AGM & Banquet for the IEEE Montreal Section


IEEE Montreal Section 2019 Banquet & Annual General Meeting

This annual event is an opportunity to network with colleagues, celebrate member achievements with our awards ceremony, and learn from our speaker: José Fernandez, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal who will be talking about cybersecurity.

DATE: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1800 to 2200

WHERE: Palais des congrès, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5

REGISTRATION: Please register early (click the button on this page). There is a maximum capacity of 150 people, menu selection (beef, fish, vegetarian) is required at the time of registration. The venue needs the menus to be provided 14 days in advance. Please note that the price listed for each category is per person. Guests have to pay for their ticket at the specified rate. Please use your membership number for your guest in order to register at the specified rate.

DIRECTIONS: The venue is directly connected to the Place-d’Armes métro station. For more information on maps and directions, please visit

  Date and Time




  • 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H2Z 1H5
  • Building: Palais des congrès
  • Starts 30 September 2019 12:00 AM
  • Ends 02 November 2019 11:55 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
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  • Menu: Meat: Slow-cooked beef shoulder, Fish: Fennel and citrus roasted cod, Vegetarian: Crêpe stuffed with legumes and tofu
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Securing the cyber components of our critical infrastructure: challenges (nightmares) and methodologies (hope)

José Fernandez, Professor, Polytechnique Montréal


José M. Fernandez, Eng., Ph.D., is a Full Professor in the Computer & Software Engineering Department at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, where he heads the Information Systems Security Research Lab (SecSI). His current research interests include Cyber Physical Systems Security, Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure (including electrical networks, road traffic control, air traffic control, aircraft and ships) and Cyber Conflicts. He has several years of professional experience in computer security in the private and public sector. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from MIT, a Master’s from the University of Toronto (Cryptology), and a Ph.D. from the Universite de Montréal (Quantum Computing).


AGM: 1800-1830
Cocktail reception: 1800-1900
Banquet & dinner: 1900-2200