CLAY 2014 will take place August 14-17, 2014 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.
The word Kamloops comes from the Secwepemc word “Tk’emlúps”, meaning “where the rivers meet” and in this case referring to the flowing together of the North and South Thompson rivers. In the early days, 30 bands of Secwepemc (or Shuswap people) lived along the rivers and lakes of BC’s south-central interior, moving constantly, thus being known as a semi-nomadic nation.
From train robberies to stagecoach transport, to cattle ranching, Kamloops is home to true wild west drama. Europeans arrived in Kamloops around 1811. From their technical advances came further trading, industry, the railroad, and ship transport. The Gold Rush brought wealth and a large influx of people searching for a better life. In 1893, Kamloops was incorporated with less than 1,000 people; yet today it is a population of nearly 85,000 and growing.
(Source: Tourism Kamloops)
The majority of our activities will take place at Thompson Rivers University’s picturesque campus with a number of incredible events peppered throughout the city and region. All accommodations will be on site, and are close to grocery stores and other amenities for access to all you need. Stay tuned for more details!