You select your workshops on the Summit website at the time of purchasing your Summit Pass. The full program is listed here.Participants may register for up to 2 workshops over the course of the 3 days. Once the Ticket is purchased, you have guaranteed access to these 2 workshops. Later in the purchase process you will be able to request additional workshops which will be distributed depending on availability (no guaranteed admittance).
Participants have guaranteed access to up to 2 workshops over the course of the 3 days. This is to ensure that all participants can have at least 2 workshops.Workshops will be for between 10 - 30 people.
Summit tickets are CDN $400 (including taxes and fees) for regular attendees and CDN $275 (including taxes and fees) for students. To purchase a student pass you will be asked to supply us proof of full-time enrollment in an academic institutions. Your Ticket will be reviewed by us and released on approval. There are no further discounts for Summit tickets.
If you will be applying for a travel VISA and require an official letter of invitation please email the following information to events(at)derivative.ca and a PDF document will be provided. Be sure to start this process early as in some cases it may take longer than expected.
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Venue & Directions
The Summit will take place on the Coeur des Sciences / UQAM campus in Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space. Please see attached map for access routes.
Pavillon Cœur des sciences
175, avenue du Président-Kennedy
Montréal (Québec) H2X 0A3
The Summit is held at the Pavillon Cœur des sciences /UQAM which is almost a fully accessible venue. The only Summit room that does not quality is the Agora Loft where full-day workshops are taking place. Please see this map of the venue to find out more about where elevators and accessible washrooms are located and please email summit(at)derivative.ca in advance so that we may better facilitate your participation.
We will be holding pre-registration at the venue from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, August 16th. Presenters and participants are strongly encouraged to come to the venue and visit reception in the Chaufferie building (see Summit Access & Location map) during this window to register, pick up your lanyards, say hello etc. This way it does not have to be done the next day when everyone is trying to get to a talk or to a workshop to set up and you’ll be relaxed and ready to roll first thing Friday morning and have time to say hello to all your friends.
For those who are unable to register the 16th registration at Chaufferie will open at 9:00 am.
Please refer to the schedule of find the location of your workshop and then check the map to find the correct room.
Agora will host all the Talks and Presentations as well as the night-time events.
Chaufferie will house registration and hospitality and provide a ‘community space’ for Summit participants.
Polyvalante will host all of the half-day workshops.
Agora Loft and Salle Experimentation will host the full-day workshops.
Workshop Preparedness / Hardware, Software, Peripherals:
Please bring your laptop that runs TouchDesigner with the latest build installed, all necessary power cables and adapters, a 3-button mouse and any additional peripherals etc. or software installed as required by your individual workshops. In the workshop descriptions in the program you can learn about these requirements for all workshops.
Please be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your workshop to set up your computer and settle in. Note that when arriving after the start of workshops that entry will not be guaranteed.
Downloading Files / WIFI:
Note that there will be 350 people at the venue and that while there will be WIFI that the downloading of massive files and assets isn’t going to work so come prepared in that regard!
To workshop participants in Polyvalente note that there will be 7 workshops happening simultaneously in this very large space but none-the-less please be as quiet and respectful as possible as noise level will impact other workshops. Thank you!
There will be water coolers stationed throughout the venue as well as a coffee/tea station in the Chaufferie. We ask that you bring your own travel water bottle as well as a travel mug in order to take advantage of these as we aim to minimize unnecessary waste at the Summit and will not be providing disposable cups and glasses.
Note that there are very few restaurants open near the venue on the weekend the so we are bringing food trucks to the venue for lunch and dinner.
Food trucks schedule listed below with links to menus but feel free to bring your own lunch, beverages and healthy snacks.
Lunch 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Ô Soeurs du lac (menu 1, menu 2)+ Boite à fromages
Dinner 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Queen B
Lunch 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Winneburger + Dim Sum
Dinner 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Guru
No food trucks, food vendors at venue will be open.
There will be a cash-bar at the evening socials where beer and wine may be purchased. Be sure to bring your age of majority ID!
You will be able to pre-purchase the official Summit t-shirt, hoody and tote bag online at the same time you are purchasing your Summit Pass. These will be given to you at the venue registration at the same time that you pick up your Summit lanyard. Otherwise there will be limited merchandise for sale at the venue and we cannot guarantee supply.
Note that there will be 350 people at the venue and that while there will be WIFI that the downloading of massive files and assets isn’t going to work so come prepared in that regard. You will be able to download all workshop-associated assets before arriving in Montreal but it doesn’t hurt to bring a USB stick.
Lockers or other personal storage space will not be available at the Summit site. We highly recommend you travel light (bring only the essentials to the venue - computer, cables, phone, water bottle, personal items etc.) and that you keep your valuables with you at all times or find a buddy to watch over your possessions if for whatever reason you cannot yourself.
We do not anticipate a problem in this regard but as you would anywhere else don’t leave things of value unattended.
Personal belongings including computers and luggage may not be stored overnight at the venue.
Summit organizers and the venue will not be held responsible for the loss of personal belongings.
Airbnb is always a good option for charming and inexpensive accommodations in Montreal but there are well-priced hotels we can point to as well. If you are travelling with a group of friends you may consider sharing this expense!
Some economical hotel options are:
Trylon Apartment Hotel
Hotel des Arts
If you're looking to spend a little more we also recommend Hotel Zero-1 and the Monville but by all means, explore and find your own sweet spot. Montreal is a wonderful city!
We have a wonderful and generous community but to be clear, the Summit is an inclusive event for all participants and any form of harassment, discrimination and hateful speech will not be tolerated: no sexism, racism, homophobia or transphobia. Thank you!
If you would like to volunteer at the Summit please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will be asked to work half-day shifts for the 3 days of the summit in return for a summit pass which will provide access to the venue, to talks and to the evening sessions.
Workshops cannot be assigned to volunteers but if there is space available at a workshop and the volunteer is not working then we will do our best to accommodate. You can give us your top 5 workshop requests and we will try our best to give all volunteers one workshop.