Monday June 28 - Welcome reception at UQAM (In partnership with the CIRANO)
The conference opens with the traditional welcome reception at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Drinks and snacks will be served. You will have the opportunity to register for the conference in the adjacent lobby before attending the reception.
Tuesday June 29 – EAERE 20th Anniversary Celebration (Sponsored by EAERE)
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary: all congress participants are invited to join. Drinks and a birthday cake will be served at 18:00 at UQAM – Judith Jasmin building, metro level, near the registrations/exhibitors area.
Wednesday June 30 – Reception at the Montréal Science Center (In partnership with the Harvard Environmental Economics Program)
The Wednesday reception will be held in the Perspective 235° hall and Passerelle of the Montréal Science Center, which is located in the Old Port of Montreal. After the reception, you may want to take the opportunity to explore Old Montreal, or enjoy some of the events offered by the Montreal International Jazz Festival (see below).
Thursday July 1 – Conference Dinner in the “Salle des pas perdus” of the historical Windsor Station
Windsor Station, built between 1887 and 1889, is one of Montréal’s historical landmarks. It was commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway and designed by the American architect Bruce Price, who designed many of the Canadian Pacific Railway's castle-type stations and hotels.
This beautiful neo-romanesque style building is well known for its “Salle des pas perdus” (Hall of lost steps). The building was used as a train station until the early 1990s. Today, the beautifully preserved “Salle des pas perdus”, with its bronze statue dedicated to the workers of the Canadian Pacific who served in the army during World War I, plays host to many events in Montréal. Windsor Station is located at the corner of de la Gauchetière and Peel streets.
In addition to the above receptions and dinner, organized exclusively for the Congress participants, you will find on the Montreal Tourism
website a wide range of other things to do in Montreal before or after the Congress, or in the evenings during the Congress. Of special interest may be the 31st edition of the famous Montreal International Jazz Festival
, scheduled for June 25 to July 6, 2010. It will feature many free open-air concerts, as well as ticketed events in Montreal concert halls (which can be bought online or on the premises). Since it goes on beyond the Congress dates, jazz fans may even want to extend their stay to take in some of the Festival events.