Québec City worked with the Université Laval and the Québec City Convention Centre to land The International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS) conference. The winning bid was announced in Rome, Italy.
Carole Després, a Université Laval professor said: "This conference will be an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of scientific work around the globe on the interrelationships between people and the environment and the long history of education and research in the field at Université Laval’s School of Architecture."
It will be will be the first time the IAPS conference is held in North America - the previous 25 events took place in Europe and Asia.
Québec City Convention Centre President and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard added: "I applaud the hard work, determination, and international standing of the key stakeholders who helped tip the scales of the IAPS decision-makers. By attracting conferences to the city, these ambassadors are helping raise Québec City’s profile on the world stage."
From 21-26 June 2020, Université Laval and the Québec City Convention Centre will host 500 researchers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, psychology, geography, sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines that study people-environment relations.
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