The conference will take place from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13, 2008.

Important new information: The banquet will be held at L'Auberge St-Gabriel on Thursday, June 12, 2008 and it will start at 7:00 pm. It is located on 426 Rue St-Gabriel near the Place-d'Armes metro station (on the orange line, view the metro map on the travel information page for more details). Once you are at the Place-d'Armes metro station, exit the station on Rue St-Urbain and walk south (over the expressway). Then take a left onto Rue Notre-Dame E and continue on this road for approximately three blocks. Then turn right onto Rue St-Gabriel. The restaurant is on this block. Here is a link to a map showing the restaurant and the Place-d'Armes metro station. Hope to see you all there!

The schedule is as follows:

Conference schedule


  • Alain Tapp - Basics
  • Peter Hoyer - Grover's algorithm and its lower bound
  • Andrew Childs - Factoring
  • Daniel Gottesman - Error correction and fault tolerance
  • Anne Broadbent - Nonlocality and communication complexity
  • Patrick Hayden - Information theory
  • John Watrous - Quantum computational complexity (updated)
  • Barry Sanders - Quantum optics implementations
  • Alexandre Blais - Superconducting circuits implementations
  • Claude Crepeau - Crypto (QKD, bit commitment, etc.)
  • Ed Farhi - Quantum walks
  • Kamil Bradler (problem session)
  • Frédéric Dupuis (problem session)