General Information

Convention Center
Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Montréal, Québec H2Z 1H5

Canada

Airport
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport 
975 Roméo-Vachon Blvd. North
Dorval, QC H4Y 1H1
Canada

The Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Montréal. 

Customs Information/Tips

  1. When filling out your customs declaration card, be sure to indicate that your travel is for business, not pleasure.
  2. The Joint Conference is registered with the Canada Border Services Agency, so when asked by an agent for the pupose of your visit, simply state you are attending the WOCN Society & CAET Joint Conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
  3. Check your estimated wait time for security/customs checkpoints at the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport here.

Passport Information
Please Note: US Residents: you will need a vaild passport to enter Canada.

Here’s some important information to know about your passport: Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. Consider the following scenario: A country requires that you have at least six months of validity on your passport. You currently have seven months of validity on your passport. However, your trip is two months from now. At that point, you will only have five months of validity remaining on your passport which is not enough to satisfy that country’s entry requirements. In this situation, you would need to renew your pass-port before you can make your trip.


For more information on United States passports, obtaining a passport, and renewing a passport, visit http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html.


Currency

The unit of currency in Montreal is the Canadian dollar.

One dollar in the United States exchanges to about $1.25 in Canadian money. Before traveling to Montreal, you should exchange at least some currency so you can pay for transportation to your hotel without having to stand in line at an airport ATM. There are also many currency exchange centers throughout the downtown area and at most major airports. They either charge a fee or take a couple of percentage points off the exchange rate for their services.

Most stores and restaurants accept Visa and MasterCard and some accept American Express. You usually get the most favorable exchange rate by using your credit card.  Many stores in Montreal accept U.S. currency. Most businesses post signs letting customers know, or they'll advertise the percentage exchange rate they offer.

Attire

Business casual attire is required for all Conference events.


Climate

Average June Weather in Montréal: 
High      75°F
Low       52°F

Sweaters and jackets may be necessary while attending the Conference as the Convention Center and Hotels are air conditioned.

Language

English is the official language for the Conference. There will be simultaneous English to French translation for sessions taking place in the General Session room.


Photography/Recording

Conference presentations are the property of the presenter, exhibitor and/or the WOCN Society/CAET.  Equipment to record or photograph presentations or materials, including but not limited to mobile phones, digital/film cameras, and/or video cameras, is strictly prohibited.


Only the Joint Conference's official photographer may record as directed. Attendees who violate this policy after being notified to cease such activity will be escorted from the Conference premises and may lose eligibility to attend future Society events.


Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside the Palais des congrès de Montréal and all hotels. All buildings are 100% non-smoking. Most restaurants and bars are smoke free as well.

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