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Accommodations and Travel

Reserve a Hotel

Conference Venue and Host Hotel

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2S6
Tel: +1.403.266.1611

Accommodations are NOT included in the conference registration fee. You can reserve your room online, by clicking the following link: Reserve your Room, or you can contact The Westin Calgary Hotel directly at 1.800.228.3000 to reserve your room at the negotiated rate of CAD 299.00 + taxes and service charges per night for a traditional room. Rates at the hotel are offered two (2) days before and after the conference, based on availability. Please identify yourself as an SPE conference attendee to receive the negotiated group rate and value concessions. After 6 March 2015, hotel reservations will be subject to availability and the negotiated group rate cannot be guaranteed.

Calgary Activities and Tours

While booking your travel to attend the conference, we hope you will build time in your travel schedule to enjoy the beautiful city of Calgary and visit the Canadian Rockies. Please visit the Activities and Tours page to learn more.

Visa Information

Visa Guidelines

Please determine whether you will require a visa to enter Canada and plan accordingly. The following guidelines will assist you in obtaining a visa.

Official Invitation Letter

This letter from SPE outlines the reason for your travel and is used as a supporting document to your visa application.

To receive an invitation letter by mail or fax, you must first register for the conference.  After you have registered, please email your visa letter request to MeetingsCanada@spe.org.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Canada. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.  SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Applying for a Visa

All foreign nationals intending to visit Canada are required to declare and show proof of the reason and length of their stay along with, in some cases, the availability of adequate financial means and accommodation. In some cases an entry visa is required, which can be requested at the Canadian diplomatic and consular representation in the country of residence. 

Note: The aforementioned information is a general guideline for travel to Canada. Because travel requirements may change, SPE recommends that the attendees contact their local embassy to ensure they have proper documentation.