CALACS Congress

University of Ottawa




By booking your accommodations from one of the following using the Group Code provided, you are assisting CALACS with filling guest room blocks. CALACS negotiates to provide quality hotel rooms at competitive rates for our attendees.

The Lord Elgin Hotel

Address: 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON  K1P 5K8

The Lord Elgin is located a short walk away from the University of Ottawa campus and is conveniently located near Ottawa’s top tourist attractions, such as Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and the National Gallery of Canada.

Rates and Room Type:

 $225, per night, plus HST, and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax

 Parkview and Classic Guestrooms are available in one (kind and queen) and two-bedded (two queen) options, and include all the amenities travellers expect. Parkview rooms are available as a complimentary upgrade and are subject to availability.

 How to Reserve:

 Reservations deadline April 21, 2020

Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-267-4298

Reference “Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies” when making the reservation


Go to

Enter the Promotional Code: 44130

Select the dates: May 19-23, 2020

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel or modify your reservation without penalty until 5 days prior to the date of arrival.

University of Ottawa Summer Accommodation

 Address: 90 University Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1H3

90U residence is located in the heart of our Campus, steps away from our Dining Hall and centrally located to all buildings on campus. Conveniently situated downtown, 90U is within walking distance of Ottawa’s top tourist attractions, such as Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and the National Gallery of Canada.

Rate and Room Type:

$130, per night, per unit, plus HST

At 90U, air-conditioned units include two separate bedrooms, a kitchenette equipped with microwave, fridge (kitchenware is not included), and a private washroom with shower. Each bedroom has a double bed, a television, and a desk and chair. Suites can house a maximum of four people.

How to Reserve:

Reservations deadline April 30, 2020

Go to

Enter the Promotional Code: CALACS2020

Select the dates: May 19-23, 2020

Cancellation Policy:

 You may cancel your reservation without penalty up to 48 hours before your arrival date. To request a cancellation, contact us at the toll-free number 1-888-564-4545. Note that you will receive your reimbursement by cheque (Canadian address) or bank transfer (international address) in 4-6 weeks.


In order to visit Canada, you must have a valid passport, while citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). To find out if you need a visa or an ETA, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. Depending on your citizenship, you should allow approximately between 30 to 85 days for a visa delivery. Participants who need an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa will be able to request it through the abstract submission page. It is important to note that the letter does not constitute any financial commitment on behalf of the Organizing Committee or CALACS.

Travel Funding

All participants are strongly encouraged to apply to their home and other institutions (e.g. government) for travel funds as early as possible.

Since it is expected that travel funding to attend the Conference will be very limited, only registered graduate students presenting papers at the Conference may apply. Participants are more likely to be offered partial rather than full funding to participate.

Before completing the form, applicants that wish to apply for such funding should be ready to include a budget for their airfare and accommodation costs (these are the only costs that will be covered or partially covered).

The deadline to apply for travel funding is January 20, 2020.