Thursday, June 14 - Welcome Reception
All conference registrants are invited to
the Welcome Reception, which takes place in the Hydro Quebéc Atrium at HEC
Montréal immediately following Serena Ng's plenary lecture. Mingle
with colleagues and friends while partaking in hosted bars and sumptuous
hors d'oeuvres. The reception will conclude early enough for you to
enjoy a night on the town to explore Montréal's hundreds of notable
restaurants, quaint bistros, and lively brew pubs and nightclubs.
Friday, June 15 - Conference Banquet
The conference banquet will
an elegant opportunity to socialize with your fellow attendees and enjoy
gourmet cuisine amidst the
charming history of Montreal.
also continue the SCE tradition of announcing the winners of the graduate student
paper competition at the banquet.
The banquet is an optional event and
guests are welcome. The evening will begin with a drink and hors d'oeuvres,
followed by a
4-course dinner with wine. We hope you will join us. Simply add the number of
tickets you desire in the banquet space on the registration form.
The site will be the historic
Club Mount Stephen, located in the heart of downtown Montreal in an area
that was once the wealthiest residential neighborhood in Canada, known as
the Square Mile. It is one of the last intact mansions of the area and one
of the most beautiful examples of late Victorian domestic architecture in
North America. Built in 1880 as a private home for George Stephen,
co-founder and first President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the home was
sold in 1926 and threatened with destruction. Later that year a private
business club for men was founded to protect this architectural marvel. The
founders gave it the name of Club Mount Stephen in memory of its first
owner. The club celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2006.
It has welcomed many famous visitors since its founding including diplomats,
royalty and Hollywood stars
and has appeared in many period movies.