AAAI-07 General Information
Each conference attendee will receive a name badge upon registration. This badge is required for admittance to the technical, tutorial, IAAI and workshop programs. Tutorial and Workshop attendees must present their attendance tickets for admittance to the rooms. Smoking, drinking and eating are not allowed in any of the technical, tutorial, workshop or IAAI sessions.
There is an ATM at Royal Bank located in the Royal Centre Mall by Rexall Drugs, adjacent to the Hyatt. The Bank of Montreal is located across the street from the Hyatt in Bentall Mall.
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver offers an extensive selection of business services for its guests. The services include photocopying, on-site computer and software use, courier services, facsimile services, office supplies, equipment rental, shipping/postal services and more. The Business Center is located on the Lobby Level, across from the front desk and is open Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00pm. If you need assistance with copying, faxing or computer services after hours, please contact the front desk. Telephone: 604-639-4767.
Staples Office Supply and services is located in Royal Centre Mall. FedEx Kinko’s is located on Pender Street (3 blocks from the Hyatt).
A bulletin board for job opportunities in the artificial intelligence industry will be made available in the registration area. Attendees are welcome to post job descriptions of openings at their company or institution.
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is committed to ensuring that they meet and exceed all of the requirements of Access Canada. The staff is trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all guests, including those with disabilities, are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay.
A host of shops and services are available to Hyatt guests in the adjacent Royal Centre. Easily accessible through the hotel lobby, Royal Centre features men’s and women’s clothing, sundries and gifts, drugs and cosmetics, travel agency, office supplies, newsstand, florist, shoe repair and a full service spa. Shopping Hours: Monday –Friday, 9:30 AM –5:30 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM –4:00 PM. Closed on Sundays.
For information regarding hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly. For student housing, please contact University of British Columbia at 604-822-1000.
Arrangements have been made for AAAI-07 attendees to receive complimentary wireless access in some of the public areas of the Hyatt. The number of users is limited per area. There is a charge of $9.95 CAD per 24-hour day for wireless Internet access in the sleeping rooms.
Please Note: AAAI-07 and the Hyatt Regency Vancouver strongly recommend that users take measures to ensure the security of their Internet connections. Like any high-speed service, including DSL and cable, the Hyatt’s wireless network is not inherently secure. Although they support customer-initiated security solutions such as virtual private networks (VPN), encryption and personal firewalls, they do not provide these solutions for their users and cannot guarantee or otherwise be responsible for their effectiveness. It is the user’s responsibility to adopt security measures that are best suited to their situation.
List of Attendees
A list of preregistered attendees of the conference will be available for review at the AAAI Desk in the registration area. Attendee lists will not be distributed.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver offers valet and self-parking options for its guests. The cost for valet parking is $28.00/CAD per day and the cost for self-parking is $24.00/CAD per day. All parking includes 24-hour in/out privileges, as well as taxes.
Display tables for the distribution of promotional and informational materials of interest to conference attendees will be located in the registration area.
Each technical registrant will receive a ticket with the registration materials for one copy of the conference CD. Tickets can be redeemed at the proceedings distribution center in the King George Room, located on the third level of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver during registration hours. All tickets must be redeemed onsite by Thursday, July 26 at 11:00 am. AAAI cannot mail CDs to registrants after the conference.
Mosaic Bar and Grille, Hyatt Regency Vancouver
From the elevated perch of the second-story locale, diners can gaze upon the bustling street scenes as well as the nearby mountains and ocean. The Mosaic offers hearty breakfasts, gourmet lunch entrees and salads, delicious dinner options, and tempting desserts. Be sure to visit the colorful and welcoming lounge for a refreshing drink before dinner in the Mosaic.
Breakfast Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am –11:00 am (buffet until 10:00am); Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 am –11:30 am
Lunch Hours: 11:30 am –2:00 pm daily
Dinner Hours: 5:30 pm –10:00 pm daily; Mosaic Bar, 11:30am –11:00pm daily
Latte Café and Bistro (Hyatt Regency Vancouver)
Latte Café and Bistro serves up delicious foods and beverages for its busy guests on the run. Freshly brewed coffee, pastries and open-faced sandwiches and salads are available. Wi-fi service is available in the Bistro. Open Monday through Friday, 6:00am –5:00pm and weekends, 6:30am –2:00pm.
There are over 20 restaurants and Fast Food outlets in the Royal Center Mall connected to the Hyatt. Popular eateries in the Royal Center include McDonald’s, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Six Sense Care, Flying Wedge Pizza and more. Restaurant hours vary and are closed on Sunday.
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver Business Centre located on the Lobby Level, across from the front desk can assist with shipping and postal services.
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 terminals. The approximate cost to the Hyatt is $30.00 CAD.
Airporter Bus (Bright green bus labeled “Airporter.” The Airporter Bus goes to and from Vancouver International Airport. Scheduled pickups to the airport begin at 7:30 am at the hotel. Please see the concierge for an exact schedule.
Tickets may be purchased at the hotel, airport, or on the bus. The cost is $13.50 CAD one way, and $21.00 CAD roundtrip per adult, $6.00 CAD one way and $12.00 CAD roundtrip for children. Senior and family discounts are available. For more information, visit http://www.yvrairporter.com/
City Transit System
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 the Hyatt Regency. Single trip and Day Passes are available.
The volunteer station will be located in the onsite registration area. All volunteers are required to sign in prior to their shift, and sign out when they finish.
In offering the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Levy Show Service Inc., Vancouver International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier(s)” for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Innovative Applications Conference), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations of providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the AAAI-07/IAAI-07 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.