Avie Bennett Conference Fall 2017

October 12, 2017 – October 14, 2017 all-day America/Toronto Timezone

150 Ideas that Shaped Canada - 150 idées qui ont façonné le Canada

October 12-14, 2017- Du 12 au 14 octobre 2017

Canadians have always been deep thinkers. Over the past 150 years, they wrote, spoke out, and created art to express ideas about what their country is and could be. Those ideas have both built consensus and provoked debates and confrontations. This conference, entitled "150 Ideas that Shaped Canada", will provide a scholarly and public forum to identify, reflect upon, and debate core concepts that made and continue to make Canada.

Many ideas that have shaped Canada accord with those implemented in other societies around the world. Others have been particular to a specific region or province in Canada, or to the country as a whole. We invite individual proposals or panel submissions on one or several ideas, whether produced or promoted by individuals, groups, organizations, state and non-state institutions.

The main geographical area is Canada, and the time period is the last 150 years. Proposals might deal with one of the following topics listed below but are not limited to these. We encourage papers that go beyond conventional understanding and conceptualizations of Canada.