SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Welcoming Reception – Wednesday May 24th

A Welcoming Reception will be hosted on Wednesday May 24th from 18:00-20:00 to welcome all delegates to the ICRC Conference. Posters will be displayed during this time and delegates are invited to vist the different posters and chat with their authors. The reception will be held at the host hotel (please check the Hotel’s Event Board on-site for precise location and/or consult the conference program).

Poster Session

Posters will continue to be displayed on Thursday May 25th but only manned during coffee breaks. Please refer to the conference program for precise times.

Conference Group Dinner

The ICRC Conference Dinner will take place on Thursday May 25th along the Halifax waterfront which will include typical a pre-dinner “Reception on the dock”, followed by a typical Martime Lobster Feast, and then entertainment by Port Cities, a local Cape Breton band that has garnered a fervent fan base and will be entertaining the group with their Songwriters Circle gig.

DESTINATION HALIFAX

With a rich history and vibrant culture, Halifax stretches along the sea and is surprising and beautiful. Take advantage of the fact that the conference’s host hotel is centrally located, close to the city’s top attractions.

The Halifax waterfront is a vibrant center of activities. Ensure to at least visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which is filled with rich Halifax history as well as displays of the city’s link to the Titanic disaster, enjoy the many restaurants and pubs, mingle around the shops, or meander along the shore.

To pique your interest, here are some not-to-be-missed historic sites:
  • Pier 21 - Located right on the boardwalk, this is the Immigration Museum which allows one to step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21 -- the entry point for one in five Canadians between 1928 and 1971.
  • Citadel Hill - The Halifax Citadel has long watched over the harbour and the downtown core of Halifax. Originally built as a military fortication to protect the Empire from enemies (and the occasional pirate), today the Citadel and its distinctive Clock Tower act as a reminder of Halifax’s rich past. Visit a place and time when the sounds of a modern, bustling port city are exchanged for the crack of rifle-fire and the skirl of bagpipes.
  • Old Town Clock - The Old Town Clock, as it is now known, was installed in October 1803. It has since become one of the city’s most beloved and familiar landmarks!
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica - This Gothic Revival Catholic Cathedral, located in the city’s downtown area, is a stunning piece of history and architecture.