Emily Carr University of Art + Design

SYCL 2023 is going to take place in the Reliance Theatre in Emily Carr University of Art and Design.


After the morning talks you get a 2 hour lunch to stretch your legs and hang out with other attendees. Emily Carr is in an area called Mount Pleasant which has a lot of great places to eat within a 10-15 minute walk.

My suggestion is that you get in groups of ~6, if you don't have a group, check for anyone organizing a group in the sycl-activities channel in the Discord server.

For those less interested in having to leave the premises for food, there is a cafeteria on-site.

Getting Around

Vancouver has a metro line called the "Sky Train" which connects to the airport (YVR). There's also a bus system, you can tap your credit card on all public transit.

If you wish to travel outside of Vancouver, consider using a rideshare app or renting a car.


The most efficient way to get accommodation in Vancouver is to share an AirBnb with a group. If you're interested in this option and don't have a group, use the sycl-activities channel on the Discord server.

For location, I would suggest something near the Sky Train for ease of travel.