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Acceptances for ACCUTE 2019 have now been sent out!


The ACCUTE 2019 Conference will take place June 1-4, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year held at the beautiful University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus.

The preliminary programme for the conference will be posted on the ACCUTE website in early March. Because of the size and scheduling complexity of the conference, we cannot accommodate individual members’ requests for scheduling preferences or changes. We may also need to shuffle some presenters and panels as the conference gets closer. We encourage participants to make travel plans that will allow them to participate in as much of the conference as possible.  


If your proposal was accepted, here are your next steps:

  1. Confirm that you will attend the ACCUTE Conference by March 1, 2019.
  2. Join ACCUTE or renew your membership.  (All conference participants must be members of ACCUTE in good standing.)
  3. Register to attend Congress. The Congress Registration Portal is now live, and rates are discounted at an early bird price until March 31, 2019.
  4. Arrange your travel. Air Canada, WestJet, and VIA Rail are offering special discounts for Congress travelers.
  5. Book your accommodations. There are special Congress rates for both on-campus and off-campus accommodations.
  6. Write the conference paper… (we can’t help much with that part.)

Please don’t delay in making your plans. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!



ACCUTE’s annual conference features nationally and internationally recognized scholars, and papers from across the range of periods, topics, and methodologies of English studies.  Our programs also include sessions on professional and pedagogical concerns, as well as joint sessions with a number of other scholarly associations. This conference takes place at the annual meeting of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including close to a 100 scholarly and professional associations.


Future Conferences

Congress 2020 will take place May 30-June 5, 2020 at Western University.

The bid process for Congress 2021 is currently underway. Please see the Congress website for more information.

Recent Conferences

2018: University of Regina, May 26-29: program

2017: Ryerson University, May 27-30: program and room chart

2016: University of Calgary, May 28 -31: program

2015: University of Ottawa, May  30 May – 2 June 2015: program

2014: Brock University,  May 24 – 27: program

2013: University of Victoria, June 1- 4: program

2012: University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, May 26 – 29: program

2011: University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, May 28 – 31: program

2010: Concordia University, May 28-31: program

Programs before 2010 were published in the March issues of our newsletter, and can be found on our newsletter page.