Special Events

Cocktail dinner at The Botanical Garden of Montreal 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7p.m.

Please note that there will be free time for delegates to visit the botanical garden prior to the dinner.

Founded in 1931 by Brother Marie-Victorin, the Montreal Botanical Garden/Jardin botanique de Montréal is a large, world-renowned botanical garden located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The mission of the Montreal Botanical Garden is to conserve, develop and present living plant collections to the public, pursue research activities and educate Montreal citizens and visitors from around the world about botany and horticulture. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares (190 acres), the Montreal Botanical Garden ranks among the largest botanical gardens in the world. Among its masterpieces are the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, which offer visitors the opportunity to discover diverse cultural and scenic experiences. 

Internationally renowned land artist Patrick Dougherty has been invited to create monumental and inspiring land art pieces in the Botanical Garden Arboretum. His sculptures woven from willow branches will be true odes to nature, treating visitors to a poetic adventure and paying tribute to these trees in artistic and creative fashion.

Inspired by the incomparable beauties of the Arboretum, the artist will be fashioning two pieces “live” and laying the groundwork for a collective piece that visitors of all ages can help to create over the summer. It’s sure to be a memorable natural experience!

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Exhibition Garden of lights at the Botanical Garden of Montreal

Please note that there will be free time after the cocktail dinner to enjoy the exhibition.

Discover the Japanese Garden enhanced by a fine and subtle lighting design and the Chinese Garden with its emblematic traditional colored lanterns. At dusk, beautiful pathways emerge in the Gardens of Light, pathways full of contrasts, mysterious and magical.

Click here to discover the gardens and greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of Montreal

Guided visits showing you the Botanical garden of Montreal in a new light

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 (from 2 PM to 6 PM), you are welcome to the botanical garden of Montreal. A pass will be given to you for a free access to the four spaces of the ''Espace pour la vie Montréal'' (Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Planetarium). For those who would be interested in free of charge guided tours, we will offer the following options: Visit of the gardens; Visit of the phytozone; Visit of the exhibition and working greenhouses; Visit of the Marie-Victorin herbarium (Learn more) at the Biodiversity Center; Visit of IRBV and the Biodiversity Center buildings. These tours will be organized by the ''friends of the Montréal Botanical Garden'' Society

To reserve for the visits, please select the ones you wish to attend while registering to the conference.

Dinner for students attending IPC2017

Vanessa Grenier, a PhD student from Michel Labrecque and Frederic Pitre's lab, will be organizing a dinner on Tuesday, September 26th in a restaurant located in downtown Montreal. This will be a good occasion for students to meet each other, talk about their own experience and catch a glimpse of the famous Montreal's nightlife. You can expect to pay around CAD 20 for the dinner, plus the drinks. IRBV's students are looking forward to meeting you. Please contact Vanessa to confirm your presence at vanessa.grenier@umontreal.ca.

More details on the event will be emailed to those interested.


Important Dates

Registration and Call for papers starts 

Oral abstract submission deadline

Review by Committee and authors notification

Poster abstract submission deadline

Early bird deadline

Presenting author registration deadline

OMNI Hotel room reservation deadline

Poster author registration deadline

Closing of online registration 
To register, please come to see us at the registration desk

September 25-29, 2017

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