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Conference Updates

Welcome to 2023 ATESL Conference! Welcome to SAIT!

First time visiting SAIT? Visit Campus Map ( to locate Heritage Hall (Building A), site of the 2023 ATESL Conference.

Train and bus service is available via Calgary Transit. The C-Train stops at the SAIT/AUArts/Jubilee station. Transit and Parking (

Parking lots P1, P2, P3 and P6 Garage Level 1 are close to Heritage Hall. Visitor and daily parking are available at daily rates in these lots.

Parking information
Parking Lot Day Weekend
1st hour +30 min Daily Max Per entry
P1 n/a n/a $8/day $5
P2 $5 $1.75 $27/max $5
P3 $5 $1.75 $12/max $5
P6 Level 1 $5 $1.75 $12/max $5

However you arrive, please make your way to the Heritage Hall Building (pictured below); ATESL Conference registration and welcome desk can be found on your right as you enter through the main doors between the two towers. Most of the presentations and workshops are in Heritage Hall, but keynotes, breakfast and nutrition breaks are arranged in Irene Lewis Atrium in Stan Grad (M) Building adjacent to Heritage Hall.

Please see a downloadable and viewable map below:


Please note: SAIT is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on any of SAIT's campuses.


Friday, October 27th – Lunch

There are many great lunch options on campus at SAIT. Please check out this link for food options, locations, and hours:

North Hill Centre (1632 – 14th Ave NW) also has the following food vendors in its food court: (click on food) to find out more.

Friday, October 28th – Dinner

Calgary has many excellent dining options, and these are some of our favorites close to SAIT:

Restaurant Address Reservations Phone Website
Earls 1110 16th Ave NW Yes 403-289-2566
Free House Craft Beer Hall 1153 Kensington Cres NW yes 403-452-1339
Pulcinella 1147 Kensington Crescent NW yes 403.283.1166
Juree's Thai Place 2055 16th Ave. N.W. Calgary, yes 403-264-6477
Emerald Garden Chinese Restaurant 1006 16th Ave NW yes 403-289-3881
Shijo Sushi 1240 Kensington Road NW Unit 103 yes
Winebar Kensington 1131 Kensington Rd NW yes 403-457-1144
Yemeni Village 402 8 ST SW yes 403-452-8595
Tiger K 217 10 St NW yes
Namskar 202 16 Av NE 403-230-4447

Saturday, October 28th - Lunch

On weekends, dining options are more limited on campus. You might be interested in some of these restaurants that are within a ten-minute walk from campus:

North Hill Centre (1632 – 14th Ave NW) also has the following food vendors in its food court: (click on FOOD) to find out more.

Saturday Eateries
Restaurant Website
Jimmy's Donair
Get Smoked Southern BBQ
Flipp'n Burgers


The ATESL Hospitality Committee would like to thank the following individuals, sponsors, and local businesses for their generous donations and prizes which will be awarded over the course of the conference.

We would also like to thank our keynote speakers, Suzanne Clavelle and Sarah Eaton for their donations.


Please note that as of October 1, the Holiday Inn reservation block has sold out.