Montréal, Canada • October 22-25
HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal

“At a time when societies need to reconcile economic growth with environmental protection, to align wealth creation with ethics and social justice, the future belongs to those who develop solutions to the major challenges confronting our planet, view these issues as opportunities for development and progress, and see in today’s world what we can become tomorrow.”

– HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry
HEC Montréal is an internationally renowned business school and the first in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field. Among its 274 full-time faculty is one of the world’s largest concentrations of business school professors publishing world-class research using ethnographic methods in marketing, management, logistics, accounting and other disciplines. Founded in 1907, the school now has 13,000 students in 60 programs of study, annually trains 8,000 executives and managers, offers programs in several languages and attracts students from 143 countries. What better place to explore the notion of Perspectives than HEC Montréal?

All conference sessions, including tutorials, will take place at HEC Montréal, 3000 Ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine. Download public transit directions for traveling from conference hotels.

Montréal, City of Design

Experience the 375th anniversary of Montréal, an official UNESCO City of Design!

Founded in 1642, Montréal is the largest metropolis in the Province of Québec and the second largest city in Canada. Old in soul, but young at heart, Montréal has a storied past that includes First Nations settlement, French colony and a British stronghold. In 1991, Montreal became the first North American city to create the position of a design commissioner, and the city now has the world’s second-highest proportion of people employed in creative industries (after London).

The name Montréal comes from the majestic Mount Royal, a gentle mountain that, throughout history, has been its backbone and backyard. The University of Montréal and HEC Montréal anchor the northern side of the mountain, while the city centre rests to the south and is bordered by the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which served as the lifeblood of the city and province for over three centuries.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 22 October, 6:00-9:30 pm
Pointe-à-Callière – Montréal Museum of Archeology and History
350 Place Royale
How to get there 

METRO: Take the Blue Line from Université-de-Montréal (towards Snowdon). Transfer to the Orange Line at Snowdon (towards Montmorency). Get off at Place d’Armes, exit on St-Urbain (will become Saint-Sulpice) and walk towards Saint- Antoine. Turn right on De la Commune O. and take de fork to the right on Place d’Youville.

BUS: Take Bus 129 from Ch. de la Côte-Sainte Catherine next to HEC. Get off at Saint-Antoine / Saint-Urbain and walk 7 min. down Saint-François Xavier St.

Download detailed directions from HEC Montréal and conference hotels.

We’ll launch EPIC2017 with our Welcome Reception at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s history and archeology museum, which sits on the original French settlement from 1642 in Montréal Old Port. EPIC attendees will have access to ruins of the first settlement, as well as two showings of “Yours Truly, Montréal”, an 18-minute introduction to the Museum that takes spectators back to the birth of Montréal, from the ice age to the present, including the arrival of the Native People, the establishment of Montréal, the French and British regimes through to the modern age, the development of infrastructure networks and more. Produced in collaboration with Montréal-based Moment Factory, the show is presented on a 270-degree screen, where breathtaking and evocative images provide a spectacular immersive experience. The Welcome Reception gives EPIC2017 attendees the opportunity to experience the myriad of perspectives that make Montréal the awesome city it is today. The Welcome Reception is included with conference registration.

Conference Dinner

Monday, 23 October
6:30–10:00 pm
Cirque Éloize, 417 rue Berri
How to get there

METRO: Take the Blue Line from Université-de-Montréal (towards Snowdon). Transfer to the Orange Line at Snowdon (towards Montmorency). Get off at Champ-de-Mars, take the pedestrian overpass, turn left on Saint-Louis St. then right on Berri St.

BUS: Take Bus 129 from Ch. de la Côte-Sainte Catherine on the side of HEC. Get off at Saint-Antoine / de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. Walk approx. 6 min. down Saint-Antoine to Berri St. and turn right.

Download detailed directions from HEC Montréal and conference hotels.

EPIC conference dinners are practically legendary—and you’re in store for a sensational experience this year. We’ll be hosted by Cirque Éloize in their studios, the historic 19th-century Dalhousie Train Station, in the heart of Old Montréal. Internationally acclaimed artists will entertain us with performances and animations as we’re treated to a three-course meal by Robert Alexis catering with ample beer and wine.

The conference dinner is sold out. To join the waiting list, sign in to modify your registration.

Program Sessions

All conference sessions, except the Conference Dinner and Welcome Reception, take place at the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building at HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road. Rooms will be posted on the Conference Schedule.

Download public transit instructions for traveling from conference hotels to HEC Montréal.