Conferences

Upcoming Conference:

“Decolonization: Space, Politics, and Knowledge”

This year’s ATLIS conference, “Decolonization: Space, Politics and Knowledge,” will offer engaging presentations encouraging the push back of oppressive, (neo)colonial systems through grassroots knowledge and solidarity building.

This year’s conference will feature a panel discussion composed of Elsipogtog Elder, Noel Milliea, Mount Allison’s Indigenous Affairs Coordinator, Doreen Richard, along with Jenna Gaudet, Emma Hassencahl and Spencer Issac of the Indigenous Support Group followed by a reception to be held at the President’s house and a social event off campus. Saturday will be full of student presentations, followed by a keynote speech presented by Harsha Walia.

You can reigster for the conference online: https://atlismta.org/register2016/. Also, you can register for the conference in person; there will be a table at the library set up during the day on Tuesday, January 26th, and Wednesday, Janaury 27th from 11am – 3pm as well as a Table set up at T&L on Thursday, Janaury 28th night, and at the panel discussion on Friday. The $10 registration fees will need to be paid in person, and includes lunch and cover for the social event.
The organizers of ATLIS recognize that this conference will be taking place on unceded Mi’kmaq territory, and that our role as settler colonialists is not just to recognize the histories of violence that have allowed us to occupy stolen land, but also to actively work to ease the injustice we are complicit in.
Full Conference Schedule:

Thursday, January 28th

8:00pm: Board Games and Beer at T&L

Friday, January 29th

6:30pm – 8:00pm: Panel Discussion (Avard Dixon 111)

8:15pm – 9:15pm: Reception at the President’s house

9:30pm – onwards: Social Event (81 Salem)

Saturday, January 30th

10:30am – 3:30pm: Student Presentations (Dunn 106)

6:30pm – 8:00pm: Harsha Walia Keynote Presentation (Owen’s Art Gallery)

Sunday, January 31st

11:00am: Question and answer session with Harsha Walia

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Previous Conferences:

Fall 2015 Mini-Conference
Challenges to Future World Security: Food, Energy, and Privacy 

Breakthroughs: Innovative solutions for communal challenges

Revolution: Reforming Structures and Rethinking Perspectives

Alternative Solution: Looking to a Sustainable Future
Human Security: Causes, Effects and How We Respond
Intervention in Times of Crisis, and the Crisis of Intervention
Development Challenges
Government and the Rights of Individuals