The CAFQA network is pleased to announce its second workshop, to be held in Ottawa from Tuesday, May 21st to Thursday, May 23rd 2024, and hosted by uOttawa and NRC. The workshop will cover the latest developments achieved in both countries in the fields of:

  • Quantum materials and circuits
  • Quantum computing and simulation
  • Quantum communications
  • Quantum sensing and metrology
  • Quantum basic science and quantum engineering

There are no registration fees and the conference will cover lunch expenses. The program will include 30-minute oral presentations, several poster sessions and opportunities for collaborative meetings. It will feature a visit to the National Research Council Canada including roundtable discussions and a lab tours. While the opportunity for talks is limited due to the broad scope of the conference, there will be ample opportunity for posters where colleagues can introduce their research to the CAFQA community.

The call for abstracts is now open. Please find here a template to prepare abstracts. The submission deadline is February 29. Please send your abstract in a pdf format to: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected].

More information will be shared in the following weeks.

Registration is open and will close April 15th 2024.

Registration is open to CAFQA community members and prospective members only.

This workshop will be an in-person event. The number of in-person participants will be limited to 100 on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration is free but mandatory.

View an overview of the program here.

Practical Information


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation costs. They are invited to book their own accommodation and are advised to stay within walking distance of the events. The University of Ottawa campus is centrally located. Staying close to campus gives you access to downtown Ottawa's restaurants and activities.
Here you'll find a non-exhaustive list of hotels located near the University of Ottawa campus and downtown:

  • Novotel Ottawa City Centre (33 Nicholas St)
  • Les Suites Hotel Ottawa (130 Besserer St)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (361 Queen St)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (350 Dalhousie St)


Lunches will be fully covered by the University of Ottawa and subject to confirmation at registration.

Travel to Canada

Find out if you need a visa to come to Canada, and how to extend your stay as a visitor here.

For participants coming from France, we recommend taking Air France's direct Paris-Ottawa flight. You can also fly to Montréal (Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport) and take a bus from the airport to Ottawa with Orléans Express (2-hour trip).


How to get to the University of Ottawa campus (May 21st, May 22nd)
•    Address: 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario
•    Metro: line 1, uOttawa station
•    The campus is accessible for people with reduced mobility

How to get to the National Research Council of Canada (May 23rd)
•    Address: 100 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario
•    Bus: line 9, Sussex/King Edward station
•    On foot: 30 minutes from the University of Ottawa campus

How to get to the French Embassy (May 23rd)
•    Address: 42 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
•    On foot: 8 minutes from the National Research Council of Canada
•    Bus: line 9, Sussex/Alexander station
•    The French Embassy is accessible for people with reduced mobility

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
May 21, 2024 to May 23, 2024
All day
Format and location
In person
Various locations
English, French
Language varies with event
Researchers, Graduate students
Organized by
Research and innovation