Registration for Congress 2022 is now open! 

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Access the virtual platform

Congress 2022 will take place virtually from May 12 to 20, 2022. The virtual platform will remain open until June 3, 2022 to watch any recorded or on-demand content. 

Before you begin your registration, be sure to browse the information below, as well as the association conferences pages.

You must register to Congress 2022 to participate or present in any type of programming. Access to the virtual conference platform is restricted to registered attendees.

Registering for Congress 2022 also confirms that you also comply with our Code of Conduct.



Registration categories

Regular attendee

You’re employed full-time, part-time, or sessional, a member of a faculty, post-doctoral, or do not meet the criteria of a student, retired, or unwaged employee.

Student attendee

You’re enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma academic program full-time and hold a student ID card/number.

Retired attendee 

You’re over the age of 55, retired from employment, and no longer engaged in regular research, academic and/or other scientific activities.

Unwaged attendee

You’re under the age of 55, currently unemployed (no income), under-employed, or in temporary employment.

Community member 

You have a passion for the humanities and social sciences, work or study within the field, or want to know what all the Congress fuss is about, AND only wish to attend Congress open programming, including Big Thinking lectures, Career Corner workshops, university programming, association open events, and Expo. More information below.

Black or Indigenous attendee 

For 2022, we are offering complimentary access for Black and Indigenous participants. More information below.

Registration fees 

The registration fees are broken down into two components – the Congress fees and the Association conference fees (if applicable). Both fees are mandatory in order to attend association conferences. 

Congress fees


Early-bird rate (prior to March 31)

Regular rate (as of April 1)

Regular attendee



Student, retired, or unwaged attendee



Community pass (available April 5, 2022)



Association conference fees 

If you are participating in your association conference as a speaker, presenter, panelist, association staff member, special guest, session chair/moderator, board member, organizer, or are attending one or more association conference session(s), you must pay the association conference fee set by your association. View the Association conference fee schedule.

Your registration to your association’s conference includes full access to all open events, Big Thinking, Career Corner and Expo programming.

Community pass 

Congress 2022 is your chance to take part in one of the largest social sciences and humanities gatherings in the world! Come experience inspiring speakers, take part in critical conversations of our time, and connect with colleagues from Canada and abroad. 

Congress in not limited to Canadian residents – we welcome participants from across the globe! 

The Congress 2022 community pass will be available for purchase as of April 5, 2022 for a cost of $55 CAD. You’ll gain access to hours of live, on-demand, and recorded workshops, webinars, and more! 

If you are a member of the public and/or are attending open events only, you need to register as a community participant.

Learn more about Congress and this year’s event

Who is eligible to purchase a community pass? 

Individuals who have a passion for the humanities and social sciences, work or study within the field, or want to experience Congress, AND only wish to attend Congress open programming, including Big Thinking lectures, Career Corner workshops, scholarly association open events and Expo, can purchase a community pass. 

If you wish to attend one or more association conferences, in addition to Congress open programming, you’ll need to register as a regular, student, retired, or unwaged attendee.

Black and Indigenous complimentary access

We are offering complimentary access under certain categories for Black and Indigenous participants: 

  1. If you are attending an association conference at Congress and are a student who self-identifies as Black or Indigenous, your Congress fee is waived. Contact your association for your unique registration link. Please note that a complimentary Congress fee does not waive your association fee. Check with your association to see if they are waiving your association fee or offering a fee discount. 
  2. If you are purchasing a community pass to attend open events only, and you self-identify as Black or Indigenous, your community pass is complimentary.

Membership status

You are welcome to attend any association conference regardless of membership status. You may pay the corresponding member or non-member fee based on your membership status with the association you wish to attend.

Association membership renewal

If you are attending your association’s conference as a member or presenting at your association’s conference, renew your membership by following the instructions on your association’s website.

How to register

Log into the Congress registration system to register between early January and May 20, 2022. You will automatically receive an email confirmation and be able to print your registration receipt. You will also be able to re-enter the system at any time to make changes. 

If you are new to Congress, you will be prompted to create a new account. Those who have attended Congress in a previous year (2008 to 2018) will be prompted to enter their existing email address and create a new password. 

After you have registered, you can return to the Congress registration system to:

  • Print your registration receipt 
  • View/update your personal information 
  • Add another association's conference 
  • Request a refund (see Terms and Conditions)

Terms and conditions

  • Telephone or mail-in registrations cannot be accepted.
  • Cancellations are accepted until April 15, 2022, subject to a $45 administration fee. Unfortunately, no refunds are possible after this date. 

Payment method

  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, Visa/debit, MasterCard, MasterCard/debit, American Express 
  • Payment by cash or cheque is not available at this time. 

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