Canadian Nautical Research Society 2020 Conference

January 2020

Credit: NMM PAI0480

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the 2020 CNRS-SCRN Conference and Annual General Meeting, which will be held Thursday, 13 August to Saturday, 15 August 2020 at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Main Conference Theme is: Waterfronts at Work

Conference organizers will accept any maritime-related paper proposal on a Canadian, North American, or international topic, especially addressing:

  • shipping
  • marine transportation and business
  • ferries
  • ports and harbours
  • towing and barging
  • tugs
  • pilotage
  • shipbuilding
  • container, commodity, and bulk terminals
  • dock and longshore work
  • maritime unions
  • waterfront industrial land redevelopment
  • rail and road bridges across waterways
  • navies and shore infrastructure.

A one page proposal with the author’s name, affiliation and title, as well as contact information can be sent by 1 May 2020 to, or by regular mail to:

Chris Madsen
Department of Defence Studies
Canadian Forces College
215 Yonge Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 3H9.

Any student enrolled at a university or college giving a presentation is eligible for consideration for the Gerald Panting Bursary, to help defray registration, accommodation, and transportation costs.  The number and monetary value of any bursary given out will depend on the number of applicants.


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