Delegate A-Z infoRMATION
Abstracts of all oral/poster presentations are available on the conference APP and on the website. If you have any questions, please contact:
IUGG2019 will offer discounted rates at a number of hotels across the city, most within easy walking distance of the Palais des Congrès. We plan to offer a variety of accommodations to suit all budgets, from student residences to 4 and 5 star hotels. When registering for the conference, you can book your hotel accommodation.
Montréal Trudeau Airport handles flights from within Canada and from overseas. It is located 30 minutes by car from the centre of Montréal. There are good connections between the airport and the city by public transport (buses) and taxis.
Tel: (514) 394-7377
Arrival by Public Transport
Bus 747 Express
The 747 bus line runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and downtown Montréal (corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine - Berri-UQAM station). Travel time may vary between 45 to 70 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
For more information visit:
Along with your registration, you will receive your name badge, which must be worn when attending all official conference sessions and activities. Participants without a badge will not be allowed to enter the venue building.
ATM, National Bank
Palais des congrès, Couche Tard, Saint-François-Xavier passage
Is unfortunately not provided during IUGG General Assembly.
City of Montréal
For more information please visit the following pages:
July is often hot in Montréal, with average daytime temperatures of 26°C (79°F) and nighttime lows of 17°C (63°F). The weather can also be fairly humid. Umbrellas may be useful, though July is usually more on the sunny side. The air conditioning inside the Palais des Congrès is fairly powerful, so bringing warmer clothing for the conference sessions is recommended.
Cloakroom / Luggage
No cloakroom at the Palais des congrès. Please check with the bellman at your hotel to leave your luggage.
The congress languages are English and French. No simultaneous translation is provided.
Currency / Exchange
The Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and coins of the following value: 2, 1, 0.5, 0.25, 0.10, 0.05, 0.01 dollars.
Exchange offices are located all around the city center (exchange offices, banks, post offices). ALL RATES given in the program are given in Canadian dollars.
The General Assembly Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Congress, including accommodation and technical visits. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither IUGG nor the General Assembly Organiser nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the program if and when deemed necessary. The General Assembly Organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The General Assembly Organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under the Canadian Law.
Doctor / First Aid
Clinique médicale métro Place d’Armes (with or without appointment)
159 Saint-Antoine Street West,
Suite 162, Montréal
Telephone: (514) 759-6006
Palais des congrès
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
MDM Clinique Dentaire (with or without appointment)
159 Saint-Antoine Street West,
Suite 166, Montréal
Telephone: (514) 868-6636
Palais des congrès
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Palais des congrès
MÉDIMAX CLINIC (with or without appointment)
150, Sainte-Catherine Street (Complexe Desjardins)
Hyatt building, 4th floor
Telephone: (514) 287-2683
Use the elevator near the « Bâton Rouge » Restaurant. Call to verify if you can have an appointment.
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed
105, Sainte-Catherine Street West
Telephone: (514) 281-8229
Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday to Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Inter-Continental Montréal Hotel
380, Saint-Antoine Street West,
(corner of De Bleury Street), Montréal
Telephone: (514) 987-1783
Commercial Center (Commercial Center Passage)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: closed
General Emergency 911
Medical Information Assistance 811
Exhibition Area is located on the 2nd floor of the convention centre.
In Canada and Québec, and fact everywhere in North America, the standard voltage is 110-120 V (with a standard frequency of 60 Hz) rather than the 220 volts used in Europe. European plugs are not compatible with Canadian electrical sockets.
Food and Beverages
Coffee break stations will be located in the exhibit hall. Lunch is on your own, see list of food courts nearby.
Light snack and beverage will be available at the Welcome Reception, Farewell Reception (closing reception) and the Poster Sessions.
Food courts/Public Catering Outlets
Visitors can find everything they need right in the heart of the Palais des congrès! Les Galeries du Palais is a commercial mall home to approximately 20 service locations and stores, including restaurants and boutiques, which is why locals and tourists alike converge at Les Galeries du Palais for a bit of shopping. The Complexe Desjardins food court is also within 5 minutes' walk from the Palais, and the Palais is next door to Chinatown and all its restaurants.
