The Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference (CQISC) offers the ideal environment for graduate students interested in all areas of Quantum Information Theory and Experiment to meet an collaborate. Students of computer science, mathematics, philosophy, and physics from across Canada and around the world are invited to attend.
All delegates are encouraged to present a 30 minute talk on their area of research. Previous topics have included topological quantum computing, pseudo-telepathy & quantum game theory, measurement based quantum computing, quantum chaos, optical lattices, nuclear magnetic resonance, quantum authentication & cryptography, quantum error correction, and much much more!
Registration & Accommodation
Registration is free and includes six nights accommodation (Sunday to Friday) for all delegates from Canadian institutions who require it. Like last year, accommodation will be apartment-style housing at Cascade Hall, here on campus.
Due to overwhelming demand, it has been necessary to limit the number of international students to whom we can provide accommodation. Preference will be given to students who are giving a talk. Accommodation availability will be confirmed at the time of registration. Registrants who are not offered housing are still welcome to attend the conference and the banquet, but will have to provide their own accommodation. Additional details can be found at equips.ca/accommodation.html.
TransportationDelegates for both the students' conference and the summer school will receive a 10% discount on all regular fares to Calgary with WestJet. To receive the reduced rate, call WestJet Specialty Sales at 1-888-493-7853 and provide the confirmation number QC3687.
Several forms of ground transportation are available from the Calgary International Airport to Cascade Hall (see map). Taxi fare from the airport to the university usually costs about $30. Shuttle service is also available. Adventurous souls with time to spare may also consider taking public transit for the low cost of $2.25 (email the for detailed bus directions).
Other Events and Activites
Delegates are encouraged to attend the Sixth Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information Processing taking place here at IQIS the week immediately before the Students' Conference. Delegates who attend both events will find a wealth of activities around Calgary to enjoy over the weekend, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, rafting, climbing, caving, and base jumping.
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