American Political Scientists Convene Annual Meeting at Metro Toronto Convention Centre



    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - For the first time in its 104 years, the
American Political Science Association (APSA) will host its Annual Meeting &
Exhibition outside of the United States. From September 3-6, 2009, more than
6,500 members of the political science community will gather at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
    "The theme of this year's meeting is Politics in Motion: Change and
Complexity in the Contemporary Era. We will explore what is new, different,
and unusual in politics today in areas such as social justice, nonviolent
political change and international peace," explained Peter Katzenstein,
President of the APSA. "In a way, traveling across the border is symbolic of
the many ways in which politics is, and needs to be, in motion."
    Toronto is a popular international convention destination: in fact, it is
the most popular city for U.S. sponsored association meetings outside of the
U.S. Conveniently located within a 90-minute flight from more than 60% of the
American population, the city also boasts the Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
ranked among the top ten largest continuous-space facilities in North America.
    "We are so proud to be chosen by the APSA for their first annual meeting
outside of the United States in their 100+ year history," said Barry Smith,
President & CEO of the MTCC. "Participants will benefit from meeting in one of
the most cosmopolitan cities in the world; a place of international ideas. And
our city will benefit from the economic impact of over $10 million in visitor
spending."

    About the MTCC

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No. 1 convention and
trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted
approximately 12,000 events and entertained nearly 40 million guests. For
further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.

    About the American Political Science Association

    The American Political Science Association (est. 1903) is the leading
professional organization for the study of politics and has over 14,000
members in 80 countries. For more news and information about political science
research visit the APSA website, www.apsanet.org.




For further information:

For further information: Christine Tse, Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
(416) 585-8106, ctse@mtccc.com; Melissa L. Pewett, American Political Science
Association, (202) 483-2512, mpewett@apsa.com


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