HASTAC 2019

"Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education"
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
UBC Vancouver
16-18 May 2019

Travel

HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


Venues

The primary conference venues are the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the UBC Longhouse and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Both venues are approximately 30 minutes from not only downtown Vancouver but also Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is roughly 30 minutes by car from UBC. Taxis, car rentals, and public transport to UBC are available at the airport. You can plan your public transit trip before you arrive at YVR.

Conference participants are invited to visit UBC’s Transportation page to learn more about traveling to, from, and around the UBC Vancouver campus.

Accommodations

HASTAC 2019 has secured room blocks at Walter Gage, Ponderosa Commons, and West Coast Suites, all on the Vancouver campus, and each (especially Gage and Ponderosa) quite affordable as Vancouver accommodations. Details about the rooms, room rates, and room blocks will be available in late 2018, when online registration opens.

Weather

During mid-May in Vancouver, the average high temperature is 17°C (63°F), and the average low temperature is 8°C (49°F). The average chance of a wet day during mid-May is 28%.

Accessibility

UBC Wayfinding can help you to identify accessible entrances and distinguish between power and manual doors on the UBC Vancouver campus. UBC’s bus routes 68 and 70 are available for trips between key campus locations and the UBC Bus Exchange. They are wheel-chair accessible. If you require assistance to take transit, HandyDART, a door-to-door shared ride service, is available. For more information, see UBC Transportation.

Questions

Please email info@hastac2019.org with any questions you have about the conference.


We would like to acknowledge that the University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work.

We would also like to acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

HASTAC wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Musqueam people for allowing us to engage digital territories on this unceded land. Changing the way we teach and learn means challenging the colonial foundations of education and technology. We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work here. Thank you.

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