October 2008 Meeting Logistics

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  • GO consortium meeting will be held on October 21-22, 2008 (Tues-Wed)
  • SAB meeting will be held on October 23, 2008 (Thurs)


Mont Gabriel, 45 miles north of Montreal.


  • Reserve your room by calling the hotel at 1-800-668-5253; ask for "reservations" and identify yourself as part of the Northwestern University group.

Sorry, no online registration.

  • If you participate in both the GO meeting and the SAB, you should check in on the 20th (Monday) and leave on the 24th, as we are planning full days meetings.
  • You will need to pay a 50$ deposit by credit card at the time of reservation.


  • There is a choice between three kinds of rooms (depending on availability) Tyrol ("Superior" room with balcony), Rustique (log cabin-style) (there are only about 8 rooms available of this type), and Marquise (smaller rooms). All rooms are the same price.


  • The cost per day is CAN $208.00 (~208$ USD), including dinner, accommodation, breakfast and lunch (which includes taxes and service). If you plan to miss a meal, the price will be adjusted accordingly ($17 for breakfast, $22 for lunch, $43 dinner).
  • If you want to share a room (two double or queen beds); in that case the price for the room is the same, $126, so that's $63 per person.
  • We will need to charge a small fee (10-15$ per day) for coffee breaks but this needs to be done separately.


Wireless internet will be available in the conference room and in the rooms.


  • Bien sur, the menu is French-inspired, which means quite a bit of meat. However, there will always be fish and vegetarian options. Fill in the table below or contact me if you have special requirements.


  • Fly to Montreal-Trudeau Airport (YUL). This airport used to be called Dorval, you may still see that sometimes (for example, on Google maps...).
  • The hotel offers a shuttle from the Montreal Trudeau Airport for up to 6 people for a flat rate of $140.
  • A taxi would be about 100$ (Taxis des Pays-d'en-Haut, 450-227-3000; I suggest you call in advance).
  • You can also rent a car from the airport. YUL-Gabriel Driving instructions.

To do

On site

Tennis and golf should be open; I am not sure about the pool. It's possible to go jogging on the golf course just outside the hotel.

If you want to explore Montreal

In the Laurentians


Please contact Pascale Gaudet if you have any questions: pgaudet -at- northwestern.edu


(please use the Arrival and Departure info columns if you would like to try a carpool to/from the airport)

Name Attending GOC (Oct 21-22, 2008) Attending SAB (Oct 23, 2008) Food requirement (None, Veggie, Vegan) Arrival Date/Time to Airport (YUL) Departure Date/Time from Airport (YUL)
Pascale Gaudet yes yes none
Amelia Ireland yes 20 Oct 18:00 26 Oct 08:25
Chris Mungall yes yes
Michael Ashburner yes yes
Suzanna Lewis yes yes yummy Oct 20, 5:09PM, UA8185, LGA-Montreal Oct 23, 7:55PM, UA8400, Montreal-LGA
Jennifer Deegan yes yes
Midori Harris yes yes
Jane Lomax yes yes (am only) none Oct 20, 425PM, NW8671, Montreal Oct 23, 625PM, NW8672, Montreal
Harold Drabkin yes yes
Rex Chisholm yes yes
Kimberly Van Auken yes yes
Alexander Diehl yes yes none
Mike Cherry yes yes
Judy Blake yes yes none
Doug Howe yes no none Oct 20, 440PM United, Montreal Oct 23, 240PM United, Montreal
Mary Dolan yes yes none
David Hill yes yes none
Victoria Petri yes no none
Eurie Hong yes yes none Oct 20, 8:10pm United Oct 24, 8:40am United
Julie Park yes yes none Oct 20, 8:10pm United Oct 24, 8:40am United
Debby Siegele yes none
Brenley McIntosh yes none
Tanya Berardini yes none
Kara Dolinski yes no none Mon, Oct 20, 4:50PM, Continental Wed, Oct 22, 5:30PM departure
Donghui Li yes none Oct 20, 8:10pm United Oct 25, 8:40am, leaving from Montreal
Stan Laulederkind yes no none
Edith Wong yes yes none Oct 20, 8:10pm United Oct 24, 8:40am United
Amina Abdulla yes no none
Seth Carbon yes no none 20 Oct, from SFO 24 Oct, from Montreal
Candace Collmer yes no none 20 Oct 17:15 US Airways 23 Oct 13:30 US Airways
Dmitry Sitnikov yes
Michelle Gwinn Giglio yes no none Oct. 20 6:28 PM United Oct. 23 2:23 PM United
Peter D'Eustachio yes no none

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