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Forty-Seventh Annual Conference, Oct. 5-8 2023, Montréal, Canada


General Information

Last update: November 16, 2022

Information for Submissions

  • OpenWater ​Conference submission website [link coming soon] (use your GSA member credentials to log in) 
  • 2023 Conference submission schedule:
  • 2 January: Conference portal opens for seminar proposals
  • 16 January (11:59pm PST): Seminar topic proposals due
  • 3 March (11:59pm PST): Seminar participation applications due
  • 27 March (11:59pm PDT): All paper, panel, and roundtable proposals due (click here for more information [link coming soon])
  • Conference Submission Guidelines

Conference Hotel

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
  • 1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque West
  • Montréal, Québec, Canada  H3B 2L7
  • Conference and hotel registration
    • TBA
  • Ground transportation from airports
    • TBA
  • Room/meals/registration costs
    • TBA

Conference Program

  • TBD

Information for Presenters

  • All presenters need to email advance copies of their completed papers to the commentator, and a brief paragraph on their research to the moderator, three weeks in advance of the conference at the latest.
  • Presenters are expected to limit their presentations to twenty minutes. Should four presenters be scheduled, the time limit is fifteen minutes.
  • Commentators should speak for no more than ten minutes. Please note that any commentator who does not receive a completed paper by the deadline is under no obligation to offer a response on that paper at the conference.
  • Moderators are urged to let speakers know when they have only a minute or two left and then to intervene if they exceed their allotted time.
  • Withdrawals: Should changes in your situation necessitate your withdrawal, even last-minute, please inform Dr. Jennifer L. Jenkins (operations[at] as soon as possible before, or if necessary, after the conference so that we may keep accurate records. We also ask that you inform your fellow session participants. For more information, please see our Submission Guidelines.
  • Refunds:
    • Information TBA
  • ​Accommodation requests related to a disability and accessibility should be directed to Dr. Jennifer L. Jenkins (operations[at] 

Conference App

  • For reasons of sustainability, there will be no printed program. Please refer to the electronic versions of the schedule once they are posted above and download our conference app (TBA), which will be available in the Apple and GooglePlay (Android) App Stores.

    AV Information [TBA]

    Publisher and Exhibitor Information

    • Package shipping instructions and exhibitor registration TBA

    For Attendees from outside Canada

    While the GSA can not advise on visa matters, conference attendees not resident in Canada may find the following Government of Canada resources helpful:

    Quick Links:

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