Major events coming to Montréal in 2023

published on January 3, 2023
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For five years in a row, the Union of International Associations has named Montréal the top city for international events held in a single city, and this, despite the pandemic. We lead the pack ahead of New York, Washington, Toronto, Vancouver and Boston – and we’re reserving bragging rights! But like coach said, winners never quit. So we’re starting 2023 with a bang and planning a bountiful year full of big-ticket events in Montréal.

It’s sure to be another one for the books!

ISA Annual Meeting

The ISA is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. Founded in 1959, its more than 7,000 members span the globe – and its highly attended Annual Convention provides a space for underrepresented groups, early career scholars and other professionals to grow in the field.

Dates: March 15 to 18, 2023
Organized by: International Studies Association
Attendees expected: 5,000

AAHPM 2023 Annual Assembly

This three-day event brings together more than 3,400 medical colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care.

Dates: March 22 to 25, 2023
Organized by: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Attendees expected: 4,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

SAGES 2023 Postgraduate Course & Scientific Session

Aimed at presenting original research by postgraduate candidates, this event espouses the society’s mission is to innovate, educate, and collaborate to improve patient care.

Dates: March 29 to April 1, 2023
Organized by: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Attendees expected: 2,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

2023 World Irish Dancing Championships

These championships will bring together a global network of Irish dancers and teachers to compete, share knowledge and enjoy this rich culture. The competition will enhance Montréal’s reputation on the international stage as a go-to destination for major dance events.

Dates: April 2 to 9, 2023
Organized by: The Irish Dancing Commission
Attendees expected: 18,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

World Summit AI Americas 2023

With growing AI adoption rates across major industry sectors, this event is the opportunity to learn, share and debate globally critical topics such as regulation, safety and ethics, trust, privacy and scalability.

Dates: April 17 to 20, 2023
Organized by: Inspired Minds
Attendees expected: 3,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

CIM Conference and Exhibition ­– Montreal 2023

CIM’s annual convention inspires, educates and unites mining professionals for an extensive plenary and technical program, an innovative EXPO, and reputable networking and social events.

Dates: April 30 to May 3, 2023
Organized by: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Attendees expected: 5,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

CLC Convention 2023

The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.

Dates: May 8 to 12, 2023
Organized by: Canadian Labour Congress
Attendees expected: 3,500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

ISAC 2023 International Congress

This premier, inclusive and international conference on the many facets of cytometry science and engineering. It will explore how cytometry has flourished in the past decade and will showcase exciting discoveries it will bring in the future.

Dates: May 19 to 23, 2023
Organized by: International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
Attendees expected: 1,900
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

Global Cultural Districts Network Annual Convention

This convening builds upon our understanding of the multi-layered and far-reaching value of cultural districts to explore their potential as civic sites dedicated to arts, culture and creativity for transformational change in urban life. Members and guests will be provided with plentiful opportunities to learn from each other and from expert counsel. 

Dates: May 22 to 26, 2023
Organized by: Global Cultural Districts Networks
Attendees expected: 250
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Montréal

SIDE 2023

The International Eco-citizenship Summit is an important gathering that was developed to facilitate the attainment of the 17 goals for sustainable development adopted by the United Nations.

Dates: June 7 to 9, 2023
Organized by: SIDE
Attendees expected: 3,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

2023 ISTH Annual Conference

The largest international meeting in the field of thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology, this annual conference promotes important scientific discourse and findings to improve the lives of patients around the world.

Dates: June 24 to July 1, 2023
Organized by: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Attendees expected: 8,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

2023 PCMA Education Conference

EduCon’s energetic, immersive and provocative program attracts thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists from around the world. It’s known for its innovative approach to education and the small-group learning that builds lasting relationships.

Dates: June 25 to 28, 2023
Organized by: Professional Convention Management Association
Attendees expected: 800
Venue: Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Congress of the International Council of Nurses 2023

This congress will bring together the powerful force of the 28 million nurses worldwide to learn, share and network in order to build a better future for the nursing workforce and our healthcare systems.

Dates: July 1 to 5, 2023
Organized by: International Council of Nurses
Attendees expected: 6,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

11th International Annual Conference 2023

This conference brings together all disciplines related to the treatment of head and neck cancer. The assembled group of renowned head and neck surgeons, radiologists and oncologists have identified key areas of interest and major topics to explore.

Dates: July 7 to 12, 2023
Organized by: American Head & Neck Society
Attendees expected: 2,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

16th World Conference on Transport Research – 2023

The aims of the conference are to bring together experts in all areas of transport research from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the field of transport policy and practice.

Dates: July 17 to 21, 2023
Organized by: World Conference on Transport Research Society
Attendees expected: 1,200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

29th Annual Meeting for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping – 2023

This OHBM conference is a chance for the exchange of up-to-the-minute and ground-breaking research across neuroimaging methods and applications.

Dates: July 22 to 26, 2023
Organized by: Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Attendees expected: 2,500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

17th International Congress on Radiation Research – ICRR 2023

The ICRR features both contributed and invited papers and poster presentations from all fields of radiation research, particularly biology, chemistry, epidemiology, physics and medicine.

Dates: August 26 to 29, 2023
Organized by: Radiation Research Society
Attendees expected: 1,500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

International Ultrasonics Symposium – IUS 2023

This symposium gives academics, industry professionals, researchers and others involved in ultrasonics, ferroelectrics and frequency control access to the industry’s technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools and more.

Dates: September 4 to 8, 2023
Organized by: IEEE – Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society
Attendees expected: 1,900 
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

12e Congrès International Francophone de Gérontologie et Gériatrie – CIFGG 2023

This French-language congress brings together health and research professionals dedicated to the care of the elderly. It‘s a unique opportunity to learn, exchange and network with international experts along the theme, “aging is living!”

Dates: September 20 to 22, 2023
Organized by: Société Québécoise de Gériatrie
Attendees expected: 700
Venue : Palais des congrès de Montréal

SOCRA 2023

For the 32nd year, SOCRA will welcome clinical research professionals from across the world to share current information and tools, best practices and training. The program will feature academic sessions, a peer-driven poster session, and an exhibit program.

Dates: September 27 to October 1, 2023
Organized by: Society of Clinical Research Associates
Attendees expected: 1,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Adaptation Futures — AF2023

This international conference unites experts on climate change for the sake of sharing knowledge, discuss best practices and develop effective strategies. This event aims to reinforce the cooperation between scientists, political leaders and citizens in facing climate challenges. 

Dates: October 2 to 6, 2023
Organized by: Ouranos
Attendees expected: 1,500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

2023 Convergence

This conference will cover the issues associated with the regulatory profession, offering sessions on everything from regulations, rules and international guidelines to legislation, enforcement actions, legal decisions, business trends and more.

Dates: October 2 to 5, 2023
Organized by: Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
Attendees expected: 2,100
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

2023 World Congress of Neurology

This conference will feature plenary lectures from leading experts in their fields, plus the exciting and entertaining Tournament of the Minds, cutting edge scientific sessions relevant to all the corners of the globe, and poster sessions that will feature the research of young neurologists of the future.

Dates: October 13 to 19, 2023
Organized by: World Federation of Neurology
Attendees expected: 8,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

2023 International Cybersecurity Forum

The objective of this important gathering is to strengthen the links between Canada, the USA, Europe and the world, by sharing experiences and exchanging cybersecurity and digital trust ideas at all levels: political, operational and technological.

Dates: October 24 to 27, 2023
Organized by: Avisa Partners
Attendees expected: 2,500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

CCC 2023

This event brings together the individuals who work across the spectrum of cardiovascular health —from research to patient care—to stimulate interaction within the community, showcase the best research and promote learning through scientific sessions, interactive workshops, late-breaking clinical trials and lively debates.

Dates: October 26 to 29, 2023
Organized by: Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Attendees expected: 3,200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

2023 MESA Annual Meeting

Since 1967, MESA has held an annual meeting for members gather to share research. The meeting provides an opportunity for friends and colleagues from a variety of disciplines to gather to share their common bond: the study of this important region of the world.

Dates: November 1 to 4, 2023
Organized by: Middle East Studies Association of North America
Attendees expected: 1,600
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

2023 ASA Annual Meeting

This annual meeting is a place for scholars, teachers, students, activists, and artists to share interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context.

Dates: November 1 to 4, 2023
Organized by: American Studies Association
Attendees expected: 3,000

Family Medicine Forum 2023

Designed to enable participants to learn from evidence-based, peer-reviewed sessions and workshops in family medicine, this forum is also an invitation to network, celebrate achievements, and discover new products and services.

Dates: November 5 to 11, 2023
Organized by: College of Family Physicians of Canada
Attendees expected: 5,000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal


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