General Information

 Venue

Hôtel Bonaventure
900, rue De La Gauchetière 
Montréal ( Québec) H5A 1E4
Tel.: 514-878-2332
Website: http://hotelbonaventure.com/fr/

 

French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Montréal. However, most, if not all, banks, hotels, airline offices, shops and key visitor attractions have multilingual staff.

The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will be available for the plenary sessions.

 

The Weinstein 2020 conference secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property incurred by conference participants and accompanying persons during the Weinstein 2020  Conference or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

 

Upon request, the secretariat of the Weinstein 2020 conference will send a letter of invitation. The letter is meant only to confirm the name, dates, location and purpose of the conference so that the participant can obtain a visa or travel funds and in no way represents a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee.

 

Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.

 

Average temperatures in Montréal during the month of May generally range from 8°C to 17°C (46,0 à 62,0 °F).

 

The currency used is the Canadian dollar.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the airport or at locations throughout the city.

Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many automatic teller machines (ATMs). ATMs are found throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24/7.

Most businesses accept U.S. currency and travelers cheques as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).

 

There is a 5% goods and services tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a 9.975% provincial sales tax (PST) in the province of Québec, for a combined sales tax of 14.975%. These taxes apply to most items and are not refundable.  An additional 3.5% is also applicable on hotel accommodation.

 

The electrical current is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC at 60Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.

 

Montréal is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (-0500 GMT). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 12, 2020, until 2:00 a.m. on November 5, 2020.

 

Montréal’s official Web site and the official tourist site of the government of Québec contain up-to-date tourist information, including information about public transportation and maps.

www.tourisme-montreal.com

www.quebecoriginal.com

 

Strategic Location

Montréal is easy to reach by plane, car or train. It is about an hour-and-a-half by plane from New York, Detroit or Toronto.

By Plane

The Pierre Ellliott Trudeau International Airport is 20 km from the city centre.  It is used by more than 14.8 million passengers every year travelling to and from North American, South American and European destinations.

Travel is convenient, with direct flights from Paris, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. east-coast cities: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

There are many flights from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities, as well as numerous departures every day from many countries with only one connection. 

Airport Transfers

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 20 km from the centre of the city. Taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat fee of CAD 40. Major credit cards are accepted.

Public transportation is also available. The 747 bus service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the central bus station (Gare d'autocars de Montréal - Berri-UQAM métro station).

Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Airlines

Air Canada (www.aircanada.com)
Reservations:      1 888 247 2262
Information:         1 888 422 7533

Porter Airlines (www.flyporter.com)
Reservations:      1 888 619 8622

United Airlines (www.united.com)
Reservations:     +1 800 538 2929 (International)/1 800 864 8331 (Domestic)

WestJet (www.westjet.com)
Reservations:      1 888 937 8538 (1 888 WESTJET)

US Airways (www.usairways.com)
Reservations:      1 888 240 4770

American Airlines (www.aa.com)
Reservations:      1 800 433 7300

Delta (www.delta.com)
Reservations:     +1 800 241 4141 (International)/1 800 221 1212 (Domestic)

Air Transat (www.airtransat.com)
Reservations:       1 866 255 4871

By Train

The Montréal train station serves the downtown area and is at 850m (10 minutes walk) to the Palais des Congrès. Via Rail Canada offers daily service between Toronto, Ottawa, and Québec City. 

By Bus

The Montréal main bus terminal is 2.5 km from to the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The Orléans Express Network serves many cities and there are many connections to Montréal from many cities.

By Car

Highway 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city. For delegates from northeastern U.S., or eastern and central Canada, car travel is a viable option. The province’s 4,500-km highway network is among the most developed in Canada and links Montréal to the rest of Canada and the United States.

 

Miles

Kilometers

Atlanta                  

989

        1,591

Boston                  

253

          407

Chicago                

741

        1193

Detroit                   

516

        830

New York               

331

        532

Philadelphia          

390

        628

Washington D.C.   

487

        783


Taxis

Taxi Diamond

Tel.: 514 273-6331

E-mail: https://taxidiamond.com/particulier/commande-taxi

 

Taxi Coop Montréal

Tel.: 514-667-8960

E-mail: reservations@taxi-coop.com

 

Taxi Champlain

Tel.: 514-271-1111

E-mail: directors@taxichamplain.qc.ca

 

Electric taxi - Téo Taxi

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On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act and a number of supporting regulations and ministerial orders came into force, legalizing and strictly regulating the sale, possession and production of cannabis in Canada.

 

Entering Canada

Cannabis is now legal in Canada. However, the legalization of cannabis in Canada does not change Canada’s border rules. Taking cannabis or any product containing cannabis into Canada is illegal and can result in serious criminal penalties both at home and abroad.

 

Leaving Canada

if you’re planning a visit south of the border, you should know that having cannabis in your possession is prohibited by law in the United States. And while several states have legalized cannabis, the product remains a controlled substance under federal law. So, be sure your bags and vehicle don’t contain cannabis in any form before heading off to explore Maine’s fine sand beaches or the beautiful views from Interstate 20, which you can travel all the way to California. The same applies if you take a plane. At Trudeau airport, you will find amnesty boxes for disposing any cannabis products you may have on you before going through U.S. customs.

 

 

Weinstein 2020 Secretariat 
Conferium Conference Services 
 

425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC  G1S 1S2
Canada

 

Tel.: +1 418 522 8182

Toll-free (Canada and U.S.): 1 800 618 8182
Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00 U.S. / Canadian Eastern Time

E-mail:  weinstein2020@conferium.com

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Important Dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Open
November 22th, 2019 Now open

Abstract submission deadline
March 1st, 2020  (12:00 PM EST)

Acceptance notice for presenters
March 20th, 2020

Early bird and Presenting authors registration deadline
April 3rd, 2020

Hotel room reservation deadline
April 13th, 2020

Closing of online registration 
May 8th, 2020

Conference
May 14th to 16th, 2020

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