TTC Routes to Seneca@York for TEC2010

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TEC 2010 Hotel Information

TEC 2010 Conference Recommended Hotel

Here is information from the Schulich School of Business Executive Learning Center, at York University, regarding our recommended overnight location.

Special Rate of $135.00 per night (Includes Breakfast)

The Executive Learning Centre Guest Accommodation Features:

  • 60 executive style guest rooms on 12 floors each with a queen size bed
  • Breakfast included and served in the Executive Dining Room
  • Individual climate control in every room with windows that open
  • Use of complimentary plush terry cloth bathrobe
  • CD alarm clock radio
  • Complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access
  • Complimentary local telephone calls, 2 telephones with voicemail
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In room coffee/tea maker
  • 24″ remote control colour television with “S-Video” input, monitor outputs and side audio/video inputs

To Make a Reservation – Please Contact Us and Quote BB# 286820:

Phone: 416-650-8300

Fax: 416-650-8333



Conference maps and sponsor floorplans

Download this PDF of 9 handy maps to find your way around the conference! (Last updated April 20th.)

TEC 2010 Facility Picture Tour

A picture is worth a thousand words. Since our TEC 2010 uses a completely different approach from the conference-at-a-hotel used in the past, this picture book is to help sponsors and attendees better understand the TEC 2010 environment at Seneca@York. TEC 2010 IBM, Power Systems Users plus a leading Canadian University work in cooperation at TEC2010 and are endorsed and supported by IBM Power Academic.

Generally speaking, we plan to leverage the huge investment made by government and colleges to bring enhanced and applied technology learning to our business community. It will provide for greater interchange of knowledge and take advantage of hands-on facilities.

In our communications, we have made reference to Schulich School of Business. Schulich is immediately next to our TEC location and features an Executive Learning Center.

Part of this is the use of Schulich private dining facilities as well as hotel and accommodation space. Here is a picture of the hotel from the outside. It makes for extremely comfortable and convenient stay for vendors, and instructor team.


Attendees to TEC will first register in the location below, situated on the SEQ building just by the library and before our amphitheatre classes and Kaleidoscope room.  Gold and platinum sponsors may elect to put a booth adjacent to the registration area.



To the left of the registration area is a walkway to the TEL building, adjacent to the library. In this walkway we plan to have vendor expo area, where information booths can be reserved by bronze, silver or gold sponsors . Their area will stay up for the duration of the conference and traffic is generated because of the conference spanning both the TEL building (labs) and the SEQ building (amphitheatre, lunch, and kaleidoscope)

Next we see a more detailed view of the expo area. There is insufficient power supply, so vendors should  keep that in mind for displays. Lighting is obviously ample because of the large windows looking to the courtyard.


On the left you can see courtyard , on the right is the library .

The image here is taken from the third floor and you can see the expo area outside the glass at the top. We are working to gain library access to our TEC attendees for them to check up on content etc..

From there, its a walk through a second floor catwalk (below) or outdoors on the first floor. You then enter the TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) building.


Here a picture of the atrium. We have rooms booked on two floors: 2nd floor for labs, 3rd floor for small lecture rooms. We are not able to provide exhibitor space in this area due to University regulations.


On the second floor we have 4 lab rooms booked, as exemplified in this picture below. All systems have internet and Seneca Systems access including IBM Systems.


Lecture rooms are on the third floor.


This is an example of the lecture rooms. All the room have integrated projectors and internet access.

Let’s head back to the SEQ building, this time looking from TEL and courtyard.


In SEQ building we have our main lecture theatre S1206 which we use for main sessions.

Audio and video in integrated. Overflow room is possible once we reach 150.  

From the outside courtyard, we see the Kaleidoscope room jetting out on the left and the expo hallway in the center back.

The Kaleidoscope room will be used as a lounge area where attendees can get complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with presenters between sessions in table setting and provide for Gold and Silver sponsor tables which include power supply.

The above picture is the inside of Kaleidoscope. Picture this withvendor infomation tables around the circumpherence and food/beverage tables in the back. The room will also serve as  a meet-the-experts forum.

Right proximate to the lecture and Kaleidoscope is the cafeteria area.

Location Information


Day 1 and Day 2 of the year’s TEC conference will be held  at Seneca@York which is in the middle of the York University Keele Street Campus — Between Hwy 401 and 407 east of Hwy 400 in Toronto.

 A series of labs and presentations will be held in the TEL building . TEL us a project between Seneca College and York University to create a building devoted to enhanced partnerships and furthering the use of technology in education. See the TEL building virtual tour at

TEC has secured the following rooms.

– TEL building labs T2107, 2108, 2109 and 2110

– TEL building classrooms T3131, 3133, 3135 and 3132

  Furthermore, we will be using the Stephen Quinlan Building (SEQ) which is attached to the TEL building via second floor walkway. This building is owned by Seneca College and features large amphitheatre seating, and expansive technical library and registration facilities. The TEC conference registration area will be outside the 2nd floor Seneca office. Vendor showcase booths will be situated around the registration area and library. Seneca’s Aramark catering services will be used for the event.

 We will use the 2nd floor Kaleidoscope room as a meeting/hospitality area and also have access to the cafeteria to organize our lunches as well as the student pub. We plan to have vendor information tables, “meet-the-experts” roundtables and be able to serve snacks, coffee and possibly beer & wine.

There are several hotel choices nearby with plentiful public transit. A parking garage is next door. TEC will work with York U to arrange pre-paid parking passes to all attendees. Out-of-town attendees may also choose to stay at the on-campus Schulich Executive Learning Centre which is immediately next door to our facility.

Check out the Schulich facility at

Welcome to TEC 2010!

Welcome to the blog for TEC 2010
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