3. GEDC 2017 Niagara Falls, Canada
GEDC 2017 Niagara Falls, Canada will bring together the top minds from around the globe to discuss issues of importance: From smart systems to bioinnovation to sustainability to engaging local communities to nurturing entrepreneurship and high-tech start-ups. GEDC members, including your host McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering, address grand challenges facing the world, including climate change, renewable energy, digital transformation and health care. The conference will facilitate important discussions about engineering education, research and outreach and how to better prepare for the fourth industrial revolution that will continue to transform our world through digital disruption.
The Government of Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), that applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to or transiting Canada by air. Among those exempted from this new requirement are U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. For travelers arriving by land (if you fly into Buffalo and drive across border), a valid passport or visa is all that is required.
To see if you need an eTA or to apply for one, visit the Government of Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization website. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years.
Visit the conference website for more details about the program, accommodations and registration.