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Venue

Québec City Convention Centre
1000, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Québec QC  G1R 5T8
Canada

Tel.: +1 418 644 4000
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1 888 679 4000
Fax: +1 418 644 6455

Website:  http://convention.qc.ca/


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 congress is English except for the lay public session on the afternoon of July 12 which will be in French. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will not be available.


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 any delay. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa. The organisers will not provide any financial support.

Find out if you need a visa: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

List of Canadian embassies and consulates: http://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies


Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the secretariat of the 5th ICCR Congress 2015 will send an invitation letter. This invitation is meant only to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the congress to obtain a visa or travel funds. This letter is in no way a commitment of the organising committee towards the participant.


Insurance

The 5th ICCR Congress 2015 secretariat and organisers cannot assume liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the congress participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from the 5th ICCR Congress 2015. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to 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

The dress code for the congress is informal for all occasions.


Weather

Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of July are expected to range from 14-25°C (57.2-77.0°F).


Travel Information – Getting Here

Strategic Location

Québec City is easily accessible by plane, car and train. It is about an hour and a half from New York, Detroit or Toronto by plane. It is a less than a three-hour drive from Montréal, or 50 minutes by plane.

By Plane

Located 16 km from the city’s centre, the Jean-Lesage International Airport welcomes more than 700,000 passengers a year from North American, South American and European destinations. Travel is convenient with direct flights from Paris, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. hubs on the east coast: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

There are many flights coming from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities and numerous departures per week from various countries with only one stop.

Airport Transfers

The Jean-Lesage International Airport is located 16 km (10 miles) from the centre of the city. Taxis fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat Can$34.25. All of these services accept major credit cards.

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 its surround­ing areas. Via Rail Canada offers daily services between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. There are up to five daily connections between Montréal and Québec City.

By Bus

Québec City features 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 (autouroute 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 the Northeastern U.S., or Eastern and Central Canada, car travel is a viable option. The province 4,500 km highway network is among the most developed in Canada and links the city to the rest of Canada and 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

 

Taxi Québec

Tel.: 418 525 8123

E-mail: taxi-quebec@oricom.ca


Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

The currency is the Canadian dollar.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the Airport or at other 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 spread throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus, and Cirrus networks.  Most are in operation 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Most businesses accept U.S. currency and traveler’s cheque, 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 Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 9.975% in the Province of Québec, for a combined tax rate of 14.975%. These taxes are applicable to most items and are not refundable.  


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 (EST) (UTC-05:00). Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 8, 2015 until 2:00 a.m. on November 1, 2015.


Québec Summer Festival

Canada’s Largest Music Festival From July 9 to 19, 2015

Every year, the Festival d’été attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City's historic district for concerts by international superstars and top new talent.

For 11 days, at 10 venues throughout the city, there’s music for everyone: rock, French song, hip-hop, electro, jazz, world music greats and much more! Over the years, such big names as Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Tiësto, Bon Jovi, Skrillex, The Black Keys, Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Arcade Fire, Rammstein, The Black Eyed Peas, Elton John and Ben Harper have played its major venue – the historic Plains of Abraham. 

If music is the core of the event, the popular street performers on Saint-Jean St., one of the city's oldest and busiest streets, and a host of fun family activities add a colorful accent to the celebrations.


Useful Links and Maps

The Québec City official website and the Official tourist site of the Gouvernement du Québec contain up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps.

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

http://www.bonjourquebec.com/


Secretariat

Conferium

580, Grande Allée Est, bureau 140
Québec QC  G1R 2K2
Canada

Tel.: +1 418 522 8182, Ext. 36

Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1 800 618 8182

E-mail: iccr2015info@conferium.com

 

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Important Dates

Abstract submission opening
January 7, 2015
Abstract submission deadline
March 29, 2015  May 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance
April 21, 2015
Registration opening
January 7, 2015
Registration for presenting authors
May 31, 2015
Early bird registration
May 31, 2015

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