5-8 February 2019
AMS Student Nest, UBC Campus
America/Vancouver timezone

TTC 2019 was held in Vancouver, Canada on the campus of the University of British Columbia and hosted by TRIUMF on February 5 - 8, 2019. The LOC Chair was Bob Laxdal of TRIUMF.

The workshop had 108 participants. The presentations and detailed schedule can be found under Timetable.



Starts Feb 5, 2019 08:00
Ends Feb 8, 2019 18:00
AMS Student Nest, UBC Campus
Room 2306 and 2309
6133 University Blvd.

TTC Mission

The mission of the TESLA Technology Collaboration is to advance SRF technology R&D and related accelerator studies across the broad diversity of scientific applications, and to keep open and provide a bridge for communication and sharing of ideas, developments, and testing across associated projects. To this end the Collaboration supports and encourages free and open exchange of scientific and technical knowledge, expertise, engineering designs, and equipment. The TTC organizes regular collaboration meetings where new developments are reported, recent findings are discussed and technical issues are concluded. 


The schedule for the meeting follows the standard TTC format. The meeting includes plenary talks as well as parallel sessions for the working groups. Four working groups WG1 -> WG4 are defined with specified charges to help focus the presentations and discussions.

Meeting Location

This TTC meeting is hosted by TRIUMF and will take place on the University of British Columbia (UBC) Campus in the Student AMS Nest Facility on Feb. 5-8, 2019. UBC is on the western-most point of Vancouver about 20 minutes drive from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and easily reached by public transport.

The AMS Nest is a large multi-purpose building for Student Services and UBC Conference Services. The building is in the central campus a few minutes walk from the UBC Bus Terminal and Parking Garages. 

Meeting Room

The meeting will take place in AMS Nest Room 2306/2309. The two rooms will be used together for the plenary and separated for the working group sessions. The floor plan for the 2nd level of the AMS Nest is shown below. 


Eating in the Nest:

Blue Chip Cafe - Level 1
Gallery Patio and Lounge - Level 4 
Grand Noodle Emporium (noodles) - Lower Level
Honour Roll (sushi) - Level 1
Iwana Taco (tacos) - Lower level
Pi[e]r² Pizza (pizza) - Level 2 
Porch (vegetarian bowls) - Level 1
The Delly - (Deli-style sandwiches) lower level
The Soup Market (soups) - lower level

Eating on University Boulevard:

Uncle Fatih’s Pizza (pizza)
Mahoney&Sons Public House (Pub)
Tacomio UBC (Mexican)
Jamjar Canteen (Lebanese)
Nori Bento & Udon (Japanese)
Baodown UBC (Asian fusion)
Mercante (pizza)

Eating in University Village (Across Wesbrook) - 5 min walk

Vera's Burger Shack (burgers)
Red Burrito (Mexican)
One more Sushi (sushi)
Food court (Chinese, Mediterranean)

Workshop Social (Thursday 6:00-8:30 PM)

The workshop social is being held at Mahony & Sons Public House, 5990 University Blvd (UBC near the NEST) http://mahonyandsons.com/

Tickets will be included in your registration badge for those indicating attendance.

VISA Information

If you are travelling from outside of Canada, you may require a visitor visa or ETA to enter. Please refer to the Government of Canada website to confirm if you require a visitor visa or ETA and for instructions on how to apply.

U.S. citizens carrying a valid U.S. Passport do not require a visa or ETA to come to Canada. However, U.S. residents carrying a passport from a country requiring a visitor visa will need to apply for a visitor visa. 

If you require a visitor visa, you will need an invitation letter from the LOC Chair. Send your request to Silke Bruckner silke@triumf.ca to request your invitation letter.

It is important to submit your visa application as soon as possible. Allow sufficient time for processing. The processing time tool is available for an estimate of application processing times, but be considerate of possible delays.

As of March 2016, any delegates from visa-exempt countries will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The eTA costs $7.00 CAD, and allows for pre-screening of visa-exempt nationals.


People can choose to stay on UBC campus (walking distance) or in Vancouver hotels. We have blocked rooms in two hotels within 30 minutes by bus. As well Downtown Vancouver (west-end) is about 45 minutes from UBC by transit or about 30 min by car with many rooms available. 

Hotels where we have reserved a block of rooms (Group name for all hotels: TRIUMF TTC Meeting):

A limited number of rooms are available at these hotels until January 4, 2019 and reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

TRIUMF House (on UBC campus): https://triumfhouse.ca/
80-125 CAD (depending on room type)
No breakfast available here. Breakfast can be had at the AMS Student Nest.
For reservations call 604-222-7633  or e-mail: housing@triumf.ca

Executive Hotel Vintage Park (off campus) http://vancouverdowntownhotel.net/
Group name: TRIUMF TTC Meeting
135 CAD per night
Buffet Breakfast 13.95 CAD per person
35 minutes by bus to UBC.

Park Inn Vancouver (off campus): https://www.parkinn.com/vancouverca?csref=os.amer-ca-prk-BCVANCOU-gmb
Guests must contact the hotel directly by phone: 604-872-8661 or by e-mail: reservations@parkinn-vancouver.ca
Group name: TRIUMF TTC Meeting
129/139 CAD per night
Breakfast 14.95 CAD per person
30 minutes by bus to UBC

Other accommodation suggestions:
West Coast Suites (on UBC campus) https://suitesatubc.com/accommodations/west-coast-suites/
170 CAD per night (one-bedroom suite)

Carey Centre (on UBC campus) https://live.carey-edu.ca/
~110CND/night for room (CERN hostel style) or $160CND for suite

Other links:



Public Transit

For information on suggested routes and times go to 


1 zone Fares within Vancouver are $2.95 (exact change for pay on the bus) or $2.30 if you have a COMPASS card (convenient tap in/out system) - see Translink site for details https://www.translink.ca/.

For travel to the UBC Nest conference location the destination is `UBC Exchange'.

For travel from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) to UBC take the `Canada Line' rapid transit and connect to westbound 49 at 49th avenue or bus 41 or 43 at 41st Avenue. The `Canada Line' also can be used to continue to Broadway or downtown for the satelliete hotels. A taxi from YVR to UBC is ~$35CND.

For travel from Park Inn Vancouver (898 W. Broadway) to UBC take the UBC 99 B-line bus from Broadway/Willow to UBC (Terminus). It takes 30 minutes.

For travel from Executive Hotel Vintage Park (1379 Howe St) to UBC walk to Burrard and Burnaby St and take Bus 44 to UBC (Terminus). It takes 35 minutes.


There will be a TRIUMF tour on Friday afternoon. TRIUMF is at the south of campus about a 3km walk from the AMS Nest. An alternative to walking is TransLink Bus #41 which goes from the UBC bus loop Bay 7 (near Nest) with a stop in front of TRIUMF. There is also paid parking at TRIUMF.