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2018 Conference in Montréal

LaserTech Canada is host of the 2018 ILDA Conference in Montréal, Quebec. The Laser Projector Sponsor is LaserAnimation SOLLINGER, who is providing all lasers used at ILDA-produced events.

The dates are as follows:
     • Fri, Nov 9: ILDA Laser Operator Class, ILDA Advanced Audience Scanning Class (both optional extras).
     • Sat, Nov 10: ILDA LSO course (optional) and user group meetings. The first official ILDA Full Conference event is the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.
     • Sun, Nov 11: ILDA General Business Meeting, Advanced Technology Workshop. Lase-Off & Laser Jockey competition.
     • Mon, Nov 12: Workshops and seminars, ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation.
     • Tue, Nov 13: Cultural Tour (optional) of Montréal

See what a Conference is like

The video below, shot last year, gives you a quick visual overview of what an ILDA Conference is like. There are meetings and seminars in the day, and in the evenings, the Lase-Off and the ILDA Awards. The informal discussions in halls and bars, can be just as fun and important to your business as the official events.

Thanks to KVANT, host of the 2017 ILDA Conference, for producing the video.


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Conference Host: LaserTech Canada
Laser Projector Sponsor: LaserAnimation SOLLINGER

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Below is the detailed schedule for LAST YEAR’S Conference in 2017. We have not yet developed 2018’s detailed schedule, so the 2017 version below will give you an idea of a typical schedule. Click on the image for a full-sized PDF version of LAST YEAR’S schedule.

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Official ILDA Conference hotel

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The official Conference headquarters is the 395-room Hôtel Bonaventure, located on the top floors of the tradeshow/office complex of Place Bonaventure. It is a true Garden of Eden overlooking the bustling streets of the city.

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It features a year-round heated rooftop outdoor pool, and a rooftop garden with trees, flowers and waterfalls. Guest rooms are on two floors which surround the gardens. They have city or garden views.

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Getting there

Montréal’s passenger international airport is Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). You can take a taxi to the Hôtel Bonaventure for a fixed rate of CDN $40. There is also a Bus 747 which is $10 per person. The bus stop is two blocks from the hotel — about a five minute walk. Should you want to rent a car, the hotel has paid parking ($39/day for 24-hour in/out valet or $24/day for 24-hour in/out self-parking).

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Place Bonaventure is connected to Montreal's underground city, Central Station and the business district, Old Montreal, and major attractions. It is linked to the Bonaventure Metro station, to the AMT commuter train stations (Lucien-L'Allier and Central Station), AMT's downtown bus terminus and to inter-city train service (Via and Amtrak at Central Station).

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