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Conference Venue


The ICFHR 2008 Conference will be held on August 19-21st, 2008 at:


Concordia University,

J.W. McConnell Building / Library Building,

J.A. De Sève Ampitheatre

1400 de Maisonneuve West (at the corner of Mackay Street)

Montréal, Québec, Canada.


Click here to print a copy of the venue area, or alternatively, click on the icons on the google map below, to see the venue area:

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The city of Montréal is a thriving metropolis, a multicultural city with a Euro-American ambience.  It is the second largest city in Canada (population of approximately 3.6 million) and it is considered to be a major cultural hub within the province of Québec due to its over 80 ethnic communities and largely French Canadian culture.


Montréal is definitely a city rich in history, architecture, and festivals. There is much diversity in the arts, food, life, and with its numerous educational institutions, there is an abundant number of events that take place throughout the year. More detailed tourist information on the city of Montréal is provided within the Montréal Tourism page.


Concordia University is one of Montréal’s four major urban universities.  Set within two separate campuses 7 km apart, Concordia offers many diverse, stimulating and distinguished educational opportunities to all students, staff, faculty and researchers alike. To read facts on the university as well to take a visual tour, please visit: http://www.concordia.ca/about/whereweare/index.php


The conference is located in the Library Building (See details below) at the Sir George Williams campus (SGW) in the heart of downtown Montréal. SGW houses various buildings and programs, including, the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and Visual Arts Building, the John Molson School of Business as well as numerous Arts and Science programs.


The conference venue is located on the main floor of one of the SGW campus buildings:

The De Sève Cinema in the J.W. McConnell Building (Library Building),

1400 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West. 

For a virtual tour of the venue, please visit http://iits.concordia.ca/services/cinemas/deseve.shtml



Means of Access to the Venue:


(Please note that all prices stated are in Canadian funds unless otherwise indicated)


By air


The Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport offers flight services within Canada, North America and international destinations.  It is approximately 20km from the venue area.  The following options are available to travelers to ensure safe and comfortable transportation from the airport to the downtown core:




Outside the Arrivals area at the airport, numerous taxis and limousines are waiting to provide quick and easy transportation to your destination within Montréal.  Fixed rates are provided (upon request) for travel from the airport to downtown.  Prices are $35.00 for a Taxi and $50.00 for a Limousine (gratuities/tips are not included).


Shuttles from Airport


L’Aérobus is a shuttle bus that provides transportation from the airport to the downtown bus terminal or to major downtown hotels within 30-45 minutes.  It leaves the airport every 25 minutes and one-way fare for one adult is $14.00.  Tickets can be purchased at the L’Aérobus ticket booth at the Arrivals level of the airport, a few steps outside of the airport.




Many car rental companies can be found on the ground level of the airport.  To drive from the airport to the conference venue, please follow these directions:

• Take Highway 20 East and follow directions for "Centre-Ville" (Downtown)
• Exit 720 East (Ville-Marie expressway), take Guy street exit & turn right on René-Lévesque Blvd.
• Go west on René-Lévesque and turn left on Bishop Street
• Go north on Bishop Street, two blocks to reach 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West


Further information on Driving in Québec and Canada can be found within the General Travel Information page.


Please note that metered parking is available downtown ($6.00 for 2 hours).  There is also a public parking lot at the venue in the J. W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West (entrance Mackay Street). 


For further travel information to or from the Montréal Pierre Trudeau International Airport, including fares and schedules, please visit the airport web site: http://www.admtl.com/


By train


Gare Centrale (Central Station) is a train station located in downtown Montréal,

Located at 895 de la Gauchetiere West.  It provides North American intercity train services provided by VIA Rail (http://www.viarail.ca/) and Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com).  The Central train Station connects to Montréal’s underground Metro public transportation system, at the Place Bonaventure stop (http://www.stcum.qc.ca/English/metro/a-mapmet.htm). Conference participants may depart from the Place Bonaventure metro stop and get off at the Guy-Concordia metro stop (Guy street exit), which is located within walking distance from the venue as well as the Versailles and Days Inn hotels. Alternatively, the venue is a short 10-minute taxi ride from Central Station.


By bus


Station Centrale d’Autobus Montréal (Montréal Central Bus Terminal) is located at:

505 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East, downtown Montréal. The Montréal metro station Berri UQAM is located under the terminal.  Conference participants may take a taxi from the Bus Terminal or take the metro underground from the Berri metro stop to the Guy-Concordia metro stop (Guy street exit) in order to arrive at the venue location.


**Further travel information, including bus companies and transportation information, is  provided on the Montréal Official Tourist Information web site: http://www.tourisme-Montréal.org


Montréal region is a tourist destination and accommodations are at a premium during the summer. If you would like accommodations at local hotels offering conference rates, please make reservations no later than July 18th, 2008.