From Race Relations to Religion, Equity to Ecology: Congress 2010 at

Gathering throws a digital-era spotlight on research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

MONTREAL, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Nine thousand academics from post-secondary institutions across Canada will convene at Concordia University's downtown campus from May 28 through June 4 for Congress 2010. Scholarly work and research will presented through a program of lively, engaging interactions, bringing to life the theme of Connected Understanding - le savoir branché.

Going well beyond debates and round-tables, the doors of academia will be thrown open wide to the public for research slams, performances, and multi-media shows.

Hop onto the Mapping Memories bus tour to hear from young refugees in Montreal.

Listen to a former child soldier, a journalist, a photographer, and a videographer about the role we can all play preventing human right abuses.

Take in a dozen films about Montreal at Montreal Onscreen.

Step into the Think Box to experience the research-driven multimedia work of Concordia students and faculty.

Walk onto the Cloud Deck and connect with the researchers via a new, interactive web program.

Send your SMS message to the Ticker Text Project, where poetry will knock stock numbers off the screen.

Experience the Research Traces left by Concordia design students on the floors, walls and windows of the JMSB building.

Join the musicians with the Nexus project on a multi-media parade through Quartier Concordia.

Visit exhibitions and performances in Hexagram's Black Box, the FOFA and Leonard and Bina Ellen Galleries.

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         Then come join the excitement at Concordia May 28 to June 4.

SOURCE Concordia University

For further information: For further information: Fiona Downey, Media Relations Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 Ext.2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336;

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