Dec 6th 2018

International Metropolis Conference - June 24 to 28, 2019 [Ottawa, Gatineaux, Canada]

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be hosting the next International Metropolis Conference 2019.

The conference theme is "The Promise of Migration – Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation".

It is 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 International Metropolis Project (IMP) is the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity.

IMP events have been effective in connecting researchers, key decision-makers, and practitioners around the globe, facilitating the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge among different stakeholders since the mid-1990s. The network has steadily developed to include partners in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a growing presence in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. In a world increasingly characterized by international mobility and large regional displacements, there’s an urgent need to exchange scientific knowledge about migration and diversity, and to share experiences, challenges, and best practices in their management.

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