General Information

Venue- Hotel Le Concorde

The ultimate destination for a memorable stay downtown Quebec City!

Hotel Le Concorde Quebec offers over 400 rooms and suites, located in the heart of beautiful Quebec city, nearby museums, activities, attractions and major events of the region. Le Concorde is the ideal place for an urban getaway or a business stay in Quebec city. Its imposing structure offers a beautiful view of the majestic fleuve Saint-Laurent, of Quebec city and of its numerous parks and green spaces.

Hotel Le Concorde Quebec is walking distance from major touristic attractions of old-Quebec, such as Grande Allee, the Musee de la Civilisation, place D’Youville, the Plains of Abraham, the Petit-Champlain district and many others. Numerous surrounding restaurants offer great culinary experience and the opportunity to discover Quebec city’s gourmet specialties.

Located steps away from the Marie-Guyart building, the Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec’s city hall, and Parliament hill, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec is ideal for the OP 2017 conference in Quebec city. The spacious conference rooms and the great catering is a great choice for a most successful conference.

Hotel Le Concorde


Language

French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Québec City. 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.


Visa

Some participants may require a visa to enter Canada. Please check with the Canadian embassy or consulate for the specific requirements for your country. We strongly suggest that you begin the process as soon as possible to avoid delays. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa. The organizers will not provide financial support.Find out if you need a visa:

NEED A VISA OR AN eTA? 


Letter of Invitation

When your registration is completed and paid, the secretariat of the OP 2017 conference will send a letter of invitation. 

You must request your Visa letter during the registration process, the letter will be sent to you only when registration fee is paid. If your Visa application is declined we will reimburse your registration fee as long as you submit the refusal letter from the Canadian agency. The letter is meant only to confirm the name, dates, location and purpose of the conference so that the participant can obtain a visa and in no way represents a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee. 


Insurance

The OP 2017 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 OP 2017 Conference or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.


Medical Insurance

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.


Clothing

Dress code is informal for all conference events.


Weather

Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of June generally range from 12°C at night to 23°C in daytime (53,2 à 76,0 °F).


Travel Information – Getting Here

Strategic Location

Québec City 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. From Montréal, it is less than three hours by car or 50 minutes by plane.

By Plane

The Jean-Lesage International Airport is 16 km from the city centre.  It is used by more than 700,000 passengers every year travelling to and from North American, South American and European destinations.

Travel is convenient, with direct flights from Paris, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. east-coast cities such as: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia (some flights only available seasonally).

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

Airport Transfers

The Jean-Lesage International Airport is 16 km (10 miles) from the centre of the city. Taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat fee of C$34.25. Major credit cards are accepted.

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

Two train stations serve Québec City and the surrounding area. Via Rail Canada offers daily service between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. There are up to five daily connections between Montréal and Québec City.

By Bus

Québec City has two inter-city bus terminals. The Orléans Express Network serves many cities and there are several connections between Montréal and Québec City.

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 Québec City to the rest of Canada and the United States.

 

Miles

Kilometers

Atlanta                  

1,401

      2,241

Boston                  

381

        610

Chicago                

1,016

      1,625

Detroit                   

728

      1,164

New York               

524

        839

Philadelphia          

617

        987

Washington D.C.   

749

     1,199


Taxis

Taxi Coop Québec

Tel.: 418 525 5191

E-mail: admin@taxicoop-quebec.com

 

Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy – Sillery

Tel.: 418 653 7777

E-mail: info@taxicoopstefoysillery.com

 

Taxi Laurier

Tel.: 418 651 2727

E-mail: contact@taxilaurier.com

 

Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

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).


Sales Taxes

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.


Electricity

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.


Time Zone

Québec City is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (-0500 GMT). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 12, 2017 until 2:00 a.m. on November 5, 2017.


Useful Links and Maps

Québec City’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.

http://www.quebecregion.com/en/

http://www.bonjourquebec.com/


Secretariat

Conferium / OP2017

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:  op2017@conferium.com

 

Important Dates

Call for papers and registration starts
October 19, 2016

Abstract submission deadline
March 14, 2017

Paper acceptance notice
April 8, 2017

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 18, 2017

Conference
June 19-23, 2017

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