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We have planned new activities to compensate for face-to-face conversations and social activities :

  • facilitated thematic meetings

  • musical and cultural breaks

  • learn about Quebec sessions

  • network meetings

  • IAPS virtual banquet

For more information, visit the Online Program

Welcome reception

WELCOME RECEPTION  - cancelled due to COVID-19

Monday, June 22, 2020


A welcome cocktail will be held on the evening of Monday, June 22, at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec.

Time to be confirmed. 

The welcome cocktail and music performance are included in the registration fee for all participants and their accompanying persons. 


IAPS2020 SOCIAL DINNER - cancelled due to COVID-19


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Join us at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) for an evening of good food, fun and access to an exhibition of contemporary art! 

Please note that the Conference dinner is not included in the registration fee. Tickets may be reserved through the online registration platform. Time to be confirmed. 


FIELD TRIPS - cancelled due to COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020


We are currently organizing a variety of field trips in partnership with civil society groups, architect firms or government agencies. The visits will take place on the afternoon of Friday, June 26, and will lasts approximately 2.5 hours. We recommend that you reserve as soon as possible as places are limited.  Registration fee is Can$25.00

1. Old but very alive Vieux-Québec

Starting from the Seminary of Quebec (founded in 1663), this walking tour, guided by a renowned historian, will take you to some of the most important landmarks of Old Québec : the magnificent interior of Notre Dame de Québec Basilica, the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (1800-1804), the Ursuline Chapel (dating from the 1720s) and the spectacular Dufferin Terrace, a vast boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River. You will then continue to the Lower Town to discover Place Royale, where the government has restored merchants’ houses from the time of New France.

2. As tides go by:

The Saint Lawrence riverfront returns to Quebeckers

As you stroll along the multiple award-winning Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain, you’ll see what the city and its partners are doing to redevelop over 7.5 km / 4.5 miles along the Saint Lawrence River to facilitate active transportation. You’ll also discover how community engagement and public health concerns helped define the priorities for this world-class public space.

3. A holistic approach to health and wellbeing:

A new era for the Augustines’ monastery

On this tour, you will visit the Augustines' Monastery, home to the religious community that founded the first hospital in North America on this site in the mid 17thcentury and which was recently converted into a most unique and innovative museum and hotel complex promoting holistic wellness: New uses that preserve the spirit of the place and continue the Augustine sisters’ social mission.

4. From street to mall and back again:

The rehabilitation of Quebec City’s downtown shopping district

St-Roch in the Lower Town is the former commercial center of Québec City, neglected for years before being gradually rehabilitated over the last 25 years into a dynamic mixed area of new and renovated housing, artist lofts, tech enterprises and commercial premises. The municipal administration and urban designers have been deeply involved in planning and designing this operation and continue their commitment to creating quality public spaces and infrastructures.

5. Showcasing British and French literary culture in Québec City:   The recycling of the Morrin College and the Wesley temple

Québec City bears tangible and intangible traces of French and British cultures. On this tour you’ll get an inside look at both by two fascinating public libraries: the Maison de la littérature, birthplace of l’Institut canadien de Québec and the Morrin Center, a former prison transformed into a college, now housing Québec’s Literary and historical society.

6. Limoilou: triplexes and back alleys…

One of Quebec City’s first suburbs, Limoilou was annexed by the city in 1909; it then became the theater of an economic and demographic boom. Developed on former agricultural lands, its streets and avenues, recalling New York’s geometrical grid pattern, are lined by brick buildings of two (duplex) or three (triplex) stories. On this walking tour, you will get a chance to stroll around tree-lined residential streets and back alleys that have become playgrounds, visit its commercial 3ème Avenue and get a glimpse of a former church rehabilitated into a dynamic circus school.

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