photo of Shaw Centre, Ottawa ON
Shaw Centre | Photo Credit: Ottawa Tourism

The Shaw Centre

The Shaw Centre will be host to the 2020 STLHE | SAPES Conference. It is very centrally located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital. The Shaw Centre is at the heart of it all—within walking distance of over 6,000 downtown hotel rooms, numerous attractions and landmarks, and the ByWard Market. Just a 20-minute shuttle ride from the Ottawa International Airport, with service to over 40 national and international destinations, the Shaw Centre has excellent air and transportation links.

Ottawa is home to the federal government, over 300 associations and a centre for high technology, biotechnology and medical research. It’s an impressive yet intimate G8 capital, rich in natural beauty and blessed with a relaxed urban rhythm.


The Shaw Centre is 20 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport (airport bus and taxi services available) and 10 minutes from the Ottawa Train Station.

From Toronto and the USA to Ottawa Take the 401 east to Highway 416 north. Take 416 north to Highway 417 east. Follow the 417 east (Queensway) to Ottawa. Take Nicholas Street Exit 118, turn left on Daly Street.
Total Distance: 397 km (248 miles) Total Estimated Time: 4.5 hours

From Montreal to Ottawa Take Autoroute 40 west to Highway 417 west. Follow 417 west to Ottawa, take Nicholas Street Exit # 118.
Total Distance: 189 km (118 miles) Total Estimated Time: 2 hours