Social Program

The conference venue and the program schedule aim to provide daily opportunities that promote conversation, networking and social engagement.

  • On Friday, after the opening session and keynote speaker at 3 pm, there will be an opportunity to mingle with participants in the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) at their Poster Session, followed by a reception (7:00 – 10:00 PM) with iGeo Team Leaders.
  • On Saturday evening we will have dinner at Université Laval (5:00 – 7:00 PM).  The meal is included in your registration fee (with alcoholic beverages at your own expense).  In the evening you will have the choice to go to the iGEO cultural evening (7:30 – 9:00 PM), join a discovery tour of Québec City, or simply enjoy some free time.  If you want to part of the walking tour in Old Québec on Saturday evening you have to register here: and pay a fee of 20$ (cash only) at the registration desk when you will arrive at the conference.
  • On Sunday, after lunch, the conference dedicates a period to workshop sessions and breakout groups (1:30 – 3:00 PM).

Immediately following the Commission on Geographic Education of Conference, from August 6 to 10, is the joint meeting of the 2018 IGU Regional Conference, Annual Meeting of the CAG, and the National Conference of the NCGE.  This joint meeting offers a range of sessions in geography education, field trips, workshops and other opportunities for social engagement.  We encourage you to browse the conference websites:

2018 IGU Regional Conference and Annual Meeting of the CAG

2018 National Conference on Geography Education of the NCGE