The conference banquet will be held in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History. The Museum is located only 2 km from the Shaw centre – weather permitting, taking the 25 min walk across the Alexandra Bridge will reward with stunning views of the city and Ottawa River. Arrive early to enjoy a visit to the museum (included with your ticket), and discover the events, personalities, and history that have shaped Canada. 

Ottawa Tourism - Canadian Museum of Nature

A sit-down dinner will be served with a choice of three main courses prepared by local Québecois chef Michael Lasalle, who will spare no effort to offer you a memorable visual and gastronomical experience. Choices of plates include:

  • Pan seared Trout Fillets on an Oven Roasted Chickpea Cake, Roasted Fennel Infused Sauce topped with Local Maple Syrup Pear Slaw
  • Canadian Alberta Seared Flat Iron 8oz Steak topped with Ruby Port Sauce, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Market Vegetables
  • Oven Roasted Chickpea Cake with Spiced Butternut Squash, Tofu Tagine with Coriander Oil

All dinners include an appetizer, a glass of red or white wine, fresh rolls and butter, dessert, coffee, tea and decaffeinated coffee. Specific dietary requirements (allergies, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) can be accommodated but you will need to contact us at to let us know by July 15th. Following the banquet, we reserved a large space at a pub in the ByWard Market for those who would like to continue the evening.