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October 13, 2014
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Canada: Québec City on Map with Geographers




The International Geographical Union (IGU) has unanimously approved Québec City to host its 2018 regional conference. 

The event, which will run August 6-10, 2018 at the Québec City Convention Centre, will be the first IGU conference held in North America in two decades. 

Québec City’s bid to become a host city was backed by the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), Regroupement des géographes du Québec, and the geography department at Université Laval. It was organized and secured by two tenured Université Laval geography professors—Dr. Laurent Bourdeau and CAG executive committee member Dr. Matthew Hatvany—and Jocelyn Guertin, international market account executive with the Québec City Convention Centre.

The conference is expected to draw approximately 2,000 geographers from around the world. Organizers hope for an uptick in French-speaking delegates thanks to the location. 

The spinoffs for the regional economy from this international conference are estimated at nearly $3 million.

Québec City is one of Canada’s leading convention cities as well as the cultural heart of the country’s francophone province, Québec.

 


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