Expo & Social Zone

Open to all, Congress Expo and the Social Zone invites attendees to discover outstanding literary works, meet publishers, and network with the best and brightest scholarly minds over food and drink. 

Expo provides a chance to browse Canada's largest academic showcase, while the Social Zone offers attendees a space to unwind and socialize, all while taking part in our themed trivia nights, live music performances, and more.

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Congress Expo 2024

The largest showcase of academic books in Canada 

At Expo, you can discover outstanding literary works, meet publishers, network with the best and brightest scholarly minds, and indulge in a bit of retail therapy. Whether you are attending your association’s conference or are a member of the Montréal community, all Congress attendees have access to the Expo. With over 30 exhibitors this year at McGill University, there is something for everyone to enjoy. New this year, visit the SSHRC Lounge at Expo to relax, recharge devices, and participate in drop-in sessions.

Who's exhibiting at Congress?


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Athabasca University Press

AU Press is committed to making research and scholarship freely accessible through the publication of books and journals in open access.


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Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a social movement press founded in 1977.


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Black Rose Books

We are a non-profit, independent, and alternative book publisher that has published non-fiction books in the fields of the social sciences and humanities since 1969.


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Bone & Quill

Indigenous made items from Turtle Island of the North and Abya-Ayla from the South. A Condor meets the Eagle artist exhibition


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Canadian Research Data Centre Network / Coalition Publica

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), a premier research and training network, provides quantitative science researcher access to government data through partner universities. / Coalition Publica supports open, non-commercial research dissemination and scholarly publishing in Canada. 


Canadian Scholars & Women's Press
Canadian Scholars & Women's Press 

Canadian Scholars is an independent academic publisher of integral books in the humanities for over 35 years. Our imprint, Women's Press, focuses preserving space for groundbreaking feminist scholarship. 

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Concordia University Press

Concordia University Press is a non-profit publisher of peer-reviewed books that cross disciplinary boundaries and propel scholarly inquiry into new areas.


Conundrum Press

Founded in 1996, Conundrum Press publishes literary graphic novels by Canadian artists, including Cole Pauls, Nina Bunjevac, Stanley Wany, Sonja Ahlers, and Chris W. Kim.




As an independent academic publisher, we publish over 1,500 books and 16,000 journal articles every year, across 30 subject areas.


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Drawn & Quarterly Books

Drawn & Quarterly is a Montreal-based publisher of the world's most brilliant cartoonists, including Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Jillian Tamaki, Adrian Tomine, and more.


Editors Canada/Réviseurs Canada

Editors Canada is Canada’s national editorial association. Our membership includes professional academic editors who specialize in different stages of editing across a wide range of academic texts.


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Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 

The Federation is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a membership of over 160 Canadian universities, colleges, and scholarly associations representing 91,000 researchers and graduate students.


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Fernwood Publishing

For over thirty years, Fernwood has published for scholarly, academic, literary, and general readers. Our books analyze exploitation and oppression while amplifying struggles seeking to transform a harmful status quo. We publish critical books for critical thinkers


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HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada is the publisher for many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Thomas King, in addition to distributing HarperCollins titles from around the globe


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Ingram Academic & Professional

With titles from over 300 publishers, Ingram Academic & Professional is your best source for course adoption titles.


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The Language Portal of Canada

Would you like to improve your knowledge of English and French? Visit the Language Portal of Canada, a website that offers you free access to Canadian language resources.


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Kersplebedeb Common Notions Leftwingbooks.net 

Leftwingbooks.net is a distributor of feminist, anti-racist, and anticapitalist literature, based in Montreal. We distribute publications by Kersplebedeb, Common Notions, as well as numerous other radical publishers -- PM Press, AK Press, Haymarket, Verso, and more. 


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Literary Press Group of Canada 

The LPG is a not-for-profit association that represents about 60 Canadian-owned and -operated literary book publishers. Our members produce books by some of Canada’s most innovative and creative writers, giving readers access to diverse voices. 


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Memorial University Press

Scholarly books about the North Atlantic region, with a special focus on Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada. While academic excellence is the foundation of the Press, our books also have a wide public appeal in subject matter and style.


