20th ACSUS Biennial Conference
November 18-22, 2009
Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California
North by Northwest, South by Southwest
Canada, & the United States:
Past, Present, & Future
The following addendum reflects recent changes made to the published program: Addendum
On November 18-22, 2009, the Westin Gaslamp, San Diego, California, will host the 20th Biennial ACSUS conference. Featured speakers include: Canada’s Ambassador to the US, Gary Doer; Quebec delegue, Denis Turcotte; Alberta’s Minister of Environment, Hon. Rob Renner; Quebec journalist for le Presse, Nicolas Bérubé; Governor General's Award winning author, Nino Ricci; Social media guru and president, New Marketing Labs, LLC, Chris Brogan; Commissioner, International Joint Commission, Allan Olsen
The program ...
The preliminary program includes over 500 presentations in 115 panels, roundtable, plenaries, and receptions over 5 days in more than a dozen disciplines. The ACSUS Biennial conference, established in 1971, is the leading international academic event focusing on Canada and its relationship with the United States, North America, and the world. Major academic presses and publishers give you access to the newest publications on Canada and Canada-US relations.
Conference Sections: Anthropology, Sociology and First Nations; Arts—Visual and Performing; Business, Trade and Economics; Gender, Identity and Diversity; Geography, Resources, Environment; History; Border Issues and Migration; Foreign Policy and Defense; Literature in English; Literature in French; Politics and Public Policy; The North; Quebec and the French Presence in North America; Education; Canada in Comparative Perspective; Life Sciences and Technology. Poster Sessions are also planned.
Please note that the preliminary draft of the conference program will be updated frequently to reflect revisions and changes. Please send program inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to San Diego / accommodation ...
San Diego is California’s second largest city where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. Enrich your San Diego experience and stay at the refreshing Westin Gaslamp Quarter, host of the 20th Biennial ACSUS conference. The Westin Gaslamp is located in the heart of the city and close to its waterfront. Rooms are available for ACSUS attendees at the discounted group rate of $179/night. We encourage attendees to reserve early owing to increased interest in this year's conference.
Important deadlines ...
All conference participants (ACSUS members and non-members) must pre-register by August 21, 2009 to reserve their place on the program. Discounted group rate at the Westin Gaslamp available to ACSUS attendees until October 22, 2009. Deadline to apply for grants isAugust 21.
Limited travel support is available for international presenters (outside Canada and the US). Travel stipends (if granted) are only sufficient to offset a small portion of expenses. To apply for a travel grant, please submit your name and departure city to email@example.com and type 'ACSUS Travel Grant' in the title of the message. Deadline to apply for grants isAugust 21.
Limited travel support is available for graduate students presenting at the conference. Travel stipends (if granted) are only sufficient to offset a small portion of expenses. To apply for a travel grant, please submit your name and departure city to firstname.lastname@example.org and type 'ACSUS Student Travel Grant' in the title of the message. Deadline to apply for grants is August 21.
Important travel advice ...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have announced that as of June 1, 2009, U.S. law will require Canadian citizens to present either a valid passport or another accepted travel document to enter the U.S. by land and water. Canadian citizens aged 15 and under will be able to present a birth certificate or a citizenship card instead of a passport when travelling to the U.S. by land and water. Source: the Canadian Embassy Washington. Learn more ...
Did you know ....
832,250 California jobs are supported by Canada–U.S. trade
Canada provided 24% of California’s natural gas, valued at $2.6 billion
Canada supplies about 6% of California’s electricity imports
Source: Canadian Embassy, Washington. Web:www.canadianembassy.org
Past ACSUS Biennial conferences: