For Organizers

NOTE: This page is for Congress 2013 organizers.

Latest news for organizers

  • FINAL DAY FOR CATERING ORDERS. Please note:  All final numbers and orders must be placed by 4:30pm, May 24. A $25 fee will apply for adjustments made after this date. No new orders will be accepted after this time. For assistance, contact
  • We have drafted a sample message (.doc) that you can send to your members – just fill in the sections highlighted in yellow in both the English and the French sections.
  • A Federation Information Kit from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been prepared for you. It contains pertinent information for associations participating in Congress, and also important Federation membership information. Please plan on sending a representative to the Information Services desk in the McKinnon Building to pick it up, beginning May 31st.
  • You can see sample Congress name badges here. The badges will help you identify whether or not a member has paid the registration fees to attend your association meeting.

Planning cycle

Download the 2013 Planning Guide (PDF ).

Past deadlines

Online request system

The online request system is available at  To login, you will need your username and password that was sent via email before the planning meeting.

Special Events

Please use the Special Event Listing Form to submit your special event for Congress.

President's receptions

All President’s Receptions will take place from 17:00 to 19:00. To determine the date for your association, please consult the Schedule of Meetings. The location of the receptions will be posted online and listed in the Onsite Guide when it is confirmed.



About Congress

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

The 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is hosted by the University of Victoria.

About the theme for Congress 2013

The theme of Congress 2013—“@ the edge”—reflects the University of Victoria’s geographical position in Canada and on the Pacific Rim, as well as the need to centre the periphery both institutionally and socially, testing the boundaries of disciplines, promoting innovative thinking, seeking relevance to both local and global communities, and committing to engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization.

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If you have any questions please contact Donna LeLièvre for assistance.