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Registration and travel


Please note: The registration rates published in a recently mailed CMCEE brochure are incorrect. The rates published below are the correct rates. We apologize for this mistake and any confusion that it might have caused.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at mmecklenborg@ceramics.org.


Mark J. Mecklenborg
Director of Membership, Meetings, and Technical Publications




Select your registration type below to register online. Nonmembers will be prompted to create a New Visitor Registration. Download the registration form to sign up by phone, fax or mail. If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please contact customer service at 1-240-646-7054.


On or before

May 8, 2015


May 8, 2015

Attendee $725 $875
Attendee plus ACerS membership/renewal $845 $995
ACerS Senior/Emeritus/Associate Member $580 $730
One-Day Attendee $580 $730
Student Attendee $325 $400
Spouse/Companion $125 $125

CMCEE registrations, except Spouse/Companion, include welcome reception, poster reception, lunch on Monday, coffee breaks, and conference dinner. Spouse/Companion includes only evening receptions and conference dinner.


Hotel reservations  

cmcee_hotelHyatt Regency Vancouver

655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2R7
(604) 683-1234



Single/Double: CA$220  |  Triple: CA$255
Quad: CA$290 | Student: $165  Student rate is sold out.


Cutoff date: May 15, 2015 


If you have difficulty making a reservation, need assistance with travel planning or have questions about the destination, please contact Greg Phelps of ACerS.


*  Please note: The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is now sold out on the following dates:  June 12, 14, 15 & 16.  We have secured a limited number of rooms nearby at the Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street, a 15 minute walk to the Hyatt Regency


Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie

1160 Davie Street Vancouver B.C
Tel: 604 681 7263
Fax: 604 669 8284
Toll-free: 1+800+SANDMAN (726 3626)
Email: reservations@sandman.ca

Room block #294554 – American Ceramics Society



You may make a reservation by calling or emailing the hotel directly. Be sure to reference the group code #294554 – American Ceramics Society

Guest room rate – CA$255 single (an additional $15/person)
Cutoff date – Thursday, June 4.


Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie is a full service hotel situated in Vancouver’s hip West End Neighborhood. Steps away from the city’s premier shopping district, beautiful beaches, historic Stanley Park, this landmark hotel allows you to convienently experience the downtown core and spectacular nature simultaneously. Featuring 190 comfortable suites with full kitchens. Dine on-site at Moxie’s Classic Grill, or experience pHfresh Spa and Wellness Club. Relax and unwind in our outdoor pool (seasonal), and health club.

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre offers:
• 190 one bedroom furnished suites, many with spectacular city or ocean views
• Fully equipped kitchen including full size fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher
• In suite coffee maker, iron and ironing board
• In suite laundry
• Open balconies
• 24 hour front desk
• Underground gated parking with in and out privileges
• Room Service
• Moxie’s Classic Grill and Lounge
• pHfresh Spa and Wellness Club
• Seasonal pool and Garden Terrace




Vancouver International Airport  (YVR) The Vancouver International Airport is Canada’s second largest airport and is served by 62 airlines.  It is located about 9 miles, or 33 minutes, from the Hyatt Regency Vancouver


Public transportation, Canada Line: The Canada Line connects Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes. Cost is $3.75 for adults and $2.50 for children each way, plus a $5.00 surcharge for all trips originating at the airport. Hyatt Regency Vancouver is located at the Burrard Street station and will require a transfer at either Granville Station or Waterfront Station. For schedules and maps, visit the Canada Line.  


Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day, including wheelchair accessible vans. Taxi queue areas are located at both the domestic and international arrivals terminals. Approximate cost to the Hyatt: $35.00 CAD


Getting around Vancouver  

Exceptional public transportation is overshadowed slightly by the convenience of Vancouver as a great walking city – clean, green, safe, and easily accessible!


Skytrain  This fast and effective transportation system will get you to your destination quickly and easily. The Burrard Station is located across the street from Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Single trip and Day Passes are available.  


SeaBus  SeaBus is a passenger only ferry that crosses the Burrard Inlet, connecting downtown Vancouver with the North Shore. Each ferry can seat up to 400 passengers at a time, and departs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening. There are two terminals: Waterfront in downtown Vancouver, which connects with buses, SkyTrain and West Coast Express; and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, which connects with an extensive network of North Shore buses. Crossing time is 12 minutes.  Runs approximately 6:00a.m through midnight.



