CUG 2019 Local Arrangements


The conference will be held at the Hotel William Gray

421 Rue St-Vincent
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6

Hotel Information

Hotel William Gray is located in the old city of Montreal at 421 Rue St-Vincent in Central Montreal. Amenities include complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms, complimentary turn down service and bottled water in guest rooms, and a Nespresso coffee machine in guest rooms.  Access to a fitness center and on-site spa is also provided. Visit the hotel website for additional information and details on amenities. Transportation details can be found on the arriving in Montreal page.


The deadline for room reservations at Hotel William Gray at the conference rate of CAD 320 is 5:00 PM Eastern Time on April 11, 2019. After that date rooms are available on a space and rate availability basis. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date, based on room and rate availability. Expect significantly limited availability and higher prices after the room block deadline due to the start of the busy travel season in Montreal.

When making your reservation note that breakfast is available for an additional $26.

A one night deposit will be charged to each credit card upon reservation. This deposit is non-refundable if rooms are cancelled 31 days or less prior to arrival. 

Individual cancellations must be made 7 days prior to arrival to avoid complete stay to be charged to credit card supplied. Early departures will also result in complete stay being charged to credit card supplied. 

Book via email: reservations@hotelwilliamgray.com

Book by phone: Call the hotel at +1 514 656 5600 or toll free (Canada & US) at 844 576 5600 and mention CUG 2019.


  • Go to http://www.hotelwilliamgray.com/
  • Click “Book Now”‘
  • Click “Advanced Search”
  • Change the selection of Promo Code to Group Code from the drop down, enter the code: CUG2019, click “Apply”






  • Select your reservation dates and “Search”
  • Select your room and “Book now”
  • Enter your contact details & billing information
  • Click to “Complete Booking”
Conference Office and Registration

Badges and registration materials will be available:

Sunday:  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CUG registration desk. 
Monday:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CUG registration desk
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CUG registration desk

To register after Tuesday morning visit the CUG office.

All attendees must wear badges during CUG Conference activities.

Smoking Policy

There is no smoking allowed at the Conference.

Special Assistance

Any requests for special assistance during the conference should be noted on the “Special Requirements” area of the registration form. You may also contact the Local Arrangements Committee.

Conference Program Overview and Social Events
  • Detailed program information will be made available in March of 2019.

Sunday, May 5

  • XTreme SIG meeting (XTreme members only) 
  • Welcome Reception – From 18:00 – 19:30 (6 to 7:30 p.m.) All attendees and their guests are invited to a welcome reception.

Monday, May 6

  • Half- and Full-Day Tutorials; Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions (early evening)

Tuesday, May 7

  • Conference keynote, plenary sessions, technical paper presentations, and BoFs
  • Cray Networking Event

Wednesday, May 8

  • Plenary sessions, best paper presentation, technical paper presentations, and BoFs
  • CUG Night Out

Thursday, May 9

  • Panel discussion, technical paper presentations, and plenary sessions
Local area attractions