IAPS 2020 / Conferium

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Setting the pace for future generations

June 21 - 26, 2020

Québec City, Canada

In June 2020, IAPS will celebrate 50 years of outstanding research on people-environment relations in Québec City. 

A very warm welcome.


Held for the first time in the Americas, IAPS’s biannual conference will be a great opportunity to strengthen networking across regions between researchers, practitioners and decision makers concerned with quality of life in human and natural environments. Taking place at Laval University’s School of Architecture, located in the Old Seminary in the heart of Quebec City’s historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the venue offers a unique laboratory to reflect on how time interacts with space in the making of our life environments.


The main theme of the conference is the oft-overlooked aspect of TIME: short or long time; time that influences the way we use our cities and buildings; time interrupted by life events, natural disasters or human-made catastrophes; time as a conceptual lens or a design parameter. We are “running out of time” to take concrete steps to build sustainable and equitable societies, improve people's quality of life, and heal our planet. We must therefore set the pace not only in order to respond to immediate needs, but also the needs of future generations.


The tasks ahead are complex. IAPS 2020 will bring together people working across disciplines at understanding people-environment relations in order to improve our way of making a difference in shaping the future.


The organizing committee

Carole Després, School of Architecture, Université Laval

Sébastien Lord, School of Planning and Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal

Denise Piché, School of Architecture, Université Laval

Émilie Pinard, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University


3 September 2019

Symposium proposal submissions open

1 October 2019

Symposium proposal submissions deadline

25 October 2019

Symposium acceptance notifications


30 October 2019
Abstract submissions open for :

- Research presentations (for normal sessions or accepted symposia)

- Flash presentations 

- Display posters and digital media shorts

- Pre-conference intensives

- Workshops

- Young Researchers Workshop (YRW)

15 December 2019

Deadline for submissions of all types of abstracts listed above 

15 February 2020

Abstract acceptance notifications 

21-26 June 2020



2/ Abstract submissions for research presentations, flash presentations, display posters, intensives, workshops and Young Researchers Workshop (YRW) is now open!  Visit the Conference Information page for the submission guidelines and portal.

1/ The call for symposium proposal is now close. Acceptance notifications have been sent to convenors.