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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. For further details, please visit us at our Internet site. Bienvenue au Canada in 2018!