INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL UNION

Commission on Climatology

 

 

IGU Regional Conference - Quebec, Canada 6-10.08.2018

The conference theme, Appreciating Difference, or Apprécier la différence, is a Quebec expression that invites participants to consider the world as a blank canvas that we must first decide how to depict before putting down images and words. Surely, the choice of those images and words is a matter of appreciation. To appreciate is not only a question of what we find significant and of value, it is also an awareness of differences and the ability to recognize them as meaningful to a more inclusive interpretation of the diverse world in which we live. Conference topics, as well as IGU commissions and CAG study groups, will reflect on this thought-provoking theme.

Exploring the theme Appreciating Difference, the conference encourages reflection and discussion on the diversity of landscapes, peoples, and knowledge that constitute our contemporary world and the challenges engendered by such differences. Difference is not in itself a threat, as environmental dangers, technological risks or climate change can be. Rather, difference may be viewed as a useful resource waiting to reveal its full potential.

 

Call for Session Proposals September 2017
Call for Papers October 2017
Registration - Early Bird November 2017
Registration - Regular March 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors and mailing of invitation letter May 2018
Registration - Late July 2018

 

 
 

Edited by:
Agnieszka Wypych, Zbigniew Ustrnul
Department of Climatology, Jagiellonian University, 7 Gronostajowa St., 30-387 Krakow, Poland,
e-mail: agnieszka.wypych@uj.edu.pl