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Special Events

Welcome Reception

Monday June 17, 2019
Québec City Convention Centre


Tuesday June 18, 2019
The 2019 CRISPR Fun Run will be held in one of Canada’s most important historical parks, the Plains of Abraham.
This 5 km non-competitive fun run is for all CRISPR attendees wanting to start off the day on the right foot. 

Starting at : 7h15 AM (please arrive 5 min before starting time)
Distance: 5 km
Starting and ending point: Monument Charles-De Gaulle, next to Hotel le Concorde

Closing Dinner

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Venue: The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Manège Militaire Voltigeurs de Québec)









Treat yourself to an astonishing evening!
" Located in the heart of Old Québec, the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury is the only military building in Canada to have been recognized as a national historic site...After careful reflection and a major investment, the Armoury has been reimagined today as the only multifunctional hall of its kind in Québec that can accommodate large-scale events. "

Evening program:
19h00: Cocktail
19h45: Welcome address and banquet
21h20: Show (music and entertainment)
22h30: DJ and Dance
1h00 AM: End of activities


Walking Tour of Old Québec, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sunday, June 16, 2019
15:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre

Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre

A three (3) hours 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 statue. 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 Université Laval, 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: $30.00 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre

17:00 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", Île 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.
Lunch at Sugar Shack included.

Cost: $120.00 CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.


Important Dates

Registration starts
January 14, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
March 15, 2019

Presenting author registration deadline
Extend to April 24, 2019

Online reigistration

June 17-20, 2019