University of Toronto MississaugaCORE VENUE:
After researching a great number of locations, major hotels, conference and convention centres,for the main venue for the 2008 Toronto Goan International Convention, the Exec. Committee finally settled on the UTM - University of Toronto, Mississauga, keeping in mind the convenience both for the Convention's great number of international visitors, as well as accessibility for the large number of Goans who reside in Mississauga - the 2nd largest Goan population group in the world outside of Goa!
Moreover, UTM is an absolutely state-of-the-art large-scale facility, having:
- great world-fusion cuisine and inexpensive catering.
- competitive on site accomodation.
- state-of-the art 500 plus seat auditoriums and theatres.
- breakout rooms.
- state-of-the art laptop theatres, modules and seminar halls.
- modern computer classrooms.
- state-of-the-art pools, gyms, sport and recreational facilities.
- the internationally-famous Blackwood contemporary art gallery.
- access to the world-class "Living Arts Center" for performances
- extremely easy access to the airports, major freeways, and USA!
- accessibilty to N. America's largest Goan community in nearby Mississauga.
Major Convention events like the Grand Convention Ball, Goan "tiatro", & Goan Idol. Keep checking for updates, particularly on our BLOG - we'll keep you posted!!
Some of the celebrated Goans who will be addressing the 2008 Goan Convention: