About the meeting dates
The dates of the BEM 2019 have been carefully chosen to minimize participation costs, stay within the classic time window for BEMs, and get outside of St. John’s “stormy winter weather” as much as possible. St. John’s has a humid continental climate. Mean temperatures range from -4.9 °C (23.2 °F) in February to 16.1 °C (61.0 °F) in August. In early April, mean temperature hovers around 2°C, with 21 km/h winds and 68.9 mm precipitation (sometimes falling as snow). The conference program includes free time on the Friday afternoon (April 5th) to enjoy various indoor and outdoor activities. Warm clothes such a heavy jacket, tuque, mittens, and hiking shoes or the like are a must to fully enjoy some of these activities, and otherwise recommended if you plan to spend a few hours in the streets of St. John’s. We know many of you are not familiar with this kind of weather. We hope you’ll see this as another great opportunity to “taste” the difference!