Tuesday July 19 - 16:45 to 18:30
At the IASCL CENTRAL location in the J Pavilion (Judith Jasmin) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), 405 Sainte-Catherine E.
Enjoy a warm welcome to Montréal and the 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Meet and mingle with colleagues from all over the world while enjoying a drink and canapés in the grandiose setting of the UQÀM Agora whose unique architecture integrates the historical site of the ancient Saint-Jacques neo-gothic church. The Welcome Reception will be followed at 18:30 by the Opening Plenary Session.
SOCIAL EVENING AT THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE MUSEUM
Wednesday July 20 - 19:00 to 22:00
350, place Royale
Cocktail, socializing, film presentation and intriguing underground tour of an archaeological crypt, open to the first 250 delegates who confirmed their presence to the event. The Museum rises above the birthplace of Montreal (first known as Ville-Marie), established as a fur trading post in 1611, a base for further French exploration in North America, before becoming one of the first permanent French settlements in the New World in 1642. The Museum also houses evidence of more than 1,000 years of human activity. Canapés and one free drink will be served. There will be a cash bar for extra drinks.
Delegates should make their own way there and back from the events as transportation will not be provided. The 515 bus next to IASCL Venue (bus stop on Berri near Sainte-Catherine) brings you directly to the Museum's door. Last bus to downtown in the evening: 22:00.
LIVELY POSTER SESSIONS WITH HORS D'OEUVRES AND CASH BAR
Wednesday to Saturday, from 16:45 to 18:30
Wednesday to Saturday, from 16:45 to 18:30, lively Poster Sessions (there will be free hors-d’œuvres and a cash bar) will create an opportunity to discover, glass in hand and in a pleasant setting, the vast array of recent research in your area conducted by colleagues from all over the world. A great time for discussions and networking.
JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL – FESTIVAL JUSTE POUR RIRE
July 5-31, 2011
Quartier des Spectacles
Just for Laughs is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal in the vicinity of UQAM, venue of the IASCL 2011 Congress. The largest festival of its kind in the world, it welcomes 1,700 artists from 19 countries and over two million festival-goers who flock to its 1,600 shows, including 1,200 free outdoor performances. Each day, street performers, New Vaudevillians and other acts both vocal and visual perform throughout in the Quartier des Spectacles. In the evenings, the nightclubs and live venue theatres of the Quartier Latin offer numerous comedy shows both in English and in French. Meet up with friends or join new colleagues and experience the lively Montreal life. Just for Laughs Festival - Festival Juste pour Rire