This year, Ottawa is at the heart of the celebration for Canada 150. As we welcome you to CALL/ACBD 2017, we hope that you find both the conference and the city to be unforgettable. Our opening reception at the Canadian Museum of Nature is in the birthplace of Canada’s national museums – this was the first building in Canada created to house a national museum. Greet old friends and meet new colleagues while admiring the castle-like architecture and the fascinating exhibits. Home to Parliament and to the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa is where Canada’s legislative and legal history has been created and preserved for 150 years. Our Social Committee has arranged tours of both the Library of Parliament and the Supreme Court, as well as a variety of other tours and walks highlighting the beauty and historic importance of the area. Our closing reception will be held at the Canadian Museum of History. The venue stands on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, and boasts spectacular views of the city and Parliament Hill.