MAY 20-22, 2022

Arriving in Kingston

If you haven’t already googled Queen’s University campus, please click here for instructions on how to get here. There is good information regarding parking options.  The Accommodations front desk can also help you with best places as well.

Campus Map

Use the online campus map on your desktop or phone, or pick up a paper copy on campus.


Opens at 4:00pm on Friday, May 20
Registration will be on-site at the Queen’s University campus in the BioSciences Building Atrium (116 Barrie St., Kingston, ON K7L 3N6). You will see purple balloons at the entrance of the building to guide you and there will be purple balloons throughout the areas Catalyst will be using, including the following:
  • Grant Hall
  • Biosciences Building (Atrium, BioSci 1101 and 1102)
  • Ban Right Hall – Dining Room on campus for breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday (for pre-purchased meal ticket holders only)
  • Brant House  and David C. Smith House – on campus accommodations
We will be happy to help you get settled when you come to the registration table in the BioSciences Building Atrium: your pass for the weekend and your meal tickets for breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday if you have pre-purchased those. NOTE: We have a few meal tickets still available for first come/first serve purchase at the registration table. These are no longer available online and are not available at the Ban Righ dining hall at the door at each of those meals. Paper maps of the campus as well as the Kingston downtown area. If you have a booth booked for your company, it will be in the BioSci Atrium as well and you can set up anytime on Friday. The PAC/Filament Reception will be in this space at 9 pm on Friday following the opening session featuring Paul Stamets at Grant Hall.


To view the event schedule, please click here.


Check in at 3:00 pm

If you are staying in accommodations on Queen’s University Campus, you will check in at David C. Smith House before or after you register for the conference  (222 Stuart Street) — There is a 24 hr front desk for Queen’s Accommodations (613-533-3183)


The campus is beautiful and in full spring bloom. There is rich Canadian history and architecture here on this campus and Kingston area. The campus is right on the Lake Ontario shore. The temperature forecast looks to be spring temps with cooler nights up to mid 20s during the day, with some potential showers during the weekend. You may want to consider a small umbrella, if you like, just in case.

Business Lunch

Marriott Residence Inn on the waterfront, downtown Kingston at 11:30am (7 Earl St.,   Kingston, ON K7L 0A4)
NOTE: If you would still like to purchase tickets for this luncheon, there are still a few available here.