Given the continued uncertainties surrounding international travel and institutional funding, after much deliberation, the ACQS Executive Board has decided to postpone this fall’s ACQS biennial conference to October 20 – 23, 2022, which will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. For the following conference, we will return to Quebec City on October 3-6, 2024. While we are all very disappointed to have to wait several more years before hosting in Quebec, we are extremely grateful to the Hôtel Le Concorde for their unparalleled understanding in working with us to allow us to return in 2024 without financial penalty to the organization.
Following our usual pre-conference timeline, we will once again disseminate the call for papers and reopen the submissions portal for new applications. We ask that this time everyone submits a new proposal, regardless of any previous submissions.
If you have questions for us, please contact us:
· Proposal submissions and presentation details: ACQS Vice-President Yulia Bosworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Membership: ACQS Treasurer, Mark Richard (email@example.com)
· Governance: ACQS President Kate Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We apologize for any inconveniences this necessary change may cause and hope that you will plan to join us in Baltimore in 2022.
Since we will not be seeing you in Quebec this year, we hope that many of us will be able to reconnect at the ACSUS conference that is taking place Oct. 21-24, 2021 in Washington D.C.
As always, we encourage you to reach out to the members of the Executive Board with any comments or questions.
Thank you for your understanding,
The ACQS Executive Board
If I pay my ACQS dues now (or have already paid), will I need to repay my membership dues in 2021?
The membership dues calendar will not be affected by the change in conference date. Our current two-year membership cycle will be 2020-2021, so if you pay dues now, you will only need to pay conference registration in 2021. For the financial health of the organization, we do ask that you renew your membership now instead of waiting until the conference approaches. Keeping current in your dues will also ensure the continuity in the delivery of your subscription to Québec Studies. Your ACQS membership will need to be current to participate in the conference.
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Will this change have any impact on the publication of Québec Studies?
Because the business of the journal can all be carried out electronically, the COVID-19 has had no impact whatsoever on Québec Studies. However, because members often consider submitting revised conference papers to the journal for review, we do have concerns about a shortfall of submissions in late 2021. If you were considering this option (or proposing a special dossier organized around a conference session), please consider developing your topic as an essay for submission to Québec Studies prior to the 2021 conference presentation. It is acceptable academic practice to present a paper on work that is under consideration or will soon be published. For any questions regarding submission to Québec Studies, please contact the editor: Amy J. Ransom (email@example.com).