2019 SMSociety Pre-Conference Digest 2

Dear 2019 SMSociety Delegates,

This is the second pre-conference digest with some essential information for your upcoming trip. If you missed the first digest, it is available at here

SMSociety 10-Year Anniversary Post-Conference Boat Tour Around Toronto Islands

  • If your travel schedule permits, join us for a 2-hour boat tour around Toronto Islands after the conference on Sunday, July 21 at 7pm (19:00). The boat will return to the pier at around 9:30pm (21:30).
  • Email us to learn more.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

  • New entry requirement now in effect: Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada now need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). **Visa-exempt travelers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land (e.g. car or bus) or sea (e.g. cruise ship).
  • Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa.
  • If you need an eTA, you can apply for it electronically before you travel
  • See more info here.

Plan your Conference Schedule and Workshops:

  • Review the conference programme and select two workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) that you plan to attend
    • There is no need to RSVP for a particular workshop, but please review their abstracts to note any technical requirements they may have.
  • Note that each workshop is split in two parts to accommodate a coffee break. If you choose to attend Part 1 of one of the workshops, please also attend its Part 2. 

Weather in Toronto


~SMSociety Organizing Committee