Venue: The Isabel Bader Centre


Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen's University features stunning views of the lake and beautifully designed spaces that feature excellent acoustics.

  • Technical presentations will be held in the Performance Hall that boasts world-class acoustics and AV equipment

  • Breakfasts, lunches, and coffee breaks will be enjoyed in the lobby with stunning views of Lake Ontario and patio access

  • Posters will be featured in the Rehearsal Hall filled with lakeside natural lighting

Key Dates
  • Fall 2021: Registration opens
  • February 1, 2022: 
    Abstracts due
  • TBA: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • TBA: Last day for early bird registration
  • August 2022: Symposium



The Isabel Bader Centre

390 King St W

Kingston, ON, K7L 2X4



Kingston offers many options for accommodations, from modern comforts to historic charm. The Symposium Hotels with special Group Rates are the Holiday Inn Waterfront in the heart of downtown Kingston, and Queen's University Premium Accommodations that are situated on campus. There are many other options in downtown and waterfront locations.

Queen's University Premium Accommodations
  • David C. Smith House and Brant House

  • RockEng2020-2 Discounted Nightly Rate / Unit: $109

  • Discounted Rate Dates: TBA

  • Reserve by TBA

  • 700 m away from the Symposium Venue

Queen's Accommodations Booking Details TBA
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
  • 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 1A2

  • RockEng2020-2 Discounted Nightly Rates / Room:

    • 2 Queen Beds: $174+HST

    • 1 King Bed: $184+HST

  • Parking Rate: $23/night/vehicle

  • Discounted Rate Dates: TBA

  • Book online with Group Discount Code (link TBA)

  • Reserve before TBA

  • On waterfront in downtown Kingston

Book Room at Holiday Inn Waterfront TBA
Symposium Shuttle:
Kingston Trolley Charter

Chartered Trolley shuttles will provide transportation between the Holiday Inn Waterfront Hotel, the David C. Smith House Accommodations, and the Isabel Centre at the start and end of the Symposium on each day.


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Summer in Kingston


Kingston is known as the "Limestone City" for its grand 19th-century buildings, including the lakeside Kingston City Hall. The grand house and gardens of the Bellevue House National Historic Site commemorate Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Fort Henry, built in the 1800s, holds military demonstrations.

In the city centre, Kingston Public Market sells flowers and local produce. Kingston's many lakes and beaches offer kayaking, canoeing, and sailing, while the waterfront features restaurants, gardens, and picnic areas. Freshwater dive sites include the sunken Wolfe Islander II ferry. The Rideau Trail hiking path runs along the shoreline, through huge Lake Ontario Park, and up to the city's northwest outskirts. The Thousand Islands National Park, a large cluster of islands dotted with pine trees and home to the massive German-style Boldt Castle, is a short boat ride away.