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Conference Program

The ILERA 2020 Regional Congress for the Americas Online Conference will take place from June 24 to 27, 2020.

A detailed conference program will be posted in the coming weeks and sent by email to conference presenters. Daily, we will feature exciting content as pre-recorded videos that can be viewed asynchronously during and after the conference.

How to access conference sessions

We will use the Zoom interface for the conference. More details will be sent directly to conference participants as we get closer to the event. During the conference, attendees can access conference sessions by clicking on links that will be available in the posted program.

Over 250 participants

Over 60 sessions

Submissions and registration are now closed for presenters. Non-presenting participants can attend for free.

Preliminary Program Outline

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time Sessions
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Executive meetings of Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Executive meetings of International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA)
9 a.m - 5 p.m. Graduate Student Consortium

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time Sessions Daily asynchronous content
8:30 - 10 a.m. Concurrent sessions
  • Welcoming Address
  • HD Woods Lecture
  • Book Panel: Re-imagining the Regulation and Governance of Work: LERA 2020 Annual Volume 
  • Labour market integration of skilled migrants in Canada: Challenges and strategies 
  • The Shift towards Temporary Labour Migration: Comparing Insights from Canada, Australia and the EU
  • Cross Border Reflections on the Future of the Wagner Model or Labour Law After the Wagner Model 
  • Relaciones laborales y sindicatos durante el siglo XXI en América Latina: tradiciones, cambios y desafíos en un contexto de cambios políticos y económicos 
  • A Scholar of Historic Renown: Honouring the Contributions of Bruce Kaufman
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions
3:30 - 5 p.m. Concurrent sessions
5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions

Friday, June 26, 2020

Time Sessions Daily asynchronous content
8:30 - 10 a.m. Concurrent sessions
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Book Panel: Re-imagining the Regulation and Governance of Work: LERA 2020 Annual Volume 
  • Labour market integration of skilled migrants in Canada: Challenges and strategies 
  • The Shift towards Temporary Labour Migration: Comparing Insights from Canada, Australia and the EU
  • Cross Border Reflections on the Future of the Wagner Model or Labour Law After the Wagner Model 
  • Relaciones laborales y sindicatos durante el siglo XXI en América Latina: tradiciones, cambios y desafíos en un contexto de cambios políticos y económicos 
  • A Scholar of Historic Renown: Honouring the Contributions of Bruce Kaufman
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions
3:30 - 5 p.m. Concurrent sessions
5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Time Sessions Daily asynchronous content 
8:30 - 10 a.m. Concurrent sessions
  • Closing Address
  • Book Panel: Re-imagining the Regulation and Governance of Work: LERA 2020 Annual Volume 
  • Labour market integration of skilled migrants in Canada: Challenges and strategies 
  • The Shift towards Temporary Labour Migration: Comparing Insights from Canada, Australia and the EU
  • Cross Border Reflections on the Future of the Wagner Model or Labour Law After the Wagner Model 
  • Relaciones laborales y sindicatos durante el siglo XXI en América Latina: tradiciones, cambios y desafíos en un contexto de cambios políticos y económicos 
  • A Scholar of Historic Renown: Honouring the Contributions of Bruce Kaufman
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting - Canadian Industrial Relations Association

Gold Sponsors

ILERA International Labour and Employment Relations Association
The Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA)
Ted Rogers School of Management logo
CIRHR Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
ILR School Cornell University
McGill DeSautels
McGill Faculty of Arts
McGill Faculty of Law
Unifor National Canada

Silver Sponsors

York University
CRIMT Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work
The CRIMT Institutional Experimentation for Better Work Partnership Project
CRHA Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés
ESG UQAM
Lancaster House - Labour, employment, human rights law

Bronze Sponsors

Queen's University Employment Relations Programs
School of Industrial Relations Montreal University
Goldblatt Partners
UFCW Locals 175 & 633 Logo
CSN Confédération des syndicats nationaux logo
United SteelWorkers
List of logos Ilera2020 in collaboration with Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management, CIRA, ILERA