FedCan Congress fees go up

Dear Colleagues,

I wish to notify our membership that after much consideration the Executive Committee of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has decided it will be necessary to raise registration fees for Congress 2007. The decision took place in September during the Executive’s annual retreat. Congress fees were last raised in 2000. The increases go some way towards matching inflation rates over the past six years.

Registration fees go directly towards the costs associated with the planning and organizing of the Congress. The total revenue collected through these fees allows the Federation and the host university to put in place Congress services, such as the coordination of A/V and catering, the negotiation of accommodation and transportation, the production of the Registration and Delegate’s Guide, as well as the overall management of all aspects of registration for each of the 70-plus participating associations.

The 2007 Congress Registration Fees will be split into three groups — early bird, regular and on-site. The pricing will be as follows:

Congress Registration Fees

Type 2006 2007
Students, retried and unwaged, registering by March 31 $40 $45
Students, retried and unwaged, registering starting April 1 $60 $65
Students, retried and unwaged registering on site N/A $70
Postdoctoral students registering by March 31st $60 $65
Postdoctoral students registering starting April 1st $80 $80
Postdoctoral students registering on site N/A $85
Regular delegates registering by March 31st $100 $120
Regular delegates registering starting April 1 $150 $160
Regular delegates registering on site N/A $175

I hope that you will understand our need to increase fees and will help us get the information out to delegates by updating your websites and any other information vehicles you may use to promote Congress.

Please contact our Director of Congress, Marianne Fizet, if you have any questions at 613-238-6112 Ext 302 or by email mfizet@fedcan.ca

Best regards,

Donald Fisher
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences