Conference Venue

The 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, LAK17, will be hosted in beautiful Vancouver by Simon Fraser University. The main conference venue will be the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Morning keynotes will be held nearby in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodwards. All pre-conference workshops will take place across the street from the Wosk Center in the SFU Harbour Center building. Each conference venue is centrally located in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Coal Harbor and Gastown neighborhoods

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue


SFU’s award-winning renovation of a magnificent old bank building was designed specifically to facilitate dialogue and enhance interaction. Since the opening of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in September 2000, over 2,000 events have been hosted in the Asia Pacific Hall.


Woodwards Goldcorp Centre

22-DM-Cinema(Better)Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a 11,148 square-meter, multi-venue arts and culture space. Housing five public venues, it includes a state-of-the-art 350 seat cinema, a unique theatre which can accommodate flexible staging configurations, a small concert hall, and two smaller black box theatres. Home to SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue offers unique meeting and theatre space.

Harbour Centre

21-WoskExterior(94-toPull-FlagFrom-Only)Located in Vancouver’s historic Spencer building in the city’s Heritage District, the building underwent a remarkable conversion into a sophisticated urban educational centre. Floors that once displayed women’s fashions and sporting equipment were transformed to become multipurpose theatres and inviting classrooms.

Simon Fraser University

Engaging the world


Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading community-engaged research university.
Born in 1965 on Burnaby mountain, SFU has is repeatedly rated Canada’s best comprehensive university with its three vibrant campuses situated in British Columbia’s largest municipalities: Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.

The SFU Vancouver campus opened in 1989. BC’s first urban campus, it marked a new era in post-secondary education.

The SFU Burnaby campus, celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, is the oldest, flagship campus, a city onto its own atop Burnaby Mountain.

The SFU Surrey campus is the newest campus, focusing on community engagement. Located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, the dramatic campus designed by award-winning architect Bing Thom is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River.



Set within a palette of mountains, green forests, and sandy beaches, Vancouver is, as the brochures say, “spectacular by nature.” Always listed as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver has it all: world class restaurants, shopping for every taste, and a remarkable array of outdoor recreational activities. Our venue for LAK17 is the city center, adjacent to vibrant Coal Harbor, Gastown and the West End neighborhoods. A gateway to the rain forest of Stanley Park, the area is near to English Bay Beach and vibrant shopping areas on Granville Street and Robson Street. Alongside spectacular parks and beaches you can find innumerable coffee shops and superb dining on a patio.