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General Information

Venue

Hyatt Regency Montréal

The 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Montréal, Canada, May 5-8, 2013.

Hyatt Regency Montréal
1255 Jeanne-Mance Street
Montréal, Québec
Canada H5B 1E5

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Registration Desk - Hours

The Registration Desk will be located in the Grand Salon Foyer, on Level 4 of the Hyatt Regency Hotel and will be open:

Sunday, May 5 12:00 - 20:00
Monday, May 6 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday, May 7 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday, May 8 07:30 - 16:00

 

Media Accreditation

Instructions

Media Registration Form

 

Audio-Visual Equipment

All rooms will be equipped with the following:

1 large screen

1 LCD projector

1 laptop computer (PC) with CD player

1 podium microphone

1 wireless lavalier microphone

1 laser pointer

Computer Presentation Guidelines

To ensure consistency within the presentations please follow these simple guidelines:

  • All oral presentations will be using computers provided by the Conference organization. No personal laptop or notebook computers will be allowed for oral presentations.
  • A technician will be available daily to load your presentation on the Conference host computers, run through it, and check it.
  • The technicians will be in their respective rooms, one hour prior to the first session in the morning.  
  • It is therefore recommended that you present yourself during that time to upload your presentation.

Only the following formats will be accepted:

  • CD
  • USB Memory Stick

 

  • Only Microsoft PowerPoint (version 2000 and up) presentations formatted for PC computers will be accepted. Please make sure that your file ends with a “.ppt or .pps”.
  • We strongly recommend that you use only the standard fonts of Arial or Times New Roman.
  • It will be easier if you build your presentation using XGA resolution (1024 x 768) or VGA (800 x 600).
  • Please name your file using your family name, the first letter of your first name, and presentation date (month/day) as part of the file name. For example “scottf0620.ppt”.

 

Conference Publications

The Final Program will be available upon arrival at the conference.

 

Letter of Invitation

The Conference will be pleased to send an official letter of invitation to any scientist making such a request. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential attendees obtain travel funds or a visa. The letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the Conference.

Name Badges

Conference registrants are required to wear their name badge in order to gain entry to the sessions and social activities.

Official Language

The official language of the Program is English. There will be no simultaneous translation during the Conference. Support services will be available in both English and French.

Meals and Refreshments

Lunches will be served each day on Monday, May 6, Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday,
May 8 in Soprano Room on Level 4. Coffee breaks will be served in the Grand Salon Foyer, on
Level 4.

 

Urgent Messages

During the Conference, it is possible to leave urgent messages by calling the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1(514) 982-1234.

 

Internet Access

Free wi-fi internet access is available for all participants who make a reservation from the WCRI 2013 guess room block at the Hyatt Regency Montréal Hotel. The wi-fi access is available for one device everywhere in the hotel.  Please note that no other internet access will be provided by the Conference Organization.

To reserve your room.

 

Entry Formalities

U.S. born citizens should have a passport or a birth certificate plus photo I.D.; citizens require naturalization certificates with photo I.D.; permanent residents (who are not citizens) need the alien registration card (green card).

Visitors from countries other than the U.S. must have a valid passport, and a visa may be required. For additional information regarding visas, please visit the website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. You can also consult the nearest Canadian embassy, high commission, consulate, customs agent, or your travel agent.

You should apply early as it may take up to two months to process your visa.

Visiting Canada

Those wishing to plan excursions in Canada before or after the Conference can obtain maps, accommodation lists and descriptions of sites of interest from the tourism services of each Canadian province:

Province

North America ONLY

Website Address

Québec

1-800-668-2746

www.bonjourquebec.com

Alberta

1-800-661-8888

www.travelalberta.com

British Columbia

1-800-663-6000

www.hellobc.com

Manitoba

1-800-665-0040

www.travelmanitoba.com

New Brunswick

1-800-561-0123

www.tourismnbcanada.com

Newfoundland & Labrador

1-800-563-6353

www.gov.nf.ca/tourism

Nova Scotia

1-800-565-0000

www.explorenovascotia.com/

Ontario

1-800-363-7777

www.ontariotravel.net

Prince Edward Island

1-800-463-4734

www.peiplay.com

Saskatchewan

1-877-237-2273

www.sasktourism.com

Yukon

1-800-661-0494

www.travelyukon.com

Please check the website at: www.travelcanada.ca for more information.

Currency and Banking

Canadian currency is the dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1,000 dollar bills. One and two dollar bills have been replaced by coins often referred to as "loonies" (the bird on the $1 coin is a loon) and "toonies $2.

Travelers' cheques can be cashed at numerous banks and stores (with purchases). There are numerous ATM Bank Machines in downtown Montréal. Banks are generally closed on Sundays in Canada. There is a foreign exchange booth at the Montréal-Trudeau International airport.

 

Tipping and Taxes

The tax on goods and services in Canada is imposed by the federal and the provincial government. In Québec the two following taxes on goods and services must be paid:

GST: Goods and Services Tax (GST) collected by the federal government – 5% on the sale price

QST: Québec Sales Tax (QST) on goods and services collected by the provincial government – 9.5% on the sale price + GST

A tipping rate of 10% to 15% is recommended in Canada for service in restaurants, taxis, hair salons, etc. It is customary to calculate the tip on the subtotal before applicable taxes.

Health Insurance

Visitors are NOT covered by the Canadian Health Insurance Plan. It is therefore recommended that participants arrange their own health and accident coverage. This can be done before leaving home through a local travel agent or medical association.

Liability

The Conference fees DO NOT include provisions for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness, and theft or property damage. This also applies to any event held during the Conference period. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to arrange for insurance they consider necessary. Neither the Organizing Committee, nor its sponsors or committee members assume any responsibility for loss, injury or damage to persons or belongings, whatever the cause may be.

Electrical Supply

The electrical voltage in Canada is 110 volts (60 cycles) which is the same current as in the United States. If you are traveling from Europe or elsewhere, you will need an adapter to use small appliances. Adapters can be found at most department and electrical stores near downtown hotels.

 

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