The CAP Office and Program Committee are actively preparing for the Call for Abstracts which will be issued around 2018 January 12. As reported in the 2017 October Bulletin, the Herzberg Public lecture will be given by Dr. Nergis Mavalvala from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. Two of our four technical plenary session speakers have been secured: Dr. Juan Maldacena from Princeton University (invited by our Division of Theoretical Physics) and Dr. Anne Martel from the University of Toronto (invited by our Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology). Invitations have been extended to fill the remaining two slots and we look forward to announcing who these speakers will be at a later date. Division Chairs are actively working on their sessions and securing invited speakers and the Local Organizing Committee is engaged and providing much needed support for the local arrangements. They are also taking charge of the High School Teachers Workshop Day (Monday, June 11) as well as developing a series of lab tours to be offered during Congress.
The list of confirmed invited speakers (as of January 3rd), as well as details regarding “Destination Halifax” and our block bookings with local hotels and on-campus residences, will be available on the Congress website at the time that the call for abstracts is issued. Stay tuned ….