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Social Day

We encourage each participant to attend the Social Day as we believe it is a very pleasant way to bond and relax and it provides a well-deserved reward for your hard work. Moreover, it is completely free and organized from A to Z! For IONS® Québec 2016, the Social Day will be held on Sunday, May 22th, the very last day of the conference. We will start with a lab tour at the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL). The COPL is the Québec cluster of recognized experts in optics and photonics. Its research excellence, state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive scientific program position it among the best centres in the world for optics and photonics training and research.

For lunch, we will be going to the sugar shack, a traditional springtime activity in Eastern Canada. A sugar shack is where the famous Canadian maple syrup is mostly produced.

Needless to say, it would be a huge mistake to visit Canada without experiencing a genuine traditional sugar shack and taste the true maple syrup, along with traditional food, folk music and cultural entertainment. Even for locals, this activity is authentic and fun: that is why many businesses, schools and families visit a sugar shack every year.