Social Program

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

18:30 – 20:30 Walking Tour Trip
  • Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montréal with this interesting walking tour, from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will help illuminate the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas.
  • Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where you can find a multitude of historic buildings. Explore the birthplace of this fascinating metropolis and experience a special voyage back in time!
  • Tours will be conducted in small groups of 15-20 maximum. Museum and attraction entrance fees are not included.
  • Price $10 per person register here.

PM –Drinks Reception

  • Attendees are invited for drinks and networking with colleagues, speakers, and Cell Press editors at our opening reception. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

PM – Meet the Speakers Dinner

  • Over the course of your scientific career, networking will be the one of the most effective methods of advancing your career.  Engage in networking with the speakers and potential future collaborators at our ‘Meet the Speakers’ Dinner.
  • The venue for the 'Meet the Speakers' dinner is the Vieux-Port Steakhouse situated in popular Old Montreal. The restaurant is renowned for its modern French cuisine and charming atmosphere.
  • Tickets are priced at $50 when ordered in advance with registration and include a three course menu with wine, beer and soft drinks.

Montréal

Québec’s largest city, Montréal, is built on an island at the confluence of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence rivers. It is a sprawling city of cosmopolitan neighborhoods, each a delight to stroll around with its own character and history reflecting a different facet of the city's multi-layered life. Montreal claims to be the second-largest French-speaking metropolis in the Western world and the only French-speaking metropolis in North America. It is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city, and lies on the Island of Montreal with surrounding smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Ile Bizard.

La Ville Souterraine offers 20 miles of underground tunnels linking major buildings in the city and boasts shopping malls, banks, hotels, subways, and bus stations—even an event arena. It is an impressive urban planning achievement offering an escape from the harsh winter weather and traffic congestion.

Brimming with culture, beautiful scenery, and magnificent restaurants, Montreal is the perfect place to explore and unwind.

To find out more about local attractions click here 

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