August 7-10, 2017


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Auberge du Lac Taureau in Quebec, Canada. We strongly recommend that all participants book travel early. Please note the important deadlines below. Additional information, including location and directions, can be found on the web site : venue_en.php


The full program will be posted following the registration deadline.

Important dates:

  • 6 March 2017: Website posted, registration opens
  • 1 June 2017: Hotel Registration deadline. After this date accommodation cannot be guaranteed.
  • 1 July 2017: Abstract deadline.
  • 6 August: Welcome cocktail in the evening.
  • 7-10 August: Science workshop
  • 11 August: BEST meeting


Non-discrimination & Anti-harassment Policy

We are committed to providing a conference experience where everyone is treated with respect, free from discrimination or harassment based on race, color, gender, ethnicity, ancestry, national or cultural origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, genetic information, veteran or military status, marital status, citizenship status or socio-economic status, or on any other legally prohibited basis.

Discrimination or harassment of conference participants will not be tolerated in any form. Conference participants violating this rule may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments, sexual images visible in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants. We value your attendance.

Participants are expected to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.