Social Activities

OPENING CEREMONY at the distinguished Palais des congrès de Montreal

Place Riopelle, Palais des congrès de Montréal

DATE: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - LOCATION: Palais des Congrès de Montréal 

The opening ceremony of 2015 edition of the annual IAMCR conference will take place the Palais des congrès de Montreal on July 12th at 5: 30 pm. Will be present Janet Wasko, President of the IAMCR, and Pierre Mongeau, dean of the Faculty of communication of UQAM, who will address the members of the 30 research groups and sections of the IAMCR, as well as policy makers and representatives of international organizations.

Simultaneous translation will be available (French, English and Spanish)

The conference will be followed by a reception including appetizers and drink service.

Free event for all Registered conference delegates


 organized in collaboration with the AÉMDC

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DATE: Monday, July 13, 2015 - LOCATION: D-R200, UQAM

As part of the IAMCR's 2015 conference that will be held July 12-16 in Montréal, the Association des Étudiants de la Maîtrise et du Doctorat en Communication (AEMDC) is hosting a Speed Networking event where the graduated students will have the opportunity to present their research work. This evening is a great opportunity to develop your competence in oral communication and to improve your academic resume.

Free event for all Registered conference delegatesLimited places, by registration only. To register, please visit :



CITIZEN FORUM - Organized in collaboration with the UQAM Community Service 

DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - LOCATION: D-R200, UQAM

In parallel with the IAMCR conference, the UQAM Community Service invites you to participate in a Citizen Forum under the theme Citizens movements and resistance: the ambiguous power of media. In a panel-style format followed by an open forum, citizens and practitioners from various social movements and civil organizations, as well as researchers of various disciplines, are invited to exchange ideas on the role of the media, its limits and possibilities in the resistance movement and citizen mobilization. Considered as tools of manipulation and instruments of freedom, how do the media interact with the democracy ideal? How do resistance movements in Quebec perceive their use of the media in a system they themselves criticize? What are the issues, solutions and possible alternatives? 



DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - LOCATION: D-R200, UQAM

IAMCR presents a tribute to Serge Proulx, teacher at the School of Media and co-founder of the Communications Department at UQAM, to honour his contribution to his profession as he prepares to retire this fall. Researchers will pay tribute to Serge, his intellectual journey and the contributions he and his collaborators have made to the field of communications and media studies.

This event is sold out.


GALA DINNER aboard the renowned AML Cavalier Maxim

AML Cavalier Maxim

DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - LOCATION: AML Cruises, Cavalier Maxim, King Edward Pier

Take a break from the city by enjoying a cruise on the St. Lawrence River departing in the Old Port of Montreal. The AML Cavalier Maxim will impress you by the beauty of its interior and its refined atmosphere aboard. Montreal's unique boat restaurant is impressive with its panoramic glassed-in rooms, its outside terraces, the professionalism of its crew and the quality of the food prepared on board. The cruise is a unique opportunity during the conference to access exclusive views over the city during the night out on the St. Lawrence River.

Ticket price: CAD $130 (SOLD OUT)


DANCING NIGHT at the world-famous Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT)


DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - LOCATION: Société des Arts Technologiques

Dance the night away at the Société des Arts Technologiques and enjoy musical performances and interactive projections on the window walls of the building, an initiative of UQAM students. A festive and lively evening awaits you in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

Free event for all Registered conference delegates