Media Room

Congress Media Room

Room 110A, Student Union Buidling

May 31 to June 7     8h - 17h

Request accreditation

Click here to become accredited, gaining access to our full-service media room and on-the-ground operations and services. Accreditation provides access to all Congress sessions, special events, and the on-site Media Room with phone and network access.

Unable to attend Congress 2013 in person? Simply contact our media team for support. We can help set up telephone interviews, provide Congress abstracts, and share media releases. You can also follow us on Twitter @ideas-idees, and follow the Congress hashtag #congress2013.

Media contacts

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Laura Markle, Manager of Communications
613-238-6112 ext. 351

Mélanie Béchard, Communications Officer
613-238-6112 ext. 303

University of Victoria

Denise Helm, Manager of Media Relations and Public Affairs


Congress 2013

June 1-8, 2013
University of Victoria

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada. This year’s theme, @ the edge, will underpin thousands of presentations, panels, keynotes and other events taking place over eight days.

Each year, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences organizes the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at one or more of Canada’s universities. Read more about Congress here.

Congress 2013 is being hosted by the University of Victoria. Seventy associations hold annual meetings under the banner of Congress. Many of the 7,000 attendees expected this year in Victoria between June 1 and 8 will be sharing new research, innovative ideas and engaging in debates on topics of interest to your readers.

What to expect at Congress 2013:

  • Access to world-class research in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences
  • Support from the Congress media team to track down researchers and scope out topics of interest
  • An opportunity to see leading scholars and public figures featured in the Big Thinking keynote series
  • A fully staffed media room with interview room, access to telephone, and Internet connections