Canadian Visa Requirements


You may need a letter of invitation or additional documents to visit Calgary. SWSD2020 is registered with Canadian Immigration and Border Services. Many countries require a letter of invitation from conference organizers. You can download a personalized invitation letter here. 

Hotels & Accommodation


SWSD2020 has arranged a number of hotels at prices to suit every budget. Calgary is a popular tourist destination, so guests are advised to arrange accommodation early.

Weather & Attractions


In July, Calgary's weather is usually spectacular.  Sunny with moderate temperatures around 24C and cool evenings (about 10C), which make it easy to sleep. The world famous Calgary Stampede is the week before SWSD2020, so you may want to come early then stay for the conference.

Ethical Travel


Travel to this conference ethically by participating in the IFSW Climate Justice Program. 

So much to see and do


A trip to Calgary is a bucket-list visit for many people, Conference participants will have the chance to visit Indigenous sites of significance, and see the amazing Rocky Mountains. Which this space for more details! We're less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains, with many world-class attractions nearby.



If you'd like more information or need help registering,  feel free to contact us.