“Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial Journey"

24th Biennial Conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS)

The Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

October 18-21, 2017


2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. All over the world those who have Canadian roots or interests will be pausing to reflect on the challenges and achievements the country has experienced over its growth and maturation.  As usual, the 24th Biennial conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, independent scholars, and academics on any aspect of the Canadian experience.  But we especially seek paper and panel proposals that involve a taking of stock of some aspect of the country's development since 1867.  We will join with others aroudn the world in making Canada's sesquicentennial journey the central theme of our meeting.

Proposals should be sent to the relevant Section Chair identified in the list below (or to Munroe Eagles, Program Chair,  Proposals must be received by May 15th, 2017 and confirmations regarding participation should be sent out shortly after that.  Paper presenters must be ACSUS members in good standing, and they must pre-register for the conference by August 30th or else their paper will be dropped from the final conference program.  Please also note that conference registration fees are non-refundable for those cancelling after September 15th, 2017.

The conference will be held at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas (, an intimate and welcoming resort within easy walking distance of the Strip.  On site is a modern, attractive and spacious conference center where all sessions will be held.  The resort features three restaurants, a well-equipped exercise facility, a lap pool as well as a regular swimming pool, and a business center.  We have negotiated very favorable conference rates (suites for $125 per night; double occupancy Friday and Saturday: $65 per night for other nights), so the Tuscany offers a superb venue for the meeting.  The hotel is waiving its usual $24 per night resort fee for conference attendees staying at the hotel, so you will have full access to wireless internet and other resort facilities during your stay.

If there is sufficient interest, excursions to the Grand Canyon and to Canada-themed entertainment, such as the world famous Cirque du Soleil or the new NHL franchise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights (assuming their schedule has them playing in Las Vegas over our stay), will be organized.  For reservations, please call the hotel directly (Reservations: 877-tuscan1, or 877-887-2261) and be sure to identify yourself as an ACSUS conference participant to take advantage of our conference rates). If you register online, the group code is #To register via the web: 

  1. direct your browser to
  2. Click Reservations
  3. Input Arrival Date
  4. Input Departure Date
  5. Input Group Code
  6. Click Proceed

As a world famous entertainment centre, Las Vegas attracts more than 40 million visitors a year. October weather is ideal and evenings can be filled with world class Canadian entertainment – for example, the renowned Cirque du Soleil currently has seven magnificent productions running in the city.   Fine dining and other forms of entertainment for all ages and interests can be readily found in the city.

Please click here to read a statement from the ACSUS Executive regarding the current international boycott of academic meetings and conferences. 



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