Centre de Recherche en Théorie des Catégories
-- Montréal --
Category Theory Research Center
Category Theory OctoberFest
Concordia University, Montreal
Saturday - Sunday, October 4 - 5, 2008
Update: The meeting is now over, but this page will remain for
here is the program of
talks given at the meeting. And here are
abstracts of some of the talks.
Photos of the weekend by Andrew G. Seniuk
We invite you to join us in Montreal next October for a weekend
meeting in Category Theory, the "not-quite-annual" OctoberFest. As has
been the tradition with these meetings, we invite talks from all
participants. If you wish to give a talk, send your request along with
a short abstract (well before the end of September please) to
Robert Seely at the address below.
The final schedule of talks will be handed out at the meeting, but a
provisional schedule should be available on this webpage, if possible,
before the meeting.
Please let us know if you intend to join us by sending a short
email (before the end of September if possible) to Robert Seely.
We will meet in Concordia's Faubourg building ("FG" on the Concordia map)
on Saturday morning, October 4th. The FG building is located at 1616
St. Catherine W., corner of St Mathieu (see the
Lectures will be in room FGB040 in the basement of the FG building. To
access this, the easiest way is via the Ste Catherine St entrance
opposite Pierce St, then go two floors down.
Check this map for
more explicit instructions, and we'll post signs to help on the day.
Coffee will be available from 8:30 am. The first talk will be at 9:15.
Concordia has an indoor parking garage in the LB (Library)
building, 1436 Mackay, near the site of the talks - the daily rate on
weekends is only $6.
There will be a registration fee of $20 (in Canadian dollars
preferably, but US will be accepted in emergency) to cover refreshments and
sundries. (Exact change please.) Registration will take place
during Saturday morning, before the first talk and during the first coffee
There will be a buffet lunch on Saturday at a local Indian
restaurant (participants responsable for their own costs). Some
recommendations for dinner will be available, but participants are
officially on their own(!) in the evening.
Below you will find a list of hotels and tourist rooms close to
Concordia. We've provided links to those that ought to be the most suitable.
Please note that October is a popular month for visiting Montreal, and
early booking is recommended.
I have added some links in the hotels and tourist rooms section to
budget accomodation, which might be suitable for some attendees.
If you have any further questions, please contact one of us.
We have received a bit of money from Concordia Univeristy towards the
Octoberfest and have decided that we would like to help out graduate
students who wish to attend. So any grad student who is planning to
attend and would like support should write to Robert Seely by
Sept 15 at the latest and make a request. We may or may not be able
to help with travel expenses, but we should be able to pay for local
hotel bills, although everything depends on how many applicants.
Participants will have to submit original bills to be reimbursed.
Sorry, but it will be impossible to provide money beforehand.
It can be warm, cold, wet, dry ... anything is possible
in October. We suggest you check the forcast for Montreal:
the Weather Network
Map of the
Concordia campus area
General map of the area around Concordia
The Faubourg building (where the talks
are to be held)
(Mention you are visiting Concordia University for possible discounts)
- Le Chateau Versailles, 1808 Sherbrooke W, 514-933-8111 (1-888-933-8111)
- Le Meridien Versailles, 1659 Sherbrooke W, 514-933-8111 (1-800-543-4300)
- Hotel du Fort, 1390, rue du Fort, 514-938-8333 (1-800-565-6333)
- Hotel Europa Best Western, 1240 rue Drummond, 514-866-6492 (1-800-361-3000)
- Hötel Maritime Plaza, rue Guy, 514-932-1411 1155
- La Tour Belvédère,
2175 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, 514-935-9052 (1-888-922-9052)
- L'Appartement*, 455 Sherbrooke W, 514-284-3634
- Howard Johnson Plaza*, 475 Sherbrooke W, 514-842-3961
- Mariott Courtyard*, 410 Sherbrooke W, 514-844-8851
- Holiday Inn*, 420 Sherbrooke W, 514-842-6111
- Hotel du Parc*, 3625 Park Ave, 514-288-6666
(Prices vary depending on choice of single/double room, private/shared
*15 minute walk from Concordia
- Manoir Ambrose, 3422
Stanley, 514-288-6922 (1-888-688-6922), (excellent)
- University B&B,
623 Prince Arthur W., 1-866-842-6396
- Armor***, 157 Sherbrooke E, 514-285-0140
- Bienvenue B&B*** 3950 Laval, 514-844-5897 (1-800-227-5897)
- Casa Bella*, 258 Sherbrooke W, 514-849-2777
- Centre Ville B&B**, 3458 Laval, 514-289-9749
- Pierre***, 169 Sherbrooke E, 514-288-8519
**30 minute walk from Concordia
***45 minute walk from Concordia
(Note that using the Metro or bus makes the trip shorter)
Youth Hostel, 1030 Mackay, 514-843-3317, (1-866-843-3317)
1355 René-Levesque West, 514-866-9942.
(Their hotel offers accomodation to men and women.)
Hotel, 50 René-Levesque West, 514-874-9090 (1-800-363-6535,
LINCOLN, 1900 Lincoln Ave. Suite 17, 514-938-8848
- Montreal Hostels