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Social Events

Links within this page: Opening reception with Exhibitors | Success Circles | Explore Montreal | Yoga at ISMB | Bioinformatics.ca 25th Anniversary | BioVis Informal Dinner | CAMDA Dinner | CompMS Social Event | iRNA Dinner | SysMod Social Event | Women in Computational Biology Meetup

Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Location: 517c (Level 5) Palais des Congrés de Montréal

Join us for the Opening Welcome Reception in 517ab (Level 5) at the Palais des Congrés de Montréal following the opening keynote. Visit with conference exhibitors and join delegates in this informal and fun networking event. The opening reception is open to all registered delegates.

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Success Circles

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: 517c (Level 5) Palais des Congrés de Montréal
Cost: $10

Join us for an exciting and innovative networking experience at ISCB's Success Circles event! Success Circles is a unique take on traditional thought-leader sessions, designed to foster meaningful connections and facilitate knowledge sharing among attendees. Attendance is limited and registration, at a cost of $10.00, is required. Learn more by visiting https://www.iscb.org/ismb2024/programme-schedule/success-circles 

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Explore Montreal

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 18:00

As the scientific programming and networking end on Saturday, we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery in this captivating city.

Montreal, with its rich history, cultural diversity, and dynamic nightlife, offers a tapestry of experiences waiting to be unraveled. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique charm of this city on your night off.

🌃 Explore the Old Port: Wander through the cobblestone streets, enjoy the stunning waterfront, and soak in the historic ambiance of Old Montreal.

🎨 Art and Culture: Dive into the city's artistic scene by visiting world-class museums, galleries, and theaters. Montreal's cultural landscape is sure to leave you inspired.

🍽️ Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds in Montreal's renowned culinary scene. From classic French cuisine to diverse international flavors, there's something for every palate.

🕺 Nightlife Extravaganza: Dance the night away in Montreal's vibrant nightlife. Discover trendy bars, live music venues, and perhaps try your luck at the city's famous casinos.

🌌 Mont Royal Lookout: For a breathtaking view of the city lights, hike up Mont Royal and witness Montreal's skyline illuminated under the stars.

Feel free to create your own adventure, and make the most of your night in Montreal. We guarantee it will be a memorable experience that adds an extra dash of excitement to your conference stay. Not sure what to do? Let Tourisme Montreal help by visiting https://www.mtl.org/en/what-to-do

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Serene Stretch Symposium - Yoga at ISMB 2024

Date: July 13-16, 2024
Time: 07:30 - 08:00
Location: TBD inside the Palais des Congrés de Montréal
Cost: $20

Start the day with an invigorating morning yoga class to feel energized and relaxed for the scientific programme. Classes are suitable for beginners. $20 provides a travel mat and a guaranteed spot all four days and you can sign-up while registering for ISMB 2024!

You may also join complimentary, ensure you bring your own yoga mat or towel.

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Celebrating 25 years of Bioinformatics.ca

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 18:00
Location: 710a
Cost: $50

Join us in celebrating 25 years of delivering workshops and building up bioinformatics across Canada. Attendance is open to everyone especially if you are an alumnus, but space is limited and registration is required.  You can register while registering for ISMB 2024 for $20 or you can register here for the celebration only for $50.

Come connect or reconnect with us, and help us embark on the next 25 years!

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BioVis Informal Dinner

Date: Sunday July 14, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: pay your own way

There is no entrance fee, but everyone is expected to pay for their own food and drinks.  The event is an invitation to join us in a pleasant environment to talk with our invited speakers and other people interested in BioVis COSI topics over a dinner. An opportunity to sign-up to join will be available during the registration process.

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CAMDA Dinner & Drinks (al fresco! outdoors but covered)

Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: 18:30
Location: Marché des Éclusiers
Cost: $79
Capacity: 95 people

Delegates are invited to join the CAMDA keynote speakers for scientific exchange and a great evening out at Marché des Éclusiers. The dinner will be served in a cocktail style with nine different hot and cold dishes, including meat, fish, seafood, and vegetarian options, as well as some alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, wines, local mousseux, beer, juices and other soft-drinks.

We will gather right after the CAMDA poster talks at the main conference entrance at 6:15 pm to walk to the restaurant together. It is about a 15 minute stroll through the city towards the harbour, a fab opportunity for informal discussion. Alternatively, you can make your own way. Dinner starts 6:30 pm.

Marché des Éclusiers
400 rue de la Commune Ouest
Montréal, QC H3C 0N8
t (438) 518-7258
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Tickets cost US$79 and are available to purchase while registering for ISMB. Note that you can also add a CAMDA dinner ticket by editing your registration using the link you received in the confirmation email. If you need dinner tickets for friends or partners who are not registered for the conference, please contact us by email.

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CompMS Social Event

Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: 3 Brasseurs
Cost: $15

3 Brasseurs
1255A Crescent St, Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2B1, Canada

An opportunity to add this event to your schedule will be available during the registration process.

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iRNA Dinner

Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 19:00
Location: Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises
Cost: $65 USD
Capacity: 50 people (sign up early!)

Members of the iRNA community are invited to join the iRNA keynote speakers for scientific exchange and informal discussions over local cuisine and drinks at Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises. The dinner will be a 3-course sit down meal, with drinks included at dinner, followed by our traditional iRNA quiz to test your knowledge and get to know Montreal!

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SysMod Social Event

Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: 19:30
Location TBD.

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Women in Computational Biology Meet-Up

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 18:30
Location: Lipstick Forest (1st Floor) Palais des Congrés de Montréal

🌟 Hey Science Women! 🌟

We're thrilled to announce a special event just for us – the Women in Computational Biology Meet-Up! 🚀🔬

Join us for a casual and inspiring gathering where we can connect, share our experiences, and empower each other. Whether you're a seasoned researcher, a budding scientist, in academia or industry, this is your chance to mingle with fellow leading women in the field and build some fantastic new connections. We will meet Saturday at 6:30 PM at the Lipstick Forest on the first floor of the Palais Des Congres, and explore Montreal together!

If you are interested, an opportunity to add this event to your schedule will be available during the registration process.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to make some magic happen at the Women in Computational Biology Meeting! 💫 Can't wait to see you there!

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