Venue & Accomodation


The symposium and all events will be held at the Marriott Chateau Champlain, which is is located in the heart of Montreal downtown and a short walk to Old Montreal, shopping on St. Catherine Street. The hotel offers sweeping views of Mount Royal and features an indoor pool, onsite Spa, tempting dining options and thoughtful in-room amenities. We have negotiated a block of room at a very special rate for I2SM delegates (189 CAD/night).

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How to get to Montréal

By Air

Located only 20 minutes from downtown, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport is one of the most important in Canada with direct flights from some 40 carriers to over 130 international destinations in Canada, the United States and abroad.

An array of information and services is available upon arrival, including several options for making your way to the heart of the city: car rental and limousine transportation companies are on site as well as airport shuttles, like the 747 Express bus. Featuring 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365-days a year, the 747 Express bus costs only $7.If you are going by taxi, a trip downtown will cost you a flat rate of $38, tip not included.

Before leaving, make sure you have a valid passport and visa (if needed).Click here for more information.

By train or bus

VIA Rail Canada serves more than 450 Canadian cities. If you are coming from the United States, hop aboard an Amtrak train, with daily departures from several American cities to downtown Montréal. Visitors pull into Montréal’s Central Station, which is conveniently linked to the Underground Pedestrian Network and the conference site (Marriott Chateau Champlain).

If you are planning a trip by bus, many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal. You will arrive directly downtown at the Montréal Bus Central Station, which is also connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network via the Berri-UQAM metro station.

By car

If you are travelling by car from elsewhere in Canada or the United States, Montréal can be easily accessed by highway. The island of Montréal is only 75 kilometres (46 miles) from the US border, and many roads and expressways lead to the city, including the Trans-Canada Highway.


International delegates might need a visa to come to Canada. To find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa, please go to