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2009 Location: The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre is internationally recognized as:

  • a leader on the local, national and international stages in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, and the environment
  • a catalyst for creative thought, lifelong learning, the development and showcasing of new work, and the advancement of applied research
  • a resource for individual and group renewal and transformation, and an enabler of innovation and creativity for participants and staff to question assumptions, explore ideas, embrace change, and exemplify excellence
  • a destination of choice for conferences

For almost 75 years, the impact of the inspiring mountain location, the creative atmosphere, the diverse group of participants from many backgrounds and disciplines, and the strong support from Centre staff have combined to make a powerful experience that is intellectually, physically, and emotionally stimulating.

Banff International Research Station

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) is a joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative that provides an environment for creative interaction and the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, and with related sciences and industry. BIRS is located on the site of the world-renowned Banff Centre in Alberta. It has its own building (Corbett Hall) and facilities which allow mathematical scientists a secluded environment, complete with accommodation and board, and the necessary facilities, for uninterrupted research activities in a variety of formats, all in a magnificent mountain setting.

Travel Information

Travel and shuttle information is available here.