The registration deadline for this year’s SUS conference, “Global Work and Play,” is less than a month away! Now is the time to renew your Society membership, register for the conference, and book a room at the conference hotel. Conference registration is due by 6 September 2014.
Conference Hotel: the Delta Montréal (475 President-Kennedy Avenue, Montreal)
The conference officially starts the morning of Thursday, October 23rd, so delegates are advised to arrive by the evening of the 22nd. All sessions will be held at the newly renovated Delta Montreal, conveniently located near McGill University and the cosmopolitan “Plateau” neighbourhood, and a short walk from countless shops, bistros, museums, cathedrals, historic Old Montreal, and other points of interest. When booking, please use the code 14GISOCY to ensure that you get the special conference rate of $145.00/night. You can also reserve a room through this dedicated link: https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/Delta-Montreal-Groups/Society-for-Utopian-Studies.
This special room rate should apply throughout your stay, even if you arrive a few days before, or remain a few days after, the conference. All rooms and meeting spaces have free wifi so you can keep connected throughout your stay.
Getting to the Hotel
Those flying into Montréal-Pierre Eliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL) can get to the hotel by cab or by public transit (unfortunately, the Delta has no hotel shuttle). A cab ride from YUL will cost approximately CA$50.00 each way, and take about 20 minutes.
Alternately, for CA$10.00 you can take the 747 shuttle bus from the airport to the Beri-UQAM metro (STM) station (45-60 min.), then ride the green line toward Angrignon until McGill Station (about 2 min.), and finally walk about 5 min. to the hotel. The 747 shuttle runs 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, but the metro has variable hours; for more information and hourly itineraries, visit http://www.stm.info
For those arriving by rail, the train station (Gare de train Montréal) is located at 895 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, right by Rue University, about a 12-minute walk or short cab ride to the Delta Montreal. Alternately, on city transit, you walk to Rue University, and take the #168 bus (Cité-du-Havre) bus north along Rue University to Av. du Président-Kennedy, then walk about 4 minutes to the hotel at Rue City-Councillors (www.stm.info
Please note: Although Quebec and Canada are very welcoming to tourists, non-Canadians (including Americans) will need a valid passport to enter Canada. Some foreign nationals may also require a travel visa.
Opening Reception and Meals
There will be a reception on Thursday evening in the Delta’s ballroom following the opening plenary roundtable. A continental breakfast will be provided at the hotel every morning from Thursday–Sunday. In addition, we will hold our annual Business Luncheon on Saturday at the hotel, which is included in the price of registration.
Please note: The registration deadline is 6 September. In addition to registering for the conference, all presenters must be members in good standing of the Society. Links to our membership and conference registration forms can be found here: http://utopian-studies.org/membership http://utopian-studies.org/conference2014/registration * Please be sure to check the box on your registration form indicating that you plan to attend the luncheon, at no extra cost, so that we can plan accordingly. Weather and Getting Around Montreal’s metro (subway) and public buses run frequently and are very reliable, but it’s also a very walkable and fascinating city, and there are plenty of amenities and sites near the hotel. Seasonal weather for Montreal in late October varies from daily lows of about 3 degrees Celsius to highs of 15 (34.4 to 59F). It’s a bit early in the year for snow, but nothing’s impossible. We’ll provide you with city maps and suggestions for dining and site-seeing upon registration, beginning Thursday in the Interlude corridor of the Delta. *** If you have any questions about arrangements for travel or accommodations, please contact Brian: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Montréal!