In-person Conference Information

The 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) will be held in two sections.

1. Virtual sessions scheduled from Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, 2024.
2. In-person sessions scheduled from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2024 as part of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress in partnership with McGill University.

CSA Conference delegates benefit from the opportunity to learn from, and engage with, scholars and practitioners working within the discipline of sociology. We are hoping that this new Conference format will improve accessibility for our members and the wider community.

The information below will be useful for those attending the in-person Conference at McGill University from June 17 through June 21, 2024.

Additional details will be posted once confirmed. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

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The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian Sociological Association are committed to creating a more accessible, equitable, inclusive, and decolonized Congress experience for all attendees.  We strive to embed accessibility into each aspect of Congress planning, and we are working to ensure Congress is inclusive to all members of our humanities and social sciences community, including those with disabilities.

Resources and support for Congress 2024


The Federation provides a list of accommodations in and around the McGill University campus, including specially discounted rates for Congress attendees at participating properties.

Learn more about booking accommodation for Congress 2024; off-campus hotel accommodations and on-campus dormitory & hotel style accommodations.

Audiovisual Technology and Equipment

Meeting rooms at McGill University are outfitted with Windows-based computers loaded with a mix of Microsoft Office versions throughout campus, but at a minimum are equipped with Microsoft Office 2010. Presenters should ensure that their files are compatible with these programs. We strongly encourage the use of these computers as they are integrated with the rooms’ AV system.  Mac laptops are not compatible with the AV systems.

Presenters should save their files on a USB key, as well as email the presentation file to themselves or make use of a cloud storage site for online retrieval.

Audiovisual equipment and furnishings;

  • Instructor table, podium or lectern
  • Computer with internet loaded with a minimum of Microsoft Office 2010
  • Projector
  • Screen or flat panel display and
  • Wireless microphone in rooms with a capacity of over 70 people
  • On-call technical assistance

Additional information coming soon.


Congress has arranged childcare options for delegates.

Applications are required by May 10, 2024.

The CSA strives to support member participation in the annual Conference by recognizing the financial and logistical challenges experienced by members requiring childcare

Apply for the CSA Childcare Subsidy by May 15, 2024

Food Services

Food services on campus – Coming soon

List of restaurants and Cafes near McGill University Campus

Greeting Table and Refreshments

Our Conference sessions will be held in two buildings across from each other; Trottier Building and the Wong Building. 

Our main Greeting table will be located in the Trottier Building Lobby with the smaller Greeting Table in the Wong Building Lobby.  CSA Executive Director, Sherry Fox will be located the Trottier Building.

Visit the Greeting Table with any questions, information, or assistance.

Trottier Building Lobby: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wong Building Lobby: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 from 8:45am-4:00pm


Join us each day at the Greeting Tables for light refreshments between sessions.

  • 10:30am – 11:00am (with the exception of Monday, June 17)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Local Amenities

Coming soon

Maps and Wayfinding

Our Conference sessions will be held in two buildings across from each other; Trottier Building and the Wong Building.

Congress Campus and Hub Maps

McGill University Campus Map

Resources for Session Chairs and Moderators

Before the Conference

Organizers and/or Chairs and Moderators should contact the speakers (presenters and panelists) to confirm that a) they are aware of the session’s scheduling and b) to confirm the session format (length of presentations, guiding questions for discussion, etc).

Chairs also have the option to request a copy of the full paper or presentation in advance if you wish.  Contact Sherry Fox if you require assistance with your presenter contact information.

During the Conference

The Chair should arrive in the room 15 minutes before the session to greet the presenters and ensure the technology in the room is working correctly.  Refer to ‘Audiovisual Technology and Equipment above’.   Each room will have information on contacting the AV team.   Association Assistants hired by the CSA will also be checking in to offer support if required.

In the session, the Chair or Moderator will be responsible for the following;

  • Welcome attendees
  • Give Land Acknowledgement (see below)
  • Introduce each of the speakers (presenters or panelists)
  • Keep time for each presentation and reserve at least 15 minutes for audience questions
    • Presentations should proceed in the order listed in the program
    • Presentation length varies from 12-20 minutes each depending on the number of presentations in the session.
    • Use a sign or signal for a 2 minute warning
  • Note the number of attendees in the session and any issues that arise (e.g. no-show presenters) for the CSA team
  • Moderate questions from the audience
    • The Q&A portion of the session should be held after all presentations have been completed
    • We suggest you prepare a few questions in advance if attendees are slow to ask their questions
  • Thank everyone for attending and acknowledge the support of the CSA

Congress Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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Learn more about Indigenous Protocols at Congress

Resources for Session Presenters and Panelists

Before the Conference

Confirm your session day, time, and location as listed in the Conference Program.

Ensure that you have communicated with the session’s organizer, chair, or moderator to confirm the length of your presentation or the questions to be asked during the panel.   Some session organizers may also request a copy of your paper or presentation in advance.

Check your presentation for accessibility – coming soon

Save your presentation on a USB drive and have a back-up copy that can be accessed online (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive) using the technology and wifi in the session room.  Do not plan to use your own laptop (PC or Mac) as they will not be compatible with the AV equipment in the session room.

During the Conference

Presenters and panelists should arrive in the room 15 minutes before the session to meet the chair and other presenters.   This is the time to familiarize yourself with the technology in the room.  Refer to ‘Audiovisual Technology and Equipment above’.

Ensure that your presentation is limited to the length indicated by the session organizer or chair.  Presentations are typically 12-20 minutes long depending on the number of presentations in the session.   The chair will be giving 2-minute warnings.

Questions will be invited from the audience after all presentations have been completed.

Travel and Transporation