Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. A light cocktail will be served during the event.

Date: Evening of Sunday, July 17, 2022

Room: Québec City Convention Centre, Urban Space

Cost: Included in the registration fee for participants, confirmation of attendance required. 25$ for an accompanying person.

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Awards Banquet

The Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City.

During the cocktail, you will have the opportunity to discover two of the museum's famous exhibitions, Inuit art and the decorative arts and design in Quebec. 


During the meal, Jean-Marc Lulin, geologist, President and CEO of Azimut Exploration Inc. will give a presentation on mining exploration in the 21st century. The French-born geologist, who has more than 30 years of experience in North America, Africa and Europe, is full of praise for the Belle Province's mining sector. Azimut Exploration Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company focuses on exploration efforts on its properties located in western Quebec, Canada.

painchaudThen, the internationally renowned Painchaud Family (, will introduce you to the best of the traditional Canadian repertoire as well as international classics. Everything you need to experience the famous Joie de Vivre and Quebec authenticity in a unique musical performance.

Join us for an evening of fun, learning and surprises!

Date: Evening of Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Cocktail: 18:00 Banquet: 19:00 (5-course menu)

Room: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Pavillon Pierre-Lassonde

Cost: 85$ for registered participants, 60$ for registered students,110$ for an accompanying person.