Programming & events

Big Thinking

The Big Thinking series is held throughout Congress and brings together leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The series is open to all Congress registered attendees and to members of the general public registering with a community pass.

Big Thinking at Congress is the key opportunity at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share ideas and solutions for a more innovative, progressive, and inclusive society.

Who can attend Big Thinking? 

The Big Thinking lectures are open events. The lectures are open to all registered conference attendees, as well as members of the public with a valid community pass. 

Career Corner

Career Corner is a professional development workshop series where everyone from graduate students to established faculty members can learn how to publish and market their research, improve their lesson planning and teaching skills and find out about careers outside of academia.

Everyone from graduate students to established scholars can benefit from attending Career Corner, our professional development workshop series. Led by industry experts, these workshops include a range of topics, from publishing and communicating research, to advancing academic careers and discovering career options outside of academia. 

Who can attend Career Corner? 

Career Corner workshops are open events. The workshops are open to all registered conference attendees, as well as members of the public with a valid community pass. 

Expo

The largest showcase of academic books in Canada 

What if you could connect with leading community partners, discover outstanding literary works, and network with the best and brightest scholarly minds from across the country and beyond at one remarkable event? It’s all possible at the Congress Expo, a highlight of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences!