CIQS Congress 2019 – 60th Anniversary

CIQS Congress 2019 – 60th Anniversary
July 25-28, 2019 | Québec City, QC

CIQS Congress 2019
60th Anniversary

We are pleased to announce that Congress 2019 and the Institute’s 60th Anniversary Celebration will be held in Québec City, QC on July 25–28, 2019 at the Hilton Québec.

Preliminary Program

Thursday, July 25, 2019
CIQS Board Meeting 9:00am – 5:00pm
YQS Meet and Greet 5:15pm – 6:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Friday, July 26, 2019
Technical Sessions – Day 1 9:00am – 5:00pm
YQS Social Activity 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free night for delegates
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Annual General Meeting
& Breakfast
8:30am – 10:30am
Technical Sessions – Day 2 10:30am – 12:00pm
Clive Evans Living Golf Tournament 10:30am – 5:00pm
Chair’s Reception & Dinner
60th Anniversary Celebration
6:30pm – 11:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Farewell Breakfast 7:30am – 10:00am

Full Registration

Full Registration includes all Educational Programming, Welcome Reception, meals which include (three breakfasts, two breaks and one lunch).

Full Registration Early Bird Fee
to June 20, 2019
Regular Registration Fee
June 21 – July 25, 2019
CIQS Member $300.00 $400.00
Non-Member $400.00 $500.00

Congress Functions & Special Events

The Chair’s Dinner and 60th Anniversary Celebration, Golf Tournament, Site Tours and additional tickets for Welcome Reception and Friday lunch for non-registered guests are not included in the registration fee and must be purchased separately.

Congress Functions & Special Events
Welcome Reception (Thursday) – Additional Ticket for Guests $35
Friday Lunch – Additional Ticket for Guests $50
CIQS Chair’s Dinner and 60th Anniversary Celebration
Includes Reception with Drink Ticket, 3 Course Meal with Wine & Entertainment
$150
Clive Evans Living Golf Tournament – Includes Cart and Lunch Voucher $175

Call for Presenters

Hilton Quebec – Quebec City, QC
Friday, July 26, 2019
Conference Theme: 60th Anniversary Celebration

We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2019 Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Congress Conference Day.

AUDIENCE

The primary conference audience consists of multiple levels of professional quantity surveyors, from entry-level cost consultants to senior level managers and corporate executives. Entrepreneurs and educators will also be in attendance. Technical session content should be geared to a level that is appropriate for the target audience.

CRITERIA

Proposals are solicited for 45-minute – 90 minutes presentations that are creative, dynamic, and feature best practices. The presentation timeframe will include introductions, presentation material, and a question and answer session. Attendees should leave with specific knowledge and skills about various aspects of the topic and how it relates to their future development. Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • The International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMS) – 2nd Edition – Lifecycle Costing
  • BIM and BIM Technology
  • Adjudication and Prompt Payment
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Notable Local Infrastructure Projects
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Real Estate Development – Emerging Trends, Economics and Opportunities
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3 Projects)
  • Skills for Career and Professional Development
If you have an industry topic that is leading edge and within the areas of focus but is not on the list above, we encourage you to submit your idea for special consideration.

SUBMISSIONS

All abstracts must be submitted via email to: awhite@foresightatlantic.ca by May 31, 2019, using the subject line “2019 CIQS Congress Abstract”.

Abstract Guidelines (in word or pdf format)

  • Proposed topic of presentation
  • Proposed title of presentation
  • Brief description of what the core content will include
  • Highlights of key takeaways for participants
  • Expected length of presentation

Presenters are encouraged to attach a photograph and a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. Bios are limited to a maximum of 100 words. The goal of the presenter bio is to provide us with a high-level view of your career and your major accomplishments. Photographs and presenter bios will be included in our marketing materials.

Bio Guidelines (in word or pdf format)

  • Full name, current job title and organization’s name
  • Description of your role in the organization and the products/services it provides
  • Highlights from your career as it relates to your current position
  • Key civic activities and personal interests
  • Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and authored publications

Photo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file
  • Cropped head to shoulder in a medium close up shot

Company Logo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file

All submitters will be notified of acceptance by June 7, 2019.

Submitting the Full Presentation

PowerPoint Presentations should be submitted via email to: webadmin@ciqs.org. The subject line should read "2019 CIQS Presentation (Your Name)”.
  • Full Presentations should be submitted no later than July 19, 2019
  • Presentations should be saved with the following naming convention: Current Year, Underscore, Presentation Title, Underscore, First Initial and Last Name. (Example: 2019_CostManagementTechniques_JDoe)

FEES & PRESENTER BENEFITS

As a presenter for the 2019 CIQS Congress your conference registration for the day of July 26, 2019 is complimentary (up to two tickets per presentation). The registration includes access to the full day of technical presentations, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Additional benefits include access to the CIQS discounted room rates. CIQS does not pay presenters a honorarium or speaker fee. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Visit http://www.ciqs.org/english/congress for additional conference information.

TECHNICAL SESSION FORMATS

A variety of technical presentation formats are desirable at the conference and may include lecture format, panel presentation, or roundtable discussions. Handouts may be appropriate, depending on the complexity of the topic. Presenters are responsible for providing copies of workshop handouts and any equipment that will be used during presentation. Playback of PowerPoint presentations will be available for use during the technical sessions.

