Special Events & Excursions

Special Events

Welcome Reception
To be announced
Sunday July 18, 2021

Symposium Banquet
To be announced
Thursday July 22, 2021


Excursions (draft program)

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site






Sunday, July 18, 2021
13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
15:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

A guided walking tour starting with a visit to the Quebec Parliament and its flourishing gardens. A unique structure of architectural style inspired by the expansion of the Louvre in Paris. The tour stops onto Place d’Armes to enjoy its grandiose fountain statute. Close by, the tour continues to the Château Frontenac and its Dufferin Terrasse, a magnificent boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River and offering a breathtaking view. Then is the Seminary of Québec, founded in 1663. Now occupied by the Architecture School of Laval University, this institution is a remarkable collection of buildings erected around enclosed courtyards. Following is the spectacular interior of the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral. and more.

Cost: $35.00 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum  of participants is required.

Visit at a Traditional Huron Site







Wednesday, July 21, 2021
13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
17:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

The trip to the Traditional Huron Site located on the Huron-Wendat reservations a unique opportunity to discover the history, culture and lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.
« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ». Mario Gros-Louis , Owner and founder
Visit of the Annonchia, the long house, where you will be introduced to the traditional way of life and the social organization at the time of the arrival of the Europeans. Techniques of food preservation (smoked and dried meats), and more.
Following the guide tour, you will have a degustation to taste traditional food and some free time.

Website link
Cost: $60.00 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Discover Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans local harvest and landscapes






Wednesday, July 21, 2021
13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
17:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

Embark with one of our professional guides on this tour rich in history and culinary tastings, beginning at the Montmorency Falls and continuing on to the "Garden of Québec", Isle d'Orléans!

Our first stop is the Montmorency Falls where you are certain to capture wonderful photos of the grandeur of the falls, and its natural beauty. You will travel a boardwalk with a variety of lookouts and a suspension bridge that captures not only the surrounding beauty but the power of the Montmorency River’s current and  of the Falls
Travelling on, with more great views of the countryside, and Quebec City in the distance, we will visit the domaine «Cassis Mona & Filles». The family  grows many varieties of black currants, perfectly adapted to harsh Quebec winters. After a tour, you will be invited to enjoy tasting of their black currant by-products.  Then, at Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau, enjoy the maple products and discover ice cider, a specialty unique in Quebec. Between these stops, our guide will provide you an historical commentary complete with anecdotal information.

Montmorency Falls Website link

Ile D'Orléans Website link

Cost: $110.00 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Rafting adventure on the Jacques Cartier River







Wednesday, July 21, 2021
13:15 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
19:00 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

Experience a rafting adventure on the Jacques Cartier River and discover the famous rapids of the Tewkesbury section. No experience required!
The guides will give you the necessary training and important safety tips before going on the water. Once on the river, you will learn the correct way to paddle and have all the different commands explained by your guide to manoeuvre your boat. After a bit of practice on flat water with your team, you will be ready to begin your adventure!
Included: Transportation, guide, boat, paddle, wetsuit*, towel, training, safety tips and more.
* These clothes will keep you warm even when wet.
Website Link
Cost: $135 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.


Tadoussac Bus-Whale Express Package






Wednesday, July 21, 2021
9:00 Departure from Place d'Armes (in front of Chateau Frontenac) Shuttle service available from main hôtels
19:45 Arrival at
Place d'Armes
Unique guided sightseeing tour. Aboard a tour bus, let us take you to the whales, in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Breathtaking scenery, a privileged contact with nature and a memorable encounter with the giants of the sea. Includes lunch and snack. Warm clothes is recommended.


  • 07:45 – 09:00 Shuttle service from your hotel to Place d’Armes
  • 09:00 Departure from Place d’Armes
  • 12:30 Arrival at Baie-Ste-Catherine
  • 13:15 Whale watching cruise (3h)
  • 16:30 Return from Baie-Ste-Catherine to Québec City
  • 19:45 Arrival – Place d’Armes. Shuttle service to your hotel

Website link

Cost: $185 CAD (Tax included)

Important Dates

Call for papers and registration starts
To be announced

Abstract submission deadline
To be announced

Paper acceptance notice
To be announced

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
To be announced

July 23-28, 2023