McGill Bookstore
McGill Bookstore 

Sell McGill insignia, general merchandise and books. Also assist certain publishers by selling their books at our POS. 


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McGill-Queen's University Press

MQUP is a scholarly publisher that defends, refutes, and creates fresh interpretations of the world. With over 4,000 books in print and numerous awards and bestsellers, our goal is to produce peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.


Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) 

The OPC funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives through its Contributions Program. 


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Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan publishes award-winning research that impacts the world and promotes interdisciplinarity across the humanities, social sciences and business.


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Penguin Random House Canada

Penguin Random House Canada is Canada's largest English-language book publisher and distributor.


Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PUM)

Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PUM)

The catalog contains over 1000 active titles, which cover all areas of knowledge.


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Provalis Research

Provalis Research is a word leader in text analysis and mixed-methods research, offering qualitative data analysis, quantitative content analysis and text mining tools.

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Research Impact Canada

Research Impact Canada is a pan-Canadian network dedicated to maximizing the impact of research for the public good.



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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Visit the SSHRC Lounge in the Congress Hub. Enjoy comfortable seating and recharge your devices. Attend a daily drop-in between 2 p.m and 4 p.m. to learn more about student and postgrad funding opportunities (learn more).


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Statistics Canada Statistique Canada 

Statistics Canada’s research and development on the modernization of the Census. We hope to collect feedback from Congress participants about StatCan’s ongoing research on linked administrative data, social acceptability, and the needs of data users.


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UBC Press

UBC Press produces books integral to Canada’s cultural, political, and social fabric and is widely touted as the country’s pre-eminent social science publisher.


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University Affairs /Affaires Universitaires

University Affairs is Canada's #1 source for news, information, opinion, and career advice for faculty, administrators, and grad students in higher education . Drop by to subscribe, pitch stories, and share your opinion about our upcoming redesign.


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University of Alberta Press

UAlberta Press is a contemporary, award-winning publisher of scholarly and creative books distinguished by their editorial care, exceptional design, and global reach.


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University of Calgary Press

The University of Calgary Press publishes books that make a difference. With three imprints and sixteen series on topics across the social sciences, our titles forward frontiers of research and thought.


University of Manitoba Press

University of Manitoba Press

Founded in 1967, University of Manitoba Press is a leading publisher of books on Indigenous history, Indigenous studies, and Canadian history. 


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University of Ottawa Press (PUO-UOP) 

PUO-UOP offers a peer-reviewed, partially OA publishing program, a rich backlist, and scholarly journals. 


University of Regina Press 

University of Regina Press

University of Regina Press publishes books that matter. With eight national bestsellers, our scholarly and trade titles are hard-hitting and accessible.


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University of Toronto Press

University of Toronto Press publishes over 200 new scholarly, course, and general interest books annually and more than 50 journals. UTP also operates UTP Distribution through warehouses in Toronto and Buffalo along with bookstores across the University of Toronto campuses.


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US University Presses 

Including books from a number of US university presses including Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Duke, Minnesota, and NYU. 


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Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press is celebrating 50 years of excellence in 2024 in scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences.


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Wolsak & Wynn Publishers

Wolsak & Wynn is a literary press based in the heart of Hamilton. We’ve been publishing challenging, enchanting, unusual and award-winning books for forty years.

Social Zone

The social zone is the ultimate networking and entertainment space at Congress 2024. Socialize with a range of interdisciplinary researchers, speakers, and thought leaders all while enjoying food and drink from our catering partner Dana Hospitalité. Just a few steps away from the Congress Hub in the stunning Red Path Hall, the social zone is the perfect after-hours space to engage with peers and establish connections with academics and industry leaders from across the country.

Where: Redpath Hall

When: June 12-21 2024, 7:30am-7:00pm daily


Be sure to mark your calendars to join us for the following special events in the Social Zone! 

A special themed menu will also be available on different nights of the week. Stop by throughout Congress and enjoy a different culinary adventure each visit.

Event Dates
Trivia with Montreal favourite, Trivia Brian

Friday June 14, 2024

Sunday June 16, 2024

Social night featuring live music Thursday June 20, 2024