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From its inception in 1988, the annual Québec Winter Symposium has provided a unique professional development opportunity for professors from across the United States interested in Québec Studies. The symposium, conducted entirely in French, is a concentrated workshop focusing on a specific Québec-based topic or theme.
The QWS begins Friday afternoon and ends Sunday by noon. Participants will be provided with presentations by leading academic specialists, briefings by significant literary and cultural contributors, as well as cultural activities relevant to our program theme. The format of the QWS will be consistent with past programs.
Download the 2011 program. Note: this PDF file requires Acrobat Reader.
Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from the hotel in Centre-ville Montréal. We ask participants to plan to arrive at the conference hotel by 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon, and to depart no sooner than noon on Sunday. There will be a brief period of free time scheduled on Saturday afternoon. Given the rigorous nature of our program, past experience has proven that it is preferable for participants who travel far distances and/or across time zones to arrive the day prior to our program. Should participants wish to take advantage of opportunities Montréal has to offer outside of the QWS program activities, it is advisable to plan a stay to be at least a day longer or more than our program.
Registration includes: welcome reception on Friday evening; daily breakfast on Saturday and Sunday; lunch on Saturday; and pause cafés during meeting sessions. All other meals are at the expense of the participant.
- “Pleasant and enriching activity!”
- “Thoroughly enjoyed meeting new colleagues and broadening my understanding of Québec culture.”
- “Very interesting and instructive — excellent choice of speakers.”
- “Thank you for this opportunity to expand my knowledge of Montréal, its writers and its residents.”
If you would like more information about the Québec Winter Symposium, please contact:
Amy Sotherden, Assistant Director
Office: 133 Court Street, 101
Phone: (518) 564-2385
Fax: (518) 564-2112