International Category Theory Conference
CT 2016
Local Information

All prices quoted here are in Canadian Dollars. $1 CAN = $0.69 US = €0.63 Euro = £0.48 GBP = $1.00 AUD approximately (January 2016).

Conference location

The CT 2016 Conference will be held at the campuses of Dalhousie University and St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lecture rooms will be announced shortly.

Conference Dates

Start date: Sunday, August 7
End date: Saturday, August 13 (at noon).

There will be an informal opening reception on Sunday, August 7 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Lord Nelson Hotel. The scientific programme starts on Monday, August 8. On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 10, there will be an excursion.

Excursion and conference dinner

The excursion will take place in the afternoon on August 10.
There will be a choice of two excursions:
  • McNabs island . This will involve a boat ride to McNab's Island, a couple of hours on the island with the possibility of hiking or swimming and then a boat ride back to the Halifax side of the harbour. There is only limited space on the boats and we need to reserve these well in advance, so if you are interested in this option, please let us know as soon as possible. We will assign seats on the boats on a first-come-first-served basis and once they are gone they are gone.
  • An exploration of the Halifax Harbour by ferry: this will involve a ferry ride from Halifax to one of the Dartmouth ferry terminals, then a walk along the harbour on the Dartmouth side with a treat at one of our unique coffee and croissant restaurants and then a ferry ride back to Halifax via the other ferry line. If there is time the walk can be continued on the Halifax side.
  • A guided tour of the Halifax citadel with a great view of the city and some rather interesting historical information. The Citadel is not operated like a museum, but rather like a live enactment. This tour will be followed by a visit to the Public Gardens.

The conference dinner takes place on Thursday, at the Shore Club. The dinner features Nova Scotia lobster (for vegetarians or those who do not like lobster alternatives will be offered). Transportation from campus to the Shore Club by bus will be arranged.

Participants bringing a guest to the dinner will be asked to pay separately for their guest ($75 for the dinner, $90 for dinner with wine). Payment can be made in person to the organizers at the beginning of the meeting, or through the eventbrite registration page.

Travel Information

The airport code for Halifax Stanfield International Airport is YHZ. For public transit from the airport to downtown Halifax, see bus services .

A taxi fare from the airport to the Atlantica Hotel costs approximately $58. Book your taxi more than 2 days in advance with Sunshine Share a Cab and travel before 8pm, the cost is approximately $32.00 per person. Pre-Book YOUR Share-A-Cab Today - Toll Free: 1-800-565-8669. All major credit cards accepted.

Detailed information regarding the city of Halifax and the province of Nova Scotia, including tourism information, local weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for self-guided tours, are available at the following websites:


We have reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates in the following hotels. When booking, please mention "International Category Theory Conference CT2016". In addition, we have reserved rooms in the dormitory. See dorm rooms for more information. Again, mention the conference when making your reservation.


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Last updated: January 20, 2016 by Pieter Hofstra