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Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2 - 5, at the Montreal Hyatt
Important Spring Meeting Announcement
Chairman Bill Taylor and Vice Chairman Jim Fitzgerald today announced major housing and meeting changes for the Spring 2004 ICC meeting in Montreal. It is vital that you read the following announcement closely and that you check back with the ICC website.
The Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel has been involved in a labor dispute for some time which does not appear to be resolvable before the ICC meeting starts. The hotel is operating using management to perform all staff functions; registration, maid service, basic breakfast etc and simply will not be able to support our activities.
As a result, all reservations made at the Marriott have been transferred to the Montreal Hyatt (1255 Jeanne-Mance St., Montreal - Tel: 514-285-1450). Chairman Bill Taylor STRONGLY ADVISES that you call the Hyatt at 1-800-361-8234 to confirm your room. To learn more about the Hyatt and its amenities, visit their website.
There is also one independent group reservation being worked on at the moment by the Marriott (the AEIC meeting on Thursday). This is being transferred to the Hyatt. The Marriott will contact those individuals who organized this meeting directly and shortly. We are also working with the Marriott and the Hyatt for new arrangements for the Spouse Breakfast. Please check the website frequently to learn about these new arrangements.
All other events (meetings, Sunday reception, Transnational luncheon) will be transferred to the Montreal Convention Center (Palais des Congres de Montreal, 201, Avenue Viger West, Montreal - Tel: 514-871-8122). This facility is similar to the large convention centers we use for the T&D show. Our meeting room use will occupy a small portion of this center.
Once again, with all of these last minute changes, it is imperative that you frequently check the website for the latest news.
Chairman Bill Taylor has released an invitation to the Spring 2004 meeting
in Montreal and the meeting registration form. Bill writes, "A
great way to start the year is by planning to attend the next ICC meeting in
Montreal Sunday May 2 through Wednesday May 5, 2004. The meeting will be at
Montreal Hyatt (see
rate info below under "Hotel Information").THIS
IS A CHANGE SEE THE SPECIAL ADVISORY NOTE ABOVE Montreal is a great place to
visit, so please plan on attending. Please plan on staying at the meeting
hotel, as we have guaranteed them a number of room nights. If we don't meet
that number, then we will be faced with a large penalty. This will be a
great meeting. The educational program will feature a tour of the
test labs. A bus will leave from the hotel and drive us to the labs and
then back on Wednesday afternoon. You won't want to miss this tour, as it
will be very interesting and informative. Please fill out the
attached registration form (in
PDF format or in MS-Word format)
and register early. Registering early makes for much shorter, quicker lines
at the conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Montreal. Thanks
and best regards, Bill."
|Meeting Agenda||Follow this link to the
Spring 2004 Agenda. This version is
PRELIMINARY. Check back to get the latest
changes. (posted 4/26/04)
|Presentations||The meeting is still months away, so few
details are available. The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of
interest. Updated 4/27/2004
Attention Presenters: Guidelines for Presentation Material Published in PES – ICC Minutes
Please fill out the attached registration form (in PDF format or in
MS-Word format) and register early.
Registering early makes for much shorter, quicker lines at the conference.
|Educational Program||The Spring Educational Program
will feature a tour of the
Round trip bus transportation will be provided from the hotel to IREQ labs. If you sign up for the educational lunch, then you will get a box lunch at IREQ, and the cost of the bus fare will be included.
Pellisou and Steve Szaniszlo have posted photos
from the ICC Educational tour of the IREQ laboratory facilities
during the Spring 2004 meeting.
|New Member Orientation||(later)
|Mini-Expo||The Spring meeting will feature
a Mini-Expo for vendors to make table top displays of equipment and services
related to the scope of the ICC. You
can sign up for a table top display using the meeting Registration form
(available in MS-Word and
|Hospitality Suites||If your company plans to have a hospitality
suite in conjunction with the Spring 2004 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
Monday there will be a guided walking tour of Old Montreal from 10 a.m.-12
p.m. returning to the Hyatt for a light lunch and buffet 12-2 p.m. The
cost of Monday's walking tour and lunch will be $30 USD.
On Tuesday there will be a 3 hour city bus tour of Montreal from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. including the Basilica and the Summit at Mount Royal Park. The cost of the Historic bus tour will be $25.00 USD.
Please advise Judy Bow if you will be interested in either or both tours so that we can do additional preplanning.
CHANGE, SEE THE SPECIAL ADVISORY NOTE ABOVE
Subcommittee A Chairman Serge Pellisou reports that he
recently contacted Canada Customs [1-800-959-2036 or 514-633-7700] about the
procedure to follow when crossing the border between the US and Canada. For
US citizens the procedure is very simple. You need either a birth
certificate or a passport.
The Hyatt reports that a shuttle (called the Aerobus) runs from the airport to the downtown hotels every thirty minutes. The cost is $12 Canadian.
|Hotel Information||The hotel's phone number is 514-285-1450.
Please plan on staying at our conference hotel, to
keep the ICC from paying a penalty, which helps keep the cost of the meeting
down. Visit the
Montreal Hyatt on-line. The Hyatt
reports that a shuttle (called the Aerobus) runs from the airport to the
downtown hotels every thirty minutes. The cost is $12 Canadian.
|Tourist Information||If you're still
looking for that special night on the town, check out the following:
|Host Utility||Hydro Quebec is our host utility for the Spring meeting. They will be providing a guest speaker for our opening session. HQ serves over 2.8 million customers, maintains over 106,000 km of distribution lines (9% underground). They have a mixed generation portfolio of over 32,500 MW. It consists of 50 hydroelectric plants and 5 thermal stations along with a large portion of the 5,400 MW Churchill Falls Hydro Station in Labrador. ICC members are encouraged to follow the link above to learn more about our host.|
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