47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

June 14 – 19, 2020

Calgary.  Be Part of the Energy!

Welcome to Calgary, the Ultimate Host City.  Named the most livable city in North America by The Economist 2019, Calgary is a city rich with beautiful landscapes, picturesque skylines and urban vibrancy, offering dynamic experiences that allow delegates endless opportunities outside their conference itinerary.  Delegates will also enjoy Calgary’s safe environment, cleanliness and legendary western hospitality.

After arriving at one of the world’s most welcoming airports, downtown Calgary is a quick 20-minute drive. Easy to navigate, Calgary’s transportation network includes public transit (light rail transit and buses), taxis, car sharing, and car rentals, with over 850 km of walking and bike paths that connect the city – the most extensive urban pathway system in North America!

The City of Calgary is an exciting business centre and an outstanding meeting and convention destination. As the fourth-largest city in Canada, Calgary has a lot to offer delegates from around the world. In the downtown alone, you can discover over 1,000 shops, 200 restaurants and 50 entertainment spots. Within the city there are also 8,000 hectares of open space and parkland to explore.

With a vibrant culture, Calgary boasts over 700 festivals each year, including the world-famous Calgary Stampede. World-class attractions and sporting amenities, including Spruce Meadows, The Calgary Tower, Calgary Zoo, WinSport Canada Olympic Park, National Sports Hall of Fame, TELUS Spark Science Centre and Studio Bell, the National Music Centre, are just a few of the must-sees to add to your stay in Calgary.

A visit to Calgary isn’t complete without a trip to the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, just an hour’s drive from the city, bursting with picturesque hikes and charming mountain towns including Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise.  Calgary is also close to four other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

With community spirit at its core, Calgary is a young, energetic and diverse city full of shareable experiences.  We encourage you to share your memories, with us and others, by tagging @tourismcalgary, @meetingscalgary and #CaptureCalgary where you can on social media.

Thank you for joining us in Calgary!