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In March 2012, CSA Secretary and President, Dr. Patrizia Albanese (Ryerson University) and Dr. Jim Frideres (University of Calgary), accompanied Mr. Eric Chou of the City of Toronto to make a bid for the International Sociological Association (ISA) Congress in 2018 to be held in Toronto.
There were five cities around the world competing for the bid. In April, we were informed that our bid came in first and the bid from Zarayoza, Spain came in second. The ISA executive will now make a site visit to Toronto in the fall to determine if the facilities and infrastructure can support the ISA Congress. If the site visit proves successful, the city of Toronto and the Canadian Sociological Association will host the ISA Congress in 2018.
The CSA Executive Committee would like to thank all of you that supported our bid through your letters, e-mails, input and advice, participating on the organizing committee, and in many other ways. It was that strong support that made our bid successful.