June 24 to 28, 2019
The Promise of Migration
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Plenary speakers will give presentations around the conference themes. View our currently booked speakers
The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will host the International Metropolis Conference 2019, the largest annual international gathering of world experts from academia, governments and civil society in the fields of migration, integration and diversity. The conference’s program will reflect both Canadian and international strategies regarding immigration, integration, diversity and inclusion.
International migration is at the top of the policy agenda for many countries. The conference will provide delegates from around the world with the opportunity to exchange research and best practices and to forge new partnerships through open dialogue.
The conference takes place in 2 cities in 1 bilingual region. Watch a video to learn more about the National Capital Region.
We expect more than 1000 delegates to attend. We encourage you to read the welcome messages from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Mayor of Ottawa; and the Mayor of Gatineau.
Join the conversation on social media using #IntlMetropolis2019
International Metropolis Steering Committee
Paul Spoonley – co-chair
Jan Rath – co-chair
IRCC Champion, International Metropolis Project
Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister IRCC
IRCC International Conference Steering Committee
Ümit Kiziltan, Director General and Head of Evaluation / Research and Evaluation
Howard Duncan, Executive Head International Metropolis Secretariat Carleton University
Dan Hiebert, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Carl Nicholson, Civil Society
Mireille Paquet, Concordia
Corinne Prince, Director General Settlement Integration Program
Bruce Scoffield, Director General, International Network
International Metropolis Conference Project 2019
Enrico W. del Castello – Director
International Metropolis Conference Project 2019 Secretariat
Randy Orr – International senior advisor
Sheila Watson – Deputy Director
Marie-Pierre Hamel – Senior Policy Analyst
Deborah Coldwell – Communications Liaison
Klodiana Puro – Conference liaison officer
Mihaela Vieru – Senior Analyst
Noëlle Lazaro – Policy Analyst
Cora Zilli – Administrative assistant
Christine Quintal – Assistant to the Director