All IUGG registration fee/monetary grants had to be applied for in advance and have already been assigned. No additional travel grants, reduced fees or financial support of any kind can be given to participants.
All monetary grants recipients are kindly asked to register at the on-site registration desk and than visit the Grant Office Room to proceed with their monetary grant administration.
The registration desk will be happy to help you with questions you may have with regards to the General Assembly or any other matters.
Insurance and Liability
The organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, accompanying persons either during or a result of the congress or during all tours and events.
Upon registration participants accept this provision.
Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.
There is a free Wi-Fi internet connection available.
Lost & Found
A lost and found service is available at the information desk at registration.
Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the off position or in silent mode in all meeting rooms while sessions are being held.
Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in the registration fee.
The poster area is situated on the 2nd floor. For more information about Poster Sessions please click here (coming soon).
For poster assistance, please verify at the information desk in the exhibit hall.
Presentations and Speaker Ready Room
Please hand in your presentations to the audio visual technician to upload your presentation. Make sure to hand in your presentation at least 2 hours prior to the start of your assigned session. Our staff in the room will be happy to assist you.
The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
Registration Opening Hours
|Monday, July 8, 2019||2:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday, July 9, 2019||7:30 am – 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday, July 10, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Thursday, July 11, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Friday, July 12, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Saturday, July 13, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Sunday, July 14, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Monday, July 15, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday, July 16, 2019||7:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|Wednesday, July 17, 2019||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
The registration desk will be located on the metro level of the Palais des Congrés Montréal – Viger Hall
Registration Fees include:
Restaurants and Canadian Cuisine
Montréal’s food scene is certainly unique. Like other big cities, there are plenty of ethnic influences to be sure, but there's also an undeniable French Canadian flavour (no pun intended) within many restaurants here.
Live like the locals and indulge in an array of tasty treats. With over 120 cultures influencing our culinary offerings, established and up-and-coming chefs constantly surprising us and open-air markets overflowing with local produce, the city has plenty to thrill your taste buds.
In a city famous for its vibrant food scene, the options are endless: classic Parisian-style bistros, curbside terraces, elegant restaurants to eclectic ones.
Montréal is one of the most popular destinations in the world. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.
Most shops in Montréal are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Sunday.
Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the venue.
In Canada, when you get the bill at the end of a meal or when you get your hotel bill at the end of your stay, the taxes may shock you. In Quebec, you will have to add 14.975 percent on your bill (GST: 5% and QST: 9.975%). Mostly everything is taxable except specific items at the grocery store.
In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but you can ask the concierge at your hotel to call a taxi for you. There are also taxi stands at various locations by the conference centre.
Montréal, Québec is in the Eastern Time Zone. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian restaurants. It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.
Transportation in Montréal
STM is the main public transport operator in Montréal. Tickets must be bought before starting your journey. http://beta.stm.info/en
The Metro operates daily from 5:30 am to 12:30 am. We recommend that you use this kind of transport as the fastest and cheapest way of moving around the city. The Metro networks consists of 4 lines designed by differentiated colours: green line, orange line, yellow line and blue line.
Buses operate until midnight - view bus schedule
Night buses operate from 12:01 am to 4:30 am (numbers 300).
Bus schedules are located at individual stops or on-line.
Should you require a visa to visit Canada, please take note of the following information.
Visa application centres (VACs) accept applications for study permits, work permits, visitor visas (temporary resident visa), and travel documents for permanent residents.
VACs DO NOT accept applications for Immigration, Express Entry, Authorization to Return to Canada, Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Voluntary Renunciation of Permanent Resident Status.
Depending on your nationality, you may need to give your biometrics. The roll out of the biometric expansion is as follows:
Detailed information on travel to Canada, including visa information, can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site at