French and English are the primary languages in Montréal, the official
language of the conference is English and will be used for all presentations
and printed materials.
Passport and Visa
foreign visitors desiring to enter Canada must have a valid passport.
Follow this link for visa information (link with visa info). If, for some
reason, your visa application is denied, your registration fees will be
refunded to you in full.
Montréal, Québec, CANADA will be observing Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) which
is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) minus four hours.
Canada's International Country code: +1
Montréal's Local Area Codes: 514 and 450
The weather in Montréal in June is pleasant with the following temperatures:
Normal High: 74°F/23°C
Normal Low: 57°F/14°C
of currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD) and it is acceptable at
regular stores and restaurants. The exchange rate fluctuates daily. For
current exchange rates, please visit:
Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards
cards, including MasterCard® and Visa® and traveler's checks are accepted at
most hotels, restaurants, department stores, and souvenir shops.
and service charges vary between 10% and 15% for taxis, restaurants and
nightclubs. Hotel, rail station and airport porters expect $1.00 per bag
per night for housekeeping.
current in Canada is 110 volts, 60 cycle AC. An adaptor must be used with
appliances from Europe or elsewhere that operates on a different voltage.
Weights and measures
Canada has officially adhered to the metric system, many Canadians still use
the Imperial system when expressing length, weight and volume. The use of
both systems can be confusing from time to time. Weather reports across the
country are in Celsius degrees. Road signs and distances are all metric.
during the duration of the conference is business casual.
Cellular Phones, Pagers and Watch Alarms
courtesy to our speakers and other attendees, please turn off any cellular
phones, pagers and watch alarms during sessions.
Cameras and Video Tape Recording
and video tape recorders are strictly prohibited in the sessions, poster
presentations and the exhibit area. Film or video will be confiscated.
meeting rooms and seated functions are smoke free. Please adhere to the
smoking policy of the Fairmont The
Queen Elizabeth when the conference is not in session.