ISRM 2014
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Conference & Social Activities

There is so much to enjoy in Montréal! A vibrant social program will provide diverse events throughout the conference days, including grand soirées and networking lunches. Social trips will be available for delegates and their guests, enabling you to uncover the treasures of Montreal and the surrounding attractions.

Conference Events

Sunday, May 10

City Tour of Montreal

This exciting tour will introduce you to various parts of the city that make Montreal what it is today. You will have the chance to see how culturally diverse Montreal is, as well as visit landmarks and new developments that are so very important in making Montreal such a unique and wonderful city. See Montreal's elegant upper class communities, our universities and part of our Underground City. Also, the Plateau Mont-Royal, one of the top four "hippest" neighbourhoods in North America, known for its distinctive Montreal architecture, with its spiral staircase and finely wrought cornices. Along the way, the tour includes a stop at the summit of Mt. Royal Park for a panoramic view of the city.

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Departure from: Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Minimum and maximum of participants: Minimum 35 guests, no maximum
Cost: $50.00 (includes transportation, guide, taxes and gratuities)

Flavours and Aromas of Old Montreal

This walk will make you discover the culinary, cultural and historical charms of the oldest district of Montreal. Housed in old warehouses and showrooms of the 19th era, some food boutiques open their doors to make you taste their delicacies. Through small and narrow cobblestone streets. the guide explains the influence of the Amerindians and the nuns on our food habits, and how the venue of the World Expo in 1967 brought exotic food on our tables.

Time:1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Departure from: Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Minimum and maximum of participants: Minimum 10 guests, Maximum 60 guests
Cost: $60.00 (includes foodie guide, tastings, taxes and gratuities)

Welcome Ceremony and Reception: Synonym of Cirque!

MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE © 2009 Théâtre T & Cie / Albert RudnickiTime: 18:30 to 20:00
Location: Mezzanine, Palais des congrès de Montréal
Price: Included in the registration fees

This prime networking event announces the official opening of the 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2015). The Welcome Reception brings all participants together for an evening of live entertainment and tasty treats on the mezzanine floor.

Monday, May 11

Grévin Museum and Lunch at La Guilde Culinaire

The art of Make Believe, the Grévin Museum displays over 120 wax figures of personalities who have made their mark on Canadian, Québec and French history. This museum inaugurated in 2013 is the latest Montreal attraction. You will be amazed by the resemblance of some of the famous people you will 'meet'. Your camera is a must to take memorable pictures.

A nice lunch will follow at La Guilde Culinaire where you will be invited to participate with the Chef to prepare lunch.

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Departure from: Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Minimum and maximum of participants:  Minimum 35 guests, Maximum 100 guests
Cost: $160.00 (includes transportation, guide, admission fees, a 3 course luncheon, a glass of wine, and taxes and gratuities)

Monday Exclusive ISRM luncheon

Time: 12:00 to 13:30
Location: Room 517C
Price: Included in the delegate registration fees; Tickets available for $25 for the non-conference delegate (exhibitors, visitors)

Tuesday, May 12

A Day in the Country & Traditional Sugar Shack

Our day will start with a visit to the magnificent 200 year old Tresler House in Dorion. This house, classified as an historic monument, is outstanding by its architecture of national importance and its historic value. Near the lake, its landscaping creates a natural traditional setting for this spacious home. Its style is French Canadian and its size quite exceptional. The interior design and sumptuous furnishings remain true to an ancestral tradition.

Will follow a lunch in a traditional Sugar Shack, opened year round. In Quebec, the Sugaring-off party is a hearty, typically French Canadian celebration. A traditional event that dates back to pioneer days, it celebrates the end of a hard winter. This activity is held in a sugar bush. The hosts have recreated the rural setting of the last century, with buildings made of authentic barn timbers and fieldstone ovens. This establishment was singled out by the New-York Times Food Editors for its typical decor and the quality of its sugar time feast. Quebecois folklore at its best!

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Departure from: Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Minimum and maximum of participants:  Minimum 35 guests, Maximum 100 guests
Cost: $120.00 (includes transportation, guide, admission fees, traditional meal and glass of Caribou, taxes and gratuities)

Tuesday Exclusive ISRM luncheon

Time: 12:00 to 13:30
Location: Room 517C
Price: Included in the delegate registration fees; Tickets available for $25 for the non-conference delegate (exhibitors, visitors)

ISRM BANQUET: Montreal, city of festivals!

Time: Reception at 18:00, Dinner 19:00 to 22:30
Location: Room 517C
Subsidized price: $95 (Regular Gala ticket: $150)

The ISRM Banquet will be the event to celebrate with your peers. Come and enjoy the local flavours and live entertainment. The Banquet promises to be exciting – you won’t want to miss it!

Wednesday, May 13

Closing Lunch with invited speakers

Time: 12:00 to 13:30
Location: Room 517C
Price: Included in the delegate registration fees


COLLABORATORS

ORGANIZERS (CIM)

Director: Lise Bujold
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1308

Congress Coordinator: Chantal Murphy
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1309

Technical Program Coordinator: Janet Sandor
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1320

CONGRESS CHAIRPEOPLE

General Chair: Ferri Hassani, McGill University
Co-Chairs: Jamie Archibald, Queen's University
John Hadjigeorgiou, University of Toronto

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