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Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada
The Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology will begin with the Opening Plenary Session on Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 PM EST and end with the Closing Plenary Session on Sunday, July 16th at 12:00 PM EST.
Thursday, July 13th
6:00 p.m. Welcome & Opening Plenary Session
8:00 p.m. Opening Dessert Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sunday, July 16th
12:00 p.m. Closing Plenary Session
Airport & Ground Transportation
The closest airport is Montréal-Trudeau Airport, located just 20 km from downtown. Thanks to some 40 air carriers, it offers direct flights to more than 130 destinations in Canada, the United States and all over the world.
Rail travel is available through Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. Via Rail provides passenger rail service in Canada with numerous daily departures from major cities. The trains provide comfortable seats, an onboard meal service, and direct access to downtown Montréal.
From the airport, the Société de transport de Montréal provides transporation into Montréal. Featuring 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the 747 service includes 9 stops in each direction, taking approximately 45 to 60 minutes each way depending on traffic conditions. Wi-Fi service is available on most 747 buses. Buses run frequently, are custom-designed to serve the airport, and are handicap-accessible.
Taxis are available from the airport to downtown at a $40 fixed rate. The trip downtown will take 30-40 minutes.
Transit is a mobile app that allows you to find multiple forms of transportation for Montréal, from bus schedules to car share experiences.
Reserve Your Room
IPPA has negotiated special rates for Congress registrants at the hotels listed below on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for discounted rates must be made by Friday, June 9, 2017. After that date, rates are subject to hotel’s availability. All hotel rates are listed in CAD; a currency converter is included below for your convenience.
A small block of rooms has been held aside for students at a more significant discount at the Delta and Sheraton hotels. Click on the reservation button on one of the two applicable hotels below and select a Student room. Student identification is required upon check-in or reservation will revert to standard Congress rate.
Delta Hotel Montréal
Set in Le Quartier des Spectacles, this downtown hotel is a 5-minute walk from the McGill and Place-des-Arts metro stations and 1.1 km from the Montréal Convention Centre. These contemporary rooms feature oversized windows, balconies and designer toiletries, and offer coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus free WiFi. Some have walk-in showers. Amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, an exercise room and a children’s play centre, plus a bar and restaurant, and a spa.
Phone: +1 514-286-1986
Special Congress Rate: $194.00 CAD
Congress Student Rate: $159.00 CAD
Proof of Student ID Required at Check In
Perfectly placed for business or leisure, the InterContinental Montréal is connected to Montréal Convention Centre and boasts stunning views overlooking Old Montréal and the port. Nearby you’ll find many places to explore in the old city of Montréal, including Notre-Dame Basilica. Upon your return, enjoy signature cocktails at the Sarah B. bar, relax in our salt-water lap pool or sample the sumptuous menu at Osco! restaurant. Retire to a spacious guest room, knowing every comfort is provided.
Phone: +1 514-987-9900
Special Congress Rate: $269.00 CAD
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel
Get a feel for Quebec’s rich history and the city’s joie de vivre when you stay in the heart of the downtown. Le Centre Sheraton places you near the best shopping, dining, and entertainment along St. Catherine’s St., and a short walk from the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal.
Phone: +1 514-878-200
Special Congress Rate: $209.00 CAD
Congress Student Rate: $190.00 CAD