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A meeting of the core Tor team, developers, volunteers and invited guests in Montreal, to discuss plans, milestones, deadlines, and other important matters.

Participant Guidelines: 2017Montreal/ParticipantGuidelines

Week at a glance

  • Wed, 11 Oct: meeting invitees arrive; group dinner in the evening
  • Thu, 12 Oct: Tor open board meeting; structured agenda with specific tracks
  • Fri, 13 Oct: structured agenda with specific tracks
  • Sat, 14 Oct: self-organizing open space: working and hacking sessions
  • Sun, 15 Oct: self-organizing open space: working and hacking sessions; everyone heads home


The Holiday Inn Centre-ville Ouest. 1390 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 2M5, Canada


The international airport in Montreal is named Pierre Elliott Trudeau and its code is YUL.

There are only two ways to get to the Tor hotel from the YUL airport:

  1. You take a cab which will cost you 40$CAD fixed rate. Usually, you include a little tip ;). ALL taxis in Montreal MUST allow you to pay by card or cash and get a receipt.

Be aware, it won't be a fixed rate if you are outside of the boundary of downtown. Every cab has a map glued to the passanger window showing what are the boundaries (street names).

  1. Public transport. Unfortunately, no tram or metro from the airport exists so there is a single bus line name the "747" (get it?). It goes from the bus central station (Berri-UQAM) downtown to the airport stopping a little bit in between.

It costs 10$CAD and takes approximately 50-60 minutes to go to your destination. You exit the bus at Guy / René-Lévesque and then it's a 4 minute walk to the hotel (250m). This map from the Overmind shows you the path:

It's not that big of an airport so US or International, you will exit at the same place. You will quickly notice, pass the people waving at you or waiting for Mr. Tremblay, at least one big orange machine:

It is the machine you can use to buy a bus ticket. If you are having trouble, there are lots of kiosk to help you out nearby. You can even see one on the left of the picture ;).

For people arriving from Canada, it's an exit a bit further away so just follow the signs :).


The Holiday Inn Centre-ville Ouest. 1390 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 2M5, Canada


Because Montreal is in Canada and Canada can be cold, here is an idea of what to expect in terms of temperatures.

Mid-October is a month where almost all the leaf tree go in "color mode" (orange, yellow, red, ...) so it is a very beautiful time of the year but it also means the temperature is in between ~15C (~59F) at most and can go down to ~5C (~41F) at night.

This means that YOU MUST BRING at the very least a coat that keeps you warm from the dangerous outside (the place with the sun). You might see a meejah or a Colin, or a dgoulet wearing only a hoodie or a light sweater. PLEASE DO NOT IMITATE, they are trained Canadians! Also, the Minnesota people might behave that way.


If you want to tell people that you're going or not going, please add yourself to this table:

(Remember, October 11 through October 13 are invitation only.)

Person Attending Arriving Departing Mark this column if you want a room in the hotel block Preferred name for name tag
nickm yes 11 Oct 16 Oct? yes Nick Mathewson
Linda yes 11 Oct 15 Oct? yes Linda Lee
gunner yes 11 Oct 15 Oct? yes gunner
dgoulet yes - - David Goulet
Shari yes 10 Oct 16 Oct yes Shari
Sue yes 11 Oct 15 Oct? yes Sue Abt
mo yes 10 Oct 16 Oct in cheaper place 200m away moritz
teor yes Early Oct 17 Oct yes Tim (teor)
George yes ? ? no asn (George)
komlo yes 10 15 yes Chelsea (komlo)
isis yes 10 15? not sure yet? ✨isis✨
NickCalyx yes 10 15 yes Nick Merrill (Calyx)
Dr. Brandon Wiley yes 10 16 yes Dr. Brandon Wiley
yawning no - - - -
jvsg yes 10 16 yes jvsg
kat yes 10 15 yes (with Ian) kat
Ian yes 10 15 yes (with kat) Ian
lex yes - - lex
ewyatt yes 10 Oct 15 Oct yes Erin Wyatt
Rob Jansen yes 11 Oct 15 Oct no Rob Jansen
ilv yes ? ? yes (single) ilv
Antonela Debiasi yes - 16 Oct? not sure yet Antonela Debiasi
Maria Xynou yes 06 Oct (for OONI meeting) 15 Oct yes Maria Xynou (agrabeli)
Arturo yes 06 Oct (for OONI retreat) 15 Oct yes Arturo Filastò (hellais)
stephw yes ? ? yes Steph
stefani yes 10 Oct 15 Oct yes Stefani
Alison yes 10 Oct 16 Oct yes Alison
intrigeri no - - - -
Nick Hopper yes 13 Oct (late) 15 Oct no Nick Hopper
David F. yes 11 Oct 16 Oct yes David Fifield
karsten yes ? ? yes (single) Karsten Loesing (karsten)
Cindy C. yes Oct 11 Oct 13 yes -
str4d yes 13 Oct 16 Oct? not sure Jack Grigg (str4d)
mrphs no - - - -
Linus yes


If you plan on attending the "meet and greet" dinner on October 11, please add yourself to this table:

Person Attending
Roger Y
George Y
nickm Y
Linda Y
gunner Y
dgoulet Y
ssteele Y
sabt Y
teor Y
komlo Y
isis Y
nickcalyx Y
Dr. Brandon Wiley Y
jvsg Y
kat Y
Ian Y
ewyatt Y
Rob Y
Antonela Y
Maria Xynou Y
stephw Y
stefani Y
Arturo Y
Alison Y
karsten Y
Cindy C Y
Linus Y

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Outcomes and Session ideas

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Session Notes

Nearby (temporally and physically) conferences

These aren't officially related to our meeting, but you might want to know about them anyway!

Local Medical Resources

Interesting local stuff

Craft Beer

Local hackerspace

Relay Operator meetup