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Pre-conference gathering 

If you're planning to arrive in Montreal on Friday, we'd be delighted to meet you at Brutopia on Friday, March 15, starting at 6:00pm.

Address: 1219 Crescent St., Montreal, QC H3G 2B1

Please add your name here if you plan to join us.


Get to the Conference

Meet us on Saturday, March 16 from 8:00am at the Concordia University Conference Centre, 9th floor of the John Molson Building.

Address: 1600 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H3H 1J5.

Breakfast will be served on site from 8:00am and sessions will start at 9:00am.

The building is directly accessible from the Metro Green Line - Guy-Concordia station.

If you need to come by car, two indoor parking lots are available at a flat rate of $11/day on weekends.


Simultaneous translation

We are pleased to offer simultaneous French-English translation for most of the conference programming. To take advantage of this service, please bring a piece of identification, which you will be asked to provide in exchange for a headset.



In recognition of our efforts to create a more inclusive, accessible and environmentally friendly event, we have been awarded the Gold level of Sustainable Event certification by Concordia's Office of Sustainable Development.

In particular, we have committed to the following actions:

  • Offer a wide choice of vegetarian and vegan foods on our menus, as well as many Fairtrade certified products,
  • Reduce paper consumption as much as possible by offering a 100% digital version of the event program, and eliminate the use of single-use plastic during the event,
  • Encourage the participation of as many people as possible by offering lower rates and support to participants who need it.

In addition, the 9th National Fair Trade Conference has been designated a Fair Trade Event.

Thanks to your support, we can amplify the impact of our sustainability and inclusivity efforts. Here are some of the actions we encourage you to take:

  • Bring your own reusable water bottle and/or travel mug to refill on site,
  • Be aware of the event's code of conduct and make sure you respect it at all times,
  • Use sustainable modes of transportation to get to the event.


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