Rich in history, culture and sprawling natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's easternmost province and home to Memorial University. The Conference Centre on Signal Hill Campus is the convening space within the Emera Innovation Exchange.
100 Signal Hill Road, St John’s Newfoundland.
Venue website: https://www.mun.ca/signalhill/meet/
St John’s is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and traditional small-town charm. It is one of the oldest and most easterly cities in North America, and has become a rare destination full of character and charisma, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge.
Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets naturally carved by horse and carriage. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together, lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you've meandered down to the harbour, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming with fishing schooners. And visit Quidi Vidi, the charming village-within-a-city, which embodies the spirit of an old fishing outport.
Hike up nearby Signal Hill through the Battery, where tiny colourful wooden homes cling valiantly to cliff-sides ravaged by ocean waves. The hill is home to the unmistakable, iconic Cabot Tower, a castle-like structure built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s discovery of Newfoundland. It was here that Marconi famously received the first transatlantic wireless message in 1901.
From Cabot Tower you can look out over the cliffs and harbour to see a captivating skyline. Perched high on the horizon is The Rooms – home to an extensive collection of artifacts, art, and archival records – standing next to the striking twin clock towers of the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.