FAQ

Q: Where is the Forum hotel and venue?

A: This year, the Forum hotel and venue are one and the same. The hotel is located centrally in downtown Montreal. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will receive an email with the hotel name and address as well as a link where you can book into the block reservation. We’ve negotiated a special price of $199 CAD per night.”

Q: I want to register, but I'd like to know what is included in the registration fee.

A: The registration fee includes access to all Forum conferences, workshops and activities. Breakfast, lunches and dinners are also included, as well as a gift bag upon your arrival. Shuttle service between the airport and the event venue is included in the registration fee.

Q: How do I register?

A: You may register directly online, here.

Q: Into which languages will the conferences and workshops be translated?

A: The conferences and workshops will be held in English with simultaneous translation in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For other languages, we provide your interpreters with the equipment needed for simultaneous translation.

Q: Is there a specific dress code?

A: For the plenary and breakout sessions of the Forum (as well as dinners and opening/closing ceremonies) the recommended dress code is Business Formal. For the school visits, we recommend Casual or Business Casual. For the dinner on Wednesday night, some participants like to dress nice and we recommend Cocktail or Festive Attire. These are all recommendations, the participants should feel free to wear clothing that best represents their culture.

Q: How do I get to Montreal?

A: Some 30 airlines have regular or seasonal flights to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). See the complete directory of airlines here.

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

A: Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport. To find out what you need to travel to, or transit through, Canada, visit immigration and citizenship

Q: What is Canada's currency?

A: The currency used in Canada is the Canadian dollar. To find out the present exchange rate, click here.

Q: I would like to know more about Canada, where can I research?

A: You will find a wealth of information about Canada on the Government of Canada website.

Q: What type of electrical outlets are used in Canada?

A: In Canada and throughout North Ameria, the electrical current is 110 volts (60 Hz) as opposed to 220 volts/ 50 Hz in France and Europe. Electrical outlets in Canada also do not have the same shape as those in France. For that reason, it is crucial to have at least one electrical adapter. In some cases, a power converter could be required. Without it, you will not be able to plug in and use your France-made electronic devices in Canada (battery charger, computer, cell phone, etc.).

Q: What is the weather like in September in Canada?

A: September is a beautiful time of the year to see Montreal. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celcius by day and 7 degrees Celcius at night. The temperature can rise above 20 degrees Celcius during the day, however.

Q: I have quite a few questions about Montreal.

A: Tourisme Montréal produces a complete, official tourism guide in which you’ll find the answers to all of your questions. Find it here

Q: Is Montreal a safe city?

A: Montreal is an extremely safe city. The statistics are incontrovertible. In fact, the renowned British magazine The Economist did a study on the topic, evaluating 50 cities worldwide on such aspects as digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety. In that category, Montreal is ranked 29th out of 50.

Q: What is there to see and do while I am in Montreal?

A: A wide range of activities and events are available in September, especially given that this year is a celebration of Montreal’s 375th anniversary; see the Tourisme Montréal guide for complete details