Local Information


Conference Location and Hotel Accommodations



Local Info

Visa Info

Abstract Submission


Official Language
Although 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
All 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.

Local Time Zones
In June, Montréal, Québec, CANADA will be observing Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) which is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) minus four hours.

Dialing Codes
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

Currency Exchange
The unit 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:  http://www.exchangerate.com

Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards
Credit cards, including MasterCard® and Visa® and traveler's checks are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, department stores, and souvenir shops.

Tipping Standards
Tipping and service charges vary between 10% and 15% for taxis, restaurants and nightclubs. Hotel, rail station and airport porters expect $1.00 per bag carried and $1.00 per night for housekeeping.

Electric 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
Although 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.

Conference Attire
Attire during the duration of the conference is business casual.

Cellular Phones, Pagers and Watch Alarms
As a courtesy to our speakers and other attendees, please turn off any cellular phones, pagers and watch alarms during sessions.

Cameras and Video Tape Recording
Cameras and video tape recorders are strictly prohibited in the sessions, poster presentations and the exhibit area. Film or video will be confiscated.

All 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.

Last updated:  Monday, 05 June 2006

Contact:  caos2006@caos-international.org