Location 2024


The Westin Ottawa with the adjoining Shaw Centre is the location for NSREC 2024. Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic showcase city of more than one million people. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, it’s a place where you’ll hear English and French spoken in the streets; where you can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

This city is a uniquely beautiful place: an urban centre on the edge of nature where you can enjoy the great outdoors either just outside your hotel room or nearby in the surrounding countryside. There’s an easy cosmopolitan vibe here, and Ottawa is known for being both welcoming and walkable. Explore the distinctive local neighbourhoods, including the historic ByWard Market: by day this area boasts a bustling farmers’ market and chic shops, by night it hums with activity at the restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.

This is also a city that enjoys the finer things in life, with a culinary community that’s earning wide acclaim, unique boutiques and shopping districts, a lively local music and art scene, and always exciting nightlife. The Westin Ottawa is ideally located right downtown, mere steps away from the historic sites and landmarks, and only a short drive from Ottawa’s international airport.

This is Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Please join us for NSREC 2024 and experience it for yourself.

The NSREC 2024 hotel will be in a Westin property in the heart of Ottawa, near Parliament Hill. The hotel is centrally located near many museums, the river and the historic Byward Market.
This hotel has:
•Fitness Studio with Peloton Bikes
•Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool and Whirlpool
•Bike rentals $10 from the Concierge Desk
•Running maps for 3 and 5 mile runs available

The NSREC 2024 technical sessions will be held in the adjoining Shaw Centre.

Experience a renowned convention centre in Canada’s Capital. Known for our attention to detail, extensive event resources, and cordial customer service staff, it is our mission to elevate your events, conventions, and trade shows. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience?  The Shaw Centre boasts three stories of exquisite space with beautiful views of the river and Parliament.

Local Rideau Centre Shopping Mall

The Westin is also connected to the 3-level Rideau Centre Shopping Mall with 180 retailers including Nordstrom, Coach, Lacoste, Marciano and Swarovski along with many restaurants, movies and a food court.

Social Events

Tuesday – Companion Tour #1

Our Tuesday companion event starts in the morning with a tour of Rideau Hall and associated Grounds followed by breathtaking views at Rideau Falls.  Lunch will be held at Zoe’s at the Fairmont hotel for high tea followed by a tour of the Parliament House of Commons.

The Wednesday Night Social

The NSREC 2024 Wednesday Night Social will be held at the Canadian Museum of History.  It is one of Canada’s most important museums of anthropology, Canadian history, culture, and ethnology. This spectacular building was designed by an architect of First Nation descent.  Be sure to order your tickets early, this event is sure to sell out quickly!


Thursday – Companion Tour #2

The Thursday companion event consists of a morning boat tour on the Rideau Canal followed by lunch at the Elgin restaurant and an afternoon tour of the Canadian War Museum.

The Shaw Centre Ottawa!


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