Looks like I’ll be hopping the big pond (again) in a few weeks . . . with a little travel help from UNB.
Going to Sofia, Bulgaria to present a paper and give a poetry reading at “Managing Diversity and Social Cohesion: the Canadian Experience”, the Central European Association for Canadian Studies’ 5th Triennial International Conference.
A first: I haven’t been to Bulgaria before though I know one of the organizers and several presenters from a 2005 conference in Niš where I also partied with a Bulgarian theatre troupe. My Balkan adventures continue . . .
Don’t know how the organizers have done it but conference attendees are being accommodated three nights at the 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Sofia, opposite the National Assembly, for less than the hotel’s posted one-night rate.
Most of the conference presentations and activities are to happen at Sofia University « St Kliment Ohridski » . . . up to four simultaneous panels.
The keynote speakers are Professor Lise Gauvin, Université de Montréal; Professor Thibault Martin, Université du Québec en Outaouais; Professor Keith Banting, Queens University, Kingston; and Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam, University of Toronto.