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  • Update 2015-05-11: Any last-minute changes to rooms, equipment or catering orders will not be reflected in the Congress Request System. Please refer to documentation or notes provided directly to you by the Congress staff at the University of Ottawa.

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Tasks in this list are past due. If you have not completed a task, please contact as soon as possible for assistance.


Programming and promotion

Promoting special events

Associations often hold special events they wish to be open to all attendees. Fill out the Special Event Listing Form for all events that are open to all Congress attendees and submit it via email to These events will be posted in the online calendar and the Congress Guide.

Promoting your association's conference program

You are responsible for sending a PDF version of your conference program to, which will then be posted online. Congress attendees, media representatives and scholarly publishers often search these online conference programs ahead of time in preparation for Congress. Ensuring that the Federation has the most up-to-date version of your association’s conference program can greatly enhance the experience of your attendees.

Simultaneous interpretation and videotaping

Associations are permitted to outsource videotaping and simultaneous interpretation services for their meetings. The University of Ottawa offers videotaping services and will work with external suppliers for simultaneous interpretation services. However, should any association prefer to bring their own videotaping or simultaneous interpretation providers, they are permitted to do so as long as they inform the University to ensure that the proper sound equipment is on hand. Please note that any outsourced equipment or services will be the sole responsibility of the association. There will be no support from the University of Ottawa technicians or coordinators. Please remember to include these details in the Notes field when you request your room in the Congress Request System so that you are assigned a room suitable for your technical requirements. Please note that there is a limited number of rooms where this is possible. 

Congress 2015 theme

The Congress theme acts as a unifying concept that bridges the multiple association conference programs together. We encourage you to keep the theme “Capital Ideas” in mind as you plan your programming.

President's reception

The President’s Receptions, hosted by the University of Ottawa, are a long-standing Congress tradition and an excellent networking opportunity. To determine the date for your association, please find your association on the association page. You are encouraged to promote your association’s assigned date in your conference program. All President's receptions take place in the Reception Tent outside 90U.


We encourage you to use the following logos and boilerplate statements when referring to Congress in your association's print and online material. Additional high resolution logos are available upon request. Please contact us at

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 2015 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 Ottawa.

About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, learning and an understanding of the contributions made by the humanities and the social sciences for a free and democratic society. Since 1940, with a membership now comprising 160+ universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 85,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit

About the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa-A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Its campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. It is  one of Canada's top 10 research universities- its professors and researchers explore new approaches to today's challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, it attracts exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. For more information about uOttawa, visit


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