Practical details

The 21st deMon Developers Workshop will take place at the Biogeoscience Institute, Kananaskis Field Station, University of Calgary ecosystem research facility located at the edge of the Canadian Rockies, about 45 minutes west of Calgary by Highway 40. There will be no registration fees and accommodation and meals at the Field Station are also covered. A workshop dinner will be held in Banff, with costs covered as well.

Scientific discussions will start on Thursday, October 13th, 2022, after dinner and finish on Monday morning, October 17th, with an early morning wrap-up session in order to accommodate return travel plans.


Abstract submission: September 15th, 2022

Registration and accommodation: September 15th, 2022


To reach the Kananaskis Field Station, participants coming from outside Canada need to fly to Calgary airport (YYC) and from there, there are several options.

IMPORTANT: Inform organizers about your arrival and departure time to YYC, including the name of the carrier and the flight number.

Please email your travel plans to Jiri Hostas at jiri.hostas1[AT] and copy to Dennis Salahub at dsalahub[AT]

Finally, let us also know your preferred option for the YYC -> the Field Station portion of the travel:

  1. Drive to the field station, about 1 hour driving from YYC by the Trans-Canada highway. Uber and taxi do not provide service in this area! Several rental car companies are available at YYC airport (e.g. Enterprise, AVIS, Budget).

2. Participants that don’t plan to rent/drive a car should book Brewster bus service from Calgary airport to Stoney Nakoda Resort (located 9km from the field station) in advance at Let the organizers know about your planned time of arrival. There is a Tim Horton’s coffee house (with free wifi) and a small shop in this rest area. Please call either of the numbers below to arrange your pick up if you don’t meet any organizer at the bus stop. For the departure on 17th October we will arrange a driver for you to get back to Stoney Nakoda Resort.

Jiri Hostas +1 403-605-7523 ; Dennis Salahub +1 403-629-2425 ; Mosayeb Naseri +1 403-606-9115

Brewster schedule for 13th October (YYC airport-> Stoney Nakoda Resort) and 17th October (Stoney Nakoda Resort -> YYC airport)

Brewster schedule for 13th October (Delta hotel Calgary Downtown-> Stoney Nakoda Resort) and 17th October (Stoney Nakoda Resort -> airport YYC)


Attendees will be accommodated at the Kananaskis Field Station, also known as Barrier Lake Field Station. There will be no registration and accommodation fees with three meals per day included. Please inform organizers regarding any dietary restrictions.

Field station website:

Phone: (403) 220-5355

Useful external links


Banff (see for example: Discover Banff Tour, Canada Coach Lines)

White Mountain

Lake Louise

Drumheller/Badlands/Royal Tyrrell Museum

Kananaskis Nordic Spa (20km from the field station,

Hiking trails near the field station (snow/ice conditions vary a lot on the trails in October!), weather forecast for the area, be bear smart

Calgary attractions

  • Calgary Tower
  • Heritage park historical village
  • Studio Bell (music history museum)

COVID-19 (To update close to the event)

Be aware that vaccination restrictions might be in place to enter in Canada. Please carefully check travel restrictions and regulations when planning your visit.