Unconference: Off-site Experiences


Off-site visits are part of the Tuesday, 5 June unconference portion of the World Conference. These special visits offer a chance for attendees to experience local Montréal businesses and culture, including company visits, artistic adventures and some downright fun! Participating organizations include Ubisoft, PR Without Borders and National PR. We’ll also host a group brain puzzler experience with A/Maze.

Space is limited, cost of attendance is US$75 and proceeds support the IABC Foundation. If you’re already attending the conference, or planning to attend, add off sites visits as you go through the registration process for the conference. If you want to purchase one or more individual tickets (for your spouse, family, colleagues, friends, etc.) just go through the same system and select one of the offsite visits.

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Offsite visit choices


What is the one thing that links Batman, Zelda, and Sherlock Holmes? Trapped in a room, under pressure to get out in a limited time, all three of these heroes can solve the puzzle that lets them escape. Now ask yourself: Can you be the hero? Can you see the pattern of objects and clues that will let you break out of a room? Come on your own to connect with other conference attendees or bring your colleagues and engage in an activity that will build team dynamics and trust, as you put yourself to the test with Montréal’s greatest escape game, A/Maze

Date/Time: Tuesday, 5 June, 1–4 p.m.

Address: A/Maze Downtown

3550 St-Jacques W., Montréal, H4C 1H2

Transportation: Metro (meet at Palais, 12:30 p.m.)

Participation: Limit 36


Ubisoft Montréal is one of the largest video game development studios in the world. Thanks to the expertise of more than 3,000 employees, the studio is an industry leader, having created more than 80 games from hit brands, such as  Assassin’s Creed™, For Honor, Watch Dogs, Far Cry™, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, Eagle Flight, Child of Light, Shape Up, and Just Dance®,. Ubisoft Montréal participates actively in the creative and technological development of the Montréal community. Come and experience an exciting world where creativity and technology meet and gain insights that will help you apply innovation and creativity in your own work. Registration for this event closes 3 June.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 5 June, 1–3 p.m.

Address: 5505 Boul St-Laurent #2000, Montréal, QC H2T 1S6, Canada

Transportation: Private bus (meet at Palais, 12:30 p.m.)

Participation: Limit 50

PR Without Borders hosted by National Public Relations

Come discover Public Relations Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to international cooperation that uses volunteer communication professionals to help populations facing development challenges by reinforcing their ability to use public relations and communications to leverage social and economic progress. In Africa, Latin America and Asia, its projects contribute to fighting violence against women and children, encouraging participation in programs that stimulate agriculture, supporting fair trade co-ops and making education more universally accessible. The venue for the presentation is the world headquarters of National, Canada’s foremost PR agency, with offices in 17 cities across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Registration for this event closes 3 June.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 5 June, 1–3 p.m.

Address: 1155 Rue Metcalfe #800, Montréal, QC H3B 0C1, Canada

Transportation: 10–15 minute walk (meet at Palais, 12:30 p.m.)

Participation: Limit 50

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