Speaker Resources


Important Information for Presenters in Montreal

All sessions take place at the Palais des Congres in Montreal:
159 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal (QC) H2Z 1H2

The Palais is located directly across the street from ACS’s headquarter hotel, The Westin Montreal:
270 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal (QC) H2Y 0A3

Arriving by Car
If you are driving to the Palais, parking is available at the Viger indoor car park located at 1025 Chenneville, between Jeanne-Mance and Saint-Urbain and the Quartier International de Montréal indoor car park at 249 Saint-Antoine Ouest. Visit the Palais website for full parking information including pricing and payment options.

Speaker Check-In
Upon arrival, all presenters should stop by the ACS Registration Desk located on the 5th Floor Foyer of the Palais des Congres. Pick up your registration packet on-site at the Pre-Registration area which will include your Conference Name Badge, Presenter Ribbon, and a reminder with details about your session’s date, time, and location.  We also suggest you view the Conference Schedule to familiarize yourself with the details of your session.

If you have not already done so, please submit your presentation (PowerPoint or other format) to Michelle Lee at [email protected] immediately. All sessions will be posted on the members-only section of the ACS website. Any additional related articles, materials, or handouts you supply will also be posted for you. These should be submitted now in order to be posted to the website during the conference.

The deadline for submission of handouts for printing by ACS was June 10, 2011. If you submitted materials for printing by the deadline, these will be in your session room set out on each attendee’s chair. If you have handouts for your session that were not submitted by the deadline, you are responsible for printing them yourself and bringing them to your session. A conference staff member or volunteer will be available to distribute the handouts for you. Please contact Michelle Lee at [email protected] to find out the quantity you will need to print for your particular session.

Session Logistics
All sessions last 90 minutes and should begin and end promptly at the designated time. Please arrive in your session room to confirm that the audio-visual set-up is working properly and that any other special details or equipment are in order. If there is any problem, report it immediately to the nearest conference staff member or to the Registration Desk. An ACS volunteer will be on hand to introduce you. If you are a moderator or a presenter of a cheesemaking demonstration, you will find a brief introductory script in your registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: All speakers must bring your own laptop.  ACS cannot provide these for you.  If you have a Mac computer, please bring ALL cords with you. Since Mac’s come equipped with multiple cords and adaptors it will be your responsibility to bring the appropriate cord for A/V setup.

Conference Bookstore
ACS will have a bookstore open to attendees throughout the conference.  The bookstore will be located on the 5th floor of the Palais des Congres.  If you are an author and have included your book on the 2011 ACS Book List, please contact Michelle Lee to arrange a time for a book signing.

Get Ready for ACS 2012 in Raleigh, NC
Now is the time to submit your session suggestions for next year’s ACS Annual Conference. Just download the 2012 Call for Presentations Form, and submit your presentation to [email protected].