Conference Venue

Credit: Alma Mater Society (AMS) of the University of British Columbia –

HI-AM 2019 will be held at the stunning Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. The campus is surrounded by forests and offers a spectacular view of the ocean and North Shore Mountains. UBC is also home to multiple beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries, restaurants and iconic buildings. During your visit, enjoy the Museum of Anthropology, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, UBC Botanical Garden, Pacific Museum of the Earth and many more.

The conference venue for HI-AM 2019 is the AMS Nest which is 20 minutes away from both downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport. Built in 2015, The Nest is one of the newest and most vibrant UBC buildings. This LEED Platinum Certified building has been designed with sustainability as the top priority. To learn more about the sustainability features of this building click here. With multiple stores, restaurants, meeting spaces, an art gallery, and a three-story climbing wall, AMS Nest has something to offer for everyone. It is also located within a comfortable walking distance of on-campus hotels and residences. Located right in front of the major bus loop of UBC (UBC Exchange), access to the public transportation cannot be easier. Just take one of the buses #4, #44, #14, or #N17 to downtown Vancouver.

Venue Address: The Great Hall, 3rd floor of AMS Nest, 6133 University Blvd., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

HI-AM Network Meetings

HI-AM Network meetings will be held in Robert H. Lee family boardroom in UBC Alumni Center (3rd floor) right next to the AMS Nest building.

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Date Time
Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting June 26, 2019 TBD
Board of Directors Meeting June 27, 2019 TBD

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner will be held on June 26 in the Gallery & Patio of The Nest. We invite you to join us in this stylish restaurant for a night of food and drink, friendly chat with AM experts from academia and industry, and enjoy a great view of UBC campus in the outside terrace. Operated by the Nest Catering, the sustainable menu features fresh delicious food made from organic ingredients provided by local companies.

If you are not a HI-AM Network member, you can select the dinner as part of your registration.

Getting here from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

The venue is located less than 30 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport.

To get to the venue, follow the directions for driving or click here for more options:

  • Head northwest on Grant McConachie Way E
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left
  • Continue straight onto Grant McConachie Way E
  • Continue straight to stay on Grant McConachie Way E
  • Continue onto Arthur Laing Bridge/Marine Dr SW
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Granville Street E/City Centre/Centre-ville/BC-99 N and merge onto SW Marine Dr
  • Turn left to stay on SW Marine Dr
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto W 16th Ave
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto E Mall N

Venue address: AMS Nest, 6133 University Blvd., The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1



Various parking options are available around the AMS and on the UBC campus. The closest parkade to the AMS Nest is the North Parkade on 6115 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver, BC.

North Parkade Hourly Rates:

Daytime 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM - $3.50/hr - Max $16.00
Evenings 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM - $3.50/hr - Max $8.00
Weekends & Holidays $3.50/hr - Max $8.00

For additional options, maps and information please visit the UBC Parking website.