Social Events

Various social activities will be offered at the conference:

Opening reception and silent auction

Sunday, May 24, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Club Level

Come and have a drink with us and participate in the silent auction to benefit the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) in a relaxed atmosphere offered by a jazz trio.

Morning Exercises

Monday, May 25, Tuesday, May 26, and Wednesday, May 27 from 6:10 am to 7:00 am

Meeting point: Sheraton Fitness
Get a fresh start to the day with a sun salutation on the terrace of the Sheraton. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat.

Meeting point: Lobby of the Sheraton
Start your day with a guided run of 4.5 km on the Mount Royal Park.

Student Case Competition Awards Reception

Monday, May 25, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Club Level

Food and drinks will be served during this reception where the winning team will be announced.

Cocktail party at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)

Monday, May 25, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: MAC: 185, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance)
Metro station: Place-des-arts

Do not miss this opportunity to discuss conference insights with a  drink (or more!) and delicious canapés, in a warm and festive atmosphere, in the heart of Montreal’s bubbling entertainment district. To top it all off, we promise you an abrasive and wicked presentation by two illustrious members of our community, Andy Rowe and Shelly Borys, on « the top things an evaluator should never do”. Exclusive access to the Museum’s permanent exhibition.

Registration required

Fees: Regular: 49$/person; Student: 25$/person

Hospitality Suite offered by the SQÉP

Monday, May 25, from 9:00 pm

Location: Executive suite # 3224, on the 32nd floor

The SQEP welcomes you at the Centre Sheraton’s executive suite 3224 starting at 9:00 pm. Drinks, snacks and prizes.

Evaluation in Quebec: The action points

Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Ballroom Foyer

During this happy hour offered by SQEP, you will have the opportunity to discover our areas of intervention and our partnership experiences in the evaluated global community. An appointment not to be missed if you are arrested by exchange, experience sharing and collaborations.

Guided bike tours

Tuesday, May 26, at 5:45 pm and Wednesday, May 27, at 12:45 pm

Meeting point: Lobby of the Sheraton
Starting point: Montreal on Wheels Bike shop (27, rue de la Commune Est)
Duration: 2 hours (Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Discover Montreal and its different neighbourhoods, must-see attractions and its most secret places with a bicycle ride.
Included: ride leader, bike, security vest, helmet and bottle of water.

Registration required before Wednesday, May 20, book your place at: or  514-285-1922 ext. 31.

Fees: 51$/person (TAXES not included)

Dinner animated by evaluators

Tuesday, May 26 from 7:00 pm

Location: Various restaurants in Montréal – see below for details

Spend the evening in the company of renowned evaluators in their favorite Montreal restaurant.

Restaurant: Smoking Vallee
Evaluator: Natalie Kishchuk
Food: French, sea food
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $30
Theme: none suggested
Language: bilingual
Phone: 514-935-3943

Restaurant: Byblos Le Petit Café
Evaluator: Sandrine Wettach
Food: Persian, Iranian, Middle-Eastern food
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $30
Theme: articles for the SQEP 2015 bulletin
Language: French
Phone: 450-888-1943

Restaurant: Au petit extra
Evaluator: Johann Jacob
Food: bistro-style, French
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $30
Theme: none suggested
Language: bilingual
Phone: 418-571-2437

Restaurant: L’Académie (on Crescent Street) – BYOB
Evaluator: Esther Rouleau
Food: Italian, French, bistro-style
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $30
Theme: none suggested
Language: bilingual
Phone: 514-519-1069

Restaurant: Carlos & Pepes
Evaluator: Olivier Sossa
Food: Mexican, Latin-American
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $30
Theme: ethics in evaluation
Language: French
Phone: 418-265-1857

Restaurant: Upstairs (1254 McKay)
Evaluator: Anne-Michèle Meggs
Food: tapas, mexican and salads, grilled foods
Average price per meal/person: $20 à $30, jazz duo at 8:00 pm (extra 7$)
Theme: none suggested
Language: bilingual
Phone: 514-704-3511

Restaurant: Weinstein & Gavinos
Evaluator: François Dumaine
Food: Italian, pizza
Average price per meal/person: $20 to $45
Theme: non suggested
Average price per meal/person:
Language: bilingual
Phone: 613-889-1538

Registration required (limited spaces). Register directly by emailing the assigned evaluator, who will inform you of place and time of meeting at hotel before departure. For more information, contact Marc Hyndman (514-690-4221; or ask the registration desk. Hurry up, there is a limited number of places!

Paying activity (participant’s expense)

Hospitality suite offered by 10 chapters of the CES

Tuesday, May 26 from 9:00 pm

Location: Executive suite #3224, on the 32nd floor

Several chapters of the CES (National Capital, SK, NL, ON, MB, NS, PEI, NS, BC, AB & NWT) welcome you at the Centre Sheraton’s executive suite 3224. Drinks, snacks and prizes.

Flavours and aromas of Old MTL

Wednesday, May 27 at 1:15 pm

Meeting point: Lobby of the Sheraton
Starting point: On the steps of the Notre-Dame Basilica (110, Notre-Dame Street West)
Duration: 2.5 hours (1:30 pm to 4:00 pm)

This delicious walking tour will allow you to discover the cultural and historic culinary charms of the oldest district of Montreal.

Registration required before Wednesday, May 21. Book your place at: or 514-285-1922 ext. 31. You can also register at the main conference registration desk if there are still places available.

Fees: 59$/person (TAXES included)

Cancelled if we have a group of less than 6 people