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With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as one of the best places to live and is a popular tourist attraction. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, with 52% of the population speaking a first language other than English. Vancouver has been host to many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics.


Warmed by Pacific Ocean currents and protected by a range of mountains, Vancouver's weather is mild year-round. From high 70s Fahrenheit (low 20s Celsius) in summer to a mild mid-40s Fahrenheit (0º to 5º Celsius) in winter, the climate is always hospitable. The winters are wet, but it rarely snows, except on local ski hills.


Air transportation:
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an international airport in Richmond, British Columbia. It is the primary international airport serving Vancouver, about 12 km (7.5 mi) from downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (306,799) and passengers (25.9 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is often described as a trans-Pacific hub, with more direct flights to China than any other airport in North America or Europe. It is a hub for Air Canada and WestJet, and it is an operating base for Air Transat. Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have US Border Preclearance facilities. It is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes. The airport has won several notable international best airport awards. It won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2007 and 2010 through 2019, for a record 10 consecutive years. The airport also made the list of top 10 airports in the world for the first time in 2012, rated at 9th (2012), 8th (2013), and 9th (2014) overall. It is the only North American airport included in the top 10 for 2013 and 2014. YVR also retains the distinction of Best Canadian Airport in the regional results.

Getting around Vancouver:
Vancouver is known for being a very walkable city with a compact downtown core, so you’ll likely find that many of the places you want to go are just a short walk from your hotel. View or download a visitor map to help plan your route. If you find yourself in need of public transportation, click here for information on the Vancouver Transit System. Easily travel between YVR airport and the Waterfront area with the Canada Line.

You may also be interested in Vancouver's bike share system, MobiClick here for a bike path map. Use code aom2020mobi to get a 30 day pass for $20.  Promo code is valid for use between August 1, 2020 and August 11, 2020. 


If you have special needs, please contact us. We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair, click here, fill out the form, and send it back to Megan Johnson, or fax it to +1-914-326-1900.

Family networking:
Interested in talking with other Annual Meeting attendees? Start a conversation, make plans for family outings, childcare and other activities. Please click here and join the conversation!

Childcare policy:
The Academy of Management strives to support its members through professional activities at the Annual Meeting. Due to the high safety and security needs, significant cost and limited interest, the Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare services.  For more information please refer to the Registration Policy.

Local childcare option:

Nannies on Call:   
Just like Mom: Ms. Kamie Blair -  Phone 604-325-4225
Paragon Personnel Ltd.:
Ace Personnel Domestic Services Inc.: 
*The Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare or recommend specific child care services. The above list is an un-screened, non-exclusive source intended to assist registrants in finding local childcare providers. The selection of childcare providers is the sole responsibility of parents. AOM is not endorsing this company or liable for services provided by them. 

Accompanied by an adult attendee, children are welcome to explore the Annual Meeting. Children under the age of 18 may not enter any areas under construction, renovation, set up, or tear down.


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
1128 W Hastings Street
Full-Service business center located in the lobby to the right of the front desk; 2 communal computers set up with printer and copy/fax machine
Available 24 hrs

Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place Way
located on 2nd floor with 24 hour accessibility with room key card
2 work stations and a printer

Vancouver Convention Center
1055 Canada Place
West Information Desk - for small batch copies.

STAPLES (5 blocks from Vancouver Convention Centre)
Address: 220-1055 West Georgia Street

Span Communication
Ajit Cel +1-604-839-9868
#450 850 West Hasting Street (very close to Vancouver Convention Centre)
+1-604-683-7726 or +1-604-683-7728

Email address:

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6, Canada
Fully automated; available 24 hours with room key


A cosmopolitan city right on the edge of nature, Vancouver makes it easy to combine an urban getaway with outdoor adventure. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits; from marine exploring to mountaintop luxury, you'll find plenty of things to do in Vancouver.


Vancouverites know their city’s culinary scene. They know where to find the best tower of fresh seafood, the finest house-made charcuterie, the most delicious taco truck, and the best list of B.C. wines. Vancouverites are entirely capable of having a stand-up argument about which sushi restaurant is the best, even if both restaurants are exquisite. And the city’s restaurants, wine bars, tasting rooms, cocktail dens, food trucks, farmer’s markets and bakeries are absolutely deserving of this passion. Click here to explore!
There are multiple fast food outlets available at the Waterfront Center which you can get to from the east convention level at the convention center or from the Fairmont Waterfront on the Concourse level - Click here to access the list
Looking for something a little more eclectic? Search the Vancouver Street Food App to get a list of food trucks that are open in the area from day to day.


Please click to access the Emergency Care document containing important information to assist you in case of an emergency.


You can reserve the following special offers any time, but you can only take advantage of the deals within this event window: valid for the meeting city (Vancouver) starting three days pre-meeting and ending three days post-meeting.

United Airlines:
Book online via United Airlines using Code: ZJEA Agreement or Code: 846652 or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at +1-800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code and Agreement Code.

Book online via and provide the Meeting Code NMU8D, or call Delta reservation Desk at +1-800-328-1111 and provide the Meeting Code.

Alamo Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS or call Alamo at +1-844-354-6962 and provide the CD number.

Hertz Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#1170024 or call Hertz at +1-800-654-3131 and provide the CD number.

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