On September 16, I recently received an email from Yao Lu, MD, PhD forwarded from my old advisor. The email was addressed to me (author of the paper) but it was sent to the corresponding author (not addressed to her to be forwarded on to me).
"On behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially invite you to participate in the 2011 EPS Montreal International Forum Emerging Trends in Higher Education being held in the beautiful and historic city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on October 6-7, 2011..."
All the conferences I've ever been to had quite a bit more prep time than three weeks. There is no other info online about this conference besides on their website. My paper was about bioengineering, not about emerging trends in higher education.