Accommodations, Food & Logistics
This year’s Annual Meeting will take place in Montreal, Canada at our excellent facilities across three campuses (Concordia University, Dawson College and McGill University) with ample space for academic and social gatherings. Montreal itself is a wonderful city for a summer event, as a city of festivals including the international Jazz festival, Just-for-Laughs, Formula One Grand Prix, and more. The city has many attractions such as Old Montreal, the Riverfront, the Plateau, St. Catherine Street, and many lovely neighbourhoods with cafes, restaurants, micro-breweries, live music venues and shopping. There is excellent public transportation, airport and train access, and plenty of hotel space.
The main venue for the ISLS Annual meeting is Concordia University’s downtown campus. Here are some of accommodations that are within a few minutes walk to the campus:
*Note the Grey Nuns student residences are ideal for economical stays but do not have air conditioning. Rates starting at 65$ per bed and shared facilities. 10% discount on lowest rate is offered using a dedicated conference code.
Montréal Food & Restaurants
Things to know about finding food in Montréal.
Montreal is renowned for its restaurants and features a wide variety at a wide price range. For a full list and recommendations, we refer conference goers to the Open Table website.
Nearby grocery stores & dépanneurs
Important things to know related to food:
- Dépanneur: a corner store or convenience store where you can find food items almost any time of day. It is similar to the 7/11 stores in the US. For some fun facts check out dailyhive.com/montreal/quebec-why-called-dépanneurs
- Poutine: French fries topped with squeaky cheese curds and brown gravy. Montréal is the home of poutine and there are dozens of places to find it. Check out this website for suggestions: timeout.com/montreal/restaurants/best-poutine-in-montreal
Alcohol, beer & wine
You must be 18+ years of age to purchase alcohol.
- Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ ): In Québec, alcohol is sold through stores run by the SAQ. Beer and wine are also sold at dépanneurs.
- Micro breweries: Montréal has a rich tradition of micro breweries. Check out some local options here montreal.eater.com/maps/best-montreal-brewpubs-beer-bars