International Metropolis Conference



Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:15 to Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:15


Ottawa, ON


The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will host the International Metropolis Conference 2019, the largest annual international gathering of world experts from academia, governments and civil society in the fields of migration, integration and diversity. The conference’s program will reflect both Canadian and international strategies regarding immigration, integration, diversity and inclusion.

The 2019 Conference will explore the opportunities and challenges regarding the fulfillment of the “promise of migration” for the well being of the migrants, host societies, and sending communities. The Conference is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the promise of migration, that is, its potential to enhance inclusion, economic growth, and global co-operation. The discussions will be framed around the plenary themes outlined below and further elaborated by keynote speakers and the workshops, while integrating a wide range of cross-cutting policy themes such as identity, diversity, gender, intersectionality, children and best practices.

International migration is at the top of the policy agenda for many countries. The conference will provide delegates from around the world with the opportunity to exchange research and best practices and to forge new partnerships through open dialogue. We expect more than 1000 delegates to attend.