IGS’19 – Sea Ice at the Interface

IGS co-hosts a sea ice symposium every 5 years. The Centre for Earth Observation (University of Manitoba) is excited to be hosting the first to be held in Canada.


Host a Side Meeting

For those looking to host a side meeting prior to, during, or after the symposium

Option #1: Hosting at the Fort Garry Hotel

We have set aside a limited number of rooms for the 3 days prior (August 16, 17 & 18), and for 2.5 days following (August 23, 24, 25) and one room for the duration of the symposium for side meetings.

For these rooms we will cover the room charges but the host of the meeting will be responsible for any additional costs related to AV or food services.

Important: If you are planning to arrive early or stay late for side meetings, please reserve your rooms as soon as possible.  Availability of rooms may be limited.

The cost for additional meeting spaces (after our rooms have been allocated) would be approximately:

$150/day based on 2 breaks and 1 lunch ordered per day

$250/day if only AM and PM breaks ordered

$350/day if no food or beverage is ordered

The host of the meeting will be responsible for any additional costs related to AV or food services.  Please see link below for catering options and costs:

Catering Options & Costs

Option #2: Hosting at the University of Manitoba

The University is approximately a 30 minutes drive/taxi/bus from downtown.

Our committee will facilitate logistics for groups wanting to book space at the Centre for Earth Observation Science, and Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources at University of Manitoba.

Meeting spaces and AV are free of charge. The host will be responsible for food and beverage services and transportation to and from the University. The University provides catering services as well as restaurants and a food court.

How to Reserve

Interested in hosting a side meeting?  The Local Organizing Committee can assist you. Download and complete the Side Meeting Request Form below, and return to:


Requests will be processed on a first come basis.

Meeting Form PDF