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March 26-28, 2010

2010 Theme: "Cultural Expressions of Nationalism in Québec / Expressions culturelles du nationalisme au Québec"

Open Invitation for:  Academics interested in Québec Studies from across the United States



From its inception in 1988, the annual Québec Winter Symposium (QWS) has provided a unique professional development opportunity for professors from across the United States interested in Québec Studies. The Symposium, conducted entirely in French, is a concentrated workshop focusing on a specific Québec-based topic or theme.




The QWS begins Friday afternoon and ends Sunday by noon. Participants will be provided with presentations by leading academic specialists, briefings by significant literary and cultural contributors, as well as cultural activities relevant to our program theme. The format of the QWS will be consistent with past programs; dowload a copy 2009's program for review.



The cost for registration is USD $399 which includes: all program meetings, two nights single hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and cultural events. Space for participation in our program is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

·         Download the Québec Winter 2010 Symposium Registration Form. The deadline for registration is Monday, March 1st. Note: this 33Kb PDF file require the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.


Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from the hotel in Centre-ville Montréal. We ask participants to plan to arrive at the conference hotel by 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon, and to depart no sooner than noon on Sunday. There will be a brief period of free time scheduled on Saturday afternoon. Given the rigorous nature of our program, past experience has proven that it is preferable for participants who travel far distances and/or across time zones to arrive the day prior to our program. Should participants wish to take advantage of opportunities Montréal has to offer outside of the QWS program activities, it is advisable to plan a stay to be at least a day longer or more than our program.


Meals:Registration includes: welcome dinner on Friday evening; full daily breakfast on Saturday and Sunday; lunch on Saturday; and pause cafés during meeting sessions. All other meals are at the expense of the participant.



Testimonials from Past Participants:

"Pleasant and enriching activity!"

"Thoroughly enjoyed meeting new colleagues and broadening my understanding of Québec culture."

"Very interesting and instructive - excellent choice of speakers."

"Thank you for this opportunity to expand my knowledge of Montréal, its writers and its residents."

More Information:

All inquires should be directed to:

Amy Sotherden
Phone: (518) 564-2385
E-mail: [email protected]

·         Download the Québec Winter Symposium 2010 Publicity and Registration Form. Note: this 172Kb PDF file require the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.

We look forward to your participation with us in 2010! 


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Institute on Québec Studies at Plattsburgh State, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Institute on Québec Studies
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112
E-mail: [email protected]