2018 Montreal GOC Meeting Logistics

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Start and end of meeting

  • Main meeting starts on: Wednesday October 17, 8h30 AM
  • Meeting ends on Friday October 19th, 4 PM

Registration fee: 150 USD

Please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-goc-montreal-tickets-50097202080

Meeting site

Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), Pavillon Président-Kennedy

  • 201 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7
  • Room 1140, 1st floor (Room "PK-1140") (Note that the first floor is one level up from the ground floor.)
  • Location: https://goo.gl/V1ZrsJ



Call-in information

Zoom: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/976175422


remember to get a Canadian eTA $7

Ground transportation

Public transport

Public transport from the Montreal Airport (YUL) is not great. You can take Bus 747 From the airport to downtown (Berri-UQAM station) https://www.admtl.com/en/access/transports/buses-747-express


Taxis will cost around 45-55 CAN$.


Two options: Delta Hotel and Hotel Zero1

1) Delta Hotel Montreal


    • Book under: UQAM GO Meeting 2018
    • All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Rate available until Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
  • Cancellation policy: Individual reservations may be cancelled up until 48 hours local time prior to arrival with no penalty. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to one night’s room & tax, applied to the credit card used to guarantee the reservation.
  • Rates for October 16th-19th (rates are valid from Oct 15th to the 20th (checkout on the 21st))
Room Type Daily rate (excl tax) Daily rate (incl tax; estimate)
Single/Double CAN $188 CAN $222
Triple CAN $208 CAN $246
Quad CAN $228 CAN $270

Rate includes:

  • Free WiFi in room (+ wires) and WiFi in all public areas
  • Breakfast not included
  • Gym
  • Parking available: On-site parking: CAN $ 26.50 daily; Valet parking: CAN $32 daily

2) Hotel Zero1 Montreal

  • http://www.zero1-mtl.com/en/default.html
  • Address: 1 RenéLévesque Est Montréal QC H2X 3Z5
  • Directions to meeting venue: https://goo.gl/1BkxYh
  • Phone: 1 (514) 871-9696 / 1 (855) 301-0001
  • Reservation: Call the hotel at 1 (514) 871-9696 / 1 (855) 301-0001
    • Book under: GO meeting at UQAM
    • All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Rate available until September 8st, 2018.
  • Cancellation policy: Inform the hotel in writing 48 hours prior to arrival date. If no notice is received, a penalty of one night (including all taxes) will be charged on the credit card on file (no show).
  • Upon arrival of the participant at the hotel, a deposit corresponding to the total accommodation fees (including taxes) + a security deposit will be due.
  • Rates for October 16th-19th (rates are valid from Oct 13th to the 24th)
Room Type Daily rate (excl tax) Daily rate (incl tax; estimate)
 "Pop room" - 1 queen bed  CAN $169  CAN $200

Rate includes:

  • Free WiFi in room and all public areas
  • Free local calls
  • Shower only
  • Gym (seems small)
  • American buffet breakfast included at the Z Tapas Lounge
  • Valet service available for CAN $28.00/day + applicable taxes.


Bicycling and walking / running

  • The venue is less than 1 km away from Parc Mont Royal, great for walking and running (and biking if you like small hills)
  • Parc La Fontaine
  • Bike rental places
  • If you have an afternoon, rent a bike or roller blades in the Old port and bike the Canal Lachine


  • Downtown YMCA (gym + swimming pool)
    • 1440 Rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1P7 (1.2 km from venue): https://goo.gl/b6syCY
    • 15$/day (11.50 USD) - all day access to all facilities
    • Weekdays: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Weekends: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • CEGEP Vieux Montreal pool
    • 255 Ontario St E, Montreal, QC H2X 1X6 (0.7 km from venue): https://goo.gl/LczVRm
    • Free! but restricted schedule (https://goo.gl/unHPeb)
    • Closed Sunday & Monday
    • Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 PM to 9PM
    • Saturday: 1 PM to 4:30 PM

To do and see


Please add your name to the table if you intend to attend the meeting, and the dinner, so we can get a headcount estimate.

Name Organization Attend the GOC dinner (Thursday 18th)? Food restrictions
Pascale Gaudet SIB/GO Central Yes
Val Wood PomBase Yes
Suzanna Lewis BBOP/LBNL Yes
Chris Mungall BBOP/LBNL Yes Fish and vegetarian
Seth Carbon BBOP/LBNL Yes
Deepak Unni BBOP/LBNL Yes
David Hill (leaving early 10/19) GOC/MGI Yes? Yes :)
Harold Drabkin MGI/GO/PRO Yes
Mary Dolan MGI/GO Yes
Kimberly Van Auken WormBase/Caltech Yes Vegetarian preferred
Stacia Engel SGD Yes
Mike Cherry SGD Yes
Sabrina Toro ZFIN Yes
Tony Sawford EBI Yes
Huaiyu Mi USC Yes
Tremayne Mushayahama USC Yes
Dustin Ebert USC Yes
Alex Ignatchenko EBI Yes
Sandra Orchard EBI Yes
Maria Martin EBI Yes
Laurent-Philippe Albou USC / LBNL Yes
Debby Siegele TAMU Yes
Sandy LaBonte TAMU Yes
Jim Hu TAMU Yes
Tanya Berardini TAIR/Phoenix Yes
Petra Fey dictyBase Yes Fish and Vegetarian
Jim Balhoff RENCI Yes
Ruth Lovering UCL Yes Fish and Vegetarian
Liz Bolton RGD Yes Fish and Vegetarian
Paul Thomas GOC-USC Yes
Michelle Giglio IGS/UMB Yes
Benjamin Good BBOP/LBNL Yes
Nomi Harris BBOP/LBNL Yes
Giulia Antonazzo FlyBase Yes
Peter D'Eustachio Reactome Yes
Edith Wong SGD Yes
Suzi Aleksander SGD Yes
Eric Douglass BBOP/LBNL Yes
Judy Blake JAX/GOC/MGI/PRO Yes
Marie-Claire Harrison WormBase/Caltech Yes Gluten free
Suvarna Nadendla IGS/UMB (Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland) Yes
Patrick Masson Swiss-Prot Yes
Gareth Owen ChEBI Yes

Dinner only ?

  • Lourdes Montano
  • Marie-Jean Meurs
  • Adrian Tsang

Remote attendees

If you plan to attend remotely, please sign up here and indicate the sessions you are likely to attend:

Name Organization Sessions
Helen Attrill Flybase
Malcolm Fisher Xenbase Wednedsay AM & PM, Thursday AM, Friday