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Vision Research

From picture to reality, from observer to agent

June 6 - 9, 2022

The 2022 CVR/VISTA conference will connect the long history of picture perception with new display technologies that blur the differences between pictorial representations and the reality of the world that they attempt to depict.

The program will be complemented by lab visits, poster sessions, industry exhibitions and presentations, and a banquet in honour of outgoing CVR director Laurence Harris.

Where: In person, at The Second Student Centre, York University, Toronto

Please note that COVID protocol is in place!

  • Attendees are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth in all indoor spaces at York
  • Attendees are required to complete an online screening questionnaire before each trip to York's campus. The screening tool can be found here
  • Attendees will be asked to show their screening results before entering the talk space
  • For more information, please visit York's Better Together webpage

  • External attendees (not from York University): register here
  • Internal attendees (York faculty, staff, and trainees): Please send an email with your name and cost centre information to to register
Faculty and general admission$400
Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows$130
Undergraduate students$45
Banquet in honour of Dr. Laurence Harris
(Thursday, June 9th, 7pm)
Keynote speaker
Kevin O'Regan, Paris Descartes University

Confirmed session speakers include:

Please submit your poster proposal here as early as possible, but no later than Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Poster board dimensions: 71" wide by 47" tall.
  • Posters will only be considered if you have registered for the conference. However, if the abstract is not accepted or if you have to cancel your participation for other reasons, the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • External attendees (not from York University): register here
    • Internal attendees (York faculty, staff, and trainees): Please send an email with your name and cost centre information to to register

York University map [PDF].

Map key:

  • Second Student Centre - conference space, #102, E5
  • Atkinson visitor parking lot, #83, F5 (please note that while this parking lot is right outside the conference centre, it is small and often full. Your best bet is to park at the Arboretum parking garage)
  • Arboretum parking garage, #80, D4
  • York University subway stop, #100, D6
  • Pioneer Village subway stop, #101, A3

If you have mobility issues, please contact us at so we can make parking arrangements for you

Please note that there are a limited number of parking cash / credit card pay points on campus. You are encouraged to use the HONKmobile app for all your parking needs.

Learn more about downloading and using the HONKmobile app.

York University interactive map

Below are links to accommodations around York University. These links are provided for your convenience only, and should not be taken as recommendations.

Special rates for conference attendees

Other options

Please also note that York University is now accessible by subway via the University Line (the left branch of the yellow line).

  • Subway stops: York University and Pioneer Village
  • Approximate travel times:
    • 35 - 50 minutes to from downtown
    • 15 - 20 minutes from Yorkdale station
    • 15 - 20 minutes from the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station (closest to most of the hotels listed above)
    • Plan your TTC trip here
  • Download the Toronto subway and streetcar map [PDF]. York University stops are highlighted on the top left side of the map.
  • The easiest way to travel using public transport in Toronto is to use the Presto Card. This card can be purchased at most subway stations and loaded with multiple fares. See here for more information about TTC fares and ticketing.

Toronto is a world-class destination for a reason. Check out this guide to Toronto attractions and activities and tick some items off your bucket list.

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