Congress Update: Plenary Speakers Announced – 2nd Call for Abstracts

This is a friendly reminder the deadline to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2018 CAP Congress is February 28th.

To be considered for an oral presentation, you must ensure your abstract is submitted by midnight February 28, 2018 PST. We encourage poster submissions as there is limited time available for oral presentations. Post-deadline poster abstracts will be accepted if space remains once the abstracts submitted on time have been processed. For more information, please visit the CAP abstract system.

Students are reminded there are competitions for both poster and oral presentations. CAP membership is required to participate. For more details including instructions on how to enter, visit our student competition page.


This year’s congress will be held June 10-15 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. and will be a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the achievements of physicists in Canada and abroad.

We are pleased to announce our initial list of Plenary Speakers:

  • Eric Cornell – University of Colorado
  • Juan Maldacena – Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton
  • Anne Martel – University of Toronto
  • Stephen Nagler – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Our Herzberg Public Lecture will be given by Dr. Nergis Mavalvala from LIGO/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please check the 2018 CAP Congress page as we continue to update the list and details about our plenary and invited speakers.

A full listing of programming, events and other information will be posted on the 2018 Congress website when it is available. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax on June 10-15.