Congress 2021 GOES VIRTUAL MAY 27 – June 4!

The ACCUTE Board, in partnership with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Alberta, is working hard to transform Canada’s largest academic conference into a virtual gathering that is engaging, equitable and accessible. Please join us at Congress 2021, where we have the opportunity to make history — together, while apart.

Registration will begin in January 2021. For more information, please visit

Papers and panels that were accepted for Congress 2020 (Western) have been invited to Congress 2021 (Edmonton). There will be no additional Calls for Papers. In order to be included in the adapted conference model, it was necessary to confirm with the organizers by October 15th, 2020. If you missed this deadline, please contact

About the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 

Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is the largest academic gathering in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Now in its 90th year, Congress brings together approximately 70 academic associations that represent a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, theatre, film studies, education, music, sociology, geography, social work and many others.

Congress 2021 is organized in partnership with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Northern Relations”. 

Why attend the first virtual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences?

Connect– share your research, network with peers, and participate in critical conversations around Northern Relations, anti-Black racism and decolonization. 

Enjoy a flexible schedule – attend on your own time and from any location with extended access to live and recorded sessions, open events and Expo.

Save – you don’t need to travel or book a hotel to participate. No packing, no flight delays…plus: registration rates are discounted 25% this year.  

Discover– take part in Big ThinkingCareer Corner, University of Alberta, Federation and partner events.

Talk to the world – you’ll be able to present your research to an international audience, spark the attention of media outlets, and pave pathways for new collaborations.