After a sucessful 1st edition in Paris two years ago, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Holobionts will be taking place from May 8-10, 2019.
The next edition will take place in the vibrant city of Montréal, the second largest French speaking city in the world dating back to 1535 when French settlers arrived on the island of Montréal. Jeanne Mance is one of the founders of the city, as a nurse she established the city’s first hospital, Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, in 1645. In fact, Montréal is Canada's most trilingual city thanks to its diverse community. Montreal is the first North American city to have been designated UNESCO City of Design, and is known for its art and music scene - being home of the to the famous Cirque de Soleil and host of the International Jazz Festival. It is the birthplace of Leonard Cohen, who mythologized Montreal through his songs and poems. Follow his footsteps though the city with this app. Last year, Montréal was ranked named world's best city thanks to its multicultural, inclusive, creative and strong scientific community, ready to show you their city!
We hope to welcome you in Montréal, Canada, in May 2019!
Étienne Yergeau, chair
François-Joseph Lapointe, co-chair
Étienne Yergeau, chair, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
François-Joseph Lapointe, co-chair, Université de Montréal
Hamed Azarbad, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Mohamed Hijri, Université de Montréal
Simon Joly, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Steven Kembel, Université du Québec à Montréal
Corinne Maurice, McGill University
Dominic Poulin-Laprade, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Marc St-Arnaud, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Guylaine Talbot, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Alexandre Thibodeau, Université de Montréal
Ruth Schmidt, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk), a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.