From August 26th to 29th, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will hold its next General Conference in Montréal, Canada, their first ever event held outside of Europe! For the occasion, the International Political Science Association will be present in order to meet with the expected 2 500 attendees and promote its recent activities and the 2016 Istanbul World Congress.
First and foremost, IPSA secured a booth in the exhibition hall, as well as an advert in the printed program. Sarah Veilleux-Poulin, Financing and Communication Manager, will be present to greet attendees and answer their questions.
A cocktail reception for the launch of the book "Political Parties and the Digital Age", edited by Philippe J. Maarek and Secretary General Guy Lachapelle, will take place at the IPSA booth on Friday August 28th, 2015 at 4PM. Particicipants are welcome in joining the authors, as well as the IPSA and De Gruyter respective staff, for some refreshments and light snacks.
Secretary General Guy Lachapelle will also take part in a featured roundtable sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA). Titled "Political Science in the 21st Century", the session, completed by Rudy Andeweg (Universiteit Leiden) and Rachel Laforest (Queen's University, Canada), will address "the challenges and opportunities facing political science around the world and strategies to promote more member engagement and responsiveness to current trends to higher education and public policy". The roundtable is scheduled on Saturday August 30th at 11AM.
IPSA also sponsored a featured panel, coordinated by Anne Mévellec and chaired by Executive Committee member Linda Cardinal, titled "The Paradoxes of Language Institutionalization at the Local Level". The panels aims to "explore the relationships between the State and local institutions", with regards to language policies and the alignment between national and local language regimes. The panel is scheduled on Friday August 28th at 5:50 PM.
IPSA is happy to be part of the ECPR General Conference, which consolidate its reciprocal collaboration with ECPR. We wish them the best of luck for this conference in beautiful Montréal!
See you there!