Social Program


Ice-breaker Party (Included in the registration fee)


Date and time: Sunday, June 7 , 17:30-20:30

Location: Le Cercle (ADJ-4512), Alphonse-Desjardins Building, Université Laval, room 4512.


Bienvenue à Québec! Enjoy this cocktail at the hearth of the Université Laval campus. Sample delicious gourmet treats inspired by Quebec flavours, catch up with old acquaintances and meet new participants to the Conference. Traditional Quebec music on the menu!




Whole-day trip (Included in the registration fee)


Date: Wednesday June 10

Discover a very special northern forest, as well as the cradle of French civilization in North America, the Old Quebec.


        The Montmorency Forest                                                                                                               

           Introduction and tour of the world largest teaching and research forest, covering 397 km2 (153 mi2). For lunch, the chef will prepare a northern            menu specially for us!

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        Plains of Abraham

Presentation of this large urban park, which majestically overlooks the St. Lawrence River and was the setting for the great battles of 1759 and 1760. Learn more about the Plains of Abraham
































        The Old Quebec

Follow an experienced guide and explore the main attractions of the Old Quebec City district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only fortified city north of Mexico. Pause café at the Old Quebec Seminary, founded by the first Canadian bishop, Mgr de Laval, during the New France period.

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Date and time: Thursday June 11, 18:00-22:30

Location: Espace Nord and Espace sud, Pierre Lassonde Building, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.


A memorable evening at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, which will include:

  • Guided tour of various significant works of art related to the history and culture of Quebec.
  • Cocktail and gourmet dinner made with products from Quebec's northern regions.
  • Access to the Brousseau Collection of Inuit Art, the fourth largest in Canada.
  • Performance by a storyteller who will introduce you to Quebec northern legends (to be confirmed).
  • Polar Libraries Colloquy’s Traditional outcry auction.


Learn more about Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec


Included in the registration fee for participants taking part in the whole conference. A separate $CAD 150,00 fee for those who only participate in part of the conference.



Optional tour in Charlevoix


Date and time: Saturday June 13, 8:00-16:00


Discover the magnificent Charlevoix resort region, whose mountains border the St. Lawrence River, with visits to a national park and a maritime museum. Charlevoix is known for the quality of its cuisine: excellent food on the menu! Direct transportation to the airport on the way back can be arranged. Price: $CAD 175. Not included in the registration fee.
































Payments for the Saturday excursion (not included in the conference registration fee)


Payments for the Saturday excursion can be made via the online registration form.


Learn more about the Charlevoix region