General Information

Venue

Hôtel Château Laurier
1220 Place George V O,
Québec, QC G1R 5B8 Canada
Tel.: +1 (418) 522-8108
Website: www.hotelchateaulaurier.com


Insurance

The SCO-SOC Québec 2019 secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the congress participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from SCO-SOC Québec 2019. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.


Weather

Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of August generally 26°C.


Parking

There are many underground parking spaces close to the Centre. More specifically, Marie-Guyart complex (Complex G), Place Québec, Delta Hotel and finally in the Place D’Youville parking lot all linked by underground connections. These lots operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Language Policy

Please click here to consult the SCO-SOC Québec 2019 Language policy.


Policy on children's attendance at the conference

Please click here to consult the policy on children's attendance at the conference and the work-family balance for SCO-SOC Québec 2019.


Field trips

Get to know what field trips are planned for the conference by visiting the Field trip section.


Travel Information – Getting Here

Strategic Location

Québec City is easily accessible by plane, car and train. It is about an hour and a half from New York, Detroit or Toronto by plane. From Montréal, it is a less than three hours by car or 50 minutes by plane.

By Plane

Located 16 km from the city’s centre, the Jean-Lesage International Airport welcomes more than 700,000 passengers a year from North American, South American and European destinations.

Travel is convenient with direct flights from Paris, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. hubs on the east coast: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia (some flights only available seasonally).

There are many flights coming from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities, as well as numerous departures every week from many countries with only one connection.

Airport Transfers

The Jean-Lesage International Airport is located 16 km (10 miles) from the centre of the city. Taxis fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat Can$34.25. All of these services accept major credit cards.

Airlines

Air Canada (www.aircanada.com)
Reservations:      +1 888 247 2262
Information:         +1 888 422 7533

Porter Airlines (www.flyporter.com)
Reservations:      +1 888 619 8622

WestJet (www.westjet.com)
Reservations:      +1 888 937 8538 (+1 888 WESTJET)

Delta (www.delta.com)
Reservations:     +1 800 241 4141 (International)/ +1 800 221 1212 (Domestic)

Air Transat (www.airtransat.com)
Reservations:       1 866 255 4871

By Train

Two train stations serve Québec City and its surround­ing areas. Via Rail Canada offers daily services between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. There are up to five daily connections between Montréal and Québec City.

By Bus

Québec City features two inter-city bus terminals. The Orléans Express Network serves many cities and there are several connections between Montréal and Québec City.

By Car

Highway 20 (autouroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city. For delegates from the Northeastern U.S., or Eastern and Central Canada, car travel is a viable option. The province 4,500 km highway network is among the most developed in Canada and links the city to the rest of Canada and United States.


Taxis

Taxi Coop Québec
Tel.: +1 418 525 5191
E-mail: admin@taxicoop-quebec.com

Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy – Sillery
Tel.: 418 653 7777
E-mail: info@taxicoopstefoysillery.com

Taxi Laurier
Tel.: 418 651 2727
E-mail: contact@taxilaurier.com


Sales Taxes

There is a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 9.975% in the Province of Québec, for a combined tax rate of 14.975%. These taxes are applicable to most items and are not refundable. An additional 3,5% is also applicable on hotel accommodation. 

Useful Links and Maps

The Québec City official website and the Official tourist site of the Gouvernement du Québec contain up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps.

www.quebecregion.com

www.quebecoriginal.com

 

Secretariat

SCO-SOC Québec 2019 / Conferium

425, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC  G1S 1S2 Canada

Tel.: +1 418 522 8182
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): +1 800 618 8182
E-mail: soc-sco-quebec2019@conferium.com

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Important Dates

Deadline for symposium proposals
January 8, 2019

Call for papers 
February 20, 2019 Now open

Registration starts
February 21, 2019 Now open

Abstract submission deadline
May 5, 2019 Extended

Paper acceptance notice
May 21, 2019 Extended

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
June 17, 2019

Conference
August 27-30, 2019

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