KEY DATES

Abstract Submission Due: May 31, 2019
Acceptance Sent: June 7, 2019
Full Presentation Due: July 19, 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities

Celebrating 60 Years – Congrats!

Help us celebrate this tremendous milestone by signing on as one of our esteemed sponsors!

Our newly launched sponsorship program offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for ways to build relationships with some of our industries’ best, launch a new product or build brand awareness. Our various sponsorship opportunities are listed below. We also offer customized options based on individual sponsor needs.

2019 Congress Partnership Opportunities

2019 marks 60 years for CIQS

Networking

  • Two dinner tickets
  • Corporate logo included on all pre-and-post event promotional material (For example: Construction Economist Magazine, media releases, ads, website and social media)
  • Corporate logo, link and brief bio on website; bio on sponsor thank you page in magazine
  • Logo in onsite program and onsite signage
  • Promotional material in delegate kit
  • Recognition in opening remarks
  • One tech session ticket
  • Corporate logo included on all pre-and-post event promotional material (For example: Construction Economist Magazine, media releases, ads, website and social media)
  • Corporate logo, link and brief bio on website; bio on sponsor thank you page in magazine
  • Logo in onsite program and onsite signage
  • Promotional material in delegate kit
  • Recognition in opening remarks
  • One tech session ticket
  • Corporate logo included on all pre-and-post event promotional material (For example: Construction Economist Magazine, media releases, ads, website and social media)
  • Corporate logo, link and brief bio on website; bio on sponsor thank you page in magazine
  • Logo in onsite program and onsite signage
  • Special note in delegate kit with WiFi password
  • Recognition in opening remarks
  • One tech session ticket
  • Corporate logo included on all pre-and-post event promotional material (For example: Construction Economist Magazine, media releases, ads, website and social media
  • Corporate logo, link and brief bio on website; bio on sponsor thank you page in magazine
  • Logo in onsite program and onsite signage
  • Logo on all CIQS Congress hotel keys
  • Promotional material in delegate kit
  • Recognition in opening remarks
  • Logo with link on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • Promotional item in delegate kit
  • Logo / corporate name on lanyards
  • Logo on onsite signage
  • Logo with link on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • Promotional item in delegate kit
  • Logo on delegate kit bags
  • Logo on onsite signage

Download the Sponsorship Package →

Branding

  • Logo on onsite signage at sponsored tech session
  • Mention on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • Customized signage on refreshment tables(s) at sponsored break
  • Mention on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • One ticket to Bursary Program Reception
  • Mention on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • Mention on website and social media; logo listed on sponsor thank you page in Construction Economist Magazine
  • Logo in onsite program
  • Promotional material in delegate kit
Become a Sponsor
To learn more about the Congress Sponsorship Program, contact us and we will be happy to work with you to create a sponsorship package that offers the best Return on Investment for you.
Confirmation deadline: June 25, 2019

Hotel Information

Hilton Québec

1100, René-Lévesque Blvd. East,
Québec City, QC

Steps from almost everything, Hilton Québec is directly linked to the Convention Center on Parliament Hill and perfect for exploring the city’s attractions. Stunning views from every room, a panoramic 23rd floor Executive Lounge and heated rooftop pool make our hotel extra special.

Delegate Rates

These rates are available during the congress dates of July 25 – 28, 2019 as well as two (2) days before and two (2) days after the Congress depending on the availability of the rooms.

Downtown City View & Parliament View
$239.00 per night, CAD
Single or double occupancy, plus taxes.
Old-Québec River View
$239.00 per night, CAD
Single or double occupancy, plus taxes.
Executive Floors
$299.00 per night, CAD*
Single occupancy, plus taxes.
$319.00 per night, CAD*
Double occupancy, plus taxes.
$344.00 per night, CAD*
Triple occupancy, plus taxes.
* Includes Access to the Executive Lounge, Breakfast, Snacks and Beverages and Cash Bar Services.
Occupancy based on number of adults.
Children under 18 are not permitted in the Executive Lounge.
Complimentary WiFi in guestrooms

Taxes

All good and services are subject to the Federal Goods and Services Tax, Provincial Sales Tax and City Tax in effect at the time of the event. The current GST is 5% and current PST is 9.975%. The special room rate is subject to a city tax of 3.5% per room, per night and is subject to applicable GST and PST.

Parking

Self Park (one exit access per 24 hours)
$19.00 plus taxes ($21.85 taxes included)

Valet Service (unlimited in and out access per 24 hours)
$30.00 plus taxes ($34.49 taxes included)

Cancellations

To cancel your reservation, please contact the hotel 48 hours before your check in date.

David Lai YQS Congress Bursary Program

The bursary program currently provides funding for one Young Quantity Surveyor (YQS) from each Chapter to attend Congress in Québec City.

A YQS is a member (Associate, CEC, or PQS) in good standing with the CIQS and under the age of 40.


If you are a YQS, you could win a CIQS Congress YQS Contest package, which includes:

  Congress 2019 Registration

  Return economy airfare (within Canada)

  3 night’s accommodation at the Hilton Québec

  1 ticket to the Chair’s Dinner/60th Anniv. Celebration

  YQS Welcome Reception

  YQS Social Activity

There are 6 Congress Packages available,
one recipient per CIQS chapter:

  CIQS – British Columbia

  CIQS – Prairies and NWT

  CIQS – Ontario

  CIQS – Québec

  CIQS – Maritimes

  CIQS – Newfoundland and Labrador