INPC2010 will take place on the campus of the University of British Columbia(UBC), surrounded by ocean and forest. The UBC campus is 20 minutes from Vancouver's downtown core, and offers stunning views of the Georgia Strait and the Coast Mountains.
The morning plenary sessions will be held at the elegant and multi-functional Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The Chan Centre is a world-class venue for local and visiting artists; it also serves as an inspiring conference and meeting facility with concert-hall acoustics and state-of-the-art multimedia equipment.
The afternoon sessions will take place in the Life Sciences Centre on the south end of the UBC campus. The Life Sciences Centre won several awards for its innovative architecture and "green" construction; it is the largest building in Canada to achieve LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council.
The closing banquet will be held at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), located on the north end of the UBC campus, overlooking the ocean. The MOA's world-class collection showcases objects from around the world, emphasizing the achievements and concerns of the First Peoples and British Columbia's cultural communities. Its exhibitions are designed to stimulate thought and discussion of cross-cultural issues. You will have ample time to explore the museum's Great Hall and extensive exhibitions before heading outside to dine. Dinner will be served amidst the Haida Big Houses and soaring totem poles on the museum's grounds, cliff side to the Georgia Straight and Coast Mountains.