The PIPSC Convention 2023 which includes the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will start with breakfast at 7am, followed by delegate caucus meetings at 8:30am, and the opening ceremonies at 10:30am EST on Sunday, November. We will adjourn Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30pm EST.
The AGM agenda/schedule of events is included in your registration confirmation email and will be posted on Institute’s website as soon as it becomes available.
Host Hotel / Meeting Location
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal - 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7
Accommodations at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal will be filled on a first come, first served basis. We will look to accommodate delegates and then staff.
Delegates will check-in at the Convention Check-in desk. For general convention questions you can visit the Convention Information desk.
Convention Check-in and Information desks will be located on the 4th level
Hours of operation:
Saturday, November 25th 3pm - 8pm
Sunday, November 26th 7am - 4pm
Monday, November 27th 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, November 28th 8am - 4pm
Wednesday, November 29th 8am - 12pm
Simultaneous Interpretation Devices
Once checked-in, delegates can obtain their simultaneous interpretation device if required.
Lost or damaged devices will be charged back to the member at a cost of $50 per translation device.
With the continued success of our paperless convention binders, we will again not be offering printed copies this year. If you requested a tablet during registration, you will receive one with the Cvent Attendee Hub app included. All regular binder information will be available within the app.
Lost or damaged devices will be charged back to the member at a cost of $350 per tablet.
The PIPSC Convention 2023 Orientation Sessions will take place virtually via Zoom several weeks ahead of the event. These sessions will look to give new delegates an overview of what to expect at convention, and introduce them to the rules of procedure so they can fully participate throughout the event. You will receive an invitation to register this fall, so keep an eye out for that email.
We are pleased to offer child care services at this year’s convention. Child care will be available during Convention proceedings, as well as for the Ready to Inspire Gala. Additional evening childcare needs will be the responsibility of the parent. Pre-registration is required so that the childcare provider is able to best accommodate your needs. Please ensure you indicate if you need childcare when you register.
Hours of operation:
Sunday, November 26th 8am - 4:30pm
Monday, November 27th 8am - 4:30pm
Monday, November 27th, Ready to Inspire Gala 5:30pm-12pm
Tuesday, November 28th 8am - 6pm*
*Childcare will be extended if AGM business runs long
Wednesday, November 29th 8am - 12pm
Workshops and panel discussions
This year’s convention will feature multiple interactive workshops and panel discussions with engaging facilitators and speakers. As sessions will run simultaneously, you will need to select your convention pathway, including your preferred sessions, during registration. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for all sessions. Some sessions will be presented in French.
Family Fun Karaoke Night
Bring your singing voices and enthusiasm for a family friendly karaoke night! Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Sunday, November 26th 7-11PM.
Ready to Inspire Gala
Join us for an inspiring evening of dinner and dancing, as we celebrate our members' achievements over the last year. We'll be hosting our guests at the beautiful Centre Bell in the heart of Montreal, where we'll showcase the best cuisine and entertainment the city has to offer. Monday, November 27th 6pm-12am
Please note - convention delegates are not eligible for dinner per diem should they choose not to attend the gala.
The Legacy Foundation MAD Dash
Rise and shine, we're back! Join us for this year's MAD (Masochists At Dawn) Dash in support of the PIPSC Legacy Foundation. We'll be up and at 'em' early Tuesday morning, making our way together up Mount Royal to the Kondiaronk lookout for a truly spectacular view of Montreal. The walk is about 30 minutes (1.8km) each way and will include stairs once we arrive at Mount Royal. Tuesday, November 28th 6 - 7:30AM
Meals and Allowances
The following meals will be provided and therefore cannot be claimed:
Sunday, November 26 - Breakfast and Lunch
Monday, November 27 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at The Ready to Inspire Gala. Please note - convention delegates are not eligible for dinner per diem should they choose not to attend the gala.
Tuesday, November 28 - Breakfast, and Lunch
Wednesday, November 29 - Breakfast and Lunch
Travel and Accommodation
Hotel reservations must be made through the AGM registration system and flight reservations through the Concur Travel link on your registration confirmation page.
We ask that you please do not make arrangements with the hotel directly.
If you require a car rental, or train booking, please call BCD at 1-866-768-7624 and indicate the meeting name, date and location found in your invitation email.
Please be advised that when making your travel arrangements, Concur Travel will be using flight credits where possible.
Parking - There is a limited number of parking spaces available at the hotel. We cannot guarantee parking for your vehicle should you use it. Please see the parking locations below for available parking options.
Airport - Shuttle service to and from the airport will not be available. Cabs are typically between 14-27 minutes and around $45.
Train - The Montreal Central Train Station is a 6 minute walk from the hotel.
Parking is included for guests staying at the Centre Sheraton Montreal hotel based on available spots within the lot. Members are welcomed to claim parking fees at the hotel if they are not guests staying overnight at the parking lot locations listed below.
Nearby parking to the hotel if the Sheraton Montreal hotel lot becomes full:
Stationnement Supérieur Ltée
1245 Rue Stanley, Montréal QC H3B 2T1
1155 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal QC H3B 3X7
Stationnement Indigo Montréal
1100 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal H3B 5H5
Stationnement E M
1201 Rue De La Montagne, Montréal QC H3G 1Z2