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There are two ATMs within the Convention Centre. They are located near the main entrance at 1000 boul. (Banque Scotia and Desjardins). The two nearest ATMs outside of the Convention Centre are a BMO, located in Hotel Palace Royal (400 m – 4 min walk), 775 Avenue Honore-Mercier, Quebec, QC G1R6A5, and an ATM at “Caisse Populaire Desjardins” (500 m – 5 min walk), 550 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 3C6. In addition, there are several ATMs located in nearby financial institutions.


The full text of poster and slide abstracts can be found in the SNL 2018 Abstracts Book, which can be downloaded in PDF format from (coming soon)


An LCD projector (e.g., for PowerPoint presentations) will be provided in Room 2000C; however, computers are NOT provided. Presenters must bring their own computers and set them up BEFORE the start of the session in which they are presenting. Presenters must arrive at Room 2000C a minimum of 30 minutes before their talk.

Business Center

The Business Center is located on Level 3 of the Québec City Convention Centre.

Business Meeting

The SNL Business Meeting is Saturday, August 18th at 4:45 pm. All SNL members are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to hear about SNL, ask questions, and give feedback.

Certificate of Attendance

To receive a Certificate of Attendance, please visit the Registration Desk. If you require any changes, we will be happy to email or mail a copy after the meeting (


Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health, SNL is pleased to be able to offer onsite childcare at this year’s meeting in Québec City.

Code of Conduct

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language is committed to providing a safe and professional environment during our annual meeting. All Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. It is unlawful to harass any person or employee because of that person’s gender, sexual orientation or race. In addition, we require that all questions and comments to speakers and poster presenters be respectful and collegial. Verbal aggression will not be tolerated.

Contact Us

To contact us onsite, visit the Registration Desk, or send an email to We will respond to your email at our earliest opportunity.

Copying, Printing and Office Supplies

A Business Center is located on Level 3. The Business Center has photocopying and printing services, as well as internet workstations and cell phone charging stations. Computers are also available in the Hall 2000 foyer.


The SNL Program Committee reserves the right to make changes to the meeting program at any time without notice. This program was correct at the time of printing.


All exhibits are located in Hall 2000.

Exhibit Hours
Thursday, August 16, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, August 17, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Food Service

Complimentary food and beverage service is available to all registered attendees at the following times:


Continental Breakfast, 7:45 – 8:45 am
Coffee Break, 10:15 – 10:45 am
Afternoon Coffee, 3:05 – 3:35 pm


Continental Breakfast, 7:30 – 8:30 am
Coffee Break, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Afternoon Coffee, 3:30 – 4:00 pm


Continental Breakfast, 7:30 – 8:30 am
Coffee Break, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Afternoon Coffee, 3:00 – 3:30 pm 

See the Restaurant section for information about local eateries.

Future Meetings

SNL 2019 will be held August 20-22 in Helsinki, Finland.

Guest Policy

Guests are allowed complimentary entry into one SNL session (for the purposes of seeing the poster or slide of the person they are a guest of). Guests are welcome to attend the Opening Night Reception.

Guests must register at the SNL Registration Desk upon arrival and must be accompanied by the SNL attendee. Guests must wear a badge for entrance into the session they are attending.


We are very pleased to provide an ASL interpreter service this year. Should you request assistance, please visit the Registration Desk.

Internet Access

Internet access is free throughout the Québec City Convention Centre. Free WiFi is also available in the Desjardins Promenade outside the Centre.

Lost & Found

Please check with the SNL Registration Desk for lost and found items.

Meeting Rooms

All general sessions (Keynotes, Award Talks, Slides, Slams, and the Panel Discussion) will be held in Room 2000C. Posters will be presented in Room 2000AB.


A bulletin board will be available for messages and job postings near the SNL Registration Desk.

Mobile Phones

Attendees are asked to silence their mobile phones when in sessions.

Musée de la civilisation

Upon presentation of your SNL badge, receive a 15% discount from August 16th through 18th to visit the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec (QC) G1K 8W9 Canada. You can either walk to the museum or take a taxi or a city bus.

Name Badges

For security purposes, all attendees must wear their name badge to all sessions and social functions. Entrance into sessions is restricted to registered attendees only. If you misplace your name badge, please go to the Registration Desk for a replacement.


A pedestrian tunnel links the Québec City Convention Centre to four indoor parking lots. The lots are managed by Indigo and Société Parc-Auto du Québec.

Phone Charging Station

For your convenience, a phone charging station is located at the Registration Desk.

Poster Printing

The closet printer for posters is Planète Multi-Services, located approximately ten minutes away from the Québec City Convention Centre. The shop can be reached at 418-523-3793.

Poster Sessions

Posters are located in Room 2000AB. See Poster Sessions.
Poster Slam Sessions are located in Room 2000C. See Poster Slam Sessions.

Public Transportation

Get around safely and sustainably with Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), Québec City’s public transit system. The cost for one bus ride is $3.5 CAD. You can pay with exact change when you board the bus, or you can buy a pass that allows for unlimited travel on weekends or for five consecutive days—a very handy way to get around the city during the meeting.

