National Conferences

FOUNDING CONFERENCE, Thunder Bay, Ontario, October 1- 3, 2010

Theme: Italian-Canadian Lives: Past, Present and Future: Towards the Creation of a National Archive on the Italian-Canadian Experience

Sponsors/host: Institute of Italian Studies, Lakehead University; The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University; aig+c, Lakehead University

2nd Annual Conference and AGM, Toronto, Ontario, February 2-4, 2012

Theme: Towards a National Italian-Canadian Archive

Keynote Speakers: Franca Iacovetta and Nino Ricci

Sponsors/host: The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University; Founders College, York University

3rd Annual Conference and AGM, Montreal, Quebec, March 1-2, 2013

Theme: From Concept to Incorporation

Keynote Speakers: Screening of the documentary, The Italian Question

Sponsors/host: Istituto Italiano di Cultura; The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University

4th Annual Conference and AGM, Gatineau, Quebec, May 9-10, 2014

Theme: Reaching Across

Keynote Speakers: Launch of ICAP nationally

Sponsors/host: Canadian Museum of History, Musée Canadienne de l’histoire de Gatineau; The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University

5th Annual Conference and AGM, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 28 – 29, 2015

Theme: Identifying, Connecting, Preserving, Sharing

Keynote Speakers: Book Launch of Lawrence Grassi: From Piedmont to the Rocky Mountains; Viewing of the Performigrations installations curated by Angela Clark.

Sponsors/host: Italian Cultural Centre, Performigrations—EU project; The Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies, York University

6th Annual Conference and AGM, London, Ontario, October 14 – 15, 2016

Theme: 21st Century Approaches to Preserving Italian-Canadian Community Narratives: Engagement, Identification, Sharing

Keynote Events: Screening of the Mario Circelli film, In Our Own Words: Stories of Italians in London; Gianna Patriarca, Poet and Writer. Presentation of All My Fallen Angelas; Screening of the Paul Tana film, Ricordati di noi, documentary on the discovery and preservation of the Teledomenica television series; Presentation of Italians in Canada: Yesterday and Today(new edition) by Bruno Ramirez, Université de Montréal and Gabriele Scardellato, York University

Keynote Speakers: Michael Moir, University Archivist and Head, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University; Jonathan F.W. Vance, Distinguished University Professor, J.B. Stallman Chair, Research Chair, Department of History, University of Western Ontario.

Sponsors/host: The Marconi Club; the University of Western Ontario