students/postdocs are welcome to attend the conference at these rates, however only some will be eligible for travel and accommodation subsidies (see below). For details read the GRAND 2011 Travel and Accommodation Policy

Conference Fee Benefits

Conference fee benefits include access to all conference plenaries and sessions, unless noted "by invitation only". In addition, the fee covers access to the Opening Reception (May 12); all Breakfasts (May 13 -14); and all Lunches (May 13 -14). 

View the GRAND 2011 Program

Special Requirements

Please let us know during the registration process of any dietary, accessibility or other special requirements you may have. To the extent reasonably possible, efforts will be made to accommodate your needs. Please use the Special Requirements field in the registration form.

Refund Policy

A refund for registration fees less a 25% administration fee will be made to any registered participant who cancels his or her registration by April 15, 2011. No refund will be made if cancellation requests are received after April 15, 2011.

Conference Location 

GRAND 2011 will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. View the location on a map. 


GRAND 2011 attendees can take advantage of the CHI 2011 housing arrangements. If you are interested in attending the CHI 2011 conference, it is immediately prior the GRAND 2011 conference. Both take place in the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

CHI 2011 Conference Registration, Housing and Accommodation.  

In addition to CHI-affiliated hotels, there are a number of additional hotels in the city. The following is a sampling: 

Vancouver Tourism is also a great resource for accommodation, restaurant and event suggestions. 


Special Note for Students and Postdocs: Accommodation arrangements will be made by the GRAND administrative office on behalf of students and postdocs who are presenting a poster (First Phase submissions only), those who have been selected to present a WIP or those who are assisting with the coordination of the conference. These three categories of students and postdocs will have their accommodation covered further to the GRAND 2011 Travel and Accommodation Policy.

Applicable students and postdocs are reminded to review the Timeline in order to meet the required booking deadlines.  Housing is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Read the GRAND 2011 Travel and Accommodation Policy

Transportation in Vancouver

Vancouver's new rapid transit rail system, The Canada Line, connects YVR to downtown Vancouver in just 26 minutes. Trains run every seven minutes during peak times and every 15 during off-peak hours. It's a great way to quickly get into the city centre and beyond.  Getting to and from YVR (Vancouver's airport).