SVG Open 2003
Conference and Exhibition

Vancouver, Canada · July 13-18, 2003

2nd Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics

Location and Accommodation

Westin Bayshore Photo

The conference and exhibition will be held from Sunday, July 13, 2003 to Friday, July 18, 2003 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, Canada.

The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina is conveniently located next to Stanley Park – featuring over 1000 acres of natural woods, lakes, and meadows sprinkled with winding paths and trails. Step outside the doors of the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, and onto the Seawall, where you can jog, roller blade, bike or walk the 10km or 6.5 mile path along the ocean surrounding Stanley Park and to numerous ocean beaches.

The resort is also located minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver where you can stroll the streets of historic Gastown, explore diverse Robson Street shops and restaurants, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, sample delicious treats in China Town, and experience the excitement of the Granville Island markets.

Get a close-up look at white beluga whales at the nearby Vancouver Aquarium, or indulge in a little people watching at the bustling cruise ship terminal at Canada Place, a stunning landmark with giant sails within walking distance of the Resort.

Hotel Reservations

We recommend staying at the conference hotel, and we have made arrangements for special discounted rates on a block of rooms there. These rates apply throughout your stay, including contiguous days extending before and after the conference, as long as the room remains available. To get these rates, print the SVG Open 2003 hotel reservation form, fill it in, and fax or mail it directly to the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina before June 12, 2003 (fax number and address given on form). Alternatively, call the hotel at (604)682-3377 and ask for the "SVG Open" conference rates. The table of rates is shown in Canadian and U.S. dollars below:

Canadian $ per night Approx U.S. $ equivalent
Main Building (ROH)*
Single/Double Occupancy
250 167
Tower Building (ROH)*
Single/Double Occupancy
275 183
One Bedroom Lanai Suite
Single/Double Occupancy
400 267
One Bedroom Executive Suite
Single/Double Occupancy
595 397
One Bedroom Junior Suite
Single/Double Occupancy
350 233
One Bedroom Deluxe Tower Suite
Single/Double Occupancy
650 433
Add. Person 30 20

* ROH denotes "Run of House", which means the hotel will select room location based on accommodation availability in that section.

Please note that 17% taxes will be added to the room rate, per night.

Tourist Information

If you plan to stay beyond the conference, you might want to check out Vancouver tourist sites such as the following:

Tourism Vancouver
Discover Vancouver
In Vancouver
Vancouver Tourist

Alternatively, you might want to look elsewhere in British Columbia; the following links should prove useful:

Hello BC
Travel BC
Greater Vancouver
BC Adventure


Here is a map of downtown Vancouver and its various attractions in PDF format. The conference hotel is denoted by the green #17 icon on the map.

Here is a map showing the location of SchemaSoft.

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