Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions for you to look over.
What is CUSEC?

CUSEC is the Canadian University Software Engineering Conference, an annual conference about the most interesting topics in software engineering organized for and by students from universities across Canada. What makes CUSEC unique is that it is the only software specific conference that targets students. This means that the presentations you’ll see at CUSEC will be about things that matter to you, not just things that matter to professional developers.

Who should attend CUSEC?

CUSEC attendees are made up largely of students in Software Engineering and Computer Science programs in Canadian universities. But we also welcome professional developers and academic researchers alike. If you have a passion for software design, learning the state-of-the-art in communication and processes, and want to meet and socialize with like-minded students from across North America, then you belong at CUSEC.

What do I get from going to CUSEC?

At CUSEC you will learn from the most influential leaders of software engineering. You will likely learn more at 3 days of CUSEC than you’ll have learned in your entire first year of university.

And that’s not even the best part. At CUSEC, you will get the chance to meet and interact with other students from all over Canada. You’ll be able to talk together, learn together and from each other, and party together. You’ll make friends that like the same things you do.

There is also the annual career fair where sponsors interview and seek out students for co-op, internship or full time opportunities. CUSEC is a great place to further or start your professional career, so bring your resumes.

My school doesn’t have a head delegate.
How can I become one?

If you’re interested in becoming a Head Delegate, contact the Director of Promotions by e-mailing

Where is CUSEC?

Montréal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel

1 Place du Canada
H3B 4C9, Montreal, QC Canada

Code of Conduct

Please read over CUSEC's code of conduct before attending the conference.

CUSEC is dedicated to providing a harassment ­free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. This includes posting derogatory pictures, slurs or otherwise of speakers, staff, or any other CUSEC attendees on social media channels. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-­harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a hostile and/or offensive environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t­shirts or special badges Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Any general inquiries:
Local law enforcement: SPVM
Info Crime: (514) 393-­1133
Texting: 274637 (your message is preceded by the word ICM header uses).
For calls that are not urgent, call (514) ­280-­2222
For urgent calls: 9­1­1

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference­ related social events.