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ICML 2009 Conference Venue and Banquet

All three conferences will be held on the downtown campus of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

The tutorials, talks and poster sessions will be held in the Leacock/Arts building. The Arts building, built in 1849, is at the end of the main road leading into the campus (see this here. Leacock is a seven-storey building, built in 1965; it is connected to the Arts building. A picture of it is here. To get to these buildings from the Milton gates (the second campus entrance, at the intersection of University st. and Milton) go straight ahead.

The workshops will be held in the Trottier and Rutherford buildings, which are located adjacently, at 3630 and 3600 on University st. (a little farther up the hill from the intersection of University and Milton, on the left side of the road)

The ICML banquet will be held on June 15 at the Montreal Science Centre (333 rue de la Commune Ouest) in the Old Port. This will be a special ``night at the museum": you can try your hand at being a disc jockey, watch a tornado form, or ride a unicycle 7 meters above the ground. And, of course, enjoy the Montreal cuisine, and stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the historic part of the city.

To get to the banquet venue, you can use one of the following options:

  • Walk (25-30 minutes): Go to Sherbrooke st. and walk east to Bleurry. Turn right on Bleurry and follow it all the way to the St. Laurence River (the name of the street changes at some point to St. Pierre). Instructions are also available on Google maps. If the weather is nice, this is a very good option.
  • By bus: Go to du Parc and take bus 80 in the south direction (this is a very frequent bus), until the last stop, at Jeanne Mance and Rene Levesque. Go south 2 blocks to rue Viger Ouest, right two blocks to rue St. Pierre, then straight south on this street. Exact change ($2.75CAD) or a bus pass is required. The bus runs roughly every 10 minutes.
  • By metro: Take the orange line towards Montmorency, get off at Place d'Armes. Walk straight, with your back toward downtown, then turn right on rue de la Commune Ouest. This takes about 10 minutes.
  • By taxi: The ride takes roughly 10 minutes and costs about $12 dollars.
  • For the location of the conference, ICML banquet or other important places, visit the map below

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