Program

Program

 

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Association conferences
Events open to all
President's receptions
Browse the calendar of events
Registration access levels

Over 70 different scholarly associations will be holding their own annual conferences at Congress 2016, making it the largest academic gathering in Canada. In addition, a large number of events are made available to registered attendees and the general public. Just pick and choose and make time in your agenda to broaden your horizons!

Association conferences

Each scholarly association puts together its own conference program. Program information for each association’s conference will be posted online as it becomes available. Find out what your association is doing and get involved.

Events open to all

Come and join us for an enriching and thought provoking experience by participating in one of these free events brought to you by the Federation and the University of Calgary.

  • Big Thinking: Hear leading scholars and public figures from around the globe present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time.
  • Career Corner: Partake in a professional development workshop series and learn about career advancement, teaching techniques, lesson planning, publishing research and careers beyond academia.
  • Interdisciplinary symposia: Attend this series organized focused on interdisciplinary research on issues of national and global importance in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Congress Expo: Visit Canada's largest academic trade show including 50 exhibitors, book launches, book signings, career presentations and networking receptions.

President's receptions

The President’s receptions, hosted by the University of Calgary, are a long-standing Congress tradition and an excellent networking opportunity. To determine the date for your association, please find your association on the association page. You are encouraged to promote your association’s assigned date in your conference program. All President's receptions take place in EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building. For a sneak peek at this architectural gem, visit www.ucalgary.ca/cem/our_spaces/eeel.

The Congress 2016 official President’s Receptions’ dates are:

  • Sunday, May 29 from 17:00 to 19:00
  • Monday, May 30 from 17:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday, June 1 from 17:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday, June 2 from 17:00 to 19:00

Browse the calendar of events

Many associations also choose to make a few of their sessions open to a wider audience, in order to feature work being done in their discipline or to encourage interdisciplinary discussions. You can also browse the online calendar for a listing of events that are open to all attendees and the public.

  • Perform a simple search by entering keywords such as the name or acronym of the host association
  • Click on Advanced Search to narrow your results by fields such as Date or Series.
  • To find the program for your association, search for the association’s conference in the calendar and open that event for details about the conference including a PDF of the program.

Open events listed in the calendar are a great opportunity to meet with scholars from other fields and to gain a truly interdisciplinary experience at Congress.

Note: Each association is responsible for compiling its own program. Not all events from these programs are reflected in the online calendar, so be sure to look up your association’s program here.

Registration access levels

What you register for determines which events you may attend. There are three access levels of registration

  1. Pay the Congress fee and Association conference fee(s)
  2. Pay the Congress fee only
  3. Registration not required (general public)

If you register, you will receive an official access badge that indicates your registration level. This badge is mandatory for all events that are not open to the general public. If you do not register, you will not receive an official access badge.

What events can I attend?

What I paid for vs. What events I can attend

 

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

General public

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

All registered Congress attendees

Events in the online calendar that are marked open to:

Registered attendees of this association

I paid the Congress fee and my association conference fee(s)

Yes

Yes

Yes*

I paid the Congress fee only

Yes

Yes

No

I did not register

Yes

No

No

*Association access is related to the specific association(s) that you registered and paid for.

 

If you have registered for one or more association conferences, in addition to your Congress registration, you may attend the association conferences for which you have registered and paid for, as well as any events open to all registered Congress attendees and all events open to the general public.

If you have registered only as a Congress attendee, and have indicated you will not be attending any association conferences, you may attend events that are open to all registered Congress attendees and all events open to the general public.

If you are not registered for Congress 2016, you may attend only those events that are designated as open to the general public in the online calendar of events. This includes the Big Thinking lecture series, Career Corner sessions, Congress Expo, and a number of other events.

See the FAQs for more information.