There is an RTC office right across from the Convention Centre on 884 rue Saint-Joachim where you can purchase tickets and passes and gather information. For other places to purchase a pass, click here.

To get to the airport by bus, take Bus Route #78 offered by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), which serves the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport Monday through Friday (in the early morning from the terminus Les Saules and in the late afternoon to the terminus Les Saules).
Schedule for Bus Route # 78 to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport stop 5322
Schedule for Bus Route # 78 from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport stop 5322

Given the Convention Centre’s terrific location amidst major hotels and steps away from Old Québec, walking is always a great active transportation option.


The SNL Registration Desk is located in Hall 2000 at the Québec City Convention Centre. The Registration Desk hours are:

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 am – 5:45 pm
Friday, August 17, 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Restaurants in Québec City

Québec City is quite the foodie’s paradise. The Convention Centre is just minutes away from dozens of restaurants of every kind and price range. Home to French restaurants, microbreweries, bistros, sidewalk cafés and much more, the city has earned an outstanding reputation for its innovative cuisine, fine regional products, and creative artisans and chefs.

The Convention Centre is part of a complex that has two restaurants, Le Subtil and La Prep, as well as a convenience store. In addition, light meals are available at Le Lounge restaurant and the Petit Café.

During the lunch break on Thursday, the SAGA Nomade food-truck, which is associated with the prestigious La Sagamité restaurant will be available on the Promenade Desjardins (in front of the Centre’s main entrance). The food-truck features popular French Canadian cuisine, including:

  • Poutine This popular poutine is garnished with thyme confit guinea fowl, gouda grain, onion crisp and mushroom mayonnaise.
  • Elk Burger Served with Oka cheese, onion confit and spicy mayonnaise.
  • Deer Burrito Garnished with mozzarella cheese, chopped salad and fresh tomatoes.
  • Bison Sandwich Homemade smoked bison sandwich with melting Swiss cheese and truffle mayonnaise.

If you’d like to go out for lunch, but want to keep it relatively quick, we have negotiated special rates at La Scala and Café Sirocco, two popular restaurants that are within walking distance from the Convention Centre. Both are located nearby Cartier Avenue, one of the most popular streets in Québec City.  Cartier Avenue is a small street with shops and restaurants that are praised by locals and visitors alike. Both La Scala and Café Sirocco have agreed to make sure that you can be in and out in an hour or less to be back in time for the meeting!
La Scala features fine Italian cuisine (directions).
Café Sirocco is an excellent Mediterranean-style restaurant (directions).

2 km from the Convention Center, Nicky Sushi is offering SNL attendees a 10% discount upon presentation of your SNL badge.  Nicky Sushi is located at 311, chemin de la Canardière, Limoilou, G1L 2V1, Québec, QC (directions).

Looking for a dinner restaurant? Here’s a great website to help you pick something special.


To ship your poster or other items home from the meeting, ask for the Concierge, located on the 3rd level of the Québec City Convention Centre.

Sightseeing and Guided Tours of Québec City

The Concierge, located on the 3rd floor of the Québec City Convention Centre, can help you with making arrangements for sightseeing and guided tours, as well as recommend restaurants and shows.


Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted inside the Québec City Convention Centre. According to the provincial law, you may not smoke within nine metres of the door to a public place where smoking is usually forbidden. This rule also applies near the windows and air-intake ducts of these places.

Social Events

Opening Night Reception at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Join your colleagues on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 pm for an elegant evening of food, drinks and stimulating conversation against the backdrop of one of Canada’s premier collections of fine art. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a short, picturesque stroll from the Québec City Convention Centre.

You can walk from the Convention Centre to the Museum. The distance is 1.4 KM, about 15 minutes.
You can also take a bus to the Museum. The fastest itinerary would be to board Bus #11 at the Convention Centre, which will take you right to the Museum.

For guests needing extra assistance in getting to the event, please contact the SNL Registration Desk.

Friday Evening Social Hour

Attendees are invited to enjoy a special Social Hour in Room 2000AB during the Friday evening poster session. A cash bar with be available.

Social Media

Join the SNL discussion on Twitter!

  • Follow @SNLmtg for meeting information
  • Follow SNL colleagues (like @kemmorey1)
  • Tag meeting-related tweets with #snlmtg18
  • Join in the conversation by searching for tweets tagged #snlmtg18


Please report to Room 2000C at least thirty minutes before the start of your session. Upon request at the Registration Desk, a speaker ready-room with a computer will be made available for testing your presentation. See the Audio-Visual section above.


Taxis can be used to get around the city. The cost is the same whether you call the company or hail a cab from the street. From the YQB terminal to downtown Québec City or from downtown Québec City to YQB, a taxi ride will cost approximately $34.25 CAD (≈$28 USD, 22 Euros).

The following is a list of some of the taxi companies that serve both the airport and the city:
Taxi Coop Québec (418-525-5191)
Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy-Sillery (418-653-7777)
Taxi Laurier (418-651-2727)


Uber is available within Québec City, as well as at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.