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Ottawa can be easily reached by train or plane.
Discounts for CPV-13 participants are offered by ViaRail, Canada´s passenger train provider, as well as the airlines Porter and WestJet.


ViaRail offers 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. (Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.)

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class. 

Validity Period:     April 29 to May 6, 2017

Territory:               From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.

Discount Code:    on request - please send an e-mail to

Online booking tips
You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems. The discounted fares are available for booking from February 6, 2017 to May 6, 2017.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

Validity Period:     From anywhere in Canada or US to Ottawa: April 28 to May 3, 2017
                               From Ottawa to anywhere in Canada or US: May 1 to May 6, 2017

Territory:               Canada and US

Discount Code:     "ICCPS7"

Please book online at or through your travel agent using the promo code.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.


WestJet offers for the upcoming CPV-13 10% off the base fare for travel into or out of Ottawa, Ontario to anywhere WestJet flies in North America.

To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need the discount codes listed below. For details on how to
complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit
Please use the Promo and Coupon code if booking with a Travel Agent.

Validity Period:     Book by: May 10, 2017
                               Travel from: April 24 to May 10, 2017

Territory:               Canada and US

Discount Code:    "KMC3YQA" (Web coupon no.)
                               "YOW01" (For Travel Agent Web use only)

You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our service fees page for more information.

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Dates and Deadlines

Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2017
Early bird discount: March 17, 2017
Deadline full papers: April 27, 2017
CPV-13: May 1-3, 2017


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