If you are a non Canadian resident planning to attend this meeting, please note that the process of obtaining a visa to enter Canada may take several months.  Please refer to the Canadian government website for official guidelines to obtain entry to Canada. 


Please note: Although this letter is not addressed directly to you, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) indicates that this is the official recognition letter of our event and should satisfy the requirement of the visa authority.


Area information  

ACerS Concierge: Have questions about the meeting location? Contact Greg Phelps for assistance. 


The Hyatt Regency is perfectly located in the heart of it all.  The recently restyled Four Diamond luxury hotel is the premier choice for visitors visiting Vancouver.  Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canada is known for  people’s friendly nature, and Vancouver’s citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets – day or night, all year round.  Catering to any interest throughout the year, you can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theater, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions. Below is a sampling of things to make your visit to Vancouver memorable.


Gastown  As Vancouver’s historic heart and the epicenter of independent design, culture, food and fashion, Gastown delivers one-of-a-kind experiences to visitors and locals alike. Gastown is a refreshing mix of old and new, downhome and upscale, a place for tourists, Vancouver residents and office workers alike. Various shops have the streets buzzing during the day. A host of restaurants and nightspots keeps the area humming into the wee hours. And, more and more, Gastown is becoming home to permanent residents…just like in the old days.


Stanley Park  Designated a national  historic site of Canada, Stanley Park  is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver. Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park’s famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests.  

There are several companies in Vancouver who offer bicycle rentals. Two of these are right near the entrance to Stanley Park 


Bayshore Bike Rentals or Spokes Bicycle Rentals 


Capilano Suspension Bridge Park  Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives – world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure & the thrilling new Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping journey along the granite cliff high above Capilano River. The 137 m (450 ft) long, 70 m (230 ft) high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. While the wobbly bridge has become a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture & nature are presented through knowledgeable staff & interpretive signage. You can purchase express entry tickets and arrange for a free shuttle at the Hyatt’s concierge desk.  


Granville Island  Talk about a transformation. In the late 1970s, Granville Island began to change. From a declining 37-acre industrial wasteland in Vancouver’s False Creek, to one of the most successful urban redevelopments in North America.  Be sure to visit  the Gallery of BC Ceramics –   A gallery by potters for potters, the Gallery of BC Ceramics is owned and operated by the non-profit society Potters Guild of British Columbia.  The Gallery of BC Ceramics has been showcasing high quality juried ceramics for nearly 25 years in its exhibition space and juried retail shop on Granville Island.


Harbour Air Seaplanes  A short walk from the Hyatt, Harbour Air Seaplanes offers a wide range of scenic tour options that show off British Columbia’s coastline! Choose between 20 minute tours showcasing the downtown cores and surrounding mountains of Vancouver or Victoria or add some time to experience more of the rugged coastline. In the summer season (May – October), our Whistler Base offers tours that range from a 30 minute spectacular glacier tour to a 2 hour tour that takes you into for a remote lake landing.  


Yaletown  Yaletown is a stylish, historical district of Vancouver BC. that combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendly demeanor found at boutique shops and local restaurants. 


Museum of Anthropology  A must in terms of museums to visit, the UBC Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world’s finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art in a spectacular Arthur Erickson designed building overlooking the mountains and ocean. It also features extensive collections from around the world as well as a wide range of temporary exhibitions, guided tours, and other public events.


Fly Over Canada  FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada’s most thrilling sights like you have never seen them before. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while the film takes you on a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada. Special effects like wind, mist and scents combine with the ride movement to create an incredible experience. Located at Canada Place a short 10 minute walk from the Hyatt.


VanDusen Botanical Garden  This spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975. VanDusen Botanical Garden provides an inspiring and enjoyable environment for visitors of all ages and interests. With its excellent collections and the beauty of their display, the Garden promotes knowledge and understanding of the world of plants and their fundamental importance to life.


SeaVancouver  Waterfront Sightseeing Adventures begin cruising along the Vancouver Inner Harbour, then soaring up to 55 Km/h as they cross the Burrard Inlet. Along the way their experienced, qualified and passionate skippers will provide a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, Northshore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park. 


Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour  The Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing route offers over 20 stops, getting you within walking distance of many of the top attractions in the city. Enjoy a birds-eye view of Vancouver at your own pace, complete with one-of-a-kind commentary. Ask about value-priced attraction add-ons, and 24 & 48 Hour Passes.  The Big Bus stops 2 blocks from the Hyatt.  


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