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The annual IMTA Conference is a scientific meeting accompanied by several social activities. These include a 'Meet and Greet' welcome reception and a closing Conference Dinner, which are free of charge for the registered conference participants. In addition, a few other activities are proposed as opportunities for you to discover more of the host country. As these activities don’t belong to the Conference itself, separate fees may apply.

Meet & Greet Welcome Reception
Monday October 15th
(No fee for conference delegates, 15  EUR for guests)

For your convenience our welcome reception will be held with the registration on Monday October 15th, 2019 at the Four Points Sheraton, Kingston. Enjoy some delicious refreshments after your registration and catch up with your friends of the IMTA community.

Tuesday October 16th
(No fee for conference delegates, 20 EUR for guests)

The International Beer Testing Association (IBTA) meeting will be held on Tuesday October 16th, 2019. at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Fort Fright Experience (Sold Out)
Wednesday October 17th
(25 EUR per person)

Fort Henry ( is a famous historical landmark in Kingston. Built on a fortification from the War of 1812, it is now a popular tourist attraction and museum. Every October (Halloween Season), a multi-million dollar transformation converts the landmark attraction into Fort Fright ( a haunting experience with ghosts, ghouls, zombies, animatronics and special effects. The cost for delegates and guests is $25.00 per person with a limit at this time of 50 people (one busload).

Conference Banquet
Thursday October 18th
(No fee for conference delegates, 40  EUR  fee for guests)

Our conference dinner will take place at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, where you have a chance to enjoy the finest that Candian cuisine has to offer. It also will be a great opportunity to spend more time with colleagues and to exchange new ideas from the conference.

Last Day Activities (Sold Out)

Last Day Activities Tour #1
Merrickville and Diefenbunker (Sold Out)
Cost: 99  EUR per person.

A full day trip that will include a visit Merrickville, ( which has been referred to as one of Canada’s prettiest cities. Merrickville is also home to some amazing artisan shops (leather goods, glass blowing, pottery, metalsmiths, etc.) see The day will also include a visit to Canada’s famous Diefenbunker ( affectionately named for Canada’s Prime Minister at the time of its construction – John Diefenbaker. The Diefenbunker, built during the Cold War, is an underground shelter designed to withstand the force of a nuclear blast. It includes four underground stories, over 100,000 square feet, and was capable of housing 535 people for 30 days. The tour is absolutely fascinating. Lunch is included. You probably will be back in Kingston at about 6:00 pm.

Last Day Activities Tour #2
Prince Edward County Wineries (Sold Out)
Cost: 89  EUR per person.

The city of Kingston happens to be close to one of the best winery districts in Ontario. The Prince Edward County wineries ( are renowned for their quality, diversity and creativity. The region is home to many wineries (close to 40) and the tour will take you on a tasting experience to several of the more renowned vineyards. Lunch is included. You probably will be back in Kingston at about 5:00 pm.


The Canadian chapter of the Inter-University Seminar (IUS) on Armed Forces and Society ( will take place in Ottawa Canada immediately after IMTA 2018 (19 – 21 October 2018). For those interested in attending both conferences we can make arrangements for a bus drop-off at the IUS conference hotel (Lord Elgin) following the Diefenbunker tour (Tour 1).

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