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44th Annual Conference of the CEN 2024

Oct. 18, 2023

Colloque annuel du CEN-2024

Poster credit: Rachel Labrie

General Information

The 44th Annual CEN Symposium will be held on February 14, 15 and 16, 2024 at the Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins (Université Laval campus).

The abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2023.

Registration deadline is January 29, 2024.

Registration is now over !

CEN Annual Conference Program

The short program is available here.

The long program is now available here.

Please also take a look at the Welcome Package. It includes the following information:

In addition to the traditional symposium program, the 2024 edition will feature a half-day training session on the afternoon of February 14.

Where? Alphonse-Desjardins Pavilion, Room ADJ-2300 and 2320

This half-day training session is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Institut Nordique du Québec and CIERA.

Space is limited for this event (only 80 seats)!

Please register by filling out the Google Form before February 7, 2024.

Two training sessions will be offered during this half-day event (see poster below- Credit: Madeleine St-Cyr). Ideally, a registrant will attend both training sessions.

Call For Abstract

You can present your project in a variety of formats:

The maximum poster size is 38 inches wide by 46 inches high.

Portrait format is preferred. However, if you choose landscape format, the maximum width should still be 38 inches (and the maximum height should be the shape of your rectangle).

You will have 2 minutes to briefly present your project and encourage the audience to visit your poster during the poster session.

You will have a 15 minute block, including a 10-12 minute presentation followed by 3-5 minutes for questions.

You are free to choose the format of your presentation. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your format.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is composed of students, research professionals and professors. It is responsible for selecting oral presentations for the CEN 2024 Annual Symposium.

The selection criteria are

Please note that those whose abstracts are not selected for oral presentation may be offered the opportunity to present an express presentation or poster (within the time limit for express presentations).

Evaluation Committee and Awards

The Evaluation Committee is composed of volunteer judges (students, postdoctoral fellows, professional researchers, and professors).

The Evaluation Committee will be responsible for:

Please note! All participant must submit his poster in PDF format (file name: Last Name_First Name) at least one week before the conference, i.e., by February 7, 2023.

Please note that there will also be a People's Choice Award for each presentation category:

Transportation Logistics

The CEN plans to offer a transportation service from

This is the only form of transportation provided and no other form of transportation will be reimbursed.

You can request this service on the registration form.

Accomodation Logistics

A block of rooms has been reserved for our group at the Université Laval residence for the nights of February 14 and 15, 2024.

The rooms are equipped with a full bathroom, queen-size bed, double sofa bed, TV, microwave, refrigerator and telephone. They come with all the usual hotel amenities, including linens and towels, shampoo and soap, parking included, free wireless Internet access and local toll-free calls. The rate is $105 + tax per night.

Please note that all participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations at their own expense prior to January 29, 2024. There will be no refunds for lodging or per diems.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact hebergement@sres.ulaval.ca or 418-656-5632 using event number #339603.

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