70 Technology Boulevard,
Gatineau, QC, J8Z 3H8
Local call in Ottawa,
From downtown Ottawa
(15-minute drive, 10 km)
Go North on King Edward
Avenue. Continue on
for 1.4 km onto Highway5
North. Go 7km to Exit 8
(Technopark). Stay on the
exit road going 0.5 km past
the Stop sign straight on to
Technology Blvd. #70. We
are in the building on your
right, with PDI-Harvard
sign, after the wooded area.
Click for map and directions.
We are located within a 15‑minute drive of Canadian cultural treasures
including the National
Gallery of Canada, the Civilization Museum (above), the National Arts Centre and the Cathedral.
The Professional Development Institute
Meeting and Conference-Room Facility
Ideal for Private Seminars, Executive Retreats,
Labor Negotiations and Confidential Board Meetings
Located at the foothills of the scenic Gatineau Federal Park,
our main campus is within a 15-minute drive from several
upscale hotels in downtown Ottawa
and about an hour direct flight from LaGuardia, New York.
Selecting a quiet, comfortable and fully-equipped place for a confidential meeting,
a retreat or a conference can be challenging. At our state-of-the-art facility,
we take care of the details so
that you can focus on your goals and the participants. We want you to escape
the noise and distractions,
have a pleasant experience and a stress-free event. Our helpful, experienced and long-tenured
staff will spare
no effort to help you make your function a great success. What is more important,
we exclusively rent to only one customer at a time, guaranteeing your privacy and the safety
and security of your organizational information.
For labor-negotiation meetings, we provide translators, facilitators and mediation services.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, our president has been
trained in negotiation and mediation at the Harvard Law School and is
certified, also by Harvard Law School, in "Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation".
Nestled in a 100,000-square-feet wooded property, our 24-hour high-security protected building
was originally created to research advanced radar systems for NORAD. Today, it features
specially-designed conference rooms, each with a capacity of 25 participants facing the
speaker and seated comfortably with round tables (35 participants in a school-room setup).
Parking is free.
Depending upon the season, you can invite your guests, staff, clients or prospects to combine
serious business with healthy recreational activities such as golfing, hiking, canoeing, swimming or
skiing (both alpine
and cross country) in the eco-friendly Gatineau Federal Park, within 5-minute drive of our campus.
A continental breakfast can be included at a reasonable cost. This consists of a selection
of juices, coffee, milk, hot chocolate and herbal and regular teas. Cereals, seasonal fruits
and Tim Horton’s fresh muffins, croissants or donuts can also be added.
For lunch and dinner, you can bring your own caterer. Alternatively, we can contract,
on your behalf, an experienced caterer to provide a buffet-style hot or cold luncheon
in a separate dining room.
Please note that the building is a smoke-free environment.
Facility Rental Rates
Working-day events (8:30-16:30): $400 a day
Including A/V Equipment
Evening events (17:00-22:00): $450
Extended-day events (8:00-22:00): $750
Half-day events (8:30-12:00 or 13:00-16:30): $300
Weekend Rates: Add 35% to regular rates.
Holiday events: Please ask for details.
The rental fees include the main conference room, a separate dining room, two small syndicate
rooms for teamwork, a third syndicate room with a bay window can be also
used as a translation/interpretation booth. A high-speed broadband Internet connection
is available in three rooms. Used as a backup conference room, the dining
room has the same equipment as the main room. Each room has two large
sliding blackboards, flip charts, a TV/VCR, an audio and DVD player, a
projection screen and an overhead projector. A ceiling-mounted SONY
digital projector for PPT presentations is available in each room.
The walls of each conference room hold several special 8x4’display
boards to enable the participants to do
teamwork on large laminated case-study templates.
Add beverages (if required separately).
Neither a lap top nor a PC machine are included in the above rates.
Clients generally prefer bringing their own lap top. Add $75 for each lap top (main and
back-up machines) the first day and $45 each additional day.
Minimum 15 participants
Continental breakfast and 2 breaks: $12 per person
Lunch: $19 to $30 each
Custom menus and special diets available.
Coffee (including sugar & cream): $11.00 per pot
Various juices, pop, tea & hot chocolate: $1.10 per drink
Add applicable taxes.
Written cancellations made 21 working days prior to a scheduled event are at no obligation to the client.
Those received within 20 working days of the function date are subject to full rental fees.
If the cancellation made within seven days of the function date, the total rental
plus the cost of food and beverages are due.