The Association of Internet Researchers is pleased to announce Montreal, Canada as the site of #AoIR2018. We are excited to explore the vibrant city and what it has to offer. AoIR’s conference is located at the Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, 10-13 October 2018.
About the City
Creative, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge or chic—call it what you want, one thing’s for sure: Montréal is captivating. Few can resist the charm of this smart and spirited city. Old in soul, but young at heart, Montreal has been shaped by a past where British and French colonialism are intertwined, both with each other and with First Nations history. Its name comes from its centerpiece—the majestic Mont Royal, a gentle mountain that, throughout history, has been its backbone and backyard. Montréal lives in both French and English, but its multicultural population is really what shapes the cuisine, culture and conversation here. Food, from scrumptious patisseries to local pints and luscious produce to the ever-popular poutine, is enjoyed heartily and happily. Ideas are shared and debated, often passionately, and it is home to six universities that create a vibrant scholarly culture. Cafés, bars, clubs, galleries, museums and boutiques crowd the streets. Summer through winter, people love to go out. A gateway to North America that’s just an hour from the U.S. border, Montréal is easy to get to, with direct flights from most major international destinations. Getting around this safe and compact island city is easy, whatever means you choose, and BIXI bike or public transit, which includes bus and subway, are all great options.