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The 2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference

Appreciating Difference

On behalf of the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Université Laval, North America’s oldest French-language university, we are pleased to invite you to Quebec City to participate in the 2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference to be held in Canada from August 6 to 10, 2018.

The conference theme, Appreciating Difference, or Apprécier la différence, is a Quebec expression that invites participants to consider the world as a blank canvas that we must first decide how to depict before putting down images and words. Surely, the choice of those images and words is a matter of appreciation. To appreciate is not only a question of what we find significant and of value, it is also an awareness of differences and the ability to recognize them as meaningful to a more inclusive interpretation of the diverse world in which we live. Conference topics, as well as IGU commissions and CAG study groups, will reflect on this thought-provoking theme. In addition, a wide variety of field excursions combining human and physical geography will provide participants with the opportunity to apprécier la difference that makes Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage City, a place of exceptional geographic interest.

The organising committee is making all the necessary efforts to offer you a stimulating, convivial, and environmentally friendly conference. Don’t miss this unique occasion to get to know the world’s geographers. Bienvenue au Canada in 2018!

Matthew Hatvany
President
Local Organising Committee

***Visitors must have a valid passeport. A visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) may be required. Find out whether you need a visa or an eTA.***

Important Dates

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS IS DELAYED UNTIL THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

OUR APOLOGIES, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Submission of organised session proposals 8 November 2017 to 15 March 2018
Submission of individual papers and posters 8 November 2017 to 15 March 2018
Registration - Early Bird 8 November 2017 to 31 January 2018
Registration - Regular 1 February 2018 to 31 May 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors and mailing of invitation letter  1 May 2018
Registration - Late 1 June 2018