Social Program

During the ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting many networking and social events will be organized.  All of these events are open and inclusive to members of ISES and ISEE, as well as non-members.  We hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities for learning, networking, and socializing at ISES-ISEE 2018.

Register or modify your registration to include social events here.

Ottawa City Tour

Saturday August 25, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting location to be determined
$20 CAD per participant, limited availability

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

This tour is the perfect mix of the city’s main landmarks, its surprisingly seedy history, and some of the hottest spots locals love. Starting at the National War Memorial, we’ll take you down the pedestrian mall of Sparks Street, past Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier, and finish up in the Byward Market. With violent Prime Ministers, political assassinations, lumberjack gang violence and vindictive governor generals, Ottawa has one of the most fascinating histories around! This private tour is led by Ottawa Free Tours. For more tours open to the public visit: www.ottawafreetour.com/

Welcome & Opening Plenary

Welcome Reception

Sunday August 26, 5:30 pm
Shaw Centre (meeting venue)
Included in the registration fee

Join us as we kick off the ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting. The reception will feature local entertainment and provide an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and socialize while enjoying appetizers and drinks. All conference participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception.

Women’s Networking Event

Monday August 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
National Arts Centre (NAC)
Regular delegates $30 CAD/ Students $25 CAD

The conference organizers are excited to invite delegates to attend the first ISES-ISEE Joint Women’s Networking Event and the fifth ISES Women’s Networking Event! Enjoy an early evening of mingling and networking activities with other women engaged in science and research. This event is a great opportunity for women in exposure and epidemiological sciences to share research ideas, expand professional networks, and discuss challenges and successes. The Women’s Networking Event will be held in the newly renovated National Arts Centre (NAC), less than a 5 minute walk from the Shaw Centre where the conference will be held. Refreshments will include appetizers and a drink (plus cash bar). Register early as space for this popular event is limited!

Ottawa Historical Tavern Tour

Monday August 27, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Meeting location to be determined
$20 CAD per participant, limited availability

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

Come hear about Ottawa’s colourful history of scoundrels, assassins and spies over a pint of local beer.  We’ll bring you around the Byward Market to 3 of Ottawa’s coolest taverns and pubs and tell you fascinating stories over a few glasses of local craft beer. This private tour is led by Ottawa Free Tours. For more tours open to the public visit: www.ottawafreetour.com/

Fun Run: Welcome to Ottawa!

Tuesday August 28, 6:00 am (please arrive by 5:45 am)
 
Meet at the main entrance of the Shaw Centre. Address: 55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2, Canada.
Pre-registration is not required

We will be running alongside the Rideau Canal for approximately 3 miles (5km). A longer course will be offered to those wish to do a longer run (8 to 10km).

There will be several pace groups (optional). Information will be sent by email to those who register to the event and information will also be posted on the website.

This is just a Fun Run – the event will not be timed.

Water will NOT be provided during the Fun Run. If you will need water during the run, please bring your own water bottle.

The entire course takes place along the Rideau Canal. There will be no traffic closures on the route. However, there may be pedestrians entering the park on or near parts of the Fun Run course. Please run and/or walk carefully and watch for traffic!

Conference Dinner

Tuesday August 28, 6:30 – 11.00 pm
National Arts Centre (NAC)
$85 CAD per ticket

We are happy to announce that the Conference Dinner will take place at the National Arts Centre (NAC). The NAC collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country. The newly renovated NAC lies across the canal, less than a 5 minute walk, from the Shaw Centre where the conference will be held. The rooms selected for conference events feature floor to ceiling windows with views of the canal and historic buildings. The NAC also has an outdoor terrace for mingling and cocktails before dinner, weather permitting.

Technology and Sensor Fair

Wednesday August 29, 5:45 – 7:30 pm
Shaw Centre (meeting venue)
Included in the registration fee

The Technology and Sensor Fair is an opportunity for researchers in the fields of exposure science and environmental epidemiology to participate in interactive, hands-on demonstrations of new, updated, or emerging technology, tools, and software. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the technology, and determine how it might be integrated in their current or future research.  Contact us if you are interested in exhibiting your new technology and applications to leading environmental exposure and epidemiology experts!

Chapters and Committees Fair

Wednesday August 29, 5:45 – 7:30 pm
Shaw Centre (meeting venue)
Included in the registration fee

The Chapters and Committees Fair is a great opportunity to find out what’s going on in the societies and learn ways to get involved. Representatives for all of the ISES and ISEE Chapters and Committees will be on hand to showcase their activities and recruit members. This event is traditionally a part of the ISES annual conference, and we are excited to include ISEE for the first time as well!

Taste of Canada Research Incubator

Wednesday August 29, 7:30 pm
 
Beckta, 150 Elgin St. A five minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre
Regular delegates $80 CAD/ Students $50 CAD, limited availability

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

Unwind and get inspired in one of Ottawa’s finest dining rooms and wine bars, Beckta (http://www.beckta.com/). Join colleagues over hors d’oeuvres and wine steps away from the meeting for the fine flavors of Canada. The curated event serves to bring together conference attendees in a warm, welcoming environment for natural discussions on the state-of-the-art and to form potential collaborations. The Incubator will bring together the experiences and stories of conference attendees, from trainees to late-career, to foster new ideas in exposure science and environmental epidemiology. Move freely, follow discussions, and form lasting bonds with colleagues as the night wanes and prospective collaborations form.

On your event registration, please provide three key words of your work and your interests. Two keywords should reflect your current work or skills, and the third should indicate an interest beyond the scope of your current work. The food will include options sensitive to dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.).

Ottawa After Dark Tour

Wednesday August 29, 8:00 pm
Meeting location to be determined
$10 CAD per participant, limited availability

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

Sure, Ottawa seems like a nice town, but what happens after the sun sets? Come find out on this luminous, hilarious and fascinating tour. Our guides will take you onto Parliament Hill and through Centretown Ottawa as they recount stories from some of that darker side’s of the city’s past. This tour will feature Ottawa’s beautiful skyline at sunset, fantastic monuments lit up at night, and will finish at Parliament Hill in time for the free light show happening throughout the summer. Come hear the darker side of Canada’s past before seeing it light up on Parliament! This private tour is led by Ottawa Free Tours. For more tours open to the public visit: www.ottawafreetour.com/

Ottawa Express Bicycle Tour

Thursday August 30, 2:00 pm
 
65 Sparks St. A five minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre
$31 CAD per participant. All prices include bicycle rental, helmet, water bottle, and power bar. Tour guides will be provided at a ratio of 1 per 12-13 registrants.

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

Ottawa is home to many bicycle paths that offer beautiful views of the landscape and a way to sustainably see its attractions. ISES-ISEE is offering the option to register for guided bicycle tours of Ottawa. Tour guides from Escape Tours & Rentals (http://www.escapebicycletours.ca/tours/scheduled-tours/) will lead cyclists at a leisurely pace to see the main attractions of Ottawa. This ride is 2 hours long and features Ottawa’s main attractions.

Ottawa Bicycle Tour

Friday August 31, 10:00 am
 
65 Sparks St. A five minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre
$51 CAD per participant. All prices include bicycle rental, helmet, water bottle, and lunch. Tour guides will be provided at a ratio of 1 per 12-13 registrants.

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st.

Ottawa is home to many bicycle paths that offer beautiful views of the landscape and a way to sustainably see its attractions. ISES-ISEE is offering the option to register for guided bicycle tours of Ottawa. Tour guides from Escape Tours & Rentals (http://www.escapebicycletours.ca/tours/scheduled-tours/) will lead cyclists at a leisurely pace to see the main attractions of Ottawa. This ride is 3.5 hours and features an extended list of Ottawa attractions: Rideau Canal, Lansdowne Park, Old Ottawa South, Arboretum, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy, the War Museum, and more.

Ottawa Boat Cruise

Friday August 31, 2:00 pm (Please arrive by 1:45 pm)
 
Depart at the base of the Ottawa Locks (west of the Chateau Laurier Hotel, at the north end of the Canal).
$20 CAD per participant

Deadline: Please register prior to August 1st. Later or same-day registrations are also welcome. Note that this tour is open to the public and there is a maximum boat capacity.

Come on out to see Canada’s Capital City from the water! The ISES-ISEE has arranged a sailing on the Ottawa River on Friday August 31 at 2 pm. All are welcome, bring a friend or your family!  If you cannot make it with us, be sure to check out Paul’s website (https://paulsboatline.com/en). They offer the same tour at multiple times daily.  The duration of the tour is 1.5 hours. It includes live commentary (Parliament buildings, supreme court, Prime Minister’s residence, various buildings/monuments, Rideau Falls, etc.), cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

Whitewater Rafting on the Ottawa River

Friday August 31, 7:00 am (all-day)
 
Depart from the Shaw Conference Centre
$174.76 CAD per participant

Deadline: Please register prior to July 1st.
This activity goes rain or shine.

Raft Canada’s most famous whitewater river! Featuring great Canadian wilderness and spectacular high volume rapids, the Esprit “Two-Channel” day trip will take you down both the Middle and the Main channels of the Ottawa River. For more information visit: http://www.whitewater.ca/whitewater_rafting_ottawa.html.

Student Poster Competition

Sunday August 26 (6:30 pm) and Monday August 27 (12:30 pm)
Shaw Centre (meeting venue)
Included in the registration fee

The Student Poster Competition provides an opportunity for students to showcase their research, and for established scientists to meet new researchers and keep abreast of cutting edge work.

If you’d like to volunteer to be a judge in the Student Poster Competition, or if you’d like to learn more, please contact us or sign up during registration!

Student and New Researcher Events

Student and New Researcher Events during the annual meeting provide opportunities for students and new researchers to network and socialize.  The ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting will provide a great opportunity for students across disciplines and societies to meet and exchange ideas. Check back in May to see what events are being planned for 2018!