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Wednesday 5 October, 2016



14:30 – 17:30

Inspirational Field Trip

If you arrive early we want to invite you on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 5 to visit technological innovations which are based in Montreal. Our congress ‘Legal Protection Going Global’ raises the question and will show examples how technology is going to changes the law and what it will look like in the future. Join us on one of the field trips to see how these ideas work in practice. As part of the congress, delegates will have the choice of attending one inspirational field trip. Please check again as we might add more options to choose from.



Centre de recherche en droit public, Legal Faculty of the University of Montreal


What is it about?

Computer and network tools have still not been completely integrated into the justice system. The Laboratory is a globally unique research infrastructure which analyses the impact of technologies on justice and develops concrete technological tools that are adapted to the reality of justice systems. These help remedy problems linked to costs and delays engendered by the length of justice proceedings which slow down the justice system and deprive those concerned of means to resolve their disputes.



Visit and presentation of Cyberjustice Laboratory. Please note that the language will be English. Registered participants will be transferred from the conference hotel to the University of Montreal and back.



CAD20.00 per person (approx. €14.00 conversion as seen on July 1)



Your Starting Point For Legal Information.


What is it about?

Éducaloi is a registered charity that wants to help citizens to understand their rights by explaining the law in everyday language. It wants to become the source for citizens, service providers and educators in Quebec to turn to for reliable and accessible legal information. Its key activities are creating legal information and education tools, raising awareness about how the law is part of everyday life, helping people learn how to exercise their rights, being a leader in the field of plain legal language, and helping other organizations create communication in plain language.



Visit and presentation of Éducaloi. Please note that the language will be French. Registered participants will be transferred from the conference hotel to the offices of Éducaoi.



CAD20.00 per person (approx. €14.00 conversion as seen on July 1)



Thursday 6 October, 2016



18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception

                                        Location: Le Westin Montréal
                                        Room: Bar Reporter - 3rd Floor

                                        Congress attendee's cost: FREE

                                        Accompanying partners cost: CAD105.00 per person (approx. €73.00 conversion as                                         seen on July 1)

                                       Dress code: Business attire


                                       All congress delegates and accompanying partners are welcome. Please note, that an                                          additional fee will apply for accompanying partners.




Friday 7 October, 2016




09:00 – 16:50             RIAD Congress 2016


10:00 – 16:00

Excursion for Accompanying Partners

Discover the underground of Montreal & it's Arts & Design

Location: The group will leave from the hotel reception


Cost: CAD125.00 per person (including lunch, approx. €87.00 conversion as seen on July 1)


Whilst the main congress is taking place, RIAD would like to invite all accompanying partners to experience Montreal as a city dedicated to creation and innovation.


Enjoy a guided tour of Montreal’s largest and most prominent museum – the Museum of Fine Arts – and explore an encyclopaedic collection of more than 41,000 works and original temporary exhibitions. Following a 3-course lunch, walk with your guide downtown where you will learn more about Montreal’s famous underground pedestrian network – Underground City - one of the biggest shopping promenades in the world, and spend some free time to explore the variety on offer.





18:30 – 22:30



Gala Evening: Dinner Cruise

Location: Guests will be picked up by buses from the hotel


Cost: CAD165.00 per person (approx. €115.00 conversion as seen on July 1)


RIAD would like to welcome all congress delegates and accompanying partners to attend the Gala Evening.


Experience the pleasure of cruising combined with the splendour of the St. Laurence seaway and the charming surrounding islands of Montreal. You will have a close-up view of beautiful landscapes, both urban and natural, and a unique opportunity to admire the stunning panorama of Montreal's skyline: la Terrasse Chic, le Salon Prestige and la Salle Panoramique. Join us for a dinner cruise to remember!


Dress Code: smart casual – includes 10 minutes walk to the boat over cobbled stone. For men's attire, a pair of dress pants with a collared or polo shirt and a blazer, necktie not necessary. For women's attire, a dress, skirt or pants with shirt, blazer or top.





Saturday 8 October, 2016



10:00 – 16:00

Exploration Day of Montreal's History

Location: The tour starts from the congress hotel


Cost: CAD125.00 per person (including lunch, approx. €87.00 conversion as seen on July 1)


RIAD would like to welcome all congress delegates and accompanying partners on a guided tour to discover the historical district of Old Montreal. Visit the magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica, the architecture of which is among the most dramatic in the world. Enjoy lunch atop of Place Ville-Marie and experience breath taking views, followed by a city tour to see Mount Royal, Plateau Mont-Royal, St-Laurent Boulevard, Quartier international, Parc Jean-Drapeau and much more!





Thu 6 October, 2016 13.00 to
Fri 7 October, 2016 16.45




Le Westin Montréal

270 St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A3, Canada

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