The Venue

If you’re familiar with our other events, you’ll know we like to keep things unconventional. Announcing that FWD50 will take place in the Aberdeen Pavilion.


Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

We’ve chosen a venue—one that gets people out of their usual “comfort zones” of expo halls and hotel rooms with projectors. It also gives us tremendous flexibility to create a memorable experience that lets people work, interact, and experience things firsthand. FWD50 will take place in the Aberdeen Pavilion, an  architectural jewel in Lansdowne Park, overlooking the spectacular Rideau Canal. Take the 360° virtual tour.

Getting there

Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON

There are many great ways to get to Lansdowne!

Lansdowne Park is well served by OC Transpo Routes 6 and 7. To Plan your trip using transit, use the OC Transpo Trip Planning Tool. Your event ticket to FWD50 is also your free ticket to ride OC Transpo!

We encourage all FWD50 event goers to use alternate modes of transportation. Underground parking at Lansdowne is available but limited. FWD 50 event goers are encouraged to carpool or take alternate modes of transportation such as transit, taxi, cycling or walking. For more information on parking at Lansdowne, please visit the TD Place website.

Nearby parking is also available at the City of Ottawa parking facility located on Bank Street and Second Avenue. Please see here for more info on City parking facilities. ADVISORY NOTICE: UNDERGROUND PARKING WILL BE LIMITED


The Arc Hotel

Reservations by phone: Please call the in-house reservation center at 613.238.2888 localy or at 1.800.699.2516 toll-free and request the FWD50 preferential rate or use the code 1711CDAEOPEN. Check out the Arc Hotel here

The Best Western

Reservations online: Visit the reservations page here. Select your dates, the number of rooms required, and then select “Corporate rate” in the “Special Rates” section. Enter corporate code: 01675180 and click “Search”