2016 CICAS Conference: The Future of Human(ity)

July 22-24, 2016 | Nipissing University | North Bay, Ontario

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Dear Conference Participants,

Welcome to the 2016 CICAS conference, “The Future of Human(ity),” July 22-24, 2016! We are excited to see you in July. We have received contributions from all over the world: the topics cover a wide range of issues from education, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We are in the process of finalizing the conference program—further information regarding the schedule of individual panels will be up on the website shortly.

Panels and Presentation Timelines

All papers will be divided into panels. We are aiming for three papers per panel. Each panel will be assigned 75 minutes: 60 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for questions. Except for presentations marked “keynote,” all presentations should be kept to 20 minutes. We urge you to respect the time limit. There will be 15-minute breaks between panels to allow for further discussion and networking.

There will be a data projector and computer (with PowerPoint on both Mac and PC platforms) available in the conference venue. You will also be able to connect your own laptop to the projector, connect to the internet, and play music or other sounds from whichever computer you are using. If your presentation requires any special technical equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Registration will be open until June 31, 2016. To register, please visit: www.regonline.ca/2016cicasconference

Registration Costs

  • Presenter (full-time faculty): $250 CAD
  • Presenter (part-time & sessional faculty; independent scholars): $200 CAD
  • Non-Presenter: $150 CAD
  • Non-Presenter (1 day only): $80 CAD

If you have any questions about the registration process, please don’t hesitate to email us.

Conference Venue and Accommodation

The 2016 CICAS Conference, “The Future of Human(ity)” will be held at Nipissing University, 100 College Dr., North Bay, Ontario. The conference is located in the heart of North Bay, near Algonquin Provincial Park. From Lake Nipissing to Duchesnay Falls, the university campus is close to many natural areas that are ideal for swimming, hiking, fishing, or pondering the many topics that surround the issue of humanity’s future.

For further information about the city of North Bay, please visit: www.cityofnorthbay.ca

Below is a list of hotels and university residence options.


Nipissing University has a special rate at Hampton Inn by Hilton:

Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay

  • 950 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, ON, 1.855.265.6115
  • When making a booking, refer to Nipissing University
  • It is a 45-minute walk (uphill), 5-minute drive, or 10-minute bus ride to campus from the Hampton Inn (the closest hotel to the university)

Other Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Bay

  • 1325 Seymour Street, North Bay, ON, 1.855.290.2674

Clarion Resort Pinewood Park

  • 201 Pinewood Park Drive, North Bay, ON, 1.866.500.4938

Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

  • 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON, 1.800.218.9312

Other Affordable Options: University Residences

There are two residences available for accommodation at Nipissing University:

  • Governor's House is on campus
  • Chancellor’s House is a 20-minute walk (uphill), 2-minute drive, or 5-minute bus ride from campus

Nipissing University Residence suites consist of 4 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a shared kitchen/living area. Each bedroom is equipped with a twin bed. The nightly rate for a bedroom is $40, and the nightly rate for a whole suite is $100.

To book a room in one of our residences, please contact Guest Service Representative Summer Accommodations, Nipissing University, 705.474.3450 ext. 4808; stay@nipissingu.ca.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at Nipissing in July!

All the best,

Sarah and Pavlina