» Conferences IEEE International Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 50th Anniversary Joint Conference
24-27 August, 2004,
We encourage guests of conference attendees to register. The
registration fee of $35 US permits you to attend our continental breakfast
each morning (Tuesday through Friday) as well as the Welcoming Reception
Tuesday evening. The breakfast will provide an opportunity to meet
fellow guests and coordinate daily excursions and activities.
Guests should register with their accompanying Conference attendees on the
Conference Registration Form.
Three guest tours, individually priced, have also been arranged, see below.
The guest breakfast will be from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the Delta Centre-Ville
Hotel. The specific location will be listed in the hotel lobby. The
Hotel will also be the departing and return points for the guest tours.
PLEASE NOTE: THE GUEST BREAKFAST IS FOR REGISTERED GUESTS
ONLY---NOT FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES.
GUEST TOURS ( All departing from the Delta Centre-Ville
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
CITY TOUR AND RIVER CRUISE [$45 US]
Tour does not include lunch
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This is a complete bus tour of the City, including a stop at the Notre Dame
Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory (photo stop), residential and financial districts,
Old Montreal (photo stop), French Quarter, outside view of Olympic Site (photo
stop), McGill University and a panoramic view from an observation point on
top of Mt. Royal. This tour will conclude in Old Montreal where participants
can get lunch at any of the many small restaurants and cafes.
After lunch, we will cruise a delightful two hours on the St. Lawrence River
aboard the Cavalier Maxim from whose deck you will get a fabulous view of
historical and modern sights of Montreal. The bus will return us to
the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
BOTANICAL GARDENS and CHATEAU DUFRESNE [$50 US]
Tour includes lunch
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: This tour involve extensive walking and use of Montreal's Metro system.
Participants should wear comfortable shoes. In case of heavy rain,
there will be a tour of the Garden's comprehensive greenhouses.
Founded in 1931 by Frere Marie-Victorin, the renowned 180 acre site contains
more than 21,000 varieties of plants in 30 gardens, 10 exhibition greenhouses,
and a large arboretum. The World Federation of Rose Gardens chose the 10,000
plant Rose Garden as the Best Rose Garden of 2003. The Chinese Friendship
Garden is in Ming Dynasty style featuring a miniature tree (penjing) collection,
waterfall, ornamental pond and several pavilions. The Japanese garden and
pavilion is in traditional style, with koi ponds, streams, bridges, a Zen
garden, bonsai courtyard and tea garden. A buffet lunch will be served in
the Fuji Pavilion.
After lunch we will walk across the street to the Chateau Dufresne. This
Gothic-inspired mansion designed by Parisian architect, Jules Renard, is
based on the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France, and was constructed from
1915 to 1918. It was decorated with a series of beautiful murals and ceiling
paintings by artist Guido Nincheri in the 1920's. Many original furnishings
are included. At the conclusion of the tour, we will return to the Delta
Centre-Ville Hotel by Metro.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
MCCORD MUSEUM EXHIBITS [$45 US]
Tour includes lunch
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: This tour involves extensive walking and use of Montreal's Metro
system. Participants should wear comfortable shoes.
The McCord Museum was founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord as a place to
house his extensive collection of historically significant objects from throughout
Canada. Today the Museum is a public research and teaching museum
dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion and appreciation of Canadian
We will be given a guided tour of two exhibits: "Simply Montreal",
a presentation on the rich and varied experience offered by the city; and "Dyed
in the Wool", the history of the Scots in the metropolis and the country;
that involves more than bagpipes, kilts and whisky. The tour will be followed
by a film: "Montreal, An Island in Time". A multi-course
lunch will be served in a fine French restaurant next door.
After lunch participants will be free to return to the museum to explore "Turning
the Tables", the world of the table, including lovely settings,
decorations, etiquette, rituals and the enjoyment of good company. At the
conclusion of the tour, we will return to the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel by