We are pleased to announce that the Herzberg public lecture will be given by Dr. Nergis Mavalvala from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. Dr. Mavalvala was a member of the scientific team that announced the first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes using the LIGO detectors in February 2016. In addition, Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor has been invited to give a talk; we are hopeful that she will be able to accept.
Invitations are being issued shortly to potential speakers for our four technical plenaries. Our Division Chairs are actively working on developing their list of parallel sessions and contacting potential invited speakers. If you have suggestions for sessions and/or speakers, please send them to the Chair of the appropriate Division by November 1st (see https://cap.ca/divisions/ for the list of Chairs). A general outline of the proposed structure for the 2018 Congress can be found at https://cap.ca/congress-conference/congress-2018/, and more program information will be added as details become available. Bookmark our Congress site to keep informed.