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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Dress code is informal for all conference events.
Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of June generally range from 12°C at night to 23°C in daytime ().
Travel Information – Getting Here
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)
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
Reservations: +1 800 241 4141 (International)/1 800 221 1212 (Domestic)
Air Transat (www.airtransat.com)
Reservations: 1 866 255 4871
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).
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.
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
Conferium / OP2017
425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC G1S 1S2
Tel.: +1 418 522 8182
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1 800 618 8182