The conference will take place at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), which is located in the heart of Montreal’s Latin Quarter and at Polytechnique Montréal, located on the Mont-Royal mountain, within the University of Montreal Campus.


Polytechnique Montréal

Poly-01 Polytechnique – Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde et Claudette McKay-Lassonde. Photo credit: UdeM.

About Montréal

Montréal is located on an island 499 km2 in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. First colonized by the French and later by the British, it remains the the 4th largest French-speaking city in the world.

Montreal was the first North American city to have been designated UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity in 2006. It is renowned for its arts scene, including strong traditions in the visual arts, theatre and music, as well as its restaurant culture, featuring the second-highest number of restaurants per capita in North America after New York City. In the summer, Montréal is constantly animated and home to many international festivals and events including the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, the Montreal Fireworks festival and many more.

In addition, it has the highest concentration of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America. It was designated as the top university city in the world by QS University rankings in 2017.

Montréal skyline. Photo credit: Travel Noire.

More information about Montréal can be found on the Tourisme Montréal website.


Airport: Montreal-Trudeau International (YUL)

Montreal is easy to get to from all over the world. The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) has direct flights to and from about 130 regular and seasonal destinations in Canada, the United States and internationally. The airport is located 20 km from downtown Montreal and 17 km from Polytechnique Montreal, with multiple highway accesses.

There is a special bus line from the airport to downtown: Line 747. The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the Gare d’autocars de Montréal terminal (Berri-UQAM métro station). There is also an intermediate stop at Lionel-Groulx métro station (orange line). Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Polytechnique Montréal

2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Université de Montréal Campus
2500, Chemin de Polytechnique
H3T-1J4, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Bus By bus: Université-de-Montréal station:

Line 51 (Édouard-Montpetit direction EAST)
Line 51 (Édouard-Montpetit direction WEST)
Line 119 (Rockland direction NORTH)
Line 119 (Rockland direction SOUTH)

Metro By métro: Université-de-Montréal station (blue line):

Map of the métro network.


3535, rue Saint-Denis
H2X 3P1, Montréal, Québec
Phone: 514-282-5120; toll free: 1-855-229-8189 (Canada and United States)

Metro By métro: Sherbrooke station (orange line):

Map of the métro network.


Hotel recommendations near ITHQ:

Budget hotel recommendations near ITHQ: