Congress turns 75

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2006 – Congress celebrates 75th anniversary

The Learneds/Congress has grown year over year in number of attendees as new associations and organizations begin to participate. The 1948 Learneds at the University of British Columbia included just seven organizations: Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Social Science Research Council, Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Historical Association, Canadian Political Science Association, Canadian Institute for International Affairs and Canadian Association of Adult Education. Thirty years later at Congress 1978 at the University of Western Ontario, the number of participants had risen to over 2,200, with approximately 50 associations present. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2006 at York University, Congress draws 8,000 attendees from a total of 80 associations. These attendee and association numbers will be sustained for